Rear of Grafton Sheriffs Office circa 1890. Publicly accessible from Victoria or Duke Sts these ruins make a romantic photographic backdop. Being only 200 meters from the riverside Memorial Park, makes a ceremony in the park with a photo shoot at these ruins popular. Refreshments are nearby at the Crown or Post Office hotels. First class accommodation at Annie's 13 Mary St on the corner of Fitzroy St.
Spring and Autumn are the most popular seasons to be married in this area. If you are planning to be married then, you may need to book well in advance. Reception venues also experience heavy demand at these times.
In addition to performing marriage ceremonies I also perform baby or child naming ceremonies, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies and other ceremonies such as house blessings and yacht launchings. I am also able to perform the duties of Master of Ceremonies (MC) at all types of functions and corporate events. You may choose the style or mood of your ceremony. You are welcome to provide music, readings, poems, verses or other items to enhance your day. Sand ceremonies, candle ceremonies or other rituals can be included. My website is slowly growing, other information and resources will be added as I am able, please visit again. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information.
The interwoven continuous lines of the Celtic love knot symbolise the eternity of love and the journey of two lovers through life together.

Links and Downloads

Resources for Weddings and Namings

Wedding Services & Suppliers

Fig Tree Homestay is situated only 12 minutes drive West of Grafton, set in a tranquil country setting of 100 acres with a kilometre of Clarence River frontage.Your hosts Peter & Chris will help to make your wedding day amazing. Guests will be comfortable in the shade of the 150 year old Moreton Bay Fig during your ceremony which will take place in the peaceful garden. Chris has a flair for adding just the right decorations to enhance the garden and compliment your theme and colours.Your reception can take place in the magnificent gardens or at the nearby Eatonsville Hall.

Annie's wedding packages are tailored to suit each couple
  • Bride and groom wedding packages are available to compliment your special day.
  • Accommodation is in the private master bedroom, fresh flowers, candles & chocolates.
  • Enjoy a full continential breakfast on your private veranda or by the pool.
  • A La Carte breakfast or brunch is available.
  • Enjoy a special get away weekend with your bridesmaids to put together those last minute touches whilst relaxing and having a little indulgence.            
  • Girls pre-wedding pamper packages are lots of fun.
  • Wedding anniversary packages including dinner.
Based in the Clarence Valley in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Valley Weddings is the area's first local online directory for all things nuptial and will be the first stop for brides looking for products and services for their big day.
  • Gowns and Accessories.
  • Florists.
  • Cakes and Bonbonniere.
  • Celebrants and Churches.
  • Health, Hair and Beauty.
  • Arriving in Style.
  • Photographers.
  • Music and Entertainment.
  • Decorators and Planners.
  • Catering and Venues.
  • Stationery and Gifts.
  • Accomodation.
I have assembled below a collection of links & downloads to resources that my client couples may find useful when preparing for their wedding. These professionals are all located in Grafton or the Clarence Valley or they will travel to here. Venues are also within the Grafton, Clarence Valley area or are readily accessible from here. I use many of these suppliers myself & I have collaborted with these professionals to achieve beautiful smooth running weddings. You can browse the links confident that all of them will make every effort to make your wedding day a fantastic success. The ceremonies, readings & suggested music are material I have collected some of which have been used for actual ceremonies, some have been changed a little & some are just illustrative. Most marriage ceremonies develop from a number of other ceremonies & sources with changes and additions.
Reception Venues
Victoria's at Quality Inn
Vines 139 Fitzroy St.
Georgie's at the Gallery
Treetops at Village Green
Grafton District Services Club
Gateway Village Lily Pond Centre
Golf Club South Grafton
Roche's Hotel Victoria St
Angourie Rainforest Resort
Squatters Rest Tucabia
Nymboida Coaching Station
Crown Hotel
Opal Cove Resort
Novotel Resort Coffs Harbour
Yamba Community Centre
Grafton Community Centre
Valley Harvest
South Grafton Ex-Servicemens
Woolgoolga Diggers
Yarrawarra Cultural Centre
Silks on Course