Are planning to getting married at the government Marriage Registry Office?


Compare to Simple Ceremonies first, you will be delighted you did. Check out the 9 differences below.

The end result: you are still legally married which ever way you go - but if you go with Simple Ceremonies you will have amazing memories (and photos) too!

Just 3 simple steps!

1. Cost

You could save up to $232 over the Marriage Registry Office. Our SPECIALS in the Studio start at $150 ALL Inclusive. That compared to $382 (weekdays)Marriage Registry Office_Marriage Celebrant_Get married in sydneyOr get married in a beautiful park on Sydney Harbour on a Friday evening for just $300 compared to getting married in a government office for $497. Get married at an amazing location and save $197.

Plus the governement Marriage Registry Office also charges 0.4% surcharge on credit cards.

2. No interview required

Before you can get married at the government Marriage Registry Office the two of you are required to attend an interview at the Registry office. This generally is when you complete your Notice of Intended Marriage - which then means you have to then wait at least a month after the interview to get married.

Marriage Registry Office

3. Five Star Rating

Simple Ceremonies has almost twice the number of Google Review and twice the total rating too.

Simple Ceremonies a rating of 4.9 compared to BDM of 2.8.

Read our  Google and Facebook reviews here 


Marriage Registry Office

In the Surf at Bondi Beach  - now that has to beat the government Marriage Registry Office, Sydney.

4. Book online 24/7

You don't have to wait to check availability with as you have to with the Marriage Registry Office. Any time of the day or night you can check availability at all of our amazing locations and then book it in. At the Marriage Registry Office you have to call Monday to Friday between 8.30-4pm to find out when they have availability and then arrange a time to go in for your interview - one month prior.  Click here and find out how easy it is with Simple Ceremonies. 

5.  Complete paperwork 24/7

Everyone getting married has to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage form (NoIM) at least one calendar month prior to your ceremony date. 

With Simple Ceremonies this is done online and even signed on your smartphone by both you and your witness. Which mean you could do this at anytime of the day or night. (Example a police offier can witness your NoIM so if you get stuck all you need to do if find a police station that is open at night - they are everywhere)

At the Registry Office you are required to call and make an appointment before you go in for your interview and then complete your NoIM. They also require both of your to attend. Where as at Simple Ceremonies only one of you have to sign the NoIM.

6. Same day registraion

Simple Ceremonies registers your marriage online immediately after your cemoney. This means, if you required the Registered Certificate of Marriage, you could go straight to Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) and pick it up - durring business hours. Note BDM charge a fee of $60 for the Registered Certificaete of Marriage plus an additional $28 for same day pick up.



7. Amazing locations

Simple Ceremonies offers a broad selection of locations every day though out the years. And run one too.

  Click here to see our other great locations 

8.  Fabulous celebrants

Every celebrant who works with Simple Ceremonies has been hand pick because they are FABULOUS. All though we office a simple service we pride our selves on making every ceremony very special for the couple and their guests. Ensure the couple are relax (as much they can be 😉 and then try and provide then with a ceremony that matches them - and maybe have a bit of fun too.Marriage Registry Office_Marriage Celebrant_Get married in sydney 

9. Add Ons (additiona fee)

At Simple Ceremonies we understand that couples have different ideas of what "simple" means. So we try and accomodate. For instance;

  • number of guests. Our studio holds 14 people, that is 2 more than the Sydney Marriage Registry Office. All our park locations can have up to 20 people and some (for an additional fee) can have up to 59 people.
  • provide decorations & chairs for some park ceremonies
  • provide witnesses
  • arrange flower
  • arrange photography
  • arrange reception
  • Click here to see all our great Add-Ons