“As your Marriage Celebrant, I will listen to your hopes and dreams for your special day. Together we will weave the threads of your story to create a unique ceremony, reflecting your love and commitment to each other. Creating memories that will last a life time.”

José Oliver – Marriage & Civil Union Celebrant

Oamaru, North Otago

Whether you are planning a large wedding or a small intimate one, I am excited at the prospect of working with you! I am a Registered and trained Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant, living in the harbour town of Oamaru.

Oamaru, surrounded by stunning natural beauty and with some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture, offers many inspiring locations for your ceremony.

Your ceremony is about you. It is your Day.

When we meet I will listen to your hopes and your dreams for the future. Together we will create a ceremony that is sincere, romantic and memorable – one that celebrates your love, individual beliefs, values and traditions. The threads of your story woven together to create your unique ceremony.

From the initial meeting, through the planning stages, the rehearsal, and on your Wedding day itself, my role is to ensure that your ceremony is exactly as you wish. Leaving your day filled with love, laughter and magic memories.

In this beautiful land of ours, spiritual and cultural diversity abound.

And I love that here in New Zealand you can marry who you love. From the end of August 2013, with the passing of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, same sex couples are able to marry in New Zealand. I am honoured to work with people from all walks of life. Your choice of Celebrant will be one of the most significant decisions in your planning.


Should you choose me as your Celebrant, I promise you…

  •   A sense of humour
  •   Attention to detail
  •   Professionalism and Practicality
  •   Punctuality and Reliability
  •   Respect and Confidentiality
  •   Guidance with all legal documentation
  •   I am Open minded and Modern
  •   I work with only one Ceremony per day
  •   Your Ceremony will be personal and unique.
  •   No surprises, every word pre-approved by you.
  •   Delivery of your Ceremony will be with confidence and dignity.

It would give me great pleasure to discuss your wedding ideas with you, without obligation, so please call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you.


José Oliver

Have questions? Give me a call on 0274345241