These licensed Celebrants have signed their agreement with the following statement:
"I confirm that I am comfortable working with same-sex couples to prepare and conduct their Unions."

Any Celebrants wishing to add their details to this listing please use
our general contact form and we will get back to you with details.

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NZ Assoc of Rationalists & Humanists
The NZARH (Inc) supported the civil union legislation through Parliament. We are a non-religious organisation that promotes a fair, responsible, open society. Our celebrants are professional and caring and willing to help anyone wanting a civil union.
Phone 09 622-1400,   09 373-5131   Fax: 09 379-8233

Helena Dixon
Enjoy my open, fresh approach, as together we create a ceremony to celebrate your sharing life's path at one another's side.
Phone: 09-837-0155 or 021-610-355    Email: Click Here

Robin Gee
Your love's unique, so should the celebration of that love. Gay celebrant committed to helping couples create personal, meaningful ceremonies.
Ph: 021-259-3145   Email: Click Here

Bruce Kilmister JP, MNZM
I've been serving our community for over 40 years and am available for Marriage and Civil Union ceremonies. I can help create your ceremony to whatever your budget allows.
I'm also a Justice of the Peace and offer this service at no cost.
Contact me in complete confidence: Mobile 021-633373   Landline (09) 376-8656

Craig Lord
Auckland based but very happy to travel.
As a professional broadcaster and event MC I have the ability to understand what people want, this allows me to tailor my services to suit. I believe the role of a celebrant is not to be the centre of attention, yet ensure that the partners and their guests laugh, smile and have fun.
Whatever the location or style of wedding, I am happy to work with it. That extends to themed weddings as well – I think I would look great as a Wookie or Stormtrooper (although I’d probably suit Ewok better…..).
Addr: 84 Heaphy Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

Kimberly Sanders
 Lucky in Love Marriage Celebrant.
I'll help you create a unique ceremony true to your personalities & wedding day vision. My couples say my organised & friendly approach reassures them they're in safe hands & I make the process relaxed, fun & easy for you!
(Will travel as far north as Matakana, south to Karaka, West Coast vineyards & beaches and out to Waiheke.)
Phone: 021 761 547    eMail:
Website:    Facebook: LuckyinLoveMarriageCelebrant

Auckland - Albany
Graeme Constable
A celebrant for all occasions, civil unions, marriage, MC duties, travel arrangements. Located in Albany but will travel.
Phone: 09 476 7225. Email: Click Here

Auckland Central
Barry Davis
A gay celebrant, delighted to assist you in creating a fun ceremony that's meaningful to you for your special occasion.
Phone: 09 358 5001 or 021 721 122

Auckland - City
Jan McCallum
I will create with you a personalised loving and fun ceremony which will be meaningful and memorable to you both.
Phone: 09 360 7963   Email: Click Here  Website:

Auckland - Glendowie
Sheryl Mungall J.P.
Sheryl with you will design a heartfelt wedding ceremony to reflect your love. You are welcome for small intimate weddings to use her Balinese courtyard garden or be married on her deck looking over the sea. Following your ceremony you can celebrate with a glass of champagne. Witnesses can be arranged and a photographer. Her website will show you photos of other couples who were married at her home. Sheryl will travel to any destination or venue in New Zealand and loves helping gay couples have the day of their dreams
Phone: 09-575 9401    027 262 8587   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Glendowie
Jill Williams
Celebrant trained at AUT for all celebrations and civil unions. Bringing people together.
451 Crambrook Place, Glendowie, Auckland
Phone: 021 747 588    Email: Click Here

Auckland - Glenfield
Neville Creighton
Non-judgemental, tolerant, loving and compassionate. Love is all you need.
Phone: 027 272 5860. Email: Click Here

Auckland - Henderson
Eddie McMenemy
For that personal service that will be unique - contact Eddie - celebrating everyone's needs for over 25 years.
Phone: 09 8370153;  027 290 9080   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Herne Bay
James Courtney
I look forward to helping you both have a happy union celebrating with a venue and ceremony of your choosing.
Phone: 09 376 5866. PO Box 46 006, Herne Bay, Auckland.

Auckland - Howick
Gill Court
Non-religious celebrant who would be delighted to be part of your ceremony.
phone: 09 535 7467;  027 535 7467

Auckland - Manurewa
Raewyn P Clark J.P.
As an experienced civil celebrant, I will do my best to make your Civil Union as special as it can be.
Phone: 09 267 8078;  027 4887 585   Fax: 267 3152
Email: Click Here.   Web:

Auckland - Manurewa
Zoeline Jade Amber-Tuely
Ceremonies large or small. Whatever your requirements I can help make this a beautiful and memorable day. Travel is flexible.
Phone: 09 268 1451;   021 259 3881    PO Box 17-251, Greenlane, Auckland.

