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Chris Stedman Marriage Celebrant

5.0  ( 7 reviews ) · Sydney & Surrounding Areas · Show Phone
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Bringing over a decade of experience as a marriage celebrant, Chris Stedman is your expert for crafting uniquely tailored wedding experiences. With a background as a director at an international 5-star hotel for over 20 years, his commitment to outstanding customer service ensures couples and their guests not only enjoy a memorable celebration but also feel warmly welcomed and well-cared for.

Meet Chris Stedman, your go-to Marriage Celebrant! With a background deeply rooted in hospitality, he's dedicated to crafting personalized and unforgettable wedding experiences just for you. From intimate elopements to grand celebrations in the Sydney metropolitan area, Chris understands the magic in the details, promising a seamless and heart-filled ceremony. His extensive expertise in the hospitality industry ensures he brings a unique touch to your special day, creating one-of-a-kind moments that reflect your love story. Passionate about making your wedding uniquely yours, Chris is here to ensure your ceremony is warm, personal, and truly unforgettable.

What you’ll love about working with Chris Stedman Marriage Celebrant for your wedding:
Personalised Ceremonies: Chris takes the time to understand each couple's story, infusing personal touches into every ceremony, ensuring a truly unique and meaningful experience.

  • Flexibility and Creativity: With a creative flair and a flexible approach, Chris collaborates closely with couples to design ceremonies that reflect their styles and preferences.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: Backed by years of experience in the hospitality industry, Chris prioritizes exceptional customer service, ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere for couples and their guests.

    Highlights of working with Chris Stedman Marriage Celebrant:

Tailored ceremonies that reflect the individuality of each couple.

  • Expertise from over a decade of experience as a marriage celebrant.
  • Locations in Surry Hills, New South Wales, provide a picturesque backdrop for your wedding.
  • A commitment to exceptional customer service, creating a welcoming atmosphere for couples and their guests.
  • Flexibility and creativity in designing ceremonies, ensuring a truly unique and memorable experience.


Hi there, I'm Chris! With a background deeply rooted in tourism and hospitality, I've spent over 20 years as a director at international 5-star hotels, not only in Australia but also across multiple Asian countries. My extensive experience is a testament to my commitment to top-quality customer service. I'm here to keep it real and make your journey as authentic and enjoyable as possible. Let's make your wedding day truly yours! Your marriage celebrant Chris Stedman

Chris Stedman

Marriage Celebrant


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Packages / Pricing

Basic Signing Package:

This package is perfect for couples who simply need a document signing appointment without a formal ceremony.
( Please invite 2 witnesses )

The Between Package:

This intimate package is designed for small and meaningful ceremonies at a location of your choice nearby.
( Intimate gathering up to 10 guests )

The Benchmark Package:

Elevate your special day with my Premium Benchmark Wedding Package. It's the ultimate, all-inclusive option,
providing you with a full-service wedding experience designed to exceed your expectations.


A marriage celebrant is a trained professional authorized by the Australian government to officiate weddings. They play a crucial role in creating and conducting personalized wedding ceremonies.

You can start by researching local celebrants, reading reviews, and meeting with potential celebrants to see if their style and personality align with your vision for the ceremony.

Before you may marry, the law requires that you sign and lodge with me the Notice of Intended Marriage. I can assist you with this form at our first meeting. This form can be submitted to me 18 months prior to your wedding date, but the cut off time is a minimum of one calendar month and one day prior to the wedding. You can also submit your Notice to me via email or mail. The form will remain active for 18 calendar months from the date of submission.

You must be over 18 years of age to marry in Australia. If you are Australian born you must provide your birth certificate in English. If born outside Australia you are required to provide your birth certificate or passport from your country of birth.

If either of you have previously been married you will have to produce your Divorce Decree Absolute papers and if either of your spouses are deceased, you must produce the Death Certificate.

Yes. We can arrange to meet online. You can fill in the paperwork from overseas.
Note: your signatures must be witnessed by an Australian Consulate official who will stamp the form. I must receive this form at least one month and one day prior to your wedding date. You can email it to me and then bring the original with you to hand to me when you arrive in Australia. You will be given a marriage certificate on your wedding day. In some cases you will need to obtain an Apostille Stamp from the Australian Office of Births Deaths Marriages on your certificate making your marriage legal in your country. Please check if this is necessary with your own Consulate before leaving the country.

On the day of your marriage you must have two witnesses over the age of 18

I am there approximately 1/2 hour before the ceremony and I allow 1 hour for the wedding. If you need to extend this time, just let me know at our first meeting.

I will tailor my wardrobe to whatever you wish in keeping with your theme and colours. This could mean a suit and tie or smart casual, and depends on the season and the temperature.

No more than 2 weddings on 1 day. I make it a practice to never rush my weddings.

