I am a registered Authorised Marriage Celebrant available for all weddings,  same sex weddings, renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies and baby namings.

I am a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants (AFCC).

Love is Love. I would be honoured to perform any same sex marriages.

“Marriage is a union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”

I am based in Hat Head NSW and I am available for ceremonies  in  Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Bonny Hills, North Haven, Laurieton, Telegraph Point, Wauchope, Kempsey, Crescent Head, Hat Head, South West Rocks or any location on the Mid North Coast

I truly love what I do and I feel privileged to be a part of people’s lives during their most important milestones. I would love to hear from you and arrange an obligation free appointment to discuss your needs further.

Wedding ceremonies should be moments of light and happiness – and quite often, laughter.. They are absolutely unique to each couple. No two are the same, because no two couples are the same. Personal and intimate, fresh and engaging, your ceremony will be all about you, and for you, so that you & your guests come away feeling like you have all been part of something really special

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Recently my wife and got married in Perth, WA and used Phoenix Ceremonies as our celebrant. An important decision for both of us and we were really excited.

We met with Marianne prior to the wedding to write the vowels and she drafted this in one take. What Marianne wrote was meaningful, beautiful and unique to us.

On the day, Marianne made everything flow well and met with me before the ceremony as nerves were kicking in. On the day the ceremony was perfect.

We both highly recommend Marianne and Phoenix Ceremonies for being our celebrant and making our day one to remember.

Les & Rebecca Delaforce


My wife and I used ‘Phoenix Ceremonies’ to tie the knot.

Our ceremony was conducted on the beach with a beautiful sunset as our backdrop.

Prior to our big day, we met with Marianne to discuss everything that we hoped for.

With a few suggestions and some great ideas from Marianne, our ceremony was very unique, personal and a very special occasion for us and our families.

We couldn’t have asked for anymore and would recommend ‘Phoenix’ in a heartbeat.

Thanks for everything Marianne.

You made our special day perfect and one that we’ll never forget!

Seth & Amanda Vagg


In January this year my husband and I tied the knot in a garden ceremony surrounded by our closest friends and family. We met up with Marianne a few months before to go over details and she was so helpful.

On the day of our wedding Marianne made everything flow really well it was so personal and made it all about us. Not only did Marianne put her own swing on some of the things she said, she made the day loving, fun and full of joy.

I can’t thank her enough for everything she did for us and I highly recommend her.

Sarah and Troy Kozegi