Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

(33 reviews)
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My fun, super awesome, modern ceremonies will keep your guests entertained and phones in pockets!

Hello, my name is Sam and I am a young Marriage Celebrant based in Melbourne (but I travel far and wide)

I love weddings, when done right it is the most fun someone can have, that's a fact (I'm pretty sure it is). I have been to heaps of them, both as a spectator and professionally (I even like them so much I got married myself!).

I have a really simple approach to the ceremonies I put together;


1. Modern: We have all sat through an “old school” ceremony that goes for 3 hours, it's tough work. I specialise in modern, fun and entertaining ceremonies. If you want a Pope Francis style ceremony I am probably not your guy.

2. Funny: Just like life, weddings should have lots of funny moments. I want you and your guests to laugh. I was a stand up comic in Melbourne for several years so I am happy to chuck in a few jokes when appropriate! But don’t worry, the chuckles will be balanced out with the beautiful and sentimental moments of your story as a couple.

3. Memorable: Most of all I don’t want your guests thinking “could I get away with checking the footy scores”. I want your ceremony to be entertaining, I want it to tell the story of you so well that they have no choice but to be as present as Tibetan monks!

Essentially, I am saying I want to put the best-ever ceremony together for you.

If this sounds good, lets chat!



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Do you have your own PA system?

Sure do, its a great one also, battery powered, so it can be used anywhere. You are also more than welcome to use it for your music for the walk down the aisle etc :)

Do we have to do any paperwork?

Absolutely not! Part of my job is to take care of all of the boring / important paperwork. I will then lodge it after the ceremony, easy!

What is the process if we want to book you?

You can contact me through this website and we can meet for a coffee or a "night coffee" (wine) and have a chat about your big day, what you are after and some of the things i offer. If that sounds good it is just a matter of filling out some basic paperwork (which i do for you :) and a deposit. Easy done!

Do you MC weddings?

I do indeed, this is an additional service. I approach this similarly to my ceremonies. I make it personal, entertaining and essentially keep the night moving in the right direction! (no drunk uncles cracking bad jokes here)

Can you help us with our personalised vows?

You bet I can, I have seen some awesome examples and you are more than welcome to bounce ideas off me, its part of the service.


(33 reviews)
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26 Oct 2019

If you have clicked on Sam’s profile, do yourself a favour and book him in for your wedding. As soon as we met Sam for coffee we knew he was the one! Haha Sam was relaxed, easy going and informative, and just made us feel so at ease with such an unfamiliar process. On the day of our wedding he blew us away. We were really hoping for a relaxed and fun vibe for our ceremony to set the tone for the rest of the day and Sam was incredible. He was hilarious and engaging and our guests loved him. We had so many guests asking us if he was a mate of ours because it seemed like he knew us so well and was so comfortable with our story. Sam, thank you so much for making our day incredible!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Cass & Chris, you guys were so fun to deal with! Hope the honeymoon is a cracker :)

27 Apr 2019

From the start we loved Sam. We met him in person where he really got to know us as a couple and even things from that first meeting he discussed during the ceremony which made it so personal. My husband and I were both very nervous about the ceremony and speaking in front of so many people but Sam made us feel so comfortable and engaged with us both so well which gave us the confidence to deliver our vows. We had a lot of entertainers throughout the night but it was Sams ceremony that everyone kept commenting on. “Where did you find him?” “Guys, your celebrant was awesome, how does he know you so well?” “Sam was so funny, that was the most entertaining ceremony I have ever been to.” Overall we couldn’t recommend Sam highly enough. He really made our day so special

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks so much Kate and Tom! You guys were phenomenal :) You also both go for a great football team!

30 Mar 2019

Sam was SENSATIONAL! We had so many of our guests come up to us after our ceremony and comment on how amazing our celebrant was. Everyone assumed he was a very close friend because when he spoke it felt like he had known us for years! We were blown away by the vibe he created at our ceremony, it was humorous and playful yet sincere and professional. We cannot recommend Sam more highly! If you are after a ripping ceremony, he is the man! Thank you Sam, you're a legend. -Nicole & Matt

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks heaps Nicole, You and Matt are absolute legends! All the best :)

6 Nov 2020

Sam was kind and helpful from the outset, and was very flexible when we had to move our dates due to to COVID restrictions - twice! Sam went above and beyond what he advertises and really made our small ceremony feel special. Would highly recommend!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks a bunch Edward, I really enjoyed being part of your big day :)

