James Maxfield

Fun, Witty and Heartfelt Ceremonies are my speciality.
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I am an Authorised Celebrant in Australia and i have a deep passion for creating and performing bespoke ceremonies for your perfect day. I mainly perform Marriage ceremonies but also design ceremonies for most events needing a celebrant. Fun, Witty and Heartfelt Ceremonies are my speciality.

When it comes to Wedding Ceremonies, i perform them for all types of couples. Love is one of the most amazing things we can share with another human and im so happy and grateful that we live in a world where everyone gets to stand up and make the commitment of marriage to their loved one.​

I have always been an advoacte for the instituation of marriage and the commitment two people make to each other. Being able to solemnise the marriage between a couple who want to spend the rest of their life together is something that makes my heart sing.


James was the perfect Celebrant for our day with a mix of fun, sincerity, humour and care. There were lots of laughs from both of us and the wedding guests as well as beautiful and heartfelt moments. James was super organised, very personal, amazingly well-spoken, and we loved how James pieced our story together. It really felt like 'us'.

Sally and Timothy Dashwood 30/12/2017 Doltone House, Sydney

James was extremely professional and made us feel like the marriage ceremony was as important to him as it was to us. We had no idea where to start when it came to organising the ceremony and James made it an easy and personal experience. We felt safe in his hands. James Married us at the Renaissance Resort. He tailored the ceremony to our personalities and it ended up being so much more than we expected. Many guests commented on how moving the ceremony was, which is a testament to James and the work he put in. We're so happy he agreed to be our celebrant - it was such a beautiful ceremony.

Rowena and Joel Rasmuseen 12/07/2018 The Renaissance Resort, Phuket

James was absolutely outstanding. He was attentive to what we wanted the ceremony to be and offered advice and support when we needed it. On the day itself, he took all of the information we gave him and turned it into the most amazing story. He was wonderful.

Emma and Constandinos Orfanos 01/09/2018 Auburn Botanic Gardens, NSW

James was perfect, I couldn't recommend him more if I tried, he was perfect in the delivery of our ceremony (which wasn't easy as we had a surprise wedding), the guests loved him - his humour and attention to detail made our day exceptional.

Joanne and Brian Young 17/11/2018 Palm Beach, NSW

Most helpful and friendly person, thankful for his assistance all the way, if I could get married again to Scott, we wouldn’t question our choice of celebrant, thank you so much for everything James you saved us the last moment regarding the speaker, thank you for going out of your way. Scott and I wouldn’t change a thing regarding the ceremony.

Sajia and Scott Parry 01/12/2018 Royal Botanic Gardens, NSW

James was amazing during the entire process. He is personal yet very professional. His communication was great. He even offered to bring the speaker to play our songs of choice during the ceremony. At the ceremony, James arrived on time and made everyone feel welcomed. We loved the story James wrote particularly for us. I would highly recommend James for your special day. Thank you again James for being part of our beautiful journey and marrying us.

Ben and Linh Keegan 01/06/2019 Athol Lawn, Mosman, NSW

James did an amazing job with our Same Sex Marriage. He was super organised, easy to communicate with, well spoken and made sure that they whole process leading up to the night of our wedding was as easy and stress free as possible. The beautiful, fun and relax ceremony will always be something that we will remember. Thank you James for all that you have done for us. We'd highly recommend James without any hesitation to anyone that is looking for a fantastic celebrant for their special day.

Andrew and Gregoire Kwong 03/08/2019 The Grounds, Alexandria, NSW

James was a great Celebrant! We love that he personally crafted parts of the ceremony around some questions he asked us individually earlier; a great mix of humour and love. Everything ran very smoothly and it put us at ease knowing we were in good hands. Thanks again James!

Cris and Matt Walker 05/12/2020 Bells at Killcare

James was absolutely amazing! After having to postpone our wedding day 3 times due to Covid what should have been an incredibly stressful time James made such an easy and stress free experience. He was easy to work with throughout the entire process. He was highly professional and very personable. Helped guide us through any questions we had and was able to answer questions we didn’t even know to ask! All our guests were beyond impressed with how he blended humour, personal stories and touching moments to produce the most memorable ceremony. Would definitely recommend James to other couples! Thank you so much! Elisa & Chris

Elisa and Chris Witenden 07/11/2021 Seclusions Maroubra

James was such a wonderful celebrant! He crafted such a personal and beautiful ceremony that really suited us. We knew from our first meeting with James that he was what we were looking for, friendly and relaxed but very professional and knew what he was doing. We loved the way he turned our little surveys into a beautiful couple's story in our ceremony. As a non-religious couple, his choice of words were perfect for us and showed our strengths as a long-term couple. He was so understanding and supportive when we had to postpone our wedding this year. We very highly recommend James!! Thank you so much!

Ellie and John Anderson 04/12/2021 Deckhouse Woolwich