Adrian Downey NSW Celebrant

(22 reviews)
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Hi my name is Adrian Downey, a relaxed and easy going male civil marriage Celebrant located in North Western Sydney NSW.

Your ceremony is a very important moment in your lives, it should be exciting, joyful and fun.Whether you are looking for something traditional, something simple or something in between, we will work together to create a ceremony that truly reflects you.

Why book Adrian?

  • I am a younger celebrant who is enthusiastic and available to answer any questions you may have.
  • I am committed to delivering the type of ceremony you are looking for
  • I only ever book in one ceremony on any day thus allowing me to give 100%  commitment to you.
  • I am a member of Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc & Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants
  • ABIA finalist Celebrants NSW
  • Finalist Local Business Awards

I take great pride out of my work as a celebrant and am happy to receive many letters and emails of thanks. Each ceremony is different and when we sit down to discuss yours I will assist you by providing all the resources to commence planning the perfect ceremony.

Please contact me for more information or to arrange an obligation free meeting to discuss your individual ceremony requirements

Questions and Answers

Q. Due to our circumstances we need to give less than one months notice of our intended marriage. Are we able to do this?

Adrian Downey NSW Celebrant

A. Yes, this can be done; you need to submit a request for approval for “shortening of time for notice”. There are five categories for approval based on your circumstances, these are:

  1. Employment–related, or other travel commitments
  2. Wedding or celebration arrangements,or religious considerations
  3. Medical reasons
  4. Legal proceedings, and
  5. Error in giving notice.

You still need to submit your Notice of Intended Marriage to me and you will need to seek approval from a “Prescribed Authority”

What do you mean by giving one month’s notice?

Adrian Downey NSW Celebrant

 The Marriage Act 1961 requires the parties to an intended marriage to give the authorised celebrant at least one month’s written notice prior to the solemnisation of the marriage. This notice is known as the Notice of Intended Marriage form.
The term ‘month’ is defined in the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. The Acts Interpretation Act was recently amended by the Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011. From 27 December 2011, section 2G of the Acts Interpretation Act provides that in any Act, ‘month’ means a period:

  • starting at the start of any day of one of the calendar months; and
  • ending:
  • immediately before the start of the corresponding day of the next calendar month
  • or if there is no such day – at the end of the next calendar month.

How can we lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NOIM)?

Adrian Downey NSW Celebrant

The Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NOIM) can be lodged with me in the following ways:

  • In person
  • Scanned and emailed to me
  • Faxed to me

If sent by email or fax the originals are required to be produced to me prior to the marriage ceremony taking place.

Can we transfer our Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) to you?

Adrian Downey NSW Celebrant

A. Yes you can. If you have completed the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form with the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages or another Celebrant (whether a Religious or Civil Celebrant) and decide that you would like another Celebrant to perform your ceremony you can request that the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form be transferred. If time permits it may be just as easy to commence a new one however if within the one month this can be transferred upon request.

Who can act as witnesses for the ceremony and sign the marriage documents?

Adrian Downey NSW Celebrant

A. Traditionally the witnesses are usually a best man and a bridesmaid. However the witnesses can be any two persons who are present at the ceremony and who are, or appear to the person solemnising the marriage to be, over the age of 18 years. These are the persons who will sign the marriage certificates in their capacity as the witnesses to the marriage. Arranging for the attendance of witnesses at the marriage ceremony is the responsibility of the parties to the marriage.


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21 Feb 2021

Adrian is so professional, patient, easy and on time. We had a great experience on our wedding day. We will remember him and very thanks to his help.

29 Sep 2019

Adrian was so helpful and accomodating, he guided us through the process from start to finish and spoke wonderfully on the day. Couldn’t have asked for better.

13 Sep 2019

Adrian is very professional and passionate about his work. He has a perfect voice, is organised, well presented and dedicated to delivering nothing but the best.

2 Jul 2022

Adrian was super professional and lovely to deal with. Designing our wedding ceremony was super easy with the amount of examples and templates Adrian provides. On the wedding day Adrian was not phased by anything even though we had pouring rain, power outages and screaming babies, at all times Adrian helped keep things calm by giving us concise 'next step' updates which I found incredibly helpful.

23 Dec 2021

Adrian was amazing - very helpful and understanding the whole way through. We had to reschedule several times due to COVID and he just ran with it and took care of the admin side (extending paperwork etc.) as a matter of course reducing stress levels all the way around - he is flexible, genial, easy going, laid back and generally a fantastic human; could not endorse him highly enough - you would be mad not to go with Adrian. Highly recommended - four thumbs WAY UP (my new husband was stoked with him too)!

19 Dec 2021

Amazing, amazing, amazing! He was a brilliant addition to our special day. His communication was incredible, the ceremony was lovely and everything was overall easy! Would highly recommend Adrian.

11 Dec 2021

Adrian Downey was our celebrant for our wedding. He was very professional, organized and courteous and did an amazing job. The ceremony couldn’t have gone any better. Prior to the day we met up with him and he helped us with what kind of ceremony we were after and he was very accommodating to our specific requests. His website has a wealth of information about different ceremony styles and vows, which we really found helpful. We would highly recommend him to officiate your ceremony.

8 May 2021

Adrian helped us create our perfect day, to get married on the cliffs in Clovelly. He guided us through the whole process, clearly explaining everything every step of the way. It was a beautiful ceremony and lovely day for all.

31 Mar 2018

Amazing! We set up a meeting with him and it felt right straight away. He made us feel so comfortable and was always so accommodating.

30 Mar 2017

Adrian was so accomodating, knowledgable and approachable. He made the whole process easy and was fantastic on the day!

16 Oct 2015

Such a lovely, funny guy and so organised.

26 Sep 2015

Adrian was really great during the wedding ceremony.

20 Dec 2014

Thank you Adrian for beautiful ceremony. Agnese and Edward Benet

6 Dec 2014

He was fantastic from the first meeting. Took care of everything, it was a great relief to not have to worry as he handled all the finer details. Very happy with his efforts, and such a nice guy!

11 Oct 2014

Very professional. Arrived early so everybody was calm. Adrian was well presented and spoke very well. His wife also did a great job with the music at the ceremony.


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