Sonia Hartman

5.0  ( 48 reviews ) · Central Coast - Hunter Valley - Newcastle (View Map) · Show Phone
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A relaxed and passionate marriage celebrant with a personalised approach to understanding what matters in crafting a ceremony that resonates with your personality and values — setting the tone for a magical celebration, whether large or intimate!

Operating in the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, and Newcastle regions,

A modern celebrant I'm completely dedicated to making your wedding ceremony exceptional.

Whether you are planning a small intimate gathering, or a larger wedding with family and friends creating a unique personal ceremony is my specialty.

My professional background is in the media and event management. Working on air on local radio and doing voice-overs was a great background when I decided to become a celebrant. I learned the importance of projecting my voice and keeping the proceedings engaging and light hearted. You can be confident that every word will resonate with emotion, ensuring that your vows and love story are heard and felt by all — ensuring your vision is brought to life in flawless fashion! 


  • Expertise and Organisation: With years of experience, I am a skilled celebrant who brings enthusiasm and meticulous planning to your wedding journey. 
  • Personalised Approach: Taking the time to connect with you, crafting your story to create a ceremony that glows with meaning. With a warm-hearted nature and genuine interest that ensures your ceremony becomes an unforgettable experience for both you and your guests.
  • Seamless Process: From your first enquiry to the final "I do," guiding you effortlessly through the legal aspects and creative process. With my attention to detail, you can focus on the joy of the moment while I handle all the legal paperwork and preparations.


Packages Inclusions - Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Newcastle:

  • Expertise of an experienced celebrant
  • Personalised ceremony reflecting your values
  • Initial obligation-free meeting
  • Minimum of 2 free meetings and ceremony run-through
  • Ongoing availability for discussions
  •  Professional PA system with dual speakers
  • Handheld microphone for vows and readings
  • Complementary music management by Sonia's husband (subject to availability)
  • Assistance with all legal paperwork and lodgement
  • Facilitation of official Marriage Certificate application from Births Deaths and Marriages
  • Reasonable and transparent fee structure
  • Support for marriage equality and diverse family structures
  • Ceremony planning guidance and support
  • Clear communication and coordination throughout the process
  • Thoughtful consideration of your unique love story and desires


Personality Highlights:

  • Warm, Relaxed, Creative Celebrant 
  • Tailored and Personalised Ceremonies
  • Genuine Connection and Warmth
  • Smooth and Organised Process
  • Inclusive Approach 
  • Strong Advocacy for Marriage Equality



Experienced celebrant with an eye for detail and a passion for working with people. Based on the Central Coast with frequent travel for Hunter Valley weddings. My husband is a great Roadie, who will happily manage your ceremony music through the PA System. Love working with couples to help create their dreams whether it's inforamal realxed romantic or with an element of fun and light heartedness.

Mrs Sonia Hartman

Authorised Celebrant


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Innovative Wedding Package

This inspiratinal ceremony will be elegant, romantic, exceptionally personalised, sharing your love story, your own vows and connecting with those who mean the most. Make you laugh and cry in all the right places and leave your guests ready to party.


  • Two pre-wedding meetings
  • Unlimited video, phone calls, emails & texts
  • A personalised wedding ceremony with your love story & individual vows
  • Access to ceremony examples and readings
  • Family or guests involvement in ceremony
  • Availability to chat throughout the process
  • Pre-wedding meeting to run through of your ceremony
  • A professional PA system with dual speakers, including hand held microphone for your vows and/or a reading
  • A complementary roadie to manage the music for your ceremony * subject to availability
  • All the legal paperwork organised and lodged
  • A commemorative wedding certificate
  • Public liability & professional indemnity insurance
  • Travel / parking fees may apply for certain locations
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Short & Sweet Package

Everything’s sweet about this one. If you’re looking for a simple intimate elegant ceremony (15-20 mins) with a small gathering of 20-40 guests maybe in your backyard, a local park or favourite restaurant, this is you.  


  • One pre-wedding meeting
  • Unlimited video, phone calls, emails & texts
  • A short and sweet 15-20 min wedding ceremony with your individual vows
  • Pre-wedding meeting to run through of your ceremony
  • A professional PA system
  • Availability to chat throughout the process
  • All the legal paperwork organised and lodged
  • A commemorative wedding certificate
  • Public liability & professional indemnity insurance
  • Travel / parking fees may apply for certain locations



Service Area Central Coast - Hunter Valley - Newcastle

Central Coast - Hunter Valley - Newcastle
Central Coast - Hunter Valley - Newcastle


The number of guests at your wedding and its location will determine whether a PA system is necessary. Having said this, Celebrants are obliged to ensure that all guests can adequately hear the ceremony. Given that many weddings are held outdoors I provide my own PA system.

