Genevieve Messenger
Genevieve Messenger Marriage & Funeral Celebrant of Daylesford

from Penny & David
Genevieve , you are professional and very much ‘in tune’ with what people want. Your insight, creative talent and desire to create our wedding day into something special, has helped to make our wedding a day we will always remember.
Genevieve, you perfectly captured it all and spoke from the heart, as if you had known us a lifetime. Thank you Genevieve for sharing this special occasion with us, we enthusiastically refer you to anyone we know is planning to get married. Please feel free to pass our numbers on to prospective clients.

Di Carter
To have my mother's funeral service so beautifully delivered with warmth, compassion and wisdom as well as the days leading up to it, I felt held by Genevieve in a way that words cannot adequately express. 
We then engaged Genevieve for our intimate wedding ceremony, which was gorgeous and simple. The preparation of questions that helped us create our vows and the readings chosen as options for the day were all elegantly considered. She is a wonder at matching these aspects to the people involved. 
As a result of her dedication and wonderful presence, we also then asked Genevieve to conduct my brother's memorial service. It is an art to know how to support someone who is grieving. It is a rare skill to balance wise guidance and while being quietly compassionate and Genevieve carries this off with a quiet confidence.
She is a rare gem in deed in the realms of intimate ceremonies leadership.

James and Lauren
Hi Genevieve,  So firstly, I want to say thank you because I love your script, it captures the essence perfectly. You have put a lot of time into making it unique and special.

Jackie and Greg
Dear Genevieve,Thank you for creating our beautiful wedding ceremony. Your words were a wonderful expression of mine and Greg's love and commitment to each other. The ceremony was a balance of tradition and blended with soul centered sentiments.

Libby & Al
Dear Genevieve, Thank you so much for creating an amazing wedding ceremony for us, it was out of this world! We could not have made it happen without you. The vibe was just amazing!

and many more !!

Genevieve Messenger -
Marriage & Funeral Celebrant

Areas include: Daylesford, Trentham,
Ballan & Blackwood

Genevieve Messenger Marriage Celebrant and funeral celebrant of Daylesford, Ballan, and Trentham with bride


I have been a celebrant since 2000 and I made the big tree change to Central Victoria and Macedon Ranges in 2009. I’ve never looked back and love performing ceremonies in this beautiful part of the world.

I am located at:
Genevieve Messenger and same sex marriage Blackwood (near Daylesford, Trentham and Ballan),
Victoria, 3458

My contact details are:
0407 013 014 (I’m friendly and approachable so you’re welcome to call me any time for a free no obligation consultation.) - more information on my other website.

Preferred places
I live in Blackwood, next to Daylesford, so I am available for Daylesford, Macedon Ranges, Hepburn Springs, Trentham, Ballan, Ballarat, Woodend, Lyonsville, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Newbury, Greendale.
I am also very happy to travel to Melbourne for ceremonies.

My Celebrant related Qualifications are:
Diploma of Marriage Celebrancy
Certificate IV in Celebrancy

My other qualifications and experiences are:
I am a Graduate of the International College of Celebrancy
I am sometime lecturer at Victoria University in their Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy and Funeral Short Course.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from La Trobe University.
I have a second Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University). (Performing Arts) and a
Masters Degree from the Victorian College of the Arts in Screenwriting.

My associations are:
International College of Celebrancy Association - ICCA

Genevieve MessengerCelebrantI provide the following ceremonies:
Renewal of Vows
Memorial Services
Name Givings
Life changes / Transitions
House blessings
Life Changes
Cutting the ties, conscious separation
Funeral Consulting and Planning
Other Rituals and Celebrations

About Me
My background is as an artist where I enjoyed performing cabaret, comedy and writing original plays. I’ve also directed and produced theatre. I just wrote my first feature film. My other hat is that I facilitate Women’s River Retreats in my home town of Blackwood.

I’ve officiated at over 600 weddings – and all of them have had their own style and tone. Just like you do. A perfect ceremony is creative, personal and well presented.

For funerals or farewell ceremonies I can act as a consultant as well as a celebrant. I can hold your hand all the way through and share my expertise.


Genevieve Messenger and gay weddings

l delight in officiating at same sex weddings.

Services may include:
- face to face meetings
- email consultation
- resource sharing (readings, example ceremonies etc.)
- Legal paperwork, ceremony and registration to births, deaths and marriages
- Well drafted writing of ceremony
- Follow up email & phone consultation until final draft is approved by you.
- Rehearsal
- Quality wireless and battery run Behringer PA system
- A guarantee I keep 4 hours free either side of your ceremony
- Excellent delivery on the day

By negotiation

13th Birthday – Coming of Age – Becoming a Teenager – non-Jewish Bar-mitzvah or Bat-mitzvah

One of the most moving ceremonies I ever co-created was for a 13-year-old girl. I personally believe that a ceremony of love, reassurance, support, recognition and encouragement of our young people is vital for their well-being. It also enriches the relationship with their family members and their community. This kind of ceremony must be personal and unique to the young person and is therefore is very work intensive. Ballpark cost $1500-$2000. <


A ceremony that properly reflects and honors the life of a loved one can take around 10 – 20 hours to write, consult and deliver.

May include: Face to face, funeral interview/conversation (up to 2 hours), writing of eulogy, organizing tributes, writing of ceremony, phone calls and consultation and ceremony delivery for one or two services.
Funeral fees are negotable but sometimes set by the Funeral Director
I can give you information, suggestions and a quote before you arrange the funeral.

Funeral Consultancy
This is where I help you make all the main decisions around the day of the funeral including: Order of Service, location of wake, choice of funeral director and advice on green funerals (including sustainable coffins).

Funeral Planning
I can assist you to plan your funeral and eulogy. If you plan your funeral, you take the burden off the family. It’s a wise move. I use the Funeral Planning guide from the International College of Celebrancy.

Genevieve Messenger marriage celebrant of Daylesford in happy scene in a wedding.