Weddings on special days: 08/08/18 and 18/08/18

[Issued: Friday, 8 June 2018]

Three eights are better than one!

In Mandarin and Cantonese, the number 8 sounds like ‘wealth’. Turned on its side, the number is identical to the symbol for infinity. Perfect for everlasting love.

We are excited to announce some very special packages for couples looking to celebrate an unforgettable and official wedding on these magical dates:

  • Wednesday, 8 August 2018
    (contact us by 3 July to book).
  • Saturday, 18 August 2018
    (contact us by 12 July to book).

​Contact us to arrange a marriage interview

Special packages with the NSW Marriage Registry

When you get married with us, you are choosing:

  • the formal and official means of getting married in NSW;
  • a meaningful, affordable and culturally inclusive wedding ceremony;
  • to take your vows in front of a small and intimate group of your invited guests.

Our special packages give you something extra like the vintage bus, or the Old Government House setting - which represent iconic pieces of Sydney's history. Make your wedding more memorable by linking your new life with a part of old Sydney. 

Vintage bus and backdrop of Sydney Harbour ($888)

Get married in style with this wonderful wedding package! Your experience includes riding on one of Sydney's vintage buses and enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Sydney Harbour and the iconic Sydney Opera House – a perfect setting for your wedding photos! It all takes under an hour, including the bus trip to and from Milsons Point station. 

The vintage bus is from 1959 (yes, 59 years old!) and is in the original green and cream livery of the Sydney bus fleet.

This unique wedding experience includes:

  • Ride from Milsons Point station (and return) – each bus has capacity for 30 guests. It is a single decker.
  • Wedding ceremony with a picture-perfect backdrop. Other guests can meet the party at the wedding location.
  • One of the Registry's own celebrants to conduct the ceremony (in English).
  • A Mandarin-speaking interpreter so your guests can follow the ceremony (if you would like this included).
  • Official marriage notice lodgement fee.
  • Official standard marriage certificate.
  • Commemorative marriage certificate with a Sydney Opera House design.

Celebration afterwards (not included): There are plenty of dining options at Milsons Point and Kirribilli (just the other side of the station). 

Old Government House, Parramatta ($788)

Step back into history on the steps of Australia's oldest surviving public building! Built 1799-1816, Old Government House (located in beautiful Parramatta Park) was home and office of the first 10 Governors of Australia. The World Heritage Listed property is considered both a European and Aboriginal archaeological resource of international significance. 

Your wedding ceremony will take place on the front steps of this grand iconic building.

This unique wedding experience includes:

  • Wedding ceremony with a picture-perfect backdrop of the iconic Old Government House.
  • One of the Registry's own celebrants to conduct the ceremony (in English).
  • The marriage celebrant will dress in costume from the 1850's.
  • A Mandarin-speaking interpreter so your guests can follow the ceremony (if you would like this included).
  • Official marriage notice lodgement fee.
  • Official standard marriage certificate.
  • Commemorative marriage certificate of your choice.

Celebration afterwards (not included): We suggest Lachlans Restaurant (just next to Old Government House), or the Gatehouse Tea Rooms (in Parramatta Park) or there are other dining options in Parramatta itself.

Find out more about Registry weddings