Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant

(19 reviews)
Service Area
Sydney Metro & Surrounding Suburbs
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
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Patricia Ma is a Sydney based Bilingual Marriage Celebrant and Event Host MC. With years of experience she is here to create a unique and individual ceremony for your special day.


I’m Patricia and I am a bilingual marriage celebrant.

With over 15 years experience in events I am able to craft personal, individual and touching ceremonies that will bring brightness and colour to the serious part of the day. I am also fluent in English and Cantonese, can perform the ceremony in Mandarin if required and have been a bilingual MC since 2002.

I love to apply my experience in events and as a former radio presenter & producer I can assure you that your day will run perfectly no matter what the circumstances. Before you arrive, I setup the signing table; check the sound; liaise with your suppliers; run through the ceremony with the bridal party; greet your parents or rep and make sure you’re okay before we start the ceremony.

With my amazing eye for details and organised approach, I have a special talent for keeping things running smoothly.

I am here to get everyone excited for an amazing ceremony and the most important is to make sure you have a memorable day.

Let's chat about your wedding day, and how I can help you make it special.

I look forward to meeting you both


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Special package

As well as my service as your celebrant, I can also offer you a package deal for the Chinese Tea Ceremony, and MC for your reception. Talk to me about the package deal.

If you want to have a special keepsakes for your ceremony, ask me what I could do for your vows card and script. I have large range of designs that you could choose from. 

Let's talk and I am here to help. 

Questions and Answers

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How long will the ceremony last?

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant

Most wedding/civil ceremonies last between 20 and 30 minutes. Signing paperwork can take an additional 5 to 10 minutes. It is best to make sure that the ceremony content takes longer than the signing – it is your vows that the your guests have come to witness; don’t let them be over too quickly.

Does it matter how many attendants we have?

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant

You can have as many - or as few. Big or small, it's your wedding day, so let's make it as beautiful as we possibly can. 

Some of the most memorable weddings I have been a part of have been 10 people of less. 

And... indeed, we cannot do much during Covid. Be warm, be memorable, be your day, will do! 

Our parents and relatives don't speak English, what you could do for us?

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant

No worries, that’s why you’ve me be your celebrant. I can perform the ceremony in Cantonese and Mandarin, or I’ll practise any language you give me long as you give it to me in phonetics and coach me a bit. I have lots of lovely ideas to make your parents, grandparents, relatives and guests feel more welcome. 

Does the bride have to be given away?

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant

No. The traditional giving away of the bride by her father is still extremely popular, but if it doesn’t suit you, there’s no need to do it.

Alternatively, there are lots of variations to choose from (like bride and groom walk-in together; bride’s parents or grandparents).

Ultimately, you can ignore this, walkin by yourself if you feel comfortable). 

What time will you be there?

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant

I will be onsite no less than 20 minutes before the scheduled ceremony time. 


(19 reviews)
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11 Apr 2021

Patricia was my Celebrant for my wedding and she did a amazing job. Though all my guests were English speaking, Patricia kindly translated a portion of the ceremony to Cantonese so that it could be recorded and shared with overseas family who were not able to come to Australia. We met twice in person before the ceremony and Patricia was open and friendly. She was flexible with time as we were not able to meet during work hours. Patricia’s detailed questionnaire meant that she was able to to take to time to get to know our story and tailor our ceremony Patricia also printed our vows for the ceremony and added special little touches to our vow cards. The whole process was smooth and profession and I would recommend Patricia especially if you are after a bilingual celebrant.

26 Jan 2021

My first impression of Patricia Ma was Wow! She is so organised!! She was so caring and spend her time listening to what I wanted for my wedding, she offered her expertise suggestions and advice throughout, she created a perfect runsheet for us, and got all the background things and paperwork done for us. She made everything a whole lot easier for a stressing bride!!! I looked everywhere to find a trilingual celebrant/MC and I was so happy when I found Patricia! She translated Mandarin, Cantonese and English for our guests. Patricia engaged our guests with well spoken commentaries, created hype, laughter and a loving atmosphere. All our guests had the greatest time. I highly recommend Patricia to assist in your wedding festive whether it’s just as a Celebrant or MC or Translator or all. She is amazing!!! She is reliable!!! She is cohesive with other suppliers!! She was perfect!!!

