Personal Pop Up Weddings
aka 'Not the Conveyor Belt Popup Wedding'!

Pop-up wedding chapels have been around for decades in the US. An innovation by newly built Las Vegas Hotel that, rather than provide a dedicated space for a wedding chapel, opted to create a street level wedding-related retail space and have a 'pop up wedding chapel' at designated times. In a legal environment when you can buy a wedding license and get married immediately having a walk-in service makes some sense.  In Australia, where couples have to give a minimum of a full calendar month's notice, and where the person to whom you give notice is the one who marries you it doesn't make much sense, until you think about the motivation of the original hotel - maximise profit!

Pop-up wedding chapels abound in the US - the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon annually includes a Run-Thru Pop Up Wedding Chapel along the route, to celebrate the legalisation of same sex marriage in New York, two side by side Pop-Up Wedding Chapels were erected in Central Park for a one-day event (the two designs, one of cardboard, the other of ribbon, were winners in a design competition requiring that the chapels had an 8ft x 8ft footprint and had to be a temporary structure that could be erected in less than 2 hours), and are a regular feature in bridal fairs and other retail events.

Popup weddings (the word chapel has been lost in the translation) have hit Australia. We're hearing about them in the press. Basically, a minimal ceremony (legal requirements only) with content controlled by the organisers, that takes 5 minutes, certificate signing included, plus 55 minutes of post-ceremony photography, a slice of cake and a glass of bubbly, at a venue chosen by the organiser, on a date chosen by the organiser, with a celebrant chosen by the organiser, focused on through-put and publicity for the organisers and vendors rather than a personal heartfelt experience for the couple, all at a premium price.

You can have so much more, for less money, on a day of your choice.

Instead of paying $1000-$1500 (price varies depending on location/date) for a less than optimal experience, for under $900 you can have so much more.  Here's how that works.....
  • Your choice of date - 24/7/365      FREE
  • Your choice of venue - Brisbane has thousands of places you can get married in a small wedding for FREE
    • Parks, with gorgeous backdrops of foliage, cityscapes, riverscapes and water views
    • Cafes, Restaurants, Bars - sit down round a table, order a coffee and go for it
    • Retail establishments and business premises (with prior permission)
    • Hotel room/suite (obviously you'll have to pay to stay overnight, but you can have the wedding for no extra charge)
    • Your own backyard, deck, etc
    • and the list goes on .....
  • Me as your celebrant  $365 weekdays, $425 weekends for a personal ceremony that includes personal and meaningful content with your choice of style, own vows etc
  • A photographer (many Brisbane wedding photographers offer a 1 hour shoot with images on CD for around $350 - I can give you some recommendations)
  • Self-purchased bottle of Mot (as opposed to a couple of glasses of generic sparkling)  $70
  • Self-purchased single layer cake (as opposed to a slice of cake) - $40 for a single layer mudcake
  • Flexibility - to be a tad late, change venue or date if necessary and have a few guests - PRICELESS
Making the arrangements
To book your personal pop-up wedding with me you will need to contact me to ensure I am available on your chosen day, complete my booking form and pay my fee. A range of payment options, including credit card through Paypal, is available.

Make sure you check out the legal requirements as you must comply with the notice period and the requirement to show your celebrant official documents proving your identity, date of birth and that you are free to marry.


Jenn did her best to make sure everything went smoothly on the day and had the knowledge to make sure all the legal aspects were correct and covered. We both enjoyed our ceremony very much and it had a nice personal feel and a few personal touches as well. I feel I could say it would sure beat a Registry Office Ceremony. We wanted a ceremony with the minimum amount of fuss and nothing over the top so it was good to have so many wedding style 'choices'. The custom vows were also very nice, very happy with everything. Perfect. Thank you. - Cam and Chris who married at Lake Samsonvale with 3 swans in the background and their 2 children involved in the ceremony. Chris looked fabulous in a navy polkadot 50s style dress with touches of red.

Jennet and I would like to thank you for your superb wedding ceremony. Everybody at the wedding commented what a delightful, simple but fun filled ceremony you conducted. I am glad we chose you and would not hesitate to recommend your services to any couples that are contemplating marriage Once again thank you very much for your kind and meaningful words for our special occasion.
Bill and Jennet who married at Scarborough Beach Park

I loved how relaxed the ceremony was.  You made it such a warm, welcoming and involved ceremony. I had many comments to attest to that!
Sherilei who married Arren at Forestglen Park on Valentine's Day

Exactly what we wanted. Short but sentimental. Everyone loved it
Kylie and John who came down from the Sunshine Coast hinterland to be married at Southbank Parklands and who told me that they chose me because I had 'the best feedback on the Internet'!

Warm and Wonderful Weekday Weddings is a registered trading name BN 21657543
denoting a specific service type provided by
Jennifer Cram, Brisbane Marriage Celebrant and Civil Partnership Notary.
Ceremonies also conducted evenings and weekends.

Available only in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Redcliffe and Pine Rivers.
Terms and conditions apply.
Phone: 07 3378 3005
Email:  celebrant { at }

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