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Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

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Sam Lavery is one of Melbourne's most sought after marriage celebrants. He is known for fun, modern and authentic ceremonies that will keep your guests entertained and phones in pockets!

So you got engaged, welcome!!

Thanks for dropping by! My name is Sam and I am a Marriage Celebrant and MC based in Melbourne (but I travel far and wide; Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, anywhere!)

I love weddings, when done right it is the most fun someone can have, that's a fact (I’m pretty sure it is). As a full-time celebrant I am so lucky to help awesome couples start their big days off the right way - with ceremonies that are a perfect blend of genuine, relaxed vibes, where laughter flows freely (and happy tears make a guest appearance!).

How I work..
I have a really simple approach to the ceremonies I put together;

1. Modern: We have all sat through an “old school” ceremony that feels like it goes for 3 hours, it's tough work. I specialise in modern, fun and entertaining ceremonies. If you want a Pope Francis style ceremony I am probably not your guy.

2. Funny: Just like life, weddings should have some funny moments. I want you and your guests to laugh and enjoy the ceremony. My background is stand up comedy and podcasting, but don’t worry, this isn’t a roast or dad joke central (I couldn’t think of anything worse!). My job is to be your storyteller, it’s to get to know you both, and tell your tale like we have been friends for years!

3. Memorable: Most of all I don’t want your guests thinking “Could I get away with checking the footy scores?”. I want your ceremony to be entertaining, I want it to tell the story of you so well that they have no choice but to be as present as Tibetan monks!

Essentially, I am saying I want to put the best-ever ceremony together for you.

If this all sounds good, please get in contact and we can have a chat about your big day :) 




Hello, I am a marriage celebrant who loves putting together fun ceremonies for awesome people. I love what I do. I also love travelling with my wife and daughter, football and running.. oh and also love playing the drums and using the word love, apparently.

Sam Lavery


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Sure do, its a great one also, battery powered, so it can be used anywhere. You are also more than welcome to use it for your music for the walk down the aisle etc :)

Absolutely not! Part of my job is to take care of all of the boring / important paperwork. I will then lodge it after the ceremony, easy!

You can contact me through this website and we can meet for a coffee or a "night coffee" (wine) and have a chat about your big day, what you are after and some of the things i offer. If that sounds good it is just a matter of filling out some basic paperwork (which i do for you :) and a deposit. Easy done!

I do indeed, this is an additional service. I approach this similarly to my ceremonies. I make it personal, entertaining and essentially keep the night moving in the right direction! (no drunk uncles cracking bad jokes here)

You bet I can, I have seen some awesome examples and you are more than welcome to bounce ideas off me, its part of the service.

Yep, I do indeed. Wedding signings are common. This can take place anywhere and you essentially just need two witnesses. Contact me for further deets!

Short answer is yes, I have never said no to a wedding based on location, however there would obviously be a cost associated with having your wedding on the Nullarbore Plane.

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June 2024

Sam made our big day perfect! He wrote the most relaxed and memorable script for our ceremony! Many laughs were made! And I couldn’t have asked for anything better! He also Mc’d for our reception and he certainly knows how to work a large crowd! Highly recommend

Natalia K.

March 2024

Sam officiated our ceremony last weekend and was absolutely fantastic! He brought our story to life, kept the guests engaged and gave our ceremony a light-hearted and love-filled vibe whilst making our marriage official. We would absolutely recommend his services to anyone!

Rebecca M.

March 2024

We found Sam online and liked some of the videos where he was able to engage the guests and make them apart of the ceremony. Based on this we decided to inquire and have a meeting with Sam, and we connected with Sam instantly so we selected Sam to conduct our ceremony and be our MC for the reception. We were extremely happy with how our day went and Sam contributed greatly to this. Sam was able to craft our ceremony in a way that reflected us and was able to collect and summarise the information needed to personalise a great ceremony. We would highly recommend him to other couples looking for a celebrant / MC for their wedding. Thanks again Sam

Aylin A.

December 2023

Sam is a legend!!! We absolutely loved having him marry us. He was funny (what we wanted) and had everyone listening to the quirky things he had to say. We were going for a casual and fun wedding and he certainly delivered. Thanks a million Sam! Could not recommend you more highly!

Bianca D.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

Thanks Bianca! I had such a blast being a part of your day :)

December 2023

Amazing. Super kind and easy going. Funny and just ran with whatever we wanted. He definitely took the stress out of the day. Great and easy communication. Highly recommend

Vic C.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

Thanks Vic, you folks were awesome to work with, thanks for having me!

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