About us



By the way of Introduction I am Dr Andries Botha, your professional religious celebrant for more than 30 years. As an experienced celebrant for funerals/memorials/ marriages, I will conduct a ceremony that will long be remembered. As a school pastor/administrator of my own private school, pastoring a big church for years and networking with people on all levels of life, I have a great understanding of people’s background, feelings and grieve. A Memorial or Funeral Service is the final chapter in our lives and is essentially the last opportunity for those around them to say farewell and express their love. I can give you the support that is needed to have good memories.Dr A.J.D Botha (PhD


MOST IMPORTANTLY, I KNOW THAT WEDDINGS ARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEING MARRIED, NOT THE CELEBRANT, SO I PROMISE NOT TO GO ON ABOUT MYSELF ANY FURTHER, AT ANY TIME. THIS IS A ONE-OFF INDULGENCE.

 


Our fees

  • Wedding Fees


    $300.00

    This amount is payable at the time of making / confirming the booking, and comprises the “Booking Fee” or the “For a Notice of Intended Marriage” fee.THIS IS PART OF the $700.00 total fee.


    $400.00This remaining amount is payable no later than 14 days before the ceremony. This is known as the “In respect of solemnisation of marriage by authorised civil marriage celebrant” fee.THIS IS THE REMAINING PART OF the $600.00 total fee.


    Payment methods accepted:  direct bank deposit, 

    What does this total  fee include?

    The initial interview (30 minutes - or longer if booking is confirmed and sculpting of the ceremony can begin); 

    Pre- marriage councelling session Additional interviews for confirmation and finalisation of ceremony details;  Unlimited research pertaining to your ceremony 

     The conducting/solemnisation of the marriage ceremony at any venue of your choice;  Unlimited email communication to and from celebrant, unlimited conversations by phone from the clients to the celebrant;  The provision of the three marriage certificates required (including the copy kept by the couple);  Form printing/completion, lodging of the official certificate of marriage and all required documents relating to the marriage; 

     Use of PA system (if required) (» further information);  Provision of registry signing table and chairs (if required)  and  Travel costs in connection with solemnisation - if the distance of a return journey between the celebrant's home and the place of marriage does not exceed 60 km. Further than 60km, will be $10 for every 5km of travelling.


    The $300 “Booking Fee” (or “For a Notice of Intended Marriage” fee) is not refundable - unless I am unable to solemnise the marriage on the arranged ceremony day, and am unable to arrange for a substitute celebrant.  The $400 fee known as the “In respect of solemnisation of marriage by authorised civil marriage celebrant” fee (which must be paid no later than 14 days before the arranged ceremony day) is refundable only if written notice of cancellation of the marriage is given to me not less than 14 days before the arranged ceremony day OR if I am unable to solemnise the marriage on the arranged ceremony day and am not able to arrange for a substitute celebrant.  FOR “BASIC” CEREMONIES: The $250 “Booking Fee for a Basic Ceremony” (including “For a Notice of Intended Marriage” fee and basic “In respect of solemnisation of marriage by authorised civil marriage celebrant” fee) is not refundable - unless I am unable to solemnise the marriage on the arranged ceremony day, and am unable to arrange for a substitute celebrant.  Fees paid (or payable) in respect of phone calls, visit to the venue and/or travels costs exceeding 60km in a return journey between my base and the place of marriage are not refundable or waivable.  Other costs may or may not be refundable, as per arrangement.



  • Name giving ceremony fees


    $350.00

    What does my service include?  

    A interview in your home or at a mutually convenient location, telephone and email consultations as required.

    Creation of a personal and unique ceremony, written especially for you, with your full editorial control attention to detail and excellent personal service.       Naming certificate. 

    Fee makes provision for 50km travelling distance.

    Due to rising fuel costs, additional charges of $0.68 per kilometre apply thereafter for all travel, unless otherwise negotiated.  




    Renewing of vows fee     


    $340-$585


    It includes:

    Interview session. Writing of the vows, finalisation of ceremony, and the provision of certificate. Unlimited email communication.



  • Funeral Celebrant fee 


    $400.00

    This covers:

    Meeting with the family to discuss the form and content of the service, and to explain options. If time or distance does not allow this, communicatingby phone and email to discuss the needs and ideas for the funeral ormemorial service If you wish me to write the eulogy, I am happy to do this with input from you.


    Writing a service which is appropriate, respectful and sensitive and which honours the deceased. Unlimited contact by phone and email regarding the content of the service. All travel.Helping with ideas for readings and music if needed Conducting that service according to the wishes of the bereaved.Supplying the family with a presentation copy of the service.

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