Sam Johns Celebrant & MC

5.0  ( 24 reviews ) · Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Tweed Coast, Scenic Rim, Yamba, Brisbane (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Introducing Sam, the witty and charming mastermind of Sam Johns Celebrant & MC. Based in Byron Bay Sam is renowned for his warm and inviting personality, Sam crafts each ceremony with a perfect blend of humour and heartfelt sincerity. His unique storytelling and personal flair make him the ideal choice to make your special day truly unforgettable.

Looking for a marriage celebrant who's all about keeping things light-hearted, fun, and relaxed? Meet Sam! His background in creative writing and entertainment ensures every ceremony is not just a standout but a reflection of your unique love story. With Sam, you're in for a genuine, charismatic experience that'll make your big day unforgettable.

Sam is all about making your ceremony as special and unique as you two are. He's super passionate and brings a ton of heart to every wedding. He loves throwing in your favourite stories and giving a nod to your VIP guests, making sure the whole thing feels totally 'you.' With Sam, your ceremony is guaranteed to be full of warmth and personal touches that mean the world to you both.

“Sam had the perfect balance between being respectful to the type of wedding we wished to have and treating us both with the utmost professionalism, whilst also on the day being funny, witty, engaging, and a real crowd-pleaser. A few guests commented on how charismatic he was. He didn’t take the shine off our day but only enhanced what a beautiful ceremony it was. Sam tailored our vows and the ceremony to respect our relationship journey that led to my wife and I getting married. He was very hands-on prior to the wedding in getting to know us and our story. I would have him speak at any event! He reminds me of a Jim Carry meets Robin Williams. Such a lovely celebrant. Five stars!” - Jimmy R. 

 

What you’ll love about working with Sam Johns Celebrant for your wedding:

  • Sam's got that authentic, charismatic vibe that'll make you and your guests totally relaxed and pumped for the big day. He's got this way of creating the perfect vibe for your wedding, whether you're aiming for something cozy and romantic or a big, lively bash! Plus, his fantastic sense of humour and real knack for getting your love story will keep everyone hooked and happy.
  • Gorgeous, personalised ceremonies. He tailors every word of your ceremony to capture the essence of your relationship, making sure it's as unique as your love story itself. Whether you want a ceremony that's fun and lively, grand and formal, or sweet and brief, Sam's your guy.
  • Well-priced wedding packages. when it comes to pricing, Sam's got options that'll fit what you're looking for. From his "Complete Package" that takes care of everything from dawn till dusk, to the "Intimate Rendezvous" for a smaller, more personal gathering, or the "Elegant Gathering" for a party of 20 or more, he's got something for everyone.

Highlights of working with Sam Johns Celebrant:

  • Down-to-earth, charismatic, genuine celebrant 
  • Heartfelt, personalised ceremonies 
  • Creative writing and entertainment background 
  • Well-priced wedding packages
  • Happy to travel interstate and overseas.  

 

We had the absolute pleasure of working with an outstanding wedding celebrant for our special day, and we cannot recommend Sam highly enough! From the moment we met him, we knew he was the perfect person to lead our ceremony. He was warm, friendly, and really took the time to get to know us as a couple.

On the day of the wedding, Sam was an absolute rock for us. He made sure everything ran smoothly and seamlessly, and his calming presence really helped us to relax and enjoy the moment. The ceremony itself was beautiful, and Sam did an amazing job of capturing our personalities and our relationship in their words.

What really stood out to us was the care and attention to detail that Sam put into every aspect of the ceremony. He listened carefully to our wishes and preferences, and worked with us to create a ceremony that was truly unique and meaningful to us. Sam even went above and beyond to incorporate some special touches that we hadn't even thought of ourselves!

Overall, we cannot imagine our wedding day without him. He truly made our ceremony unforgettable, and we will always be grateful for his expertise, professionalism, and genuine kindness. If you are looking for the perfect celebrant to help you create the wedding ceremony of your dreams, do not hesitate to choose Sam Johns!— Grant P. 

About

I might struggle to put up a tent and I may consider a microwave meal a culinary success but when it comes to telling a story and helping other people have fun, I’m your celebrant & your MC. I am a creative writer and an entertainer. The things you are passionate about in life are the things you do best. This is what I do best.

Mr Sam Johns

BUSINESS OWNER


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Packages

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The Complete Package - Celebrant + MC

With the "Complete Package," you get Sam Johns running the whole show, from the ceremony to the reception. As your celebrant, he'll create a ceremony that's all about you and your guests, filled with personal touches and a perfect mix of humor and heart. Then, as your MC, he'll keep the day flowing smoothly, ensuring every moment is memorable and fun. The best part? You can sit back, relax, and soak in every moment of your special day, knowing Sam's got everything under control.

