Weddings – Vow Renewals
Commitment Ceremonies
Naming Ceremonies
Funerals - Scattering of Ashes

I am an authorised Civil Celebrant based in Newcastle. I would be honoured to conduct your ceremony in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, The Hunter Valley and the Central Coast. I’m also very happy to travel to other locations, by negotiation (travel fee applies).

Whatever your occasion – a big celebration, a simple ceremony with a few of your nearest and dearest, farewelling a loved one, or anything in-between – I promise to make your occasion memorable!

Together, we will to create a special ceremony to celebrate or commemorate any occasion, so please contact me and we can discuss details. Our first meeting is obligation-free.

Afaf Girgis, Newcastle Civil Celebrant

Bespoke Weddings

Choose this package if you would like an amazing ceremony which is tailor-made just for you!
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If you want to get married, but not have the fuss and expense of the huge wedding, an elopement might be just right for you.
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legals-only Weddings

So, you just want to be legally married? Absolutely! We can do this fuss-free, short and sweet ceremony.
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Vow Renewals

Do you have a special wedding anniversary coming up? Why not consider a vow renewal to say “I love you” officially again?
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Commitment Ceremonies

If you’re not quite ready to take that step of a legally binding marriage, then a Commitment Ceremony might be perfect for you.
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Baby Naming

Let me help you to celebrate a new life, a welcoming to the world for your special one.
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I would be honoured to work with you to prepare a service that honours and celebrates your loved one’s life and gives them a memorable farewell.
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Afaf has a very warm & welcoming personality – while always remaining professional & engaged. I witnessed her marry my brother and his wife in their backyard wedding and it couldn’t have run more smoothly, with thanks to Afaf! I highly recommend her for any Celebrancy Service you may need!!


We had the absolute pleasure of having Afaf as our celebrant over the weekend for our small but personal backyard wedding ceremony. Believe it or not, we did not meet face to face until our wedding day, however the connection we created over phone calls and video calls, we just knew that Afaf was the perfect celebrant for us. Afaf personalized our ceremony and made it completely “us’. She has gone above and beyond and we simply could not have chosen someone more amazing to marry us. Thank you so much Afaf. We look forward to seeing you again for more things to come 🥰

Jemah and Ricky

I attended a wedding officiated by Afaf and she was absolutely wonderful. The perfect mix of lovely, light-hearted and a little bit cheeky. I was so lost in the moment, that by the end of the ceremony my cheeks were sore from smiling so much!


Afaf is a passionate, sincere, warm and dedicated celebrant who will deliver the ceremony exactly as you wished. She is walking professionalism.


We could not imagine having anyone but Afaf share our special day. She easily adjusted to our individual personality styles and respected and supported our choices for the day. She is super organised, calm yet professional, sensitive, fun, considerate and caring. She makes sure you understand what is happening every step along the way, and answers any questions with knowledge and confidence. I wholeheartedly recommend Afaf if you are considering a ceremony that requires a celebrant.

Sue and Jeff

Afaf was an absolutely integral part of our special day. She was totally perfect as our marriage celebrant, and we couldn’t imagine anyone else for the job. Afaf guided us in choosing the type of ceremony we wanted, giving us great advice along the way. She knew what questions to ask, and ensured that the ceremony was tailored to our personalities and our wedding day. On the day itself, Afaf was a sea of calm in all the excitement, and put us totally at ease. We wholeheartedly recommend Afaf as a celebrant.

Amber and Brody

Afaf was awesome in this role 🎉 Her care and commitment to ensuring that this beautiful couple were married, exactly as they’d pictured it to happen, was perfect💕


Ready to plan your ceremony?

I will work with you to create a special ceremony to celebrate or commemorate any occasion, so please contact me and we can discuss details.