Auckland - Massey
Alma McMillan
I am happy to prepare and conduct civil unions ceremonies for same-sex couples.
81B Colwill Road, Massey, Auckland

Auckland - Mt Eden
Josie Roberts JP and Marriage Celebrant
"Always refer back to the heart... it is where the world began" - Jenny Bornholdt
Phone: 09-630 4773

Auckland - Onehunga
Kerry-Ann Stanton
Individually crafted unique ceremonies - experienced celebrant who enjoys the privilege of working with all couples - your union - your way.
Phone: 0274 745 003

Auckland - One Tree Hill
Glenis McCosh
Your special celebration - When you want it, Where you want it, How you want it.
Ph 09 634 3871.

Auckland - Parnell
Terry Leonard Cummins J.P.
Civil and marriage celebrant and Justice of the Peace for over 20 years. personal and empathetic services prepared.
4/67 Brighton Road, Parnell, Auckland. Phone: 379 0526

Auckland - Piha
Shirley M Bond J.P
Experienced Registered Celebrant. Has a bubbly outgoing personality.
Motto "Your Day Your Way" relaxed and joyful filled with wonderful memories.
Phone: (09) 812 8595,  021 639 529   Email: Click Here   Web:

Auckland - Pukekohe
Margaret Donald
As a Christian lesbian I am delighted to now hold a Civil Union license - special liturgies and ceremonies a specialty.
Phone/Fax: 09 238 0574. Email: Click Here

Auckland - Remuera
Allan Spence
Alan Spence is pleased to undertake ceremonies for all couples as required.
Phone: 027 4797 470

Auckland - Royal Oak
Michael Bancroft
Registered Independent Wedding and Civil Union Celebrant, Justice of the Peace. 28 years experience. Available throughout Auckland Region and beyond by arrangement.
Your Ceremony, Your Choices, My Expertise
Phone: 027 625 6122    Email: Click Here

Auckland - Sandringham
Lesley Challis
Individually-crafted ceremonies which are joyful, meaningful and memorable.
Phone: 09 815 5353

Auckland - Taupaki
Irvine Yardley
I am happily married. I believe in protection for all under law. Everyone should be able to celebrate commitment.
Phone: 09 412 7225;   025 235 6019

Auckland - Three Kings
Richard Girdwood
I will help you turn your plans for your civil union ceremony into reality.
Phone: 09- 625 2934;  027 312 1736   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Titirangi
Mary Hancock
Mary has officiated at gay and lesbian ceremonies for over 20 years. She will help you have the ceremony of your dreams.
Phone: 09 817 7514;  0274 444 604    Email: Click Here

Auckland - Titirangi
Anne Wilson
I am an experienced celebrant who will work with you to develop a unique ceremony for your very special day.
Phone: 09-817 5938

Auckland - Waiheke Island
Jan Scott
I offer professional, friendly service to make your commitment ceremony special.
My service covers the Greater Auckland area.
Ph: 09 372 8096

Auckland – Waitakere
J Keith Jacklin de Carteret
A Civil Union Celebrant since the first Civil Union in 2005. As a gay celebrant, it is always a pleasure and a privilege to work with couples in creating a celebration of your special day. The only way to do this - is your way.
Ph: 021 036 2400   Email:Click Here

Auckland - Waitakere
Wayne Otter
It would be an honour and a privelage to assist in creating a civil union ceremony that reflects your thoughts for this special day.
Phone: 021 119 6794

Auckland - West Harbour
Alexa Bartlett
Together we can design a ceremony to celebrate that special union. Anytime, anywhere, it would be a pleasure.
Phone: 09-416-0104   Web:
Linette M Randle
I will officiate at your choice of venue or celebrate your union at Dartington of Marlborough. Gardens, summerhouse/chapel and reception.
Phone: 03 578 7085    Email: Click Here
Canterbury - Darfield
Simonetta Ferrari-Cottrell
Kind, open minded, good listener, multilingual celebrant offers tailor-made ceremonies to couples of all kinds. Ceremony, reception, accommodation in grand old homestead, country setting. Total privacy.
Email: Click Here    Web:
L. Gae Alderson
21 years experience as a cicil celebrant. I value difference and enjoy working with couples. Professional social work, counseling, teaching background.
Phone: 03 342 9912

