Genevieve Messenger
Genevieve Messenger Marriage & Funeral Celebrant of Daylesford

James and Laurence
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 centred 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!

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.

Genevieve Messenger -
Marriage & Funeral Celebrant

Areas include: Daylesford, Trentham,
Macedon Ranges

Genevieve Messenger Marriage with couple in chapel


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:
Blackwood, Victoria, 3458
I am available to meet you in Melbourne for a fee.

My contact details are:
0407 013 014 Call me for a friendly chat - for more info

Cabaret couple

Marriage Renewal of Vows
Memorial Services
Rites of passage

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 900 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.


Depending on the package services may include:
Depending on the package services may include:
- bespoke, customised ceremony
- face to face meetings
- unlimited phone calls and emails
- A pile of legal work from filling out the NOIM to registering the marriage
- Unlimited drafts of the wedding ceremony
- Final Draft approved by the client
- Wedding Rehearsal at time that suits you (Big Kahuna wedding)
- Quality wireless and battery run Behringer PA system (Big Kahuna wedding)
- I will keep the whole day free for your wedding (big Kahuna wedding)
- Professional and elegant delivery of the ceremony on the day

$450: Ceremony Booking Fee, NOIM & Consult/Meeting
This fee includes, the lodging of the NOIM to the celebrant, being uploaded onto BDM portal, the confirmation of the date and time, wedding resources sent and discussed, Wedding meeting and consult around 1.5 hours conducted in person or online.

$350: Ceremony Copy and unlimited drafts
This fee includes the writing of multiple drafts of the ceremony, feedback on drafts and final copy of approved draft of ceremony to be read on the day of the ceremony.

$450: Ceremony Delivery and Registration of Marriage to BDM
This fee includes quality delivery of the Ceremony on the day, legal components and certificates and marriage registration to Births, Deaths and Marriages.

$1250: Total

Funerals and Memorials

I give a funeral ceremony the attention it deserves.
Every funeral ceremony should be different; for one person is different from the next.
My first approach is to listen to you, the next step is to learn about the person for whom I’m preparing the ceremony. This takes time. You have choices, and I can explain them to you.
A quality, personalised ceremony on average takes me 15-20 hours to put together deliver.
Some funeral rites of passage include a eulogy and burial. Others are celebrated in parks, venues or any space that reflects the person to whom you are paying tribute.
Most of the feedback I get is that I’m professional, high quality, approachable and compassionate.
Depending on the time put in, travel and other stakeholders involved, expect to pay from $770 - $1500

About Me

Hello! I’m so happy to connect with you.
I’m a multi-passionate and wear a lot of hats but they are all connected by a love story and bringing out the best in people.
Let me clear something for you: Messenger is my real name. I was born with it. I’m a second-generation celebrant, writer, psychic, coach and facilitator.
I studied English, Philosophy and Drama at Melbourne University and have a Masters Degree. I am curious about life and fascinated by the big questions.
I have more than 20 years’ experience as a celebrant and have trained celebrants at Victoria University.
I can’t do things by halves, and you’ll get my full attention.
I’ve officiated at over 900 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.
I put my heart and expertise into funerals and memorials, and make a challenging day a lot easier. (That’s what my clients say.)
I’m approachable so you can call/email me for a quote, once I know the details of what you are after.
Look forward to hearing from you!

Front cover of New Yorker Magazine with two female brides

Certificate IV in Celebrancy 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 professional association is:
International College of Celebrancy Association - ICCA