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Thankyou Lily that is the most wonderful review ever!! Brides like you make my job worth every minute of the love I put into it. The wedding was perfect and you and Tian are perfect for each other. Lots of love now and forever Patricia x

21 Apr 2017

Patricia was amazing! The whole process was stress free and a total delight for us. She really goes above and beyond and took care of everything with a wonderful smile on her face. We received so many compliments on how genuine and heartfelt the ceremony was, we both felt as though Patricia was the best bilingual celebrant (who can speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English), choosing her was one the best decision we’ve made. Highly recommend Patricia as a celebrant! 10/10.

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Hi Jesper. Working with you both was such a pleasure! Thank you for your lovely review xxx

10 Apr 2021

Patricia was an awesome celebrant! We’re very lucky to have her for our ceremony.. before the ceremony she explained things clearly to us, helped us find other vendors, and was always happy to answer any queries that we had. More importantly she brought great energy at the wedding and always very caring throughout this journey. Thanks so much Patricia!

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Awwwwww, gorgeous Rina. I'm going to miss working with you both... you had the overall picture planned out in your head, I'm just thrilled that I got to put on the finishing touches, make it completely yours and bring it all into reality for you. What a lovely day! Creating completely bespoke ceremonies is what I do, and I'm so happy that we were able to bring it all together to make your dreams come true xxx

3 Apr 2021

I was very lucky to choose Patricia Ma as our celebrant and Mc. Patricia arranged the whole wedding process for us very carefully and patiently according to our wishes. The wedding process was also very professional and passionate, making our wedding It went very smoothly and satisfactorily, helping us and the guests to spend a very happy and wonderful day.

20 Mar 2021

Patricia was my Celebrant and MC for my wedding and she did a brilliant job. She conducted both the ceremony and reception in English and Cantonese. She helped with organising the run sheet for both with ease and always taking on what we wanted. I would like to thank you again. She is definitely recommended and you can count her to meet your expectations . Much love from Winnie and Ray

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Woohooooo!!! We got there! Thank you soo much Winnie for the kind words. What a honourable to marry two lion dancers. Thank you for believing in me and thank you for sharing your love story with me. Every single minute with you was a bundle of joy, and I will never forget you and Ray’s performance in the reception, you rock! Xxx

12 Feb 2021

Patricia is the celebrant you want for a young, high energy and full of ideas for your wedding ceremony. She is full of passion and will listen to your request. We have our mini ceremony at The University of Sydney, the location, the weather, the people are superb! Patricia can supply all the equipment and even a photographer if you need one. We are happy to have Patricia as our celebrant.

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Farid, thank you of your wonderful review. You and Leslley were so easy going and fun. It was an honour to be part of your amazing day. I wish you both an incredible life together Love always your celebrant Patricia

30 Jan 2021

Thank you Patricia for your MC work!! From our first meeting, you were able to listen to what we wanted and we developed a good relationship to communicating our requirements. You understood our demands and you were able to send through drafts of the run order for us to go through and check if the night was going to run smoothly or not. Also a big thanks for being patience with us and to work with us with a new date as we had to postpone the wedding due to Covid. Our reception went really well!!From entrance to end of the night - guests had a great time and showed great feedback to me and my husband. Patricia was entertaining and came to us to make sure a smooth run of the night. Thank you again Patricia!!

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Thank you Jo & Michael! After such a long delay, you both deserved perfect! A perfect location, perfect weather and the most perfect group of friends and family around to celebrate with you! You both were fun to work with, and you're absolutely stunning!!!. Lots of Love to you both always xxx

8 Nov 2020

We are lucky to have Patricia Ma as our celebrant on our special day. She's so warm and friendly. She was absolutely great in guiding us the whole planning and preparation process. We had so many wedding plan changes due to COVID-19 and she did an excellent job to assist us in submitting the Notice Of Intended Marriage within a month. Thank you Patricia for making our wedding day experience so beautiful, pleasant and relaxing!

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Ming and Kimbal what an absolute joy it was to meet your family and friends and have the honor to officiate your marriage. Enjoy the tailored-made ceremony keepsakes. Congratulations and best wishes. Pxx

8 Oct 2020

Patricia has been very proactive and easy to communicate, flexible with our changes and requests due to COVID restrictions. She planned ahead and brief us with thorough details thus ensured us had a smooth and sweet ceremony on the day.

