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. 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.

Initial consultation

Assistance with preparation of
ceremony script

Rehearsal if required

Perform the naming ceremony

Travel to and from consultation,
rehearsal and naming ceremony

Unique Naming Certificate

Certificates for Godparents/ Mentors

Certificates for Grandparents

Labeled Certificate Container Tubes

Provision of public address system
if required

Provision of signing table and two chairs

Momento Album containing the script of the ceremony

Naming Certificate tubes racked ready to be filled with the signed certificates & presented to the parents, godparents, mentors and grandparents. This adds a memorable ritual component to the naming ceremony.
I am an authorised marriage celebrant performing wedding ceremonies and naming ceremonies in the Clarence Valley, northern NSW. I am able to perform ceremonies at your chosen location in Grafton, Maclean or Yamba and other locations in or near the Clarence Valley. My fee for a naming ceremony is $300. I will not charge for travel to perform a ceremony in the area bordered by Iluka in the north and Coffs Harbour in the south, I will travel as far west as Nymboida coaching station or as far east as the coast. A modest per kilometer surcharge will apply outside this area. The fees I charge are similar to other local celebrants but may vary a little as each ceremony is unique. My fees are slightly less than capital city celebrants. If you are seeking a celebrant in the Clarence Valley who can work with you to make your naming day special and memorable you can contact me by the menu option above. My availability is indicated on calendars which you can access from the Calendar menu item. If the calendar date is not marked as fully booked or is only marked with a wedding I can usually perform a naming ceremony on the same day. If you would like to know a little more about me you can access my generic resume, also from a link above.
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