Sarah Woods

(56 reviews)
Service Area
Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns and The Daintree Queensland
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Available Everyday
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Award winning celebrant available for tropical weddings, intimate elopements, meaningful renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies in Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns & The Daintree.

My name is Sarah Woods and I am a award winning professional marriage celebrant based in Port Douglas. I am vibrant, fun and relaxed and will help you bring your wedding day dreams to life. I am available from Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns and the Daintree.

Your wedding day is a special day that you should enjoy to the fullest. Don’t spend it stressing about the details. As a professional marriage celebrant my goal is to give you the wedding ceremony you’ve always dreamed of.

From elopements, to small and intimate weddings with close friends and family, to wonderful wedding extravaganzas. We can create a wedding ceremony that you and your guests will delight in. I will help you to bring your dreams to life and guide you in creating a ceremony that is totally yours, reflecting your unique personality and style.

Available for weddings,elopements, renewal of vows, commitment and naming ceremonies from Port Douglas, Palm Cove to Cairns and The Daintree.


Questions and Answers

What do I need to get married in Australia? Identity and eligibility documents

Sarah Woods

As your Marriage Celebrant I must see the following original documents:

  • Evidence of the date and place of birth of both of you.  This can be either birth certificate or a current overseas passport 
  • Current photo ID. This can be either a driver’s license or proof of age card
  • Evidence of any previous divorce or death of any spouse. If applicable this can be either the original divorce or death certificate of the previous spouse 
  • All your documents must be in English—or you must supply NAATI accredited translations if they are in another language
  • There must be 2 witnesses over the age of 18 at your wedding ceremony ( I can help arrange this)
  • An interpreter must be at your wedding ceremony if one or both partners cannot understand or speak English

Will I get to proof my ceremony wording before the wedding day, and if so when?

Sarah Woods

Absolutely! I believe it is really important for couples to see and proof their ceremony before the special day for a number of reasons:

  • You know exactly what to expect on the day. You know how the ceremony flows, allowing you to relax and connect with each other.
  • You have the opportunity to make any changes you wish, so the ceremony really reflects you as a couple.
  • There will be no unwanted or awkward ‘surprises’ on the day.
  • I like to have a draft of your ceremony for you to review at least a month prior to your wedding ceremony, this will allow you plenty of time to personalise it further and add your own ideas to make your ceremony uniquely you! As a wedding celebrant I am well aware that on the week's and day's leading up to your wedding, couples are typically flat out, getting all the little details finalised so you don’t need me also looking over your shoulder. 

I plan to take my husband/wife/ spouses ’s surname, do you submit my application for my marriage certificate?

Sarah Woods

As I have sighted your original IDs and registered your marriage with BDM QLD, I am also authorised to submit a online request with Births, Deaths and Marriages QLD for a Official Marriage Certificate. BDM QLD then text/email you direct for payment and the Marriage Certificate is posted out to your nominated address. Then when you return from your honeymoon, you will have your hot off the press official marriage certificate ready and waiting for you to commence the change of name process.

I want to write my own vows but I don’t know where to start, how can you help?

Sarah Woods

Personally written vows are such a lovely way to incorporate your personalities into your wedding ceremony, I am able to provide you with inspiration and guidance and I am also more then happy to proof read them.

Tell me about your PA System? Is it cordless? (creating a more seamless ceremony and eliminating a trip hazard) One of the most common pet peeves that you hear from guests is that they couldn’t hear the ceremony, so a good quality PA System is vital. I have a professional PA system with cordless microphones, so everyone can hear your ceremony and it means that you won't have to yell your vows which is the last thing you want in such an intimate and personal moment. Can I use your PA System for my ceremony music?

Sarah Woods

Absolutely and it is free of charge, you provide the music to me and we go from there.