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Hoorayyyyyy! Matt and Angela, what a lovely day we all had, we did it! Nothing can stop us… virus postponed us, re-arranged us twice, changed everything… but stop us? No! I promised you we’d get there, and yay, we did. Your family was part of your big day, no matter how far you’re apart with them, we made them feel nearer! A big tick to Zoom! Wishing you both all the happiness for your future together. Thank you for having me be a part of your day! Xxxxx

20 May 2020

Highly recommend Patricia. She made our ceremony incredibly meaningful through love and laughter. Her friendly and calm personality made us feel comfortable, special and at ease from the moment we meet her to the end of the ceremony. She has amazing knowledge on the cultural diversity, a bonus for someone who come from China and South Korean, like us. Thank you Patricia, choosing you to be our marriage celebrant was one of the best choices we made in the lead up to our wedding. We highly appreciated your flexibility due to COVID! You made our day very special!

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Wow! Thank you soo much for the kind words, what a beautiful ceremony it was!!! Xxx

2 Feb 2019

We are so lucky to have had Patricia be our celebrant. Finding a bilingual celebrant (Cantonese and English) who would make our day special and stress-free was so hard to find. Patricia guided us through the whole process and gave us excellent suggestions to make the ceremony memorable. From the tailor made speech that gave us laughter and tears, to the special unity ring warming ceremony with all the family, the day was magical and full of love because of Patricia's expertise and professionalism. I also want to thank Patricia for her excellent recommendations. We hired our florist, make up artist and photographers following Patricia's recommendations and the quality from the suppliers were not only amazing, but Patricia also got us a great price,

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Awwww, thanks for your lovely review Jo. I loved being able to create a completely unique ceremony for you and Victor, it was such a special occasion. Happy to have helped with some of the event management, everything went so beautifully on the day…just the way we “planned” it. Xxx

31 Dec 2017

We’re fortunate to have Patricia as our celebrant and MC. She’s not only an outstanding celebrant and experienced event host but also provided extra services and advice on wedding planning and design without cost. She has great networking. When we were struggling with looking for suppliers, she recommended high quality but in a reasonable price suppliers to us. With her help on the wedding planning, everything ran smoothly and perfectly on the day. We both agree Patricia’s a very thoughtful and detail-oriented person. Her tailor-made ceremony script was warm, humorous but sincere, it was perfect for our big day and eased our stress during ceremony. Besides, she’s a professional MC which we could not ask for more. Thank you Patricia, we truly could not ask for a better celebrant and MC. You lead a memorable celebration to us, we’re so thankful that you were part of it.

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks you so much of those kind words . I'm thrilled that you loved your ceremony as much as I enjoyed delivering it to your guests. I wish you all the love in the future . Patricia

14 Jul 2017

We come from Hong Kong. In 2017, we decided to get married in Sydney, a lovely place that we wish to have our common memory. We’ve got a chance to know Patricia, a celebrant who has made our dream came true. We all felt satisfied to her professional service. She’s patient to listen to our needs and has provided Q&A to understand more about our background. She has tried all means to arrange the ceremony to be a unique one including but not limited to prepare customised ceremony script, vows content that suits non-native English speaker, on-site setting and decoration etc. At the big day, we’re impressed to have a professional photographer joined our ceremony and taken many beautiful photos for us. She has made our simple marriage ceremony not simple. We’d like to thank you here once again. We highly recommend Patricia to be your marriage celebrate!

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Hi Alice and Roger, Thanks for choosing Sydney as your destination to tie the knot. It's my absolutely pleasure to marry you. May the love and happiness you felt on your big day shine through the years.

7 May 2017

Unlike other couples, we just planned decided to have a wedding in few months. Luckily we have met Pat who was not only professional in marriage celebrant service. Her professional guidance with organizing the wedding also help us to become panic free on the day. In our first meeting, Pat asked about our love stories. Then she asked us what song s we like and how we want the ceremony to be. As I had no idea, Pat provided a few options and helped us to choose the best for us. On the day, she presented our stories at the ceremony in a such delightful way which was 100% what we wanted as we liked our wedding to be happy and cosy. Pat could understand what I wanted (although I couldn't express myself very well) but she is patient and very helpful . The wedding turned out better than expected!

Patricia Ma Civil Marriage Celebrant  

Hi Nic and Ed, Thanks for inviting me be part of your special day and glad to know that it met your expectation. You did express yourself perfectly and I was so happy to know you and Ed more. Best wishes for a long and happy life together. P.S. So amazing to reunion with you in your friend's wedding ceremony! :)

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