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Elegant Gathering - Celebrant Service (more than 20 guests)

The "Elegant Gathering" package is perfect for weddings with more than 20 guests. As your celebrant, Sam will ensure your ceremony is a beautiful blend of laughter, warmth, and deep emotions, creating lasting memories for you and your guests. He focuses on making the ceremony not just about the couple but an experience for everyone present, ensuring that your special day is elegant, romantic, and full of heartfelt moments.

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Intimate Rendezvous - Celebrant Service (less than 20 guests)

The "Intimate Rendezvous" package is perfect for those dreaming of an elopment or a small, intimate ceremony with up to 20 guests.  Stripped back to the essentials, it's free from traditional wedding elements like a grand bridal entrance and a wedding party. Focusing on the genuine and heartfelt connection between you and your partner, and those few special people who mean the world to you, this package is ideal for creating an intimate atmosphere that highlights the depth of your bond in every detail. With "Intimate Rendezvous," your ceremony will be a memorable and cherished celebration of your love, perfect for those seeking a more personal and close-knit experience.

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Just the Rings (max 4 people)

It's the ideal pick if you're looking for a quick and no-fuss wedding ceremony. Just you, your partner, and your two witnesses – and it all happens in a swift, 2-minute ceremony. This service is exclusively available in the picturesque Byron Bay region anytime MON - THUR.  Or a sunrise ceremony FRI - SUN.

Service Fee - $450


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Service Area Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Tweed Coast, Scenic Rim, Yamba, Brisbane

Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Tweed Coast, Scenic Rim, Yamba, Brisbane
Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Tweed Coast, Scenic Rim, Yamba, Brisbane

FAQ

Once you’ve decided you want to spend forever with that one person, you need to lodge your Notice of Intent to Marry with a Celebrant one month prior to the wedding date, so if your date is 8th August, the NOIM needs to be accepted by 8th July, unless a Shortening of Time has been applied for. The NOIM needs to be witnessed by an authorised party, a Celebrant is an authorised party but if you’re sending the NOIM via email then the NOIM needs to be witnessed by a JP, or other authorised party.

The best Celebrants book up early. Once you know your date and venue, it’s best to look into Celebrants as early as you possibly can. Remember; the Celebrant is the one who creates the vibe for your entire wedding event and holds space for both of you in a really vulnerable moment, so choose a Celebrant who you both like. Meet with them and ask them loads of questions, there’s a Celebrant out there for everyone .

The Notice of Intent to Marry (NOIM) needs to be accepted by the Celebrant one month prior to the wedding date, so if your date is 8th August, the NOIM needs to be accepted by 8th July, unless a Shortening of Time has been applied for.

Once received the NOIM is entered into the BDM (Births, Deaths and Marriages) of the state in which you’ll be married The Declaration of Marriage needs to be signed before you’re married, this is to ensure you aren’t married to anyone else, marrying while already married to someone else is a federal offence called Bigamy and can land you and the Celebrant in gaol – don’t do that!

At the wedding, the legal requirements are – the Celebrant must say the Monitum, and you both need to say the legal vows, eg. I call upon all here present to witness that I (your full name) take you (their full name) to be my lawful wife/husband/partner. Then both of you, your two witnesses and the Celebrant sign the Official Marriage Certificate and the Commemorative Certificate (this is the pretty keepsake one you take home but can’t be used for anything official).

The Celebrant then registers your marriage within 14 days of the ceremony. It’s not up to the Celebrant to order your Official Marriage Certificate, but it’s so much easier for you if they do it at time of registration – this is an additional charge usually around $50 – $60.

A celebrant can cost anything from $400 to $1800 in the Byron Bay shire, but it all depends on the quality of the experience you’re wanting. If you just want someone to turn up on the day with a script that’s been read before and the name’s changed respectively, then definitely go for one of the cheaper options. But if you’re wanting to create a truly memorable experience, that will entertain both of you and all of your guests then choose a celebrant who gets to know you both, asks questions about your love story, and writes a unique ceremony just for you. If you’re not skimping on the photographer, the dress or suit or the venue, then definitely don’t skimp on the Celebrant.  

Please visit my website for pricing packages www.samjohnscelebrant.com.au

1) Its always best to have a chat over the phone or meet in person to get a feel if we are the right fit for each other.

 

2) In order to secure your wedding date a booking fee must be made.  Once this is paid, I would send you an “information pack”.

This information pack includes a “booklet”, which is full of ideas and suggestions of things that you may like to include in your ceremony.    

Given the first official in person meeting wouldn’t be until about 3 months before your actual ceremony date, this booklet gives you something to read over, make any notes, write down any questions you may have… (this is handy for both of us as it gives us a place to start when we build your ceremony together).

