Married By Mike

(5 reviews)
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Sydney and Surrounding Areas  View Map
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By Appointment
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Finding a celebrant who effortlessly balances fun and emotion isn’t always easy, but somehow, Married by Mike’s Mike Calabrese does this in his tailored ceremonies. Flexible and well-presented, Mike confidently officiates ceremonies with warmth and professionalism. He takes the time to understand each individual love story and offers wedding packages to suit every couple's needs, too.

The Northern Beaches’ Mike Calabrese is the type of celebrant you want officiating your dream wedding. Experienced and organised, Mike - of Married by Mike - uses his near 30 years in the wedding and event industry to craft ceremonies that entertain and tug at the heartstrings in equal measure. Indeed, his years of experience mean Mike is highly professional, capable, and indisputably passionate about weddings. His enthusiasm shows when he officiates ceremonies; they’re fun, relaxed, yet still heartfelt - exactly the kind of ceremony that has guests smiling, shedding a tear, or nodding along in agreement.

“My presentation style reflects my character. Your ceremony will be fun, easygoing and heartfelt, yet delivered with experience and professionalism. My untroubled flexible approach means nothing is a problem.” Mike, Celebrant

What you can expect when working with Married By Mike for your wedding:


  • Easygoing, professional celebrant. Mike is a relaxed, easygoing celebrant with a heart of gold. He’s simultaneously laidback and professional, and puts each couple at ease with his ‘we can do this’ attitude.
  • Wedding industry experience. Mike has been around weddings and events since his teenage years, and has transformed his love of weddings into a career that has spanned more than 30 years.
  • Fun, heartfelt ceremony. Whether you’d prefer a formal, relaxed, or heartfelt ceremony, Mike can craft a bespoke ceremony script that meets your needs and preferred style.

Here’s what else you need to know about Married By Mike.

  • Package options. Mike offers a range of packages, including a simple ‘legals only’ option for the fuss-free couples and a complete package with all the bells and whistles.
  • Northern Beaches location. This confident professional is situated in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and often works with couples in this region or Sydney’s surrounding areas.

Tell us about your packages and inclusions.

Here are two examples of the packages Mike offers.

Legal package.

  • All correspondence and two face to face meetings
  • A full legally binding 15 min wedding ceremony on the Northern Beaches
  • Presentation of a marriage certificate
  • Preparation and submission of legal paperwork
  • Confidential record keeping
  • Application to the registry for an official marriage certificate

Complete Celebration Package:

  • Personally written ceremony
  • Sample ceremonies, information kit, and support
  • All correspondence including meetings on the Northern Beaches
  • Rehearsal
  • Legally binding ceremony
  • Presentation marriage certificate
  • Preparation and submission paperwork and certificates
  • Confidential record keeping
  • Application to the registry for an official marriage certificate
  • PA system at no extra charge
  • Communication with your other suppliers to make sure things run smoothly



Questions and Answers

What documents and identification do we need to provide you?

Married By Mike

  • Evidence of date and place of birth e.g. original birth certificate or birth extract, passport
  • Photographic evidence of identity e.g. drivers license, passport, proof of age card
  • Evidence of the end of any previous marriage/s e.g. divorce certificate, death certificate


Ideally these original documents should be sighted at the time of lodging your NOIM. 

Alternatively, your NOIM and original supporting documents can be lodged with me via  email (scanned) . However, the originals must be witnessed by me prior to the ceremony.

In some exceptional cases a Statutory Declaration may be acceptable If you cannot provide any of the above.


What exactly do you do as our Marriage Celebrant?

Married By Mike

Ill act as your authorised Marriage Celebrant, appointed by the Federal Government,  to solemnise your marriage according to the Marriage Act 1961.  I may solemnise marriages anywhere in Australia. Each year i must continue ongoing professional development and am bound by a code of practice. When solemnising marriages, i am responsible for performing the ceremony, including ensuring the compulsory legal components are recited and witnessed; ensuring adequate sound for your guests to hear your vows clearly; and most importantly, completing and lodging all the legal paperwork with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the State or Territory where your marriage is solemnised.

What if we are overseas or interstate? Can we still lodge the NOIM?

Married By Mike

Yes,  If your overseas or interstate until a time that is less than one month before the  marriage, you may send a copy of the NOIM and supporting documents to me by post or (scanned) email. It is not acceptable for me to accept a NOIM  and/or supporting documents via videoconferencing services such as Skype. I recommend that if the NOIM is to be posted it should be sent by some form of  registered post. 


It is a wise precaution for you to send photocopies of your supporting documents with the NOIM  when you post them from overseas or interstate. If there are any potential problems with, for  example, divorce papers or death certificates then i will be able to advise you of this before you arrive for the marriage. 


I will need to obtain from you the original NOIM and sight the  original documents relating to evidence of date and place of birth, identity and evidence of the end  of a previous marriage (if relevant) prior to solemnising the marriage. This means you will need to bring these original documents with you (if not already mailed).


By law, both parties are required to sign the NOIM, but Only one party to the marriage is legally required to sign and lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage with me and commence the legal paperwork. So if the other party to the marriage is overseas or not available at the time you wish to submit your paperwork, this does not prevent the Notice of Intended Marriage from being lodged. The second party must however sign and show relevant identification prior to the ceremony. 


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10 Mar 2022

If you’re wanting a celebrant that makes you feel totally calm and comfortable throughout the duration of planning your wedding and provides the most outstanding ceremony, then make sure you hire Michael. Michael is the most kind, funny, calm and easy to chat to person who absolutely made our wedding day and set the scene and chilled vibe for the rest of our wedding day. We dealt with Michael over email and calls and when we all finally met, it was like we were family and everything flowed so smoothly which definitely helped any wedding nerves ! Could t fault Michaels attention to detail and service and would highly recommend to anyone getting married in the northern beaches.

21 Feb 2022

We want to thank Michael for absolutely EVERYTHING! My wife and I were instantly put at ease by his warm manner, humorous outlook and clarity in what was required. He was also very flexible in the delivery of the order of service. He wrote the most beautiful script and included lots of details about our relationship which all of our guests enjoyed. He was professional, yet highly approachable. 100% would recommend, he was amazing.

21 Aug 2021

Mike made our ceremony perfect. He is fun, caring, polite and above all, professional! He also included our 3 babies into our ceremony which added the perfect personal touch. We all melted. Our day couldn’t have been any more perfect and we have Mike to thank.

Married By Mike  

Thanks Guys...and what a honor it was to be a part of your celebration...

4 Feb 2022

Highly recommended! Michael Calabrese was approachable and responsive to all our needs. As an experience marriage celebrant Michael engaged our family, was respectful and engaging.

27 Nov 2021

David and I met with Mike for a casual beer prior to making a decision on which Celebrant to choose - Mike was outstanding from the onset. He was attentive to our needs and ensured everything was well prepared, Mike went out of his way to explain how the Ceremony would be conducted leaving flexibility for our touches as required. He communicated by email with both David and I and my father (in Europe) prior tp the Ceremony. On the day the setup and PA system was perfect for our Garden Ceremony, our guests commented on his genuine love for his job and professionalism. Thankyou Mike.

Married By Mike  

Thank you David and Kim...what an absolute honour to officiate your wedding and be part of your special day


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