Karl Hand

It’s important to celebrate things that really matter. Whether it’s your relationship, your new baby, the life of a loved one, or any moment which is important to you — attention must be paid! Contact me at karlhandcelebrant@gmail.com, or give me a ring on 0425 220 635. We’ll organise an initial meeting to get that ball rolling.

Let me take care of all the paperwork, and guide you through the process of designing your perfect ceremony. I love to listen to your story and work that into the celebration.

I’m a civil marriage celebrant, experienced in both secular and faith-based celebration. I’m a member of the LGBTQIA community, and I have loved to celebrate ceremonies that are traditional, queer, or a bit of both.

I am professional, relaxed and flexible, but my favourite way to celebrate things that really matter is with joy and good humour. You can find me the Inner West, but I’m happy to travel and meet you. I would love to help you design the perfect celebration.

What I Offer

I charge $800 for a standard wedding. This will include meeting to begin the paperwork, interviewing you about the kind of ceremony you would like, designing the ceremony, handling all the legal paperwork, attending a rehearsal, and performing the ceremony.

A $150 downpayment is required at our first meeting, and the rest is payable 1 week prior to the ceremony. Any additional services, may be negotiated as needed.

I charge $600 for personal ceremonies, including baby namings, memorials and funerals, or any uniquely designed ceremony. This charge includes the initial meeting (with $100 downpayment), ceremony design, and performing the ceremony.

Relationship Education: Prepare & Enrich

I am a certified Prepare & Enrich facilitator. This program has been the world’s leading relationship education tool for 35 years, and has a proven track record of helping couples to identify the strengths and growth areas in their relationship. It then gives you practical tools and exercises you can use to build a healthy relationship based on your unique profile!

It’s also a lot of fun to do!

For $320, I offer four 90 minute sessions with couples. After the first session, you will have access to an online inventory, which will assess you and your partner’s strengths and growth areas. This inventory enables me to design a set of exercises we will do together, to strengthen your relationship, take the stress out of communication, and build your intimacy and understanding of each other.



“Karl performed a renaming ceremony for me, and it was one of the most beautiful and meaningful moments of my life. When we met beforehand, Karl asked perceptive questions so that he could understand the background and significance of the ceremony to me, and what was important to me to include. The result was a ceremony that was exactly what I needed it to be, honouring my past while proclaiming who I really am now and going forward.” ~ River Gmur