Easy Weddings Marriage Celebrant Canberra

Sharyn Gunn Celebrant

Ceremonies by Sharyn 28 +


As life's a journey, allow me to walk this part of the way along with you. Together, we can make your celebration one worth cherishing.

Congratulations on your decision to marry your partner.  Everyone loves a wedding. It is a very special day for you two. Your wedding day should be about you both, magical, exciting and memorable. I am a member of the Canberra Goulburn Wedding Group, and am happy to travel to and from Goulburn to assist you with your wedding.

As your chosen celebrant I will complete all the legal paperwork for you and will give you a copy of my wedding package that will assist you in making the choices for the ceremony.

We will discuss the contents of the ceremony so that you can get an idea of what you would like to have on the day. I am happy to meet with you when required along with the rehearsal and the ceremony. I am available on my mobile phone and via email, for as many times you need to contact me.

During subsequent meetings, we can complete the 'ceremony planning' form that confirms the wet weather location if you are planning an outdoor wedding, along with confirming the date and time for your wedding rehearsal. This form is in the wedding package that I supply to you.

Back on the 7th December 2013, I was lucky to be the celebrant to marry the first same-sex couple, Alan and Joel Player, and have been a finalist in the Brides Choice Awards since its inception in Canberra.

Together we can create a perfect day for you.


I have worked hard to achieve the high standard of work ethic and I bring this to my celebrant work. I am an avid believer in marriage equality and equality in general. I became a celebrant in 2006 and have married hundreds of couples since, most in Canberra and surrounding areas, but not limited to. I have married couples in Melbourne and Tasmania. I will be happy to meet with you, obligation free, for a coffee and a chat about your wedding day.

Sharyn Gunn

Business Owner



As early as possible.  As soon as your wedding date has been set - call me, I will let you know if I am available on the date requested.

Australian law does not require you to obtain a marriage licence.As your celebrant, l have all the necessary papers, beginning with the Notice of Intended Marriage form for you to complete and lodge with me.


Australian law does not require you to obtain a marriage licence.Find a marriage celebrant of your choice and he or she will have all the necessary papers for you to complete and lodge with the marriage celebrant.

As early as possible. As soon as a date has been set. Your marriage celebrant can assist with planning your wedding.

  • Two adult persons, who have witnessed the vows and after the ceremony must also sign the documents and give their full names. 
  • They should be over the age of 18 years. 
  • They're usually from the wedding party, but it can be anyone at the wedding.

  • This is an Australian government form that must be lodged with your chosen marriage celebrant at least one month before the wedding. 
  • The form remains current for 18 months before expiring.
  • The Notice of Intended Marriage form may be witnessed by the persons listed on page 4 of the form. 
  • It must be given to your chosen marriage celebrant by hand, by post, faxed or emailed at least one month before the wedding day.
  • If faxed or emailed, the original copy must be posted to the marriage celebrant the same day.
  • Your marriage celebrant can witness the document in person, and when he/she receives it, it is considered to be “lodged”. 
  • You must produce all the original documents used to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage to your marriage celebrant for authentication prior to the marriage taking place.

  • If you or your partner were born in Australia, an original birth certificate or extract of birth must be shown.  No photocopies are acceptable. 
  • Generally, most countries of the world can provide a birth certificate to you within the month after you sign the Notice of Intended marriage, and before the wedding.
  • If you or your partner were born overseas, a current overseas passport or now an Australian passport may be used as proof of your identity. 
  • If these documents cannot be produced, you should advise your marriage celebrant, who will organise and witness a Statutory Declaration regarding your birth details. However, it is expected that you will exhaust all avenues to find your required documents before a Statutory Declaration is prepared and signed by your marriage celebrant.  
  • It is a requirement in the Statutory Declaration that you submit your steps taken to secure the original documents. 
  • You will be signing a legal document. This document is subject to similar laws as perjury.
  • If one partner is not able to attend the marriage celebrant’s office for the lodgement, the other can lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage alone, but both partners must sign before the wedding takes place.
  • The marriage celebrant must see all the original documents, such as the birth certificates, death certificates or divorce certificates prior to the wedding taking place.


  • This is the most popular question. Remember that your marriage celebrant holds the full legal responsibility to perform your marriage ceremony and register the details correctly.
  • Marriage celebrants are free to set a charge that reflects and includes:


  • Lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage
  • Checking Documents
  • Writing a ceremony to suit your individual requirements and the law
  • Producing Marriage Certificates
  • Performing your ceremony at a venue, date and time of your choosing
  • Registering your marriage with the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages
  • Travel to and from your chosen venue for rehearsal and wedding day ceremony.


  • Discuss with me an overall fee, including any added extras, and when a deposit and full payment is required. 

60 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

August 2023

Sharyn was excellent with her communication from day dot. We both felt comfortable working with Sharyn. Sharyn listened to our requests and the ceremony was nice and simple. The day was great and Sharyn was amazing as the celebrant, very professional.

Shae R.

Sharyn Gunn Celebrant

Hi Shae and Sarah, thank you for asking me to be your celebrant. It was a wonderful day and a great venue at Waldara Farm near Oberon. I really enjoyed working with you both to achieve all that you wanted in your ceremony to make your special day beautiful. I wish you both all the happiness you deserve.

May 2023

We loved having Sharyn as our celebrant. From our first meeting with her we knew that we wanted Sharyn to be the one to marry us. Sharyn is friendly, calm and well organised she made our day seemless. Sharyn covered off on everything during our meetings and rehearsals and ensured that we were comfortable with how the ceremony was going to run. It says alot about how much Sharyn cares about her couples that when our first venue closed down she was one of the first people on the phone to us to make sure we were ok and offer any assistance to us. Would highly recommend Sharyn for your big day!

Blake R.

May 2022

We cannot recommend Sharyn more highly than the rating here though we wish we could. She is very professional, respectful and has many years of experience as a wedding celebrant. She is incredibly kind and soft during speeches which on an emotional day is very welcome. Please see about having Sharyn for your wedding, she is too good for only a few to have had her for thier special day.

Jackson A.

July 2022

We loved her! She was patient, fun and made everyone comfortable. Super professional. So glad we booked her!


July 2022

Sharyn was wonderful, she made the process so simple and her communication was on time and always clear. On our wedding day Sharyn was there early and everything was perfect. Sharyn also made our ceremony feel so warm and she was adaptable with our 9 year old daughter who was so incredibly nervous to walk down to her dad. We recommend Sharyn to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, personable celebrant who is also up for a laugh. Thanks again Sharyn

C P.

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