Sydney Marriage Celebrant
Memorable meaningful and modern wedding ceremonies from a top-rating male Sydney Marriage Celebrant professionally presented with style
First-class service with five-star Google Reviews
Recommended Marriage Celebrant for some of Sydney’s leading wedding venues
Whatever your wedding plans. Whenever and however you met. Whoever you love. Celebrate your happily ever with a full range of ceremony choices for all couples.
Questions about getting married in the time of coronavirus? My advice page is being constantly updated. Additionally I’m a registered COVID Safe Business.
We were so pleased with Stephen Lee as our marriage celebrant. From the get go we knew he was the perfect celebrant for us; professional, reassuring, knowledgeable, and warm. His demeanour is relaxed and vibrant, and he wrote the ceremony to perfectly reflect our style as a couple. Both of us felt very confident reassured in the steps Stephen provided us before the big day, and he ran everything to go perfectly according to plan. What’s more, after the wedding, Stephen also took care of all the paperwork and formalities needed on our behalf. So we would 100% recommend Stephen if you’re after a genuine ceremony with lots of laughter and smiles, and a hassle-free process both before and after the wedding too.
Paul and Phoebie
Stephen is amazing at what he does! Firstly, Stephen knew what kind of celebration we wanted straight away, and we knew from our ceremony was in safe hands. Despite COVID, he was immensely helpful, reassuring, and provided excellent advice. He supported us with our decision to move forward with the ceremony under different rules and reassured us of his flexibility to adapt to any changes. Therefore we appreciated him even more for being able to put us at ease during what was a very uncertain and stressful time! Secondly, he assisted in including our friends and family by live-streaming our ceremony. Overall he is extremely professional. Thank you!
Rosa and Scott
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Stephen and we could not have chosen a better celebrant for us! Stephen was an absolute pleasure to work with on such a special occasion in our lives. From the start, meeting up for a coffee to get to know us, we felt like life long friends. Most importantly, Stephen really gave us some special memories we will cherish for a lifetime!
Toni and Marcus
Stephen was absolutely amazing! Every step of the way was simple, personal, professional, and thoughtful. Stephen really personalised the moment making it so unique to us. He thought of every detail that we hadn’t and really listened to what we wanted, bringing it all to life! Words cannot express how grateful we are to have found Stephen; the day wouldn’t have been the same without him.
Jes and Nelson
Stephen is one of a kind! You will not find a more professional and eloquent celebrant for your wedding. He made light work of all the legal paperwork for us and made sure we were across everything. Also Stephen is a wonderful MC who made sure our reception ran smoothly, and was a hit with our guests. Above all, Stephen goes above and beyond for his couples. For example, he drove us back to our accommodation when our getaway car didn’t show up!
Marilou and Matthew
From small and simple to big and bold. So whatever your plans, style, venue or vibe, your wedding will be easy, fuss-free and fun!
About Stephen Lee
Sydney Marriage Celebrant
I want to marry you!
Let’s create a standout marriage ceremony that’s the absolute highlight of your wedding day!
As a journalist, I’m a skilled and creative writer able to elevate your marriage ceremony way above the ordinary. My ceremonies are different for every couple but share a relaxed, fresh and fun vibe. By investing time getting to know your style and story, I’ll find the perfect words to celebrate your relationship. Guests often think we’re old friends!
But the great script is only half the story. Your ceremony will leap off the page with a personable and polished presentation that hits the perfect tone. My experience as a TV and radio broadcaster sets me apart from the Marriage Celebrant crowd. I have a clear, friendly and warm British voice, an engaging, relaxed and inclusive style and a great energy that people love.
With me, getting married is fun and fuss-free. I’ll look after all the legalities, registrations, forms and certificates. My secure website and clever online booking system make the paperwork painless.
Likewise, I’ll manage the practical elements of your wedding ceremony so everything unfolds seamlessly around you. Having conducted hundreds of weddings, you’re in safe hands. As a result I’m recommended by some of Sydney’s top venues, matched by five-star Google Reviews from couples.
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The total package that’s much more than just the marrying. Going above and beyond to keep everything running super-smoothly.
