Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

(73 reviews)
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Fun, super awesome, modern ceremonies that will keep your guests entertained and phones in pockets!

Hello, my name is Sam and I am a young Marriage Celebrant based in Melbourne (but I travel far and wide)

I love weddings, when done right it is the most fun someone can have, that's a fact (I'm pretty sure it is). I have been to heaps of them, both as a spectator and professionally (I even like them so much I got married myself!).

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


1. Modern: We have all sat through an “old school” ceremony that 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. I was a stand up comic in Melbourne for several years so I am happy to throw in a few jokes when appropriate! But don’t worry, the chuckles will be balanced out with the beautiful, authentic and sentimental moments of your story as a couple.

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, engaging and 100% YOU, 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 sounds like a plan, lets chat!





Questions and Answers

Do you have your own PA system?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

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 :)

Do we have to do any paperwork?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

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!

What is the process if we want to book you?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

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!

Do you MC weddings?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

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)

Can you help us with our personalised vows?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

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.


(73 reviews)
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7 May 2021

If you are after a funny and charismatic celebrant and/ or MC, Sam is your man! We could not rate him higher, he was amazing! He met with us prior to explain the process, was super responsive to any queries and kept everything running smoothly throughout the entire wedding. Everyone at the wedding was so impressed and kept coming up to us to ask for his details. Thanks Sam for making our day so special, it wouldn't have been the same without you.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

I had so much fun being a part of your day, thanks Kiera!

10 Apr 2021

We are so so happy that we had Sam as our celebrant and MC at our wedding. Of all the feedback we have received since our wedding, the most common thing that we hear is how great our celebrant was. This is mostly because Sam has an amazing talent for crafting a story that is somehow equal parts heartfelt, personal and completely hilarious. Sam is so engaging and had our entire audience hooked. He spoke so well about our love story that multiple people even thought he must have been a friend of ours. Sam was also a great MC and gave us the ability to sit back and relax. He was very professional and kept everything running smoothly. We couldn’t recommend Sam enough!!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks so much Georgia, I had so much fun being part of your big day!

12 Mar 2021

From the very first chat we loved Sam. We met him via video where he was super fun and personable ! After COVID we finally got to meet him in person and that’s when he really got to know us as a couple and even things from that first meeting he discussed during the ceremony which made it so fun and just perfect. My husband and I were so happy with how Sam engaged everyone at the ceremony and that made us feel so comfortable speaking in front of everyone. We had a lot of comments throughout the night about Sams ceremony ! “Where did you find him?” “Guys, your celebrant was awesome, how does he know you so well?” “Sam was so funny, that was the most entertaining ceremony I have ever been to.” Sam made our day really special and we could not recommend him enough to anyone

13 Jan 2022

Sam was our celebrant and MC for our wedding day. From the moment we met up with him in person, we knew we had a quality guy on our hands. He was easy to work with and always available if we needed clarity on anything. He kept our guests thoroughly entertained at our ceremony and always made a point of checking in with us throughout the day. He was honestly like one of the family on our big day. Thanks Sam for being apart of our lovely day. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.

3 Jan 2022

Sam was an awesome MC and celebrant! He had a reassuring and calm demeanor which really eased any nerves we had leading up to the day. Our guests complimented him on his professionalism and ability to balance MC-ing without taking attention away from the bride and groom.

12 Dec 2021

Sam was brilliant from the get go! His liveliness and charm drew us in from the very moment we sat down at our initial meeting and we were convinced he would be the one to officiate our wedding. The communication was amazing and from the little things such as preparing our vows for us on the day to keeping the audience entertained and attentive we could not ask for anymore from Sam in addition, our guests also had nothing but positive things to say about him . We would highly recommend Sam to anyone requiring his services. Much Love Lily & Ben

12 Dec 2021

Sam absolutely blew us away with how professional, calm and easy going he was from the very start until the end of our wedding. He is an absolute joy to work with and the ceremony he wrote for us was so beautiful, personal and hilarious all in one! Our friends and family could not stop raving about how fantastic the ceremony was - all thanks to Sam. You will not regret having Sam as your celebrant, I can guarantee it!! Thank you so much Sam, Ryan and I cannot thank you enough!

25 Nov 2021

Sam was our celebrant and MC for our wedding! He was absolutely amazing and could not speak more highly of him! He was calm cool and collected and FUNNY! His attention to detail was amazing! He captured everything we wanted and would highly recommend Sam for both celebrant and MC needs if you want your day to be super special and perfect!

23 Nov 2021

We are so so glad we chose Sam to be a part of our wedding day. He made the whole process leading up to our wedding so smooth and answered all of our questions promptly. Sam was very professional on the day but also so friendly and easy going. We had so many guests comment how amazing he was during our ceremony and the way he kept everyone engaged. Someone asked if he might have been related to us because he told our story so well with the perfect amount of humour! If we were to have our wedding day all over again, we’d choose Sam every time! If you’re looking for an amazing celebrant to keep your wedding fun and entertaining, look no further!

18 Nov 2021

Sam was amazing from the moment we booked him. In the lead up he was always contactable and answered any questions we had.. On the day he made our ceremony perfect and made us feel so comfortable, all of our family an friends thought we had known Sam for years. We would highly recommend booking in Sam for your special day.

7 Nov 2021

Sam was an outstanding celebrant and I would absolutely recommend him. My friends said he was hilarious, and my Mum said he was the best celebrant she's ever seen. He was professional, flexible, easy to work with, warm and friendly. Honestly couldn't have asked for more!

9 Oct 2021

Sam was the most amazing celebrant! From the moment I read his website I knew he was the guy we wanted to marry us! He did not disappoint!! Covid restrictions made it tricky to meet Sam in person but his communication was fantastic throughout and he was very accommodating in regards to having to change dates thanks to lockdowns! The ceremony he conducted was just perfect! He was able to share our story in a way which was both entertaining and sentimental! He had us smiling from ear to ear through the entire thing! We could not have asked for a better ceremony! Our guests all came up to us at some stage and commented on how great he was as well! Thank you Sam for making our day just magical! - Ally and Matt 28.11.21

8 Aug 2021

As our celebrant and emcee, Sam was a pleasure to work with, from our first meeting right down to the ceremony and the reception. We and our guests loved how he blended wit with a touch of sentimentality – just the right amount, at just the right time. This put us at ease, never felt forced, and brought our guests along for the ride. He offered suggestions on the flow of our ceremony and worked with us to make it ‘our own’. We had to postpone our wedding because of COVID, then make some last-minute adjustments, and he took it all in his stride. Sam knows what he’s doing and is great at what he does, and we got lots of compliments from guests about his style. We’d absolutely recommend Sam to any couple looking for a modern, light-hearted (but meaningful) ceremony and reception. Thank you!

10 Jul 2021

Sam was an amazing celebrant and we are so happy we chose him for our big day. He made the whole process so easy for us. He made the ceremony enjoyable for both us and our guests, had both us and our guests laughing, smiling and some crying. He personalized everything and and made it feel very unique to us and captured who we truly are so well.

9 Jul 2021

We are so glad that we chose Sam for our wedding, he was the perfect celebrant. He is very easy going and wrote the perfect script for our ceremony. Many of our guests approached us after the wedding and were raving about how funny and entertaining he was, while also delivering a script that was loving and sentimental, which so perfectly described my partner and I's relationship. He was very professional and easy to work with. HIGHLY recommend.

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