Marney McQueen Celebrant and MC

Rating
(12 reviews)
 
Service Area
Hunter Valley, Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days
Average Pricing
$1,800

Fun, Fresh, Fabulous Ceremonies

Whether it's an epic three-day loveathon, or a short and sweet ceremony, I'm in!

I truly love getting to know my couples and what has brought them to make the decision to get married. I work hard to create ceremonies that reflect your vibe, and also fit with your crowd. I love including your guests in the ceremony and letting them know how important they will be through all the days of your marriage. 

I specialise in simple but fabulous ceremonies, with equal amounts of humour and heart. 

Most couples are after a relaxed, fresh, friendly approach to their ceremony, and it's so important to get it right because the ceremony is what kicks off your wedding and sets the tone for the whole day.

Guests always think I'm an old friend of the couple! I really pride myself on getting to know you and getting the tone of your ceremony right.

I love a bit of crowd participation and banter! My mission is to allow everyone to feel so comfortable they WANT to chime in, including you two! I warm the crowd up and let them know what they're going to be asked to do (ie, if the ceremony is unplugged, if they will be asked to throw flower petals, or stick around for a group photo).

I make sure to meet your families, wedding party, photographer, videographer and musicians before the ceremony.

If you are nervous about public speaking, I will help you through it.

My background is professional theatre (Priscilla, Hairspray, Dreamlover, Sydney Theatre Company), I've toured my cabaret shows around the world, and I'm a voiceover artist (this might be familiar to you: "Peppa Pig, 5pm weekdays on ABC kids!)" Now my hubby and I operate a pub in Wyong on the NSW Central Coast. 

But your wedding day is not about me, it's about YOU! I use my years of experience in front of a crowd to create a relaxed and happy mood for you and your guests.

I can also MC your reception! Let’s face it, asking a guest to stick to the run sheet is hard work (especially after 17 champagnes). As your MC I work with everyone (caterer, venue, photographer, videographer, Aunty Mary) to make sure the whole reception runs smoothly. So you can just chill and enjoy the day, and let the professionals do their job. 

I'm always contactable, and once you’ve booked me in, I’m totally devoted to you. 

Even if you don't really know what you want, I will give you lots of suggestions.

I am more expensive than a lot of other celebrants, if you want a cheap celebrant, I'm not your girl. My pricing is a reflection of the time and effort and experience I bring to the whole day. As they say in the classics, you get what you pay for!

My rate for a fabulous ceremony is $1800.

I can also marry you in a legals-only elopement, $850. Super simple! It's just us, very low key, with 2 witnesses, usually at home or at a beach.

My rate to MC is $800

I don't charge travel fees for the Hunter Valley, Central Coast or Sydney.

Blue Mountains travel fee $300

I bring my PA system, and take care of all the legal documents. 


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29 Dec 2021

Marney is perfection, grace, & elegance. The best celebrant we could ever have dreamt of. Seriously! From the get go Marney was relaxed and friendly. She guided us through the process up to the day, with helpful suggestions, a suite of resources for working on words, and a little push out of our comfort zones where it mattered. On the day Marney made sure everything worked out beautifully. From her storytelling, herding skills, fabulous dress sense, fun spirit, energetic engagement, almost telepathic ability to foresee our needs (hello glass of sparkling when we most needed it) and her out of this world voice. We couldn't recommend her more highly. Just brilliant. Thanks so much.

10 Apr 2021

Marney absolutely lives up to her last name ....she is an absolute QUEEN!! Booking a celebrant was the one thing we were not looking forward to doing in the lead-up to our wedding. We have been to so many weddings where the celebrant has been awful (forgetting the brides name, trying desperately hard to be a game show host, and somehow weaving the bride cleaning the toilet into the ceremony) and as such, we avoided this part of the wedding planning. BUT - WE FOUND MARNEY!! She was everything we were looking for and more. Absolutely genuine, completely open to our requests and so calm. Marney was wonderfully funny without being over the top and corny. She embraced our ceremony adjustments, bantered with our guests, and, made us feel like we had a friend marrying us! I would get married again just so Marney could officiate!

