Celebrants' Association of New Zealand Inc.

Enriching Celebrants - Enriching New Zealand

The Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ) provides access to professional celebrants with a commitment to quality service, professional standards and ethics.

We pride ourselves on offering creative and innovative ceremonies for all occasions, including weddings, funerals, name giving, civil unions, business and community events, family occasions and rites of passage, and catering to a wide range of nationalities, cultural and spiritual beliefs.

Why Choose a Celebrant who belongs to the Celebrants Association of NZ (CANZ)?

If you are a member of the public and you are looking for a top-class celebrant for your upcoming special occasion, then you have come to the right place! CANZ celebrants are skilled professionals who endeavour to design a ceremony that expresses the meaning of your event and which reflects your personal style, values and beliefs. With special ceremonies (see full list on the Celebrants tab) you only get one chance to get it right, so it's essential to choose a celebrant who understands your wishes. CANZ celebrants have made a commitment to professional standards, education, and ethics, and they strive to deliver excellent service.

Visiting from Overseas for a Wedding or Civil Union?

If you are visiting from overseas, New Zealand is a beautiful scenic destination, and many couples choose this as an ideal location for their wedding or civil union or a romantic opportunity for a renewal of their vows. In April 2013 New Zealand Parliament voted in favour of extending the Marriage Act to include same-sex marriages. The new provisions took effect from late August 2013. Members of the Celebrants Association of NZ can assist overseas couples with planning and organising their ceremony.

Are you a CANZ Celebrant?

If you are a CANZ celebrant looking for the latest information on events around the country, visit the Celebrants' Event Calendar under the About CANZ tab. For professional resources, log in to the Members Only section using your regular email address and password (or the forgotten password key if necessary). We have upgraded this section to include downloadable material and other useful information for your practice. Your feedback and further suggestions are always very welcome!

Want to Become a Member of CANZ?

If you already practice as a celebrant for any type of ceremony, we urge you to become a member of CANZ. As an organisation, we are promoting the role of celebrants and the vital service they can provide in contemporary NZ society. Some sectors of the wider public have a very limited understanding of ceremony and ritual, and we are taking steps to remedy this. Clearly, there is strength in numbers and we would welcome your involvement in helping to raise awareness of contemporary celebrancy and becoming part of a vibrant professional association. To join us click on the "Join CANZ" tab at the top of the page, complete the details on the Membership application form and press ‘Submit'. You will be contacted by the member of our Executive Committee who holds the Membership portfolio.

Celebrants' Association of New Zealand

"CANZ" is the accepted abbreviation for the Celebrants Association of New Zealand Inc, a professional group of celebrants whose members are listed on this site. Only member celebrants are legally entitled to use "CANZ" and our trademarked logo on their promotional material.

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