The number of meetings can be flexible though I usually like to meet at least twice with a couple unless this isn't practical e.g. if you live interstate or overseas.

Your Marriage Celebrant can provide you with the required Notice of Intended Marriage form, (NOIM) and it is your Celebrant who is the authorised person with whom the original should be lodged. Your NOIM must be lodged with your Celebrant at least one month prior to the date of your marriage.

No. The Marriage Certificate presented on your wedding day is merely proof that your marriage took place and is known as a Couples Certificate. You will need the official registered Marriage Certificate issued from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) once you are legally married. However, I am one of many Marriage Celebrants who will be happy to facilitate your application to BDM if you wish. 

If you are not changing your name, you are not obligated to obtain the BDM registered Marriage Certificate, this then becomes a matter of choice for the bride/groom.

48 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

July 2024

Sonia without a doubt was totally amazing. She did a lot of preparation before our wedding day. Sonia made sure we were all briefed and she guided us all throughout the wedding ceremony up to the signing of the marriage certificate. I can say that our day was extra special because of Sonia. She connected well to all the guests and commanded the ceremony with so much enthusiasm and delight. Our day was filled with so much heart and equally with so much humour. Can I also just add that Sonia looked absolutely stunning which added to her classy touch. Couldn’t be happier and very grateful that we found Sonia.

Gener A.

Sonia Hartman

Gener and Bruce it was an absolute pleasure working with you and being a part of your special day. Thank you for taking the time to post an amazing review.

June 2024

Sonia was perfect! She is a lovely person with a calm and confident presence. She was professional and very flexible with our date (on a public holiday) and at a location of our choosing. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant.

Sam B.

Sonia Hartman

Sam thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure working with you and Kathryn for your special day!

December 2023

Sonia was fantastic; she made our day truly special. From our initial contact to the moment we signed our marriage certificate, Sonia was wonderful. She effortlessly guided us through each step, taking care of all the administrative paperwork and making this seemingly difficult process a breeze. Her professionalism and friendliness added a perfect touch to the entire experience. Sonia's husband, John, even took charge of coordinating the music during the ceremony, relieving us of one less thing to worry about. Both of them were amazing. The ceremony unfolded smoothly, and everything turned out as perfect as we had envisioned. Sonia went the extra mile by printing our vows on a beautiful card and the entire ceremony on exquisite paper for us to cherish. We highly recommend Sonia and her fantastic service. Thank you, Sonia and John, for making our day even more special. Aurelie and Jodie

Aurelie H.

Sonia Hartman

Aurelie and Jodie thank you for taking the time to post an amazing review of my services. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and Jodie to help create your dream day.

September 2023

Our enchanting day took place yesterday, and Sonia, our celebrant, truly elevated it to a level of extraordinary enchantment. Her exceptional skills and personal touch transformed our ceremony into an absolute masterpiece, perfectly reflecting our unique love story. Sonia's guidance and unwavering support were invaluable, making our day not only special but genuinely magical. We are immensely grateful to her for weaving her magic and turning our wedding day into an unforgettable experience.

Rebecca S.

Sonia Hartman

Oh Rebecca thank you so much for your absolutely beautiful feedback. I loved working with you and Hayden to help bring about your dream day. You were both amazing and so in love.

May 2023

Sonia was very helpful in the lead up to our big day, ensuring all the correct paperwork was completed. She ran through everything to hwlp make the day go smoothly I would recommend her to anyone getting married

Tegan D.

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Fun celebrants?

Looking for someone who can make our wedding unique and a bit more fun!

Sonia Hartman

Hi  Christiana, unique and fun ceremonies are my specialty. I’m about engaging your family and friends in a light hearted easy going and relaxed ceremony. Look forward to chatting with you to find out more about your special day.

Cristiana Martins R

What makes original wedding vows really stand out, in your opinion?

Sonia Hartman

The most stand out vows come from the heart epressing what you love about your partner and why you are marrying them. 

I often suggest a couple write their vows separately and keep them 'secret' from each other. This often brings more meaning to their promises and sometimes a laugh (if they include a little lightheartedness) or a tear to the eye!! Family and frineds are always very connected to this moment! Of course the legal element must be included and can be said before or folowing the couples own words.     

How long should my vows be?

Sonia Hartman

The vows are the most important part of your ceremony. I always encourage couples to write their own vows which must also include the legal element. The length of vows can vary but I would suggest no more than a couple of minutes each given that the couple will each be reading. 

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