Whakanui Commitment Couple


A commitment ceremony is a meaningful and dignified ceremony for adult couples of any gender who wish to celebrate their commitment to each other without undergoing the legal requirements of marriage or civil partnership.

The purpose of the ceremony is to make a public declaration of life-long commitment, love and dedication between 2 people. The occasion can be shared with family and friends or held in private without guests.

An information pack will be provided which contains the ceremony framework and choices that will enable you to plan the ceremony in detail.

Do think carefully about whom you would like to invite, think about the words you will say to one another and whether you wish to include readings, exchange rings and/or gifts, the choice is yours. The ceremony can be tailored to suit your needs, making this a very special and memorable occasion, so do take time to consider your choices. What the ceremony does not provide you with is any legal rights or responsibilities.