21 Mar 2020

Anyone who's been to a few weddings will know that a ceremony usually falls into one of two categories: (1) the formal/serious vibe; or (2) the laid-back/relaxed vibe. If you want number 2 for your big day, then we cannot recommend Sam enough. From the beginning, he took the exact approach we were looking for - very professional and thorough, while also not being too overbearing and keeping things relaxed and easy. The effort that he puts into building a ceremony and personalising the script was great and really shone through on the day. His delivery style in the ceremony was funny, energetic and engaging, without sacrificing the love/romantic aspects. A number of people who attended commented on how fantastic he was and wanted his details for their own weddings (it's a cliche line but this did actually happen). Thanks Sam for helping make our day so special! Kristen+Rob

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Kristen and Rob, you guys were absolute legends and fun to work with :)

13 Mar 2020

Sam was fantastic. He was professional, easy to get along with and he told our story in a light hearted fun manner. Highly recommend Sam!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Mel! I hope the rest of the night was spot on :)

1 Mar 2020

Sam was one of the highlights of our day. Not only was he our celebrant, but he was also our emcee for the night. His laid back, informal nature suited us to a tee, He told our story perfectly in a funny, yet heartfelt way. He put us at ease through the whole process and was very accommodating. We had so many of our guests compliment Sam on the day and asked where we met him! So many people thought he was a friend of ours. Could not recommend Sam more. Thank you once again for being part of our day and adding something very special to it!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Melissa, you and VIshal are the best, I had a heap of fun on your big day :)

22 Feb 2020

Sam was the perfect celebrant for us. We loved his caring yet laid back approach. He was so understanding of what we wanted, and was happy to make it work for us. Sam outlined how everything would happen and it made the day flow easier. My whole family enjoyed the wedding and were commenting how upbeat and funny the ceremony was. I would recommend him to all my friends and family. Thank you Sam for a wonderful day that we will never forget.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Hi Ebony, Thanks so much for the kind words, I had a ball at your ceremony! :)

21 Feb 2020

Sam did such an amazing job. We had soooo many people comment on how good he was and how he made the Ceremony so personal to myself and partners relationship. It was such a fun ceremony! Sam went above and beyond!! He was always so easy to contact .We will be forever grateful!! 100% recommend Sam to everyone!!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Micaela!! I had so much fun being part of your big day :)

15 Feb 2020

5/5 for a caring, professional, entertaining celebrant. Sam looks good, sounds good and delivers a wonderfully entertaining ceremony, creating special memories to last a life time. Thank you so much Sam!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Lois, you and Brett are the best. Hope you are both well :)

2 Feb 2020

Sam was incredible to say the least! His script as celebrant offered comedic relief and was incredibly compelling (he made the entire process so easy and he really went out of his way to make everything extremely personable). Also loved him as our emcee! We'd highly recommend Sam for anyone considering!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Ediz! You and Niki were awesome to work with and I wish you folks nothing but the best!!

1 Feb 2020

Sam was so helpful and patient in answering all of our questions, as well as confirming all details in the lead up to our wedding. He is warm, friendly, easy going, and he made us feel incredibly special. We had many guests ask us how long he'd known us for and how we became friends because his ceremony style is so personal and personable. Sam was the perfect choice for our wedding day.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks so much for the kind words Elise :) You and Mason were a heap of fun and I hope the rest of the night was incredible!

18 Jan 2020

Sam was amazing, we highly recommend him. He spoke well, was entertaining & funny. He took the time to get to know us/our story & made the ceremony personal. He was laid back & kept us calm on the day. Thanks Sam for making our ceremony so special & marrying us. Our guests raved about him.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Phil, I really enjoyed being part of your big day! Hope you folks have an awesome time on the honeymoon :)

11 Jan 2020

Well Sam as our celebrant was the perfect start to our perfect day. When Adam and I met him we said we wanted it fun, light hearted but sentimental and Sam delivered on all of these things! He was super easy to talk to and was happy to take on any feedback we had along the way. He also kept us well informed of the steps in the process and it was extremely easy to communicate with him during the months leading up to the wedding. Sam's script was well thought out and really reflected Adam and my history and all the laughs in between. We had so many of our guests comment on the ceremony, with a few going as far as saying that Sam was the best celebrant they had ever seen! We definitely recommend Sam if you're after a relaxed and heart felt ceremony!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Abby & Adam!! I had a ball at your ceremony, you guys are the best :)

20 Dec 2019

Sam was perfect. He helped us with our vows, wrote a great synopsis of our relationship for the ceremony, was patient with our delayed responses to emails and on the day he was professional, relaxed, funny and a much needed calming influence. He set the perfect tone for the day. Multiple guests commented on how great the ceremony was and the atmosphere Sam created.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Jack thanks so much for the kind words. You and Peta were an absolute delight!

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