Kathleen Halliday Ceremonies

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Call 0407 616 237 or submit an enquiry below

What sets me apart

I am a Marriage Celebrant located in the Adelaide Hills. My services are certainly not confined to the Adelaide Hills area but also further afield to the Adelaide suburbs and country South Australia. In fact, I am able to perform marriages Australia wide!

  • I perform weddings Australia wide
  • I am same-sex friendly
  • I am flexible with dates
  • I have strong writing & narrative skills to tell your love story
  • I know how to engage a crowd
  • I perform traditional and non-traditional services
Kathleen Halliday Adelaide Marriage Celebrant South Australia Weddings
Easy Weddings 2017 5 Star Award

As a marriage celebrant, it is my role and responsibility to assist in creating and personalising your ceremony. Having a personalised ceremony gives you the chance to say, in a meaningful and individual way to each other, exactly how and what you think and feel as you are married. Your wedding is all about you, the couple, and what you as a couple wish to announce to each other in the presence of your family and friends, your very personal and solemn promises to each other. I will ensure that your celebration is memorable, engaging and most importantly, enjoyable.


Whether you want a wedding that is small and intimate, with just yourselves, witnesses and the celebrant; a traditional but non-religious wedding with bridesmaids, groomsmen and a large group of family and friends; maybe you will be joining two families of children as well. Or maybe you want a themed wedding. Perhaps you would like a traditional cultural ritual included in your wedding ceremony.

With my collection of wedding ceremony resources, I am able to assist and contribute to the creation of your unique ceremony, ensuring it reflects your love and commitment to each other, is personalised and memorable. Also, as part of the wedding ceremony there are legal requirements of the Marriage Act 1961 to be observed under Australian Commonwealth law and I will advise on how these are to be met.

I am forever mindful in recognising the importance of the celebration of a wedding - the formalisation of a couple’s love and commitment.  Their ceremony should be a personalised, wonderfully memorable, heartfelt and loving ceremony. Their ceremony should be a true reflection of their commitment to each other, what marriage means to them both and a reflection of their personalities.

Wedding Fees

  • This fee can be negotiated depending on a couple’s requirements.

To begin with – I offer a no-obligation first meeting with a couple.

The price will be based on a number of things, including flexible appointment times in the comfort of your own home or another mutually  convenient meeting place. If you require me to write your personalised ceremony, I am able to provide assistance with resources of types of ceremonies, readings, poems and vows to create or incorporate into your ceremony.  Also, location which may incur travelling costs. I provide a professional quality PA system with Bluetooth compatibility, USB and input for videography sound recording and signing table and chairs.

Jessica and David Testimonial

A more affordable marriage

  • Is a simple and intimate wedding more appealing?
  • If the thought of the organisation of a wedding – wedding attire, stationery, flowers and decorations, photography, reception, transportation etc. is daunting?
  • Perhaps the romance of an elopement?
  • Consider that all you need are two witnesses and a celebrant!

Budget weddings appeal to couples who want a ceremony that is short, sweet and totally focused on them. If this type of simple and intimate ceremony is for you, I have a small range of budget wedding fees that include –

  • For a mid-week ceremony Monday to Friday 3 pm - $490.00. This is a similar service to a registry office wedding and will include the couple, celebrant and a small gathering of guests held at an agreed location within 20 kilometres of Adelaide CBD (further will attract a travel fee).
  • Weekend rate starts Friday 5 pm until Sunday night - $550.00. This also is a similar service to a registry office wedding and will include the couple, celebrant and a small gathering of guests held at an agreed location within 20 kilometres of Adelaide CBD (further will attract a travel fee).

My Process

The Wedding Process 1


The first step is to get in touch with me. We’ll chat and arrange to meet. I’d love to hear your story.

The Wedding Process 2


I’ll work with you to plan your ceremony down to the smallest detail, offering ideas and suggestions.

The Wedding Process 3


Your wedding day has arrived and I will be there to ensure everything is perfect and the ceremony goes off without a hitch.

