Saturday, 17th November 2018!
After a successful event in March, I'm doing it again...
Everyone wants to have a beautiful and special event, but if time or budget restraints are working against you, making some compromises isn't going to change your love for each other, or whether or not your family and friends want to celebrate with you. If you're looking to have a budget-friendly, mid-sized ceremony in a beautiful venue then this may be for you.
It’s easy to have a small ceremony at home, at the beach, or in a favourite restaurant, but when you are in the 30-100 guest range it can be harder to accommodate everyone so they can see and hear your ceremony. That’s why, for one day each summer, I transform the beautiful Whenuapai Village Hall into a special ceremony venue for a unique day of celebration (see photos here).
If you, or someone you know, would like to have a personalised marriage or civil union ceremony on in late 2018, there are three on offer:
Morning ceremony: Guests arrive at 10:30am for your 11am ceremony. After your ceremony, have a few photos at the Hall before departing. Perhaps you could head to your favourite park for a picnic lunch... you could even ask them to bring their own hampers, or a contribution to your shared table.
Early afternoon ceremony: Guests arrive at 1pm for your 1:30pm ceremony. After your ceremony, have a few photos at the Hall before departing. Perhaps, head home or to a family members for a relaxed BBQ.
Late afternoon ceremony: Guests arrive at 4pm for your 4:30pm ceremony. After your ceremony, have a few photos at the Hall before departing. Perhaps off to a nice restaurant for dinner with your guests ... you could even ask them to pay for their meals in lieu of a gift.
The cost for each ceremony is $800. This cost includes the fee for my regular celebrant services, as well as the hall hire, speaker/microphone hire, and the hall decorated beautifully for your ceremony (including seating for up to 65 people and plenty of standing room if required - the hall capacity is 100 people).
Then you'll just need to:
Tell me the music you’d like played for your ceremony.
Organise your own photographer - friend, family or professional (I can refer you to some good local ones if you need assistance).
Organise your marriage or civil union licence – www.dia.govt.nz.
Plan your after party!
Please contact me to have a no obligation chat if you think
one of these ceremonies might be right for you.