Marriage Celebrant for Christchurch & Canterbury Weddings

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Welcome to the world of 'NZ Weddings 4 You'.

My name is Rita Townshend, I am a Justice of the Peace and an appointed New Zealand Marriage Celebrant and it is my privilege, as a Marriage Celebrant, to share with so many couples, one of the most wonderful experiences in your life - your wedding day.

Creating a marriage ceremony that is unique, sincere and personal to you, takes the guidance of an experienced and professional Marriage Celebrant who can help you to realize your dreams, and I would love to be the Celebrant to help you create your own magical amd memorable ceremony that expresses your love, life and beliefs. I will make your day very relaxed, happy and enjoyable. I am passionate and personally dedicated to taking this journey with you. As a Celebrant I love my chosen work.

I have done hundreds of wedding around Christchurch, Canterbury, Banks Peninsula, Hamner and other areas. Weddings at home in your own gardens, at Wineries, on the beach, a helicopter ride to the mountains or wherever you wish. Small weddings or large, formal or casual, or something quite different. I have done them all.


Wedding Photo Gallery

Photos from some of the weddings can be seen in the wedding photo gallery section. Thank you to the couples for allowing me to use these pictures!


Wedding Resources

Please visit my Wedding Resources section to download your 'Notice of Intended Marriage Licence' form (BDM60 for couples in New Zealand). You will also find other resources to help you with your wedding such as photographers and wedding venues and there are interesting ceremonies at Wedding Ceremonies.


Contact Me

Please feel welcome to contact me anytime for a free 'no obligation' discussion or meeting. I would love to hear from you and help you create your own 'personal wedding ceremony'.


Overseas Couples

I welcome overseas couples coming to New Zealand to get married. Please visit my Weddings For Overseas Couples section for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.


Celebrants Guild of New Zealand
Christchurch Weddings