DID YOU KNOW?
Hunter Wetlands residents the Magpie Geese mate for life. Talk about a long lasting love!
Local celebrants, together with the Wetlands, are offering couples the chance to tie the knot in the beautiful Outdoor Chapel… for free!
That’s right! There will be no charge for completing the required paperwork, no cost for the service, no cost for the venue and no cost to register the marriage at Births, Deaths and Marriages. All we ask is that the couple joins up as members at the Wetlands ($20 in total) and make a donation to the Wetlands (you choose the value!)
Prior to the big day, couples will be invited to register their interest. Legally, some paperwork needs to be completed. Once the paperwork is all sorted, couples will be assigned a timeslot and all the info they need to invite their family and friends along. On Saturday 8th September 2018, our volunteers will have the Outdoor Wedding Chapel ready, so all couples need to do is show up and have a great time.
Meet our Celebrants
JACK VAN NETTEN
Working with the community is important to me and having a free wedding day has two purposes.
Firstly it allows people who wish to marry an opportunity to do so, in a very low-cost way, and secondly, it will be a fundraising event for the Wetlands.
To have such a beautiful, environmentally important place so close to the Cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie is something worth fighting for, and by joining with them at this time of Reset and Renewal, I hope we can raise some much-needed funds.
In line with this community-minded centre, we will be opening a Registry Style Office that will facilitate low cost weddings, for people who are looking to get married in a meaningful way, without all the bells and whistles.
I have been a Civil Marriage Celebrant for over 8 years now and am looking forward to working with the couples who take up this offer to create a wedding service that they want.
I see my role as a celebrant, as a way for me to repay my community for all the wonderful opportunities that have been given to me throughout my life. Because of this I am very excited to be part of the adventure called ‘The Hunter Wetlands Centre’. This amazing place is a hidden gem and is a truly picturesque place to ‘tie the knot’. I look forward to working with the couples to make beautiful memories.
ANNA van Netten
Being able to provide a service to couples in love is my absolute delight. As a Celebrant and Justice of the Peace, I am committed to ensuring that my couples start their married journey with a ceremony that reflects their personalities and happiness. I look forward to working with couples to ensure that their “Free” wedding reflects them.
See the Venues
The outdoor chapel
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