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My service Guarantee

  • No obligation, fee free first meeting with couple. A couple have to be compatible with their celebrant. After all it is a most important and memorable day in their lives.
  • Lodgement of Notice of Intention to Marry, Declaration of No Legal Impediment and Official Marriage Certificate with Births Deaths and Marriages.
  • Personalised written ceremony.
  • Chiayo sound system with Bluetooth compatibility for music. The selected music for your ceremony is selected and “owned” by the couple.
  • Provision of a signing table and chairs although some venues provide these.
  • As a celebrant, I consider it mandatory to have a rehearsal/final meeting as close to the ceremony as possible. It is important for me as the celebrant to meet the couple’s attendants and immediate family members. At this time the “Declaration of No Legal Impediment” be completed by the couple.
  • Presentation of the Commonwealth Marriage Certificate on the wedding day. This is a presentation certificate only indicating that the marriage took place on that day. The official Certificate of Marriage can be applied for at Births Deaths and Marriages approximately 4-6 weeks after the wedding. If required sooner a further fee will be required by BDM.
Kathleen Halliday Adelaide Marriage Celebrant South Australia Weddings


Thank you, dear Kathleen, for making our wedding day so beautiful and memorable. You are an amazing, confident and joyful celebrant. The ceremony we crafted with your assistance was superb: emotional, serious, funny, personal, so apt. You gave the day a very personal touch. We could see how well you connected with our guests by their reactions. What a wonderful day. Thanks for everything.

Margaret and John

July 2018

A big thank you to the lovely Kathleen and her husband yesterday for our wedding ceremony. After weeks of organising, the ceremony that Kathleen put together was perfect. There’s not a thing that I would change about it. Kathleen was very good with her words and the ceremony reflected how we felt about each other, family and our shared values of marriage beautifully

Nikki and Tyler

March 2018

We had Kath as our wedding celebrant at Glen Ewin Estate and she did a fantastic job. What we enjoyed the most was the effort she put in to make sure our ceremony was the way we wanted it. Kath was willing to go above and beyond, meet as often as we liked to get to know us as a couple. She also handled all paperwork well ahead of time which meant we didn't have to worry about it and could focus on the wedding. When our wedding day came around, we felt comfortable with Kath as a celebrant, as we felt she knew us well and she delivered a ceremony from the heart. Thanks Kath!"

Lauren and Tom

March 2017

Kath is a very lovely lady who is very easy to work with. She visited us many times leading up to the wedding to get the ceremony right. I would recommend her. She speaks well and has some excellent material to help with getting the ceremony right!

Samantha and Simon

August 2017

Kathleen was an amazing celebrant. Our wedding ceremony script was crafted perfectly, including poetry and words that described our love to a T. She gave it a very personal touch since she knew me and also made it easy for us, giving us much help with ideas on what to write in our vows etc. I had no idea what was involved. We had appointments leading up to the day to make sure that we were happy with the ceremony and script. Our wedding was very last minute and she was very patient given the lack of time we had to organise everything. Kathleen was more than what we had asked or expected. Every little bit counts towards making your wedding day that extra special and she certainly helped us achieve that. Thank you so much Kathleen!

Quynh and Dong

August 2017

Kathleen was a beautiful celebrant and we are so grateful that she was able to guide us through this process both before and on the day of our wedding. We were living overseas however Kathleen was flexible and easy to reach which made thing much less stressful in the lead up to the day. The ceremony was perfect, with Kathleen’s warmth, personality and beautifully created words capturing exactly who we are, what marriage and our families mean to us. It was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding day. Thank you, Kathleen, and we know that any future weddings you are involved in will be a special experience for the lucky couples

Victoria and Rob

December 2017

We loved having Kathleen as our celebrant. Anyone looking for a relaxed but thorough celebrant for their special day who will put their mind at ease, relax their nerves on the day and deliver a wonderful ceremony need look no further.

Kathleen made sure that our ceremony reflected us through regular meet ups, email communication and a practice run at our venue. The end result was a ceremony which was exactly what we wanted and was delivered perfectly.

Thank you Kathleen for becoming such a valued friend to us in the process. We couldn’t have imagined having anyone else.

Billie-Jo and Sam

March 2018

Kath was the perfect civil marriage celebrant. She is thoughtful, kind, well spoken, organised, understanding and has a high attention to detail.
We had a very personalised micro wedding with the ceremony held under one of our favourite trees in a large park and it went off without a hitch! The vows and ceremony that Kath crafted with us reflected our likes, thoughts and feelings. We loved that Kath married us and would recommend her without any hesitation.

Fiona Krawcyzk

9 September 2017

Mark and I would like to thank you for making our day such a success, your guidance and suggestions were thankfully exceptional. We couldn't have done it without you Kath.

Kerri and Mark

12 January 2018

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