Karen Ambrose Celebrant | Designed Ceremonies

Karen Ambrose


                               ELOPEMENT * MICRO * MEDIUM * TOTAL AFFAIR

Celebrating weddings on the gorgeous South Coast of NSW since 2010.

Berry : Gerringong : Kiama: Terara : Nowra  : Jervis Bay to Ulladulla.

 I've been passionate about my role as your celebrant since January 2010 so let's make your wedding day magical and memorable with a perfect ceremony at one of the many hidden gems on offer in the beautiful Shoalhaven/South Coast area of NSW. Your expectations are sure to be exceeded when searching for a wedding venue from wineries with stunning views, to riverside venues, bush retreats and a selection of locations to make your day special. 

Let me take care of all the legalities and necessary paperwork while you focus on other arrangements for the best day of your lives. A smooth and seamless deliver of your ceremony is my promise to you!

Relax and enjoy

Wedding ceremonies should be fun, light-hearted & touching yet delivered with the warmth and respect a marriage deserves. You are going to need a celebrant who will combine these important aspects to create a feeling you and your guests will remember for a long time to come.

All sorts of weddings

Whether your wedding is traditional, informal, intimate or rustic, each ceremony will be created to suit the tone of your day and your personalities. While Saturday is still the most popular day for weddings, your ceremony can be held on any day and at your chosen venue.

Leave it with me

I will be happy to advise you of the steps you need to take to get your marriage process underway with obligation free information I can e-mail to you. Once you book my services, you can rest easy knowing I will take care of everything related to your ceremony and the registration of your marriage.

Things You Need To Know

The most important step in the marriage process is meeting with your celebrant and filling in your Notice Of Intended Marriage. By law, this must be done at least one month prior to the wedding date. A longer time is preferable with 18 months being the maximum amount of advanced notice.

You will need to produce your original birth certificates(copies are not acceptable) along with photo ID such as your driver's licence. A passport is also acceptable but must be current or recently expired. If you have been married previously, a divorce or death certificate is required.

A non-refundable booking fee will be required to lock in the date and time for your ceremony. Once that is paid, legal paperwork will be generated to start the marriage process and you can rest easy knowing everything will be taken care of by an experienced celebrant.

I will take care of all legalities for your marriage. You won't need to worry about a thing as I will keep you informed in the lead up to the wedding day. Your marriage will be promptly registered through BDM following the ceremony and your "official certificate" ordered on your behalf.

Ceremony choices

"How much do you charge?" is a frequently asked question by couples who need to 'budget' for their wedding day.

Answer... "One price does not fit all" as each ceremony comes with different inclusions dependent on your requirements.

I am happy to offer you different ceremonies to make your wedding day perfect.....no matter the size.

My price guide below will outline your costings & I can email you a more detailed copy.

Lock in your date now by paying your $200 booking fee which becomes part of your total cost.

What’s included

"An Intimate Affair"                            $600

No crowds this time! Just you & your 2 witnesses celebrating a simple marriage ceremony on my sunny front deck in the cooler months or in my shady garden when its warm.

"Elopement or Micro"                           $700

Just you and 2 adult witnesses is all you need for your elopement OR you can go "Micro" with a maximum of 20 people at your nominated location.  Either is a great choice for those who don't want the full on wedding experience and expense. 

"Your Total Celebration"                     $850

By far the most popular choice as it covers all bases for your medium to larger ceremony at your chosen venue. My P.A. & microphone will be included so ALL guests can hear you exchange your vows. A rehearsal & ceremonial music is a bonus inclusion for this ceremony only. 

Extra Charges

Travel expenses will apply if the ceremony is more than 30kms of my office.

Please ask for a price guide with more details which I can e-mail to you.