Same Sex Ceremony

A same sex ceremony is a commitment ceremony and public declaration of love and commitment between you and your partner. A same sex commitment ceremony is very similar to a marriage ceremony but is not legally binding. A same sex commitment ceremony is what most people would refer to as a same sex wedding. The ceremony often follow a similar format to a marriage ceremony with vows and an exchange of rings. The content and style of every same sex commitment ceremony will be different, and tailored to the wants and needs of each individual couple. Your ceremony can be as traditional and formal as you like, or relaxed and completely free to be a reflection of you.

You may have some great ideas of your own for your dream day. We can help you with a custom written ceremony in which you can have all the input or leave it up to us to create something great. Either way we’ll make it a truly special and memorable occasion. We will get to know you both and together create a unique, custom written ceremony that captures the essence of your relationship. We do not believe that one size fits all when it is something as personal as the formalisation of your love.

There have been changes to the Civil Union Laws in Qld. Couples can register their relationship with Births Deaths and Marriages.  They supply appropriate registry details.

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To celebrate your union with a Same Sex Commitment Ceremony contact us


Same Sex Commitment Ceremony Fees:

  • $455 Saturday or Sunday
  • $375 Monday – Friday

Cherish Ceremonies Commitment Ceremony Includes:

  • Initial meeting to chat about  your ceremony ideas and dreams to ensure we create exactly what you want!
  • All communication and advice necessary to prepare the ceremony and ensure you are ready for your big day
  • Complete consultation with you on the presentation and content of the ceremony
  • A supply of sample ceremony content to inspire you. Including ideas for vows and readings.
  • Original personalised bespoke ceremony prepared with editing via  email (other methods okay if you do not have email)
  • Travel time and costs to & from ceremony location (within 40klm: greater Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Bayside, Moreton Bay, Ipswich)– arriving 30mins before the ceremony
  • Use of the portable PA system, including microphone, music/MP3 player
  • A professional experienced and qualified civil celebrant
  • Celebrants clothing to suitably match with ceremony theme/ colours (where possible)
  • Liaising with ceremony participants to ensure the smooth running of the ceremony on the day
  • A wonderful ceremony performed
  • A beautiful copy of the ceremony for you to keepIMG_0798
  • A memento presentation Same Sex Ceremony ceremony certificate
  • All necessary certificates and paperwork
  • A sincere, warm, trustworthy, down to earth, adaptable and friendly civil celebrant who considers it an honour to perform your ceremony. We will respect this opportunity by performing your ceremony with enthusiasm, integrity, dignity, reliability and most of all create your ceremony exactly how you dreamed it to be so you can Cherish it forever!

Additional fees & Other Options:

  • Ceremony extras like butterflies, doves, bubbles, candles etc are to be provided by you.
  • Special Occasion dates are always charged at $95 extra due to the popularity of the date (e.g. Valentine’s Day, Public Holidays, Easter, Christmas, New Years Eve & Day, special number dates etc.)
  • Travel outside of the Greater Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast Area (40+klm)– negotiable
  • Ceremonies with themes or special requirements – negotiable
  • On site rehearsal $100 (within 40klm). Rehearsal at our premises no charge
  • Additional Ceremony for welcoming children to the marriage or double naming ceremony (marriage + baby naming) – $100 extra per family


Enquire about availability to have a Cherish Ceremonies Civil Marriage Celebrant perform your same sex ceremony.