(56 reviews)
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10 Oct 2020

We feel so honoured to have Sarah as our Wedding Celebrant. From day 1 Sarah was amazing, she is very professional very supportive & a beautiful person. Thank you so much Sarah for making our Wedding day so special, personal & memorable from Greg & Michelle Malone xx

Sarah Woods  

Congratulation Mr & Mrs Malone! From meeting nearly two years ago to your actual wedding day it has been a pleasure sharing this your journey and your wedding day was simply goosebumps! Looking forward to sharing a coffee with you when you are next in Port Douglas x

4 Dec 2018

Sarah put together a beautiful ceremony that was very true to us as a couple. Sarah has such a lovely warm energy and a very calming presence about her. She provided us with so many ideas and variations in terms of ceremony structure, making it a very easy process. We would highly recommend Sarah's services to anyone looking to get married in the area. Thank you again Sarah for being a part of our special day. All the best x

Sarah Woods  

Hi Tayla and Pat, From the bespoke venue, your intimate circle of family and friends, to your simply breathtaking dress - it was always going to be special day- thankyou for letting me share in it. x Sarah

20 Jul 2017

Sarah is so beautiful and kind. She met with us a few times up to the wedding and was so helpful and thorough with us. She was a real calming factor for me personally on the day, with her huge smile and relaxed aura. Quite a few people commented on how gentle and genuine she was, which is apparently quite hard to find in a celebrant. Couldn't recommend Sarah more highly, she was so quick to respond to any questions or concerns. Perfect!

22 Feb 2022

Kashia and I were very fortunate to have Sarah officiate us in such a short amount of notice. When I first met Sarah prior to our wedding There was no doubt she was the celebrant for us. She is so easy relaxed, easy going and has a great sense of humour. Thank you Sarah. Love Rebecca and Kashia

11 Nov 2021

Sarah is amazing. Our day was perfect and could not have been in better hands. Forever grateful and highly recommend Sarah to be your Celebrant

24 Sep 2021

Sarah was amazing to work with from beginning to end and made the process so easy. She completely understood the type of vibe we were going for, and we couldn't have been happier. Sarah completely took care of all of the legal side of things and gave us so much support to structure the actual ceremony. We genuinely cannot recommend Sarah enough.

31 Aug 2021

Sarah was excellent, very professional and made us feel comfortable. She was very easy to deal with and has a good sense of humour. Would highly recommend.

18 Jul 2021

Personal, inviting and made us both stay calm! Sarah was a fantastic celebrant for my (now) wife and I. So friendly and enjoyable to be around, Sarah really made the ceremony run smoothly for us and retained the importance of our special day. Couldn't recommend a better celebrant, she made everything so easy and had great suggestions for us as well! 10/10

3 Jun 2021

Sarah was professional, warm, friendly and very helpful throughout our wedding ceremony planning. She made everything so clear and simple making the whole daunting experience unexpectedly easy and stress free. Cannot thank her enough for everything and making our day so special. I will never forget her comforting smile that made our ceremony feel so relaxed and natural. Thank you again!!

8 May 2021

We loved having Sarah as our celebrant for our wedding in May 2021. A lovely person, with a relaxed and personalised style. We highly recommend!

26 Apr 2021

Sarah was fantastic! We really had no idea where to begin with organising our elopement but Sarah guided us through the whole process and it was simple and easy. She was amazing on our wedding day, our whole family commented how she made everyone feel as they had known her for years even though they had just met.

7 Apr 2021

Thank you so much Sarah for being our marriage celebrant. Your calming, gentle and bright presence was everything we wanted on our special day. You put our nerves at ease and our ceremony ran exactly how we wanted. I couldn’t recommend Sarah enough!

3 Apr 2021

Sarah was amazing. From our first contact she was efficient and organised, making us feel confident that we were in great hands with our interstate elopement. When we met on our wedding day she was warm and friendly and it felt like we had known her for years. Thank you Sarah, I am so glad that you were our celebrant on our special day, love Wilma and Brett xx

Sarah Woods  

It was so lovely to meet you and share in such a beautiful moment

2 Apr 2021

Sarah is awesome, kind and friendly. Everything we asked for is what Sarah confidently gave us on our special day. Very happy with Sarah’s service and I’ll be recommending her to anyone that asks for a celebrant.

Sarah Woods  

Congratulations! I love being a part of your celebration and trust you went on to have a fabulous reception x

27 Feb 2021

Fantastic celebrant! Knowledgeable and friendly, very informative and helpful beforehand and after. Had a lovely ceremony, no complaints at all! Highly recommend, she was really great.

Sarah Woods  

Congratulations Jenna and Ashley - wishing you a lifetime of happiness x

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