We believe in meaningful ceremony from beginning to end of life. We promote our members as the preferred choice of celebrant, providing advocacy and opportunities for professional development.

Our Purpose

Celebrants Aotearoa members create and facilitate ceremonies and rituals which respond to the diverse needs and values of New Zealand individuals, families and communities. In this context, our purposes are to:

  • Support celebrants to deliver high-quality services
  • Promote celebrancy
  • Influence the place of ceremony in New Zealand


The detail of how Celebrants Aotearoa operates to achieve the above Vision and Purpose are outlined in our Rules here.