Services | Weddings, Funerals and Ceremonies


Any marriage or civil union is a physical and emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal. It is important for me, as a part of this special day, to work closely with couples, as they take one of the most important journeys of their lives.

“From our first meeting she listened to our ideas and translated them into a relaxed, genuine and intimate ceremony that suited us perfectly.”

I feel equally comfortable standing and speaking casually, barefooted in the ocean, as I do addressing a venue full of people - ensuring the couple and all guests are at ease no matter the location. Catering for people from different cultures and walks of life is always a privilege and it is a joy to bring everyone together on these special occasions.

There is no better place to celebrate the joining of a couple than the beautiful Taranaki and as a country girl at heart I am in awe of our beautiful province and the many hidden sanctuaries here. I know that we are indeed blessed for a choice of ideal venues for special functions.

I am able to support and aid you with the important decisions on your day after meeting with you to discuss any dreams and aspirations you may have. This includes giving advice on your vows. This way you will receive a personalised ceremony that will create an everlasting memory of your commitment to one another.

I take pride in my professionalism and will offer you a personalised ceremony to suit your style, your dreams and circumstances, capturing the essence of your relationship and your vision of your perfect day.

Same Gender Marriage
I believe in offering a safe space for everyone. Same gender marriages and civil unions welcomed.

An elopement can provide an intimate setting with you as a couple and your closest friends/family as witnesses. Click here for more information.

My Marriage Packages

“Beverley’s warmth, kindness and sensitivity made us feel totally at ease, enabling us to enjoy our ceremony as we hoped we would.”


Manu Haven Garden Wedding

You're searching for the ideal venue for a memorable intimate ceremony to seal your love? I'm excited to offer my beautifully landscaped garden as a wedding venue.

  • Gather together with your guests in the paved courtyard featuring stunning Jo May Design Art.
  • Meander down the paved pathway to the secluded private subtropical garden for your romantic meaningful ceremony, accompanied by birdsong.
  • Professional photos to capture the fun of your special day - by Sandra from Antill Photography - this covers the ceremony and bridal portraits up to one hour.

One hour package (up to 10 guests)


Three hour package (for 25 guests)


Happy to discuss variations. There is flexibility within these frameworks.

Optional Extra:
Ordered platters

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Registry Marriages

A registry wedding is a no frills ceremony. As a Validated Member of Celebrants Aotearoa New Zealand I have been appointed by the Department of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (BDM) to officiate Registry Marriages. These have a set script provided by BDM, and standard legal vows. The couple provides two witnesses, a maximum number of 8 guests and the ceremony must be conducted on a weekday. The celebrant fee is $90.

Enjoy my beautifully landscaped garden for up to 30 minutes, or a venue of your choice within the New Plymouth District area.


Your marriage licence is valid for three months and can take up to one week to be processed.  Apply for a marriage licence online.


I come to you

  • The creation of a unique, personalised and sincere ceremony, religious or non-religious.
  • Lodgement of all legal documents with Births, Deaths and Marriages BDM.
  • Confidential and secure record keeping.
  • Meetings in my home or at a mutually convenient location.
  • Telephone and email consultations as required.
  • Assistance as required, with choice of venue or wedding service providers
  • Great ideas and support for making sure your wedding day runs smoothly and with ease.
  • Ceremony rehearsal at celebrant’s home or on site if needed
  • Celebrant arrival 60 minutes before the agreed ceremony starting time.
  • A clear and professional presentation.
  • Assurance that I will dress appropriately to your colour scheme.
  • My blue tooth mic and speakers for the extra cost of $50.

New Plymouth

From $650

Considering an elopement? Click here for more information.

“Beverley is a sincere and thoughtful celebrant.”


Whether the ceremony is a funeral, farewell service, a celebration of life, a memorial service or a wake, it is a powerful and often painful rite of passage that signifies a farewell, a time of letting go and the beginning of a new relationship with the person who has passed.

My role is to make sure that everyone in your family and community will be honoured by creating a cherished time where love and friendship, life and death will be celebrated.

I believe a ceremony is about creating a safe space where the individual's life can be honoured and affirmed. It is important to acknowledge the person's beliefs and values, their stories and personality, the essence that made them unique, giving space for the expression of all that was felt for the person who has passed. It can also offer an opportunity to acknowledge and embrace the grief, sadness and loss that family and friends are experiencing.

“Beverley has a very warm manner and a natural way of relating to people from all walks of life.”

It is a privilege and honour to work alongside families during this significant time. I can ensure highly professional, respectful and empathetic services with a delicate blend of sensitivity, confidence and compassion for the family while I support you to farewell your loved one.

Support I offer includes meeting with family to discuss the order of service and requirements. Along with this I will write a draft service that can be tailored to your wishes, incorporating any meaningful or relevant readings. I will also personally liaise with the funeral director, familiarising myself with the surroundings, helping with music and other details that will help ease your day.


I am passionate about creating ceremonies that are meaningful and memorable.

Naming Ceremonies

Commemorating the birth of a child is an important occasion and you may want to mark that event in a very personal and special way. If you would like a ceremony that is dignified yet relaxed, meaningful and relevant to your personal values, then contact me for a chat and we can discuss how you wish to cerebrate the joy of parenthood with family and friends.

From $500

Other ceremonies I can assist you with:

Renewal of Vows

From $500



Committal of Ashes

"At a time when tears are ever present, Beverley's care supported us through challenging and unfamiliar territory. We are so grateful that she was by our side throughout this difficult time."