Small and simple as well as big and bold. So whatever kind of wedding ceremony you’re looking for, I’ve got you covered!
An engaging, personable and professional presentation that brings everything to life and puts everyone at ease.
Totally hands-on ensuring everything goes to plan. So I’ll look after you, your guests, the practicalities, the details and the unexpected.
Top-class service matched by top-class client reviews. What’s more, I’m recommended by many top venues and suppliers.
Secure online booking and payment, all docs online, all legal forms and certificates prepared, witnessed, lodged and registered.
Whoever you are, however you met, whatever your age, background, sexuality, gender or circumstance. In short – all couples welcome!
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COVID doesn’t mean you have to kiss goodbye to your wedding. I’ve been telling Ten News hat everyone’s eloping instead!
I’m now a registered COVID Safe business with a formal action plan to look after the wellbeing of my couples and their guests.
From Marriage Celebrant to Master of Ceremonies, Certificates to Chairs, Signage to Streaming
Got a question about your wedding? Check my FAQs…
With such a wide choice of Marriage Celebrants, there is an equally wide choice of fees. A good place to start your comparison is with a standard Registry Wedding conducted at your local Births, Deaths and Marriage office. This is a simple and straightforward generic ceremony with a small number of guests, in a set location, during office hours. You can expect to pay around $500 for this service.
Marriage Celebrants offer a full choice of ceremony styles in all locations at the time of your choosing. Some focus solely on price and will offer a very basic service for less than the Registry, some as low as around the $200 mark. Corners will necessarily be cut at this level and your expectations should be lowered accordingly. Other Celebrants concentrate on offering a superior bespoke service, with a fee that reflects their skills and experience. For a high-quality ceremony created and conducted by a respected Marriage Celebrant, fees can reach in the region of $1500.
I cross that spectrum by offering four different levels of ceremony styles and fees to suit all needs and budgets.
When choosing your Marriage Celebrant, make sure you read their reviews, get a clear idea of exactly what they are offering, and try to pick up on their personality to ensure you’re a good fit for each other. Ask lots of questions – there is far more to the work of a Marriage Celebrant than meets the eye!
Yes. You must give official notice at least one month before your wedding day and no more than 18 months ahead. Allow enough time to get everything together for your Notice of Intended Marriage – as well as the preparation time, you might need to apply for a copy of your birth certificate or apply for suitable ID, which can take time.
In very exceptional circumstances, you may be able to apply for a ‘Shortening of Time’ to allow you to marry more quickly. However, that decision is not made by me, but by a special legal authority and is decided on a case by case basis. You must inform me immediately if you feel you have a special case and I can advise you further. You will need to make an appointment to state your case and you may be asked to pay an additional fee.
I can marry you anywhere in Australia, on any day, at any time. If you’re going for somewhere outdoors like a park or beach, check with the local council as there is often a booking process and fee to pay. And make sure you have a Plan B in case of rain, or heatwave.
Yes. Marriage Equality became law on December 9th 2017. I welcome ALL couples to get married!
Yes. There is no requirement for you to be a citizen, and there is no minimum residency period either.
Yes. I marry many couples from overseas who come to Australia just to get married. In this case there are special arrangements to sign your Notice of Intended Marriage in your home country. I provide full instructions! If you live overseas, we conduct our pre-wedding meetings online.
Kiss Me Quick:
Bronze and Silver Weddings – around 10 minutes on average.
Gold Weddings – usually 15 to 20 minutes.
Tailor-Made Weddings – Allow 30 minutes for the whole ceremony, from when you’re walking down the aisle to when everyone is hugging you and saying congratulations.
Changing your name is not a legal requirement of marriage, and it is not an automatic process. If you want to change your name, you’ll need a Marriage Certificate issued directly from the Births, Deaths and Marriages Department (which I can help you obtain). Then you’ll need to complete a change of name application for your passport, driving licence etc. You need to contact those agencies directly, but it’s a well oiled process. Outside of Australia, check for your local requirements. Check out my CHANGING YOUR NAME help page for more details.
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Australian marriage law states you must give a minimum one month notice before you can marry.
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