If I am in the hospital or suffering from something serious, I will get a replacement for you from a network group of other Sydney Celebrants that I can call upon. For anything else, I will be there for you. I haven't missed a wedding yet!

I am more than happy to assist in putting you in contact with people who will look after this for you.

If your wedding will be an outside event, my advice is visit that location beforehand at the exact time of your ceremony. Take note of where the sun is shining, how flat the ground will be for the seating, where you want the guests, where you will make your entrance and which area the ceremony will take place.

Please take into consideration direct sunlight, especially if your wedding is in the high end of summer: late November, December, January and February. It may be best to find a location that has shade for both you and your guests, especially if the temperature is in the high 30 to 40 degrees.

We all hope that your day is shiny and bright blue a sky – but you never know. It is worth spending a little extra, or making arrangements with your reception venue just in case. You don't want you or your guests to get wet on your special day.

No. Nobody does. Just relax and enjoy the ceremony without having to worry about what you have to say, I will take care of everything. Just repeat after me!

Of course you can. If you need help getting them right, you can always ask me for advice.

No. Writing the perfect vows for you is part of my service.

As long as you want. The average ceremony is usually 15-30 minutes from the time we first see you walk down the aisle, until the time I pronounce you husband and wife.

No. Think about your schedule for the day. You'll probably run out of time for your photos if you are late. If you are worried about guests arriving late, time it so that you invite them 15 minutes before the ceremony starts.

You can give me any downloaded music and it can be played through my PA System by someone that you nominate to play it.

I would suggest a song to walk down the aisle, a song for the signing of the documents and possibly one for walking up the aisle. Choose songs that are meaningful and personal, and fit the tone of your ceremony.

If it makes you feel more comfortable to have a rehearsal, I am available for you. If you don’t have time or don't feel the need, no need to worry as I will be there in plenty of time on the day to run through everything.

Please ask your wedding planner or reception venue to set up 1 table and 1 chair for the signing of the documents. Or, if you need me to provide a table and chair, please let me know on our first meeting.

If you have parents, family and friends who don't speak much English it is important they feel included in your ceremony. I can phonetically practise some phrases in any language you give me, and I would be more than happy for you to coach me. I do speak Japanese fluently and I am happy to perform the ceremony in Japanese.

Big or small, it’s your wedding day, so let’s make it as beautiful as we possibly can. Some of the most wonderful weddings I have done have been 10 people or less.

Opting for my services provides a more personalized approach to the marriage process as opposed to the traditional experience of waiting in line at a marriage registry office. I offer two distinct packages to suit your needs: a streamlined signing appointment to fulfill the essential legal requirements or a comprehensive full-service ceremony for a more customized and meaningful wedding experience.

Firstly you need to wait for me to file your paperwork with the Office of Births Deaths and Marriages. This will be done on the next working day after your wedding ceremony. After this you can contact the same office and complete a Change Name Form. After this is processed you can contact all the other offices such as Medicare, Passport, ATO, Service NSW, your Bank and so on. Don't use your new married surname until you have done this. Also, ensure your honeymoon airline and hotel reservations are not done in your married surname. Otherwise they may not be able to check you in.

7 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

February 2024

A bit late getting this review done but could not recommend Chris any more! Working with us during covid, he was so easy to get along with, knowledgeable, fun and had such a bubbly personality that he was the most perfect celebrant. He made the time and effort to get to know us that, after the ceremony, we had people asking us if he was a family friend! Thank you Chris for everything you did for us and for helping us get through the bumps that was the ever-changing covid restrictions. Would give 10 stars if I could! Tess

Priscilla A.

February 2024

We really enjoyed working with Chris. I've read other reviews praising Chris' attention to detail and I can honestly say that he was wonderful from the planning stage, all the way to the ceremony and submitting the paperwork. We wanted our big day to be as authentic and memorable as possible, and Chris brought professionalism and a great sense of humour to the day. His genuine nature, and passion for people, sets him apart.

Shirley W.

February 2024

Chris Stedman is a true professional, he is engaging, warm and witty. I highly recommend him.

Jose D.

February 2024

As a bride, I can't express enough how grateful I am to have had Chris officiate our wedding. From our first meeting, Chris put us at ease with their warm personality and genuine interest in understanding our love story. They crafted a ceremony that felt incredibly personal and meaningful, incorporating our unique quirks and values seamlessly. Chris was professional, yet personable, guiding us through the entire process with grace and expertise. On our big day, their calming presence and heartfelt words made our ceremony truly unforgettable. I highly recommend Chris to any couple looking for a wedding officiant who will make their special day absolutely perfect.

Kaoru S.

November 2016

Chris was very professional, sincere abs friendly from day 1. His Japanese helped a lot for our ceremony too.

Christopher N.

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