Terrence W. Johnston
Visit my website or Email me for information on making your Civil Union ceremony a special memory for you both.
Email: Click Here   Web:

John Preston
Your celebrant: sincere, good sense of humour, happy to assist and conduct a ceremony which coincides with your loving wishes.
Phone: 03 338 2706    Fax: 03 338 2715

Rosemary Tredgold
A lesbian and retired counselor and educator, I will support couples to have the Civil Union of their choice.
Phone: 03 384 9896

Christchurch - Huntsbury
Julie Lassen
Warm, positive, friendly, professional celebrant for your unique ceremony.
See my website: and
Phone: 027 278 2248 or 03 337 8108

Christchurch - Sumner
Jill Summer
It would be an honour to celebrate your very special day. Let's do this with all the joy and love we can.
3 Paisley Street, Sumner.   Email: Click Here
Aelred Russell Edmunds
If you would like an alternative type of chapel setting, I can provide that. Not restrictively Christian.
Phone: 03-453 1947   Email: Click Here

Denise Shackleton
Absolutely looking forward to assisting you in recognising your relationship!
Phone: 021 408-261;   03 471-0409 a/h.   PO Box 190, Dunedin.   Email: Click Here

Carolyne Smith
I look forward to helping you create a ceremony to celebrate your civil union in Dunedin, Cromwell or Wanaka.
Phone: 027 222 8887

Anthea Levy J.P.
Experienced celebrant for your ceremony in Fiordland at World Heritage locations such as Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, Milford Sound.
Phone 03 249 7721   Email: Click Here
Keith King
I have been celebrating unions and ceremonies of all kinds for fifteen+ years . Not just gay-friendly but gay and proud of it.
Phone: 027 272 2734   PO Box 12632, Hamilton.   Email: Click Here
Libby Nunn
Ceremonies individually designed with your participation anywhere between Kaitaia and Auckland.
Phone: 09 408 2486,   021 175-1213     Email: Click Here
Dayle Cottis
As a professional public speaker I specialise in writing individual ceremonies, personal and pertinent to you both.
Phone 06 327 6373;   0274 721 454
Pam Bailey
I have officiated at gay and lesbian ceremonies for many years and offer uniquely created individual ceremonies from the heart.
Phone: (06) 370 2655;    027 453 5993   Email: Click Here
Anne Bowling
Creative, personalised celebrations facilitated with love and respect (Matamata-Piako area or elsewhere by arrangement).
Phone: 07 889 5288
Joan Cockburn
Personal ceremonies organised for everyone. Marriage and civil union celebrant, Justice of the Peace.
Phone: 06 844 3108

Jill Williams
Celebrant trained at AUT for all celebrations and civil unions. Bringing people together.
103 Win Valley Road, RD2, Dovedale, Wakefield, Nelson.
Phone: 021 747 588     03 543 3734     Email: Click Here
New Plymouth
Terry Parkes
I have a perfect setting for your Civil Union ceremony - NiceHotel-Bistro. 7 rooms & a suite & a Bistro with a tropical garden.
Phone: 06 758 6423    Email Click Here   Web:
Phillipa M Cook
Your relationship, plus my love of being a celebrant, plus Queenstown's spectacular location equals a warm, meaningful ceremony.
Ph 03 442 7143     Email: Click Here
Jill M Wilkinson Fuller
I live in Rotorua but open to travel to your venue throughout New Zealand.
Hello. Hi! People often ask me why I decided to become a wedding celebrant and I always reply Love is Love and "It is love that makes the impossible possible". I am excited about the idea of the "wedding day" – people coming together who all have a reason to be in that one place, at that one time in history, who have played either a big or small part in the lives of these two people on that day.
Where your wedding becomes a story, one told for years to come!
Phone: 021 76 76 20

W.F. Johnson
I guarantee to make this the most memorable day of your lives.
Phone: 021 423 880
Carole Parker J.P.
I offer a friendly, personal service working with you both to create a memorable unique ceremony.
Available in Tauranga, Katikati, Waihi.
Mobile: 0274-579-686   Email: Click Here
Lloyd Davies J.P.
Providing memorable ceremonies of distinction across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato and, by arrangement, throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand – Marriages, Civil Unions, naming, reaffirmations, renewals, funerals. Member Celebrants' Association of New Zealand. Phone: 07 576 9085 Mob: 021 514 934.
Email: Click Here

Lorna Huggard J.P.
Let me help make your special day full of loving memories. No ceremony too big or too small.
Phone 07 570 1155. Email: Click Here

