Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

(65 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 chuck 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 and engaging, 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!



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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.


(65 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

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!

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

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.

25 Jun 2021

Sam was the perfect celebrant for both our personalities on our special day. He provided a fun and bubbly ceremony that had the perfect amount of laughter and happy tears!! Sam was punctual on the day and was always available for any questions or queries we had in the weeks leading up to the wedding. He got to know us and understood what we wanted for the day. Super informative and overall just a really great bloke. Highly recommend!!

16 May 2021

Sam was amazing from start to finish , he made the whole process so easy and fun for Dom and I. I would 10000% recommend Sam to look after the most important part of your special day. Everyone who attended our big day thought Sam was incredible!!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Renee!!

8 May 2021

We honestly couldn’t haven’t asked for a better celebrant on our wedding day. Sam exudes a relaxed and calm vibe that you need to abate those last minute nerves. Sams process of creating a ceremony ensures the content is specific to your individual traits. He is an absolute professional at mixing humour and sentimentality. Sams unassuming wit charmed our guests and they raved about our fun and chilled out wedding ceremony. We can’t thank you enough!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks for the kind words, Wendy!

1 May 2021

Sam was absolutely AMAAZING! From the moment we first met with him (over zoom, thanks COVID!) we knew that he was the celebrant for us! His relaxed, cheerful and approachable personality was exactly what myself and Dan needed for our big day - he ticked all of our boxes! Sam was a great person to bounce ideas off during the planning process and to ask questions when we were unsure. When the big day rolled around, hearing Sam talk was one of the things we were both most excited about. His script was so playful and fun, yet deep and meaningful, all of our guests were laughing the entire way through! Would recommend Sam to anybody without hesitation, he was simply amazing!

16 Apr 2021

Sam was just hands down absolutely amazing! Really made our day be the best it really could of been. It felt like we had known Sam for years. His so professional in what he does definitely knows how to get the best out of you. We can’t thank him enough or recommend him enough.

2 Apr 2021

If you’re looking for a celebrant, look no further than Sam. He made the process so simple, and when he sent through the draft of our ceremony we barely changed a thing, he’d nailed it! Our ceremony was so fun and light hearted, but still so special and intimate. Would recommend him time and time again. Thanks so much Sam, you’re a legend!!!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Stacie!

27 Mar 2021

Sam was our Celebrant and MC his warm, loving, fun and cheeky vibe. He made us so at ease with the entire process. All we and our guests felt was overwhelming joy and laughter during our ceremony and reception we would 100% do it all over again.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Sarah, you folks are the best!

25 Mar 2021

Sam is the whole package. His funny easy going personality was exactly what we were looking for. He was the perfect amount of humor and seriousness and our guests raved about how engaging the ceremony was. Sam was always professional and made the whole process so easy. We couldn't have thought of a better person to bring our story to life the way Sam did. He truly is a master of his craft.

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