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John Michael Sheedy

John Michael Sheedy


Hi, I worked in NSW Local Courts for many years as a Registrar and one of the duties I enjoyed most was to officiate at marriage ceremonies. I'm now delighted as a civil marriage celebrant since 2008 to perform such ceremonies wherever and whenever you choose, helping you create the ceremony you want for your special day.

You can email or phone me to organize an obligation-free meeting where I can explain the legally-required parts of a civil ceremony and the many options you can consider for inclusion. Living in the south-western suburbs of Sydney, I'm happy to travel anywhere in the Sydney Metropolitan area. For complete information, please visit

In the Gallery you will see some of the more than 250 happy couples I have been privileged to marry, together with many positive testimonials.


You were very helpful in the leadup to our wedding ensuring we had all the relevant information, and gave us guidance in tailoring the ceremony to suit our needs. We found your folder that you loaned to us invaluable. We valued your thoroughness in walking us through the whole process. You and Diana made us feel very welcome in your home. The booklet of our ceremony you provided with the marriage certificate was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated.
John & Pamela 14-Apr-2019 Drummoyne
John was always available to help with any questions. He kept in regular contact and always kept us updated. John was always professional and made us feel comfortable with what otherwise could have been a stressful experience. John was approachable and a calming influence on the day. He was on time and well prepared, ensuring the day went smoothly. John and his wife made a great team on the day. Paul & Stefanie
Paul & Stefanie 24-Oct-2014 Cropley House,Baulkham Hills
John's support during the structuring of our ceremony and his willingness to fit in with our needs eased the stress of planning, Thank you for helping make our special day so special. When we were first looking for a Celebrant it was very daunting. Both Matt and I were looking for someone that wasn't just in the business, but had integrity and professionalism. We interviewed four Celebrants in total and you stood out very clearly to us from the beginning as being the most suited. You were true to yourself and to us. You gave us much needed advice and were optimistic on all the little hurdles that present themselves in the lead up. This was very calming for us. You were also very accommodating and available to meet up with which helped ease the strain. The planning was pain-free and just seemed to happen very smoothly without fuss. The rehearsal was very useful. And the day was perfect, just look at the photos. Best regards, and hope to run into you again. Loren & Matt.
Matt & Loren 25-May-2013 Bradleys Head, Mosman
John replied promptly with detailed & correct information regarding any query. His wealth of knowledge made, what could have been a bewildering process, clear & easy. The ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for. John listened & adhered to all our preferences while providing ensightful & helpful suggestions along the way. We had guests comment on how polished & professional his performance was. It was a brilliant day & we attribute this, in part, to John. Thanks for everything. Bret & I sincerely thank you. Katchia
Bret & Katchia 09-Mar-2013 Gardens on Forest,Peakhurst
Hi John, Thank you to you and your wife for participating in our wedding and helping to make it so special. To be honest, we couldn't think of any feedback to give you that would have made the day even better. We were so thrilled with the level of service and professionalism you showed us before and up to the lead up of our wedding. It was really difficult to find a celebrant to match what we were looking for, but you certainly surpassed our expectations. We will happily recommend you and provide a reference if someone is looking for a celebrant, as we were so thrilled with your services.You always responded to enquiries promptly & created a fantastic ambience for us on our day. Thank you. Paul & Anika
Paul & Anika 22-Sep-2012 Clarkes Point,Woolwich
We sincerely thank you for your professional and efficient service as our Marriage Celebrant on our Wedding Day 7th December 2011. We were engaged on 21st October 2010 when we were on holiday in Japan. On the day that we returned home, we began to plan our dream wedding. There were so many things to organize such as the venue, budget, transport, attire, accommodation and honeymoon, just to name a few. But none of these things were as important as a marriage celebrant to formally recognize our legal commitment and affection for one another. As we write this one month later, we remember our wedding day and all the people who made it the best day of our lives. Thank you for all that you did to make our wedding day as stress-free as possible. You went above and beyond to advise and assist us in all aspects of our wedding ceremony from the vows to wet weather options and we really appreciate this. With all our love, Caroline and Daniel
Daniel & Caroline 07-Dec-2011 Royal Botanic Gardens,Sydney
Thanks John, your words were "perfect", your appearance was "perfect", your professionalism was "perfect" and your help throughout the whole process was "perfect". We had family attend the wedding from England and WA and they really enjoyed the ceremony and complimented you. Gareth and I really appreciated youe flexibility with attending the rehearsal of the wedding the week before, this put our minds at ease to know what to expect on the day. Thank you for the detailed booklet of our ceremony, this we will keep as a momentium of our special day. Gareth and I will most definitely recommend your service to couples getting married. Thank you again Gareth and Leesa Bryant
Gareth & Leesa 22-Jan-2011 The Epping Club, Epping
We had a completely amazing ceremony, and it was thanks to your help, guidance and professionalism. We are so glad you were open to and were so enthusiastic with all our unique ideas, you really went above and beyond what we expected. With both Shan and I being 'given away', the whole bridal party walking down the aisle, our huge ring warming and our different vows, we must have driven you nearly insane! You helped make our ceremony one we will never forget, and one our community of friends and family felt so included by (and so many of them cried, you've gotta love them!). I never thought I would be as relaxed as I was, but I felt completely calm, and knew that everything would run the way we'd planned, which it did. It really set the day up to a fantastic start. Your wife is absolutely lovely also, I loved the team effort. I don't think we could thank you both enough actually! Good luck, and I hope many many other couples get to enjoy their day as much as we did with your help. Clare & Shannon
Shannon & Clare 17-Apr-2010 Old St.Thomas Chapel,Narellan
Hi John, Thanks for being the perfect celebrant for us. Thank you for your care, patience and professionalism. Your thoroughness and great suggestions created our wonderful ceremony. Thanks for guiding us all the way and making our ceremony so much better than we'd imagined. We always knew you'd be perfect for the job as soon as we saw you on the website. P.S. Thanks for the pretty little booklet of the ceremony. We didn't expect that lovely surprise. Warm regards Karen and Michael
Michael & Karen 18-Jan-2010 McKell Park,Darling Point
Hello John, This is just a note to thank you for being our wedding celebrant. Your 'style' suited us perfectly and you made sure that the ceremony took place just as it should. Your were not intrusive and yet you were quietly in charge of what was happening when you needed to be. Your advice beforehand was spot-on and you seemed to anticipate every aspect of the ceremony. We really appreciated pouring over the ceremony examples and suggestions you gave us - so thanks again. One other thing - it's small we know - but it was a relief to have you at the venue when we arrived. The day was going to be smooth sailing after that! Very best regards from Christopher and Christine.
Christopher & Christine 03-May-2009 "'Nepean Belle", Penrith

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