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Helen Pickering Celebrant

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Helen Pickering Celebrant is an experienced celebrant with a passion for love and extensive knowledge of the Hunter Valley. Friendly and kind, Helen is a fantastic fit for weddings and uses her confidence in front of crowds and way with words to officiate meaningful, personal ceremonies. Helen promises a bespoke ceremony, a great price, and — if you’d like — supplier recommendations.

If you’re looking for a dedicated marriage celebrant with experience and passion, then the Hunter Valley’s Helen Pickering Celebrant is an excellent fit.

Warm and personable, Helen is ideally suited to weddings and puts all her couples at ease throughout the planning process. She works with her couples to craft meaningful ceremonies that celebrate their love, with plenty of personal anecdotes and thoughtful touches, creating a very special script indeed.

Helen has lived in the Hunter Valley for 15+ years and is familiar with many vineyard wedding venues. She’ll happily recommend the best local suppliers for your big day and can also help you with resources, ritual ideas, and vow writing — she’s got a natural affinity with words! With Helen — the owner of Helen Pickering Celebrant — you can expect a customised, memorable ceremony that speaks volumes about your unique relationship.

What you'll love about working with Helen Pickering Celebrant for your Hunter Valley wedding:

  • Meaningful, personalised ceremony. Helen Pickering loves nothing more than crafting a memorable ceremony that’s both heartfelt and special to her couples. Helen — a sucker for love, of course — enjoys the chance to really personalise her ceremony scripts so they tug at the heartstrings and maybe even get a few laughs!
  • Experienced celebrant. Helen Pickering has officiated countless ceremonies during her time as a celebrant, and as such, has extensive knowledge of the legal aspects of getting married. She’s also no stranger to crowds, can handle any unexpected scenarios with grace, and is exceptional when it comes to putting her couples at ease pre-ceremony. 

Highlights of Helen Pickering Celebrant:

  • Well-spoken, articulate communicator
  • Professional and passionate
  • Extensive knowledge of the Hunter Valley
  • Committed to crafting the perfect ceremony script
  • Enjoys personalising the wedding to the couple

Wedding packages by Helen Pickering Celebrant.

In her own words, Helen says, “My fee includes our meetings, legal documentation, rehearsal and service and, of course, my closest personal attention. It gives me the opportunity to provide a service on the most important and happiest day of your life and to ensure the legalities are conformed with smoothly. The service will be beautiful and meaningful and will be personalised to suit you.”


I have lived in the Hunter Valley for over 15 years and feel very privileged to be here. It is peaceful, productive and pretty with the vineyards, mountain ranges and wonderful restaurants and golf courses. France is a second home and enjoy spending a few months there each year. My children live in Sydney and it always a pleasure to visit them and revel in our time together. Enjoy golf, swimming, wines, writing and travel. My career has been public relations, real estate and hospitality.

Helen Pickering

Business Owner


Service Area Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley

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March 2012

We could not fault Helen in any of our dealings with her. She was so friendly, attentive and just plain nice. Our ceremony went perfectly, and she allowed us to make as many changes to the ceremony as we wanted.

Sarah R.

Expert Advice

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As a wedding professional, Helen Pickering Celebrant offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

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Can I get married in a church if Im not religious?

Im worried about the weather so Im looking for an indoor ceremony venue. Theres a church right next door to my mum's house so I thought I might have it there. But Im not religious. Can I have a civil ceremony in a church??

Helen Pickering Celebrant

You would have to check with the church and sometimes they may require you to do a short course. You dont have to be religious to be married in a church generally but each church may have its individual regulations. Best wishes, Helen Pickering CMC

Annabel O

Can I request my celebrant to wear a certain colour or outfit?

I've seen some awful clashing outfits and celebrants in white etc... is it rude to ask them to wear a particular colour or style? I don't know if I'm taking it way too far haha. But I want everything to look good! It is my wedding day, after all :)

Helen Pickering Celebrant

Hi Keira

I would not mind as a Marriage Celebrant to be asked to wear a specific colour or style (except nude). I usually wear black as it is elegant and neutral and would not contrast with bridesmaids. I think it is a good idea if you are having a particular theme. Best wishes Helen Pickering CMC

Keira M

How do I change my name when I get married?

How does it all work?

Helen Pickering Celebrant

Hi Lucy

After the wedding ceremony the Celebrant will present you with a Certificate of Marriage and then send all your relevent details to the State Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. You will then have to apply for the formal certificate which usually takes about 6 weeks to enable you to change your name officially for passports, bank accounts. etc. You can do this on line at www.bdm.nsw.gov.au

In the meantime, you may use your new married name. Best wishes, Helen Pickering CMC

Lucy T

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