Margaret Parker
Ceremonies planned with you both to make your day special. Incorporate what is special to your union in your ceremony.
Phone: 07 548 1128    Email: Click Here

Margaret Elizabeth Wilson
I offer a personal, unique and memorable ceremony to celebrate the union of you and your chosen life partner.
Phone: 07 576 1707;  021 129 2515  Email: Click Here
Upper Hutt
Kristin Bryan J.P.
Insightful Civil Union celebrant designing unique ceremonies to suit your specialist occasions, unions, transitions, birthdays.
Phone: 09 977 3144; 027 678 7525
Clare Brockett
Experienced lesbian celebrant. Skillfully crafting civil unions that reflect your values and aspirations. Celebrating relationships in church or elsewhere.
Ph 027-403-8679. Email: Click Here

Wellington - Central
Bill Logan
Highly experienced gay celebrant.
Phone: 04 385 1816    Email: Click Here    Web:

Wellington - Central
Calum Bennachie
Are you considering a Civil Union? Personalised services. Allow me to help you Celebrate your love for each other.
Phone: 021 101 6549    Web:

Wellington - Island Bay
Eileen Imlach
I'll create with you a ceremony for your special occasion. Civil Unions - Marriage - Commitments - Vow Renewals. I have performed many ceremonies for gay couples.
Phone: 04 383 7469

Wellington - Island Bay
Stephanie Thomas J.P.
I am an experienced celebrant; I am a lesbian and will work with you to create the sort of ceremony that reflects who you are.
Phone: 04 383 7574    Fax: 04 383 7573     Email: Click Here

Wellington - Johnsonville
Marie Preston
I am an experienced celebrant of twelve years. I am a gay woman who likes to work with men and women from all walks of life.
19 Chapman St, Johnsonville, Wellington. 04 478 3391

Wellington - Karori
Helen Anne White
The personal touch with flair and creativity. Together we'll create the perfect ceremony for your perfect union.
Phone: 04 976 1167;   025 658 6679

Wellington - Kilbirnie
Janeen Nowicki
Big, bold and beautiful is my fame, Janeen is my name, ACDC lots of fun, make me your number one.
Phone: 04 387 9354;   021 061 0319

Wellington - Northland
Philip C. Stenning
A strong supporter of civil unions and of recognition of gay relationships.
PO Box 5413, Lambton Quay, Wellington.
Phone: 04 976-9543

Wellington - Porirua
Barbara Donaldson
Ceremonies designed with you to meet your requirements and ensure your special day is all it can be.
Phone: 04 234 844 or 021 976 747

Wellington - Porirua
Julie McLagan J.P.
Professional and creative. Wherever... whatever... however you picture your ceremony to be, together we'll make it happen.
I do elopements too. Please see our website for details of our two popular packages. Totally flexible. All you do is tell me how you dream your special day to be, and together, we shall make it come true.
I am happy to travel anywhere in New Zealand and off-shore. Many references available.
I am a writer and am happy to work with you to create a ceremony you will love and treasure forever ... Email: Click Here    Web:

Wellington - Roseneath
Patricia Tuckey
I can bring a warm, relaxed and inclusive celebrant style as you publicly and legally express your love for each other.
Phone: 04 970 4061   Email: Click Here
Wellington - Thorndon and Paraparaumu Beach
Dr Maggie Roe-Shaw
Civil Union Celebrant for the wild at heart: personalised ceromines in Kapiti and Wellington.
Phone: 027 293 6288

Wellington - Upper Hutt
Rev. Norman Knipe
I am gay and friendly and you will receive a warm welcome when we meet to discuss plans for your celebration.
Phone: 04 528 5888   Fax: 04 527 4226   Web:

Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wepiha Reo (Sonny) Webster
Phone: 04-934 4440; 021 174 3667.

Wellington - Wainouiamata
Sonia Walker
A lesbian and friendly, experienced celebrant. Let me help create a ceremony that suits you. Covering the greater Wellington area.
Phone: 04 564 2116
West Coast
Jacquie Grant MNZM
As a transgendered person I know the difficulties that can face members of our wider LBGT community. I can help you to cement your loving relationship. Ceremonies on the Coast or any Sth Island location.
8 Greyhound Road, Hokitika, West Coast.
Pippa Grieve
However you wish - I will help make it reality on your special day.
Phone: 07 865 6180
Brian Callinan
A day to remember: Uour day, your choice of ceremony, your venue - which could be on a beach, a boat or in a house. You decide, I conform.
Phone: 07 308 7742