NOTE -  Once you pay that booking fee, guess what?! -  I’m available to you 24/7.

3) In this meeting, we chat about your ceremony. I bottle up what we discussed, run it through my creative lab, and then send the ceremony back to you for review.

4) Once your happy we would run through a rehearsal before the big day.

5) On your wedding day I will arrive nice and early to set the vibe.  We then say the words, sign the papers and then I go home to complete the rest of your legal documents to register your marriage.

If you are planning on getting married in Australia you need an Australian Registered Marriage Celebrant, whether you’re eloping, just the two of you, or having 150 guests. A Celebrant is the one who makes you both officially married.

You don’t need to be an Australian citizen to get married here in Australia, but just check-in with your state government in the country where you live to ensure the marriage is valid.


24 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

May 2023

We had the absolute pleasure of working with an outstanding wedding celebrant for our special day, and we cannot recommend Sam highly enough! From the moment we met him, we knew he was the perfect person to lead our ceremony. He was warm, friendly, and really took the time to get to know us as a couple. On the day of the wedding, Sam was an absolute rock for us. He made sure everything ran smoothly and seamlessly, and his calming presence really helped us to relax and enjoy the moment. The ceremony itself was beautiful, and our Sam did an amazing job of capturing our personalities and our relationship in his words. What really stood out to us was the care and attention to detail that Sam put into every aspect of the ceremony.

Grant P.

Sam Johns Celebrant & MC

Hey Grant and Ady, Wow, your words are truly heartwarming! Being part of your wedding and getting to know you both was an absolute joy for me. You've put a big smile on my face today with your lovely review. Take care and here's to a lifetime of happiness for you two! PS - BTW Im interested to hear how your speech at the reception went Grant?! Sam

May 2023

We would highly recommend Sam ! He is well organised, upbeat & friendly, thoughtful and extremely helpful. We loved his way with words, he pieced together our ceremony and reception seamlessly, heartfelt and comical - just the way we wanted. He truly went above and beyond for us, he has been like a friend throughout the whole process. We are so grateful and glad that he was our celebrant.

Hannah B.

Sam Johns Celebrant & MC

Let's be real, who wouldn't have an absolute ball working with you two? I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and the kind words from your friends and family make my job so worthwhile. Your mum and dad are hoot and made me laugh so much! I hope you both stay in Byron because I know we will cross paths again. Big love Sam

June 2022

Sam had the perfect balance between being respectful to the type of wedding we wish to have and treat us both with the utmost professionalism, whilst also on the day being funny, witty, engaging and a real crowd pleaser. A few guests commented on how charismatic he was. He didn’t take the shine off our day but only enhanced what a beautiful ceremony it was. Sam tailored our vows and the cermony to respect our relationship journey that led to my wife and I getting married so he was very hands on prior to the wedding in getting to know us and our story. I would have him speak at any event, he reminds me of a Jim Carry meets Robin Williams. Such a lovely celebrant. 5 stars!

Tanya M.

Sam Johns Celebrant & MC

You guys!! Thank you! I loved spending time with you both! the day was incredible and the photos reflect just that 😁

March 2024

Thank you SO much for everything Sam! We had the best day of our lives, and can’t thank you enough for such a smooth running of events. We didn’t have to lift a finger, everything was so well organised and orchestrated. Having you stay on as our MC as well was the best decision. You work the crowd so effortlessly and are so charismatic. We had multiple guests comment on how amazing you were. Again, THANK YOU for helping us create the best day of our lives that we will cherish forever!

Jess L.

Sam Johns Celebrant & MC

Hey Jess! You're more than welcome! I have to say, your crowd was incredibly responsive right from the get go, which always makes my job even mroe enjoyable. 😊 I genuinely love what I do, and being super prepared is key for me so I can deliver the goods. Im so stoked that I contributed to the best day of your lives. This is more valuable than money to me! Thank you again for letting me be a part of your amazing journey. Wishing you both all the happiness in the world!

March 2024

Sam was our celebrant and MC at Beach Byron Bay and he nailed every minute of the day! He was so easy to work with and organise details with and on the day he was so helpful with letting us and our guests know what was happening. He entertained everyone and we had so many comments about how great he was. You can tell Sam loves what he does and is passionate about making your special day an amazing experience end to end. Thank you so much Sam 🙏

Sonja D.

Sam Johns Celebrant & MC

Hey Jess! You're more than welcome! I have to say, your crowd was incredibly responsive right from the get go, which always makes my job even mroe enjoyable. 😊 I genuinely love what I do, and being super prepared is key for me so I can deliver the goods. Im so stoked that I contributed to the best day of your lives. This is more valuable than money to me! Thank you again for letting me be a part of your amazing journey. Wishing you both all the happiness in the world!


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