Erica Nelson.
A celebrant to shape an unforgettable event.

A professional and personable celebrant serving
the Port Macquarie region

Port Macquarie and the Mid North Coast offer idyllic settings for weddings.

Beaches, rainforests, vineyards, spectacular scenery or a wedding in your backyard or farm, the choices are endless.

Erica, an experienced celebrant is very happy to perform the perfect ceremony anywhere on the Mid North Coast for you.


Erica Nelson
Authorised Marriage Celebrant

As a celebrant it always brings me such great joy and pleasure to help commemorate the most special day in people’s lives.
Your ceremony should be what you want, your own very special and unique creation.
I am able to professionally guide you on your exciting journey to ensure your ceremony is unforgettable, perfect and full of beautiful and lasting memories.

The Pathway to Piece of Mind

Planning your Ceremony

  • 01
    Call Erica and arrange to meet for an obligation free chat either at Erica’s home or another comfortable location to be agreed upon (Erica loves meeting over coffee at our terrific Port Macquarie cafes).
  • 02

    Discuss how Erica can assist to make your special ceremony truly your own. Erica in writing and creating a ceremony can provide many ideas and suggestions to help shape your most precious of moments.

  • 03
    If you agree Erica is a great fit to assist with your celebration, together you’ll mark the date and time and your wedding’s location. Erica aims to be flexible with changes and will be in ongoing contact until your special day for piece of mind.
  • 04

    On your special day itself, it is important you as a couple enjoy ‘living in the moment’ knowing that your ceremony is being presided over by a capable and experienced celebrant in front of friends and family in accordance with your wishes!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • An initial informal interview followed by subsequent meetings and/or phone calls, skyping, emails etc. Our communication is unlimited.
  •  The booking and lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage Form with the NSW Births Deaths and Marriages E- Registry.
  •  The writing and preparation of your ceremony with agreed upon direction.
  • Completion and administration of all marriage documents
  •  A Rehearsal (by arrangement and if required) at the venue prior to the wedding.
  • Solemnization of the marriage
  •  Presentation of marriage certificate
A rehearsal can be offered by arrangement at the venue prior to the wedding.
Though your special ceremony requires plenty of thought and planning, generally ceremonies only last for about 20-30 mins.
Yes, Erica’s membership with the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants provides this.
Yes, membership of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants provide this.
Commitment Ceremonies are available to couples who wish to make a special commitment to each other, and wish to publicly declare their promise in front of family and friends, without taking the step into legal Marriage – for whatever reason.
Holding a Commitment Ceremony can be a deeply meaningful, empowering and personally satisfying way to acknowledge and celebrate the significance and permanence of your union. The Commitment Ceremony is not a wedding, but a commitment between the couple to share their lives together.
A Commitment Ceremony is available to same sex couples, providing them with an opportunity to have a meaningful Ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.

Although not legally recognized as a Marriage in NSW, a Commitment Ceremony can in all other general respects resemble a normal Marriage Ceremony, and can be designed to suit your own particular needs and ideas with dignity and flair. A beautiful Certificate commemorating your commitment and a copy of the Ceremony will be presented to you on the day.

NSW provides legal recognition for couples regardless of their sex, by registration of the relationship with the NSW Births Deaths and Marriage Registry.

Erica’s marriage celebrant fees are in line with industry standards, with the final price being provided by a quote after a no-cost obligation free consultation, and is dependant on the type, location and needs unique to your special ceremonial requirements.

Erica has commemorated weddings outside the Port Macquarie and Mid North Coast Region, and is happy to consider traveling upon request. Erica regularly travels to Kempsey, Wauchope, Southwest Rocks, Crescent Head and other areas in these vicinities.

Erica is available to provide services commemorate ceremonies other than marriages including:

Naming Days

A Name Giving Ceremony is a formal way of naming and introducing your child to family and friends. It is an expression of the love you have for your child and your wishes for the child’s future.


A vow renewal is a Ceremony where a couple publicly re-commits to their relationship by expressing their enduring love for one another.

Commitment Ceremonies

Commitment Ceremonies are available to couples who wish to make a special commitment to each other, and wish to publicly declare their promise in front of family and friends, without taking the step into legal marriage – for whatever reason.

Overseas Couples Wishing to Marry in Australia

As an experienced Marriage Celebrant I welcome couples from other countries to be married in the most beautiful place in NSW the Mid North Coast.

My experience extends to organising fiancée visas for couples, arranging witnesses and interpreters for the ceremony and organising a suitable venue which could include my beautiful home in Port Macquarie.

Erica is solemnised under the law of Australia to perform marriages to people irrespective of their gender. Erica has experience in, and is delighted to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.
Yes, there are many fabulous professional wedding suppliers on the Mid North Coast who can recommended.
The Port Macquarie region is a paradise of beachside locations, vineyards and beautiful river location. Erica can recommend some terrific venues to consider.

Erica’s Testimonials

“My Husband and I would gladly recommend Erica Nelson as a local wedding celebrant. Erica took the time to make sure our day was absolutely perfect. She even thought of things and made some recommendations we previously hadn’t thought of. Erica has a caring manner and is professional, organised and approachable.”
Nikki & Terrance

Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony Erica. It was everything we could have wished for. Any bride to be out there looking for a personable celebrant- stop searching! Erica is the celebrant for you xxxJane and Scott

“Thank you for everything. Our Ceremony was perfect and we are so happy we chose you to be our Celebrant. It feels like we have known you for years. It was such a special day……”
Grace and Michael


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