Sydney Commitment Ceremonies

Same Sex Celebrant, Supporting Marriage Equality, LGBTQIA friendly

I have always supported Marriage Equality and am delighted that I can now legally officiate marriages for all eligible couples.

However, some couples may have personal reasons for not having a legal marriage ceremony. Perhaps they don’t believe in the institution itself but are still firmly committed to each other and their relationship and wish to make a public declaration of this in front of their family and friends. Or maybe one or both may not yet be free to legally marry or perhaps there is a vital piece of paperwork missing but they want to go ahead with their planned celebration anyway.

Same Sex Commitment Ceremonies
Gay Lesbian Commitment Ceremony Sydney

A commitment ceremony is the perfect way for all these couples to declare their love for and commitment to each other. I am delighted when I am asked to help create a meaningful ceremony, making it a truly special occasion.

Adults in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships are eligible to register their relationship with Sydney Commitment Ceremonies, provided at least one of them lives in NSW.  For more information go to NSW BDM.

These ceremonies generally follow the same basic structure as a marriage ceremony, without there being a legal declaration or legal document to commemorate it.

A Civil Celebrant must make it clear to everyone present that it is not a legal marriage. However, these ceremonies are just as meaningful as any wedding.


The cost of a Commitment Ceremony is $300 – $450 depending on the number of guests (maximum 30) and whether you want your ceremony on a weekday or weekend/public holiday. All ceremonies must be within 5 km of Neutral Bay. 

A non-refundable booking fee of 50% of the total fee secures your date and time in my diary. The balance is due two weeks before your ceremony.

Please contact me to talk about your commitment ceremony or to arrange an obligation-free meeting.

Commitment ceremony fees
Sharon & Emosi

“Our Commitment Ceremony was more than we could have wished for. We wanted to commit ourselves to each other as if we were getting married and we said our vows to each other and then exchanged rings.  Jane supplied a commemorative certificate that we display with pride on the wall.  Jane was so LOVELY to us and provided everything we could have hoped for.  One day when we can legally marry we will most certainly be calling upon her to officiate; there is no doubt that we chose the best celebrant.  For anyone who … is looking for a celebrant, we strongly suggest that you employ Jane’s professional and caring skills to see you through to a perfect ending.  Thank you Jane, you will never be forgotten by us and as we said, we will be calling you again in the future to help us TIE-THE-KNOT for real! xx”  Sharon & Emosi

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The best way to determine if I am the right celebrant for you. Absolutely obligation free!

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