Margaret Bates Marriage Celebrant

1 5 5.0 (17 reviews) 
Service Area
Statewide Victoria
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
0418 344 240

Professional and reliable celebrant with 18 years’ experience and knowledge in delivering exceptional service and attention to detail. Personalised ceremonies to suit your needs.

Your wedding day should be all about fun, excitement and sharing your happiness with friends and family.

You should also be able to relax knowing that your ceremony is in reliable hands and will run smoothly.

With 18 years as a celebrant and marrying hundreds of couples around Victoria and interstate, I have a wealth of experience and exceptional attention to detail to make your ceremony faultless.

Your ceremony should reflect your values and feelings with added humour on such a happy occasion.

As your celebrant I am with you all the way from our first meeting until your personalised ceremony has concluded, providing constant support and advice, unlimited meetings, resources such as poetry and music suggestions, sound equipment and always a rehearsal.

I have married many couples from differing faiths and cultures, catering for their particular requirements.

I have met so many wonderful couples, some of whom have stayed in touch. I live close to the city in South Yarra, only a stone’s throw from the Royal Botanic Gardens and I happily travel to any suburb or country venue.

I believe in giving couples value for money and my fee is at the reasonable end. I hold a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Civil Ceremonies) from Monash University, the only such tertiary qualification in the area of celebrancy.


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5.0" 17  reviews Review this supplier
30 Mar 2019

What a simple yet lovely ceremony! Margaret was so wonderful and made Luke and I feel so comfortable on our Wedding day. She helped us put together exactly what we wanted on the day and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you Margaret for a memorable moment we will hold onto forever. X

Margaret Bates Marriage Celebrant  

Hi Claudia, thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm glad you were happy with everything. Best wishes for your future. Margaret

9 Mar 2019

What a lovely lady Margaret was, fuss free easy to deal with value for money and made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her and had 110% satisfaction as our recent marriage. celebrant. Would highly recommend to any couple seeking a celebrant for your special day.

Margaret Bates Marriage Celebrant  

Hi Raelene, thankyou for your excellent review. I'm glad everything went well and I wish you both every happiness. Margaret

8 Apr 2017

I can highly recommend Margaret as a Marriage celebrant, we had a surprise wedding two years ago and she did everything she could to help us to surprise our guests. She made the whole wedding run smoothly, she is highly organised and helped us both to feel relaxed so we could really enjoy our day. She gave us many ideas for our vows and incorporated everything we asked into the ceremony. . She has now married 3 members of my family .

Margaret Bates Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks for your review Rhonda. It was a pleasure to perform your ceremony, the third one for your family. It's always special to do a surprise wedding and see it go so well. Wishing you all the best. Margaret

23 Nov 2019

Funny to say that Margaret was actually my high school principal many years ago now, and when my dad ran into her at a wedding he attended he was quick to let me know straight away, and I'm so glad that he did, i contacted her as soon as i could and with prompt responses to my emails we organised our first meet up straight away. Without much of a thought we knew from our first meeting that she would be perfect for our wedding day, Margaret was spot on with everything and so organised, she had everything we needed to guide us through to the big day, she was a lovely lady to work with and always up for a chat in between. Margaret is a very professional Celebrant, i loved having her as ours on our wedding day and I'm so glad i didn't look back on our decision and decide on anything else. I would definitely recommend Margaret to anyone i know. Thank you again :)

Margaret Bates Marriage Celebrant  

Thank you so much Vanessa for your great review. I am so glad everything was perfect for you and Collin. You were a lovely student and a beautiful bride. Best wishes. Margaret

2 Nov 2019

She wrote us the most beautiful ceremony everybody cried! It was gorgeous! She was so easy to work with, we never had to chase her for anything - it was the other way around! She's known me since I was around 3 or 4, and she's known my husband since 12, it was so special to have her as our celebrant.

Margaret Bates Marriage Celebrant  

Hi Jeorgia, thank you so much for your lovely review. What a special day it was on the farm where you grew up. Meeting up with old friends was so enjoyable as was performing your ceremony. Wishing you both all the best. Margaret

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