3 Oct 2020

Oh what can I say about Marney! We loved her, our family loved her everyone loved Marney! My wife and I got married in October 2020. Marney came in and saved the day when our celebrant was stuck in Melbourne. Marney was able to seamlessly work her magic and fit the role perfectly. We laughed and cried and laughed. It was a perfect mix of involving family in the ceremony and focusing on us. Marney even helped reassure me when I had a slight wardrobe malfunction right before the ceremony. We were a bit stressed being up in front of so many people, but Marney made us feel so comfortable. We have so many beautiful photos of my wife and I throwing our heads back laughing or reminiscing on when we first met. I can’t recommend Marney enough. Our family and friends still talk about her!

22 Jan 2022

We LOVED having Marney as our celebrant and MC. She made the ceremony so light as well as beautiful. We really enjoyed having her as a part of our day. Thank you Marney!!

27 Nov 2021

We are so glad we chose Marney as our celebrant and MC! Marney's fun and creative personality brought such as great energy to our day and her experience with weddings allowed us to trust in her vision. Marney took every opportunity to get to know us as a couple, whether it was over a zoom meeting, or inviting us to one of her shows in Wyong. We love to play trivia and Marney integrated this into our day by creating a game of trivia with questions she collated from our questionnare. She did such a good job of getting to know us that our guests thought she was a family member! We are so appreciative of the effort Marney put into coordinating our day and ensuring the day ran smoothly.

20 Nov 2021

We were so lucky to find Marney and she was so accomodating, making us feel at ease with everything! Marney was the perfect addition to our intimate wedding, learning a few Lithuanian words helped create the most heartfelt and funny ceremony, with not a dry eye in the house. We would definitely recommend Marney to our friends and family.

21 Nov 2020

Marney was an absolute superstar! She was celebrant, MC and sung to us for our first dance. Everyone loved her, the wedding was equal parts fun and emotional. She made the day so special and flow with ease. You’d be mad not to book her for your wedding or event. She’s absolutely incredible

14 Nov 2020

Marney was absolutely amazing!!! She filled in last minute for another celebrant that had to cancel due to personal reasons and she vibed so well with us! We felt like good old friends from the beginning which made it so easy to prepare for the wedding ceremony. On the day, she was warm and engaging, a real crowd pleaser and made us feel so comfortable the entire time. The ceremony was everything we wanted and more, was meaningful and the banter was great. Thank you so much Marney for being our celebrant, you really helped make the day and we have been and will be singing your praises!

12 Sep 2020

Marney married my husband and I during COVID, where we cancelled our large reception wedding for a backyard party with a guest list of 20 (including the bride and groom). Marney is so naturally vibrant and inclusive. We were lucky enough to have her learn a few Spanish words which she incorporated into the ceremony as she went into thoughtful words about each of our parents. Mind you, we didn’t know what to incorporate into a ceremony, what makes a good one, what doesn’t, and she guided us on everything. We trusted her wholeheartedly and we are thankful we did because there wasn’t a dry eye. No words will ever be enough to thank Marney enough for the magic she brought to a day we didn’t think would be so large. Take it from a couple who was more interested in our playlist than vows, the ceremony can be everything!

22 Oct 2017

Marney was amazing. Incredible communication. Easy to talk to. She came and met me on the day and finalised everything to make sure it was all okay. She's really warm and energetic. I'd definitely recommend her if you're looking for someone. She knows what shes doing!

19 Sep 2015

We are still talking about the event and how great it was because of you and Rosa!! People have said so many great things about our wedding ceremony and function - mostly that they’ll never be able to sit through a church wedding again!! So, thank you so much for your efforts, it really was the most fantastic thing I’ve ever done. Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and had a blast - even the caterers! It truly was super brilliant and you were worth every cent.

20 Dec 2014

Marney was a total professional as our celebrant, listening carefully to us to shape the script for our special day, and created the relaxed and casual feel that we desired. She was so easy to deal with and she took the stress out of everything due to her thorough preparation. Marney basically wrote, stage managed, directed, produced and performed our ceremony, all with absolute professionalism. She invited our speakers in smoothly and she helped us to prepare and practice our vows, and even our kiss (!) so that we were comfortable on the day. As she is a performer, she felt totally comfortable and this made our guests feel relaxed and thoroughly enjoy the ceremony. The feedback on Marney, from our guests has been fantastic and I highly recommend her to other couples.

Location

Service Area
Hunter Valley, Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains

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