If you want a simple but friendly neighbourhood registry office wedding, this is the fun way to go. The Dept of Internal Affairs has created pilot schemes from the Henderson, Manukau and North Shore District Courthouses to out source some registry office weddings to suburban locations. If you have seen the road works in Albert St, you will understand at least one reason why this is working so well.
Welcome to the Birkdale Community Centre. The Dept has appointed experienced, registered celebrants as temporary Court Registrars to conduct these weddings on Fridays, each week through the summer. After some training, we are underway. We decorate the room with a tablecloth and flowers, use our lovely CANZ folders, and we can allow photos, and music. One wedding was even filmed for the family back home. This old villa is much easier on small children and elderly people than the city offices. Have a look at the photos here.