Rebecca & Les {Wedding} 0592




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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After getting engaged in October 2020, my husband and I decided to marry a few months later in Frederickton. We spoke to Marianne over the phone in early January, and she immediately made us feel at ease – warm, engaging, helpful and thoughtful; we knew we were in safe hands. Marianne did such a beautiful job of officiating our ceremony – helping to make it personal, fun and just very ‘us’. Marianne, thank you – you calmed our nerves when we needed it, and the ceremony flowed effortlessly. We are so pleased that you were a part of our special day and recommend you to any couple for their wedding.  Charlotte & Frankie Palomo

Thank you Marianne!
You were superb as celebrant for our wedding at Rydges Port Macquarie on 17th April 2021. You made it easy for us, even with the late change to an indoor ceremony due to bad weather. The sand ceremony and words spoken were terrific. Also the big bonus of you singing the leaving song ‘Happy” was brilliant.
Thank you from Steven & Jane Hambly

Marianne was a beautiful and amazing celebrant on our special day, of us becoming Mr & Mrs Moran. I can’t thank her enough for her time and effort. Her advice and guidance were just unbelievably great, we didn’t feel like “we have our celebrant” we have just found another “great friend”. The way we could just easily be able to ask her anything and everything. Was just the biggest help!! Having the added benefit of having her offer her other talents as an MC, and also being able to have her as our entertainment. Marianne even learned new songs to sing for us with our first dance together. It just made planning and organising our big day, a breeze. Thank you, Marianne for not just being a businesswoman, but a great friend, companion, and also a valuable person, who gave there all until the end of the night. Thanks for being apart of our special day.             Cassandra & Damien Moran


In November this year, my partner and I got married and we chose Marianne as our celebrant. Marianne was so easy going and helpful in making our wedding day so fun and funky, with her bubbly personality she seemed more like a friend to us than a celebrant and she put a lot of effort into making our vowels so personal and getting to know my partner and me. So if you’re looking for a celebrant I highly recommend Phoenix ceremonies.         Rebecca & James Crighton


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, but she also 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 & Troy Kozegi