Civil Ceremonies and Comparable Wedding Services

Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00

Australia was the first nation to introduce government appointed 'non clergy' celebrants. The specific intention of this appointment was so authorised civil marriage celebrants could create and officiate wedding ceremonies which were dignified, culturally acceptable and as formal or informal as the couple required.

In civil celebrant weddings, the couple are able to determine the ceremony content to suit their requirements. This is in contrast to the established ceremonies of religious or registry office authorities.

To marry at the Registry Office in Melbourne you can expect a cost between $320-390* in the Thomas Hyde room (up to 8 guests) and $420-490* in the Margaret Craig room (up to 55 guests) - depending on the time and day of the week you choose. (*rate correct as at Sep 2016)

Non-Secular weddings often require a fee to the relevant official and a donation to the church. Eg A donation for the use of a certain Catholic Church was $1500 in 2014. A donation of between $300 - $400 is a customary payment to the Priest officiating at your Matrimonial Ceremony or Nuptial Mass. Restrictions apply regarding times of weddings, musicians, floral arrangements etc.

As a full-time celebrant, I am available for your celebration any time and any day of the week, not just weekends.

And you can organise to have your wedding almost anywhere!

You have complete freedom of choice with a civil ceremony. Your ceremony can be held at a time and place which suits you - a function centre, garden, beach, park, or your own home.

 

"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue.It's a choice you make not just on your wedding day, but over and over again. And that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."
Barbara De Angelis

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Catherine Mueller

8 View Terrace
Sunbury VIC 3429
Phone: 03 9740 2964
Mobile: 0409 013 860

Testimonials

Bridget and Heath - April 2011

The relaxed nature of the ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. The time that went into designing the ceremony, so it was tailored to us, was appreciated. All...

Rob and Penny - November 2011

All our guests gave us very positive feedback. We liked that Cathy searched for so many good readings, right up until the end. Rob and Penny Seppelt Winery, Great Western – November...

Mark and Emily - November 2011

"In spite of our lack of romance and clear instructions, Cathy managed to present us and the ceremony exactly how we were envisioning. Well done! A number of guests and...

Lahiru and Melanie - March 2012

Cathy offered great advice and suggestions when we were planning our wedding. Our personal information was used appropriately within the ceremony and everything went to plan just the way we...

Belinda and Paul - March 2013

"Hi Catherine thank you so much for being part of our special day and standing steadfast through the rain! Everyone has said what a great ceremony it was, I think...

Andrew and Michelle - March 2013

"Thank you for the amazing ceremony you created for us – it seemed like only Andrew and I were there. It made the day so special. We loved adding our...

Joanne and Dominic - May 2013

"Thank you so much for giving us the most wonderful ceremony. You made our special day so relaxed and joyous, even our guests thought you were amazing. We would strongly recommend...

Frances and Rocky - July 2013

"We were married at Sherwood Receptions on the 21.07.13 by Catherine. It was an absolutely wonderful ceremony – just how we wanted it to flow. Love and peace was oozing...

Robbie and Tiffany - November 2013

"Catherine, Thanks so much for the beautiful job you did as celebrant at our wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and you were really supportive in the lead up to...

Matty and Jesi - November 2011

Catherine married my husband and I in November 2011 in Moama. We were originally supposed to get married in Gisborne but when the kitchen of our venue burnt down we...

Peter and Beverly - March 2014

Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony on Friday we couldn't have planned it better. Our whole family had an unforgettable time. We are very grateful for your contribution...

Mathew and Karen - September 2012

Cath gave us a wonderful celebration full of warmth and love. She made sure that it incorporated all elements that we wanted and the end result was a ceremony that...

Paul and Gemma - January 2014

Thankyou for being a part of our special day. You made our ceremony special to us and made the preparation for the day easier. Our wedding was all...

Peter and Teresa - October 2015

Peter and Teresa - Oct 2015 "Catherine performed our ceremony with great professionalism and friendliness and settled both our nerves with her pleasant voice and lovely smile....

Funeral of Robert Bragagnolo - November 2014

Thank you so very much Catherine for the beautiful memorial service you conducted today. Your empathy and compassion shone through to all family and friends as you steered us through...