About Me

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant

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People I meet ask me what inspired my decision to become a celebrant.

I have experienced a diverse professional work history, but for the most part, I have practised as a certified corporate trainer. It has been a wonderful and interesting career which has taken me to many parts of this beautiful country and I have met and engaged with a great number of people.

My nature and character have led me to work extensively with people, in so many different situations - and I have always loved it!

During this time, I have learned that everyone has their own unique story. I always feel so fortunate for every opportunity to meet with people, discover who they are, what they love, and learn about their vision.

I have a genuine passion for guiding and working with people in some of the most important and emotion charged moments of their lives. With a career that brings a wealth of experience, much of which is intensely people-focussed, I delight in connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and different life experiences.

People describe me as positive, organized, caring, empathetic, perceptive and adaptable to any situation with the ability to use the right amount of energy at the appropriate time and to bring a sense of quiet & calm when needed.


“Cheryl’s presentation skills are exemplary, learned & polished during many years as a professional corporate trainer & presenter. She is well spoken, articulate, authentic & insightful. Her attention to detail will ensure that, as your Marriage Celebrant, Cheryl will consider every aspect of your ceremony in the planning to ensure smooth running on the day.”

Carolyn Norman


Whether it’s a Marriage Ceremony, a Naming Ceremony, a Commitment Ceremony, a Renewal of Vows, or the sad event of a Funeral it’s all about you & your family and the love you share.

I think that to truly work with people effectively you need to meet with them to capture the essence of who they are. I’ll work with you to create an individual ceremony, which is written exclusively for you and all about you

How often we need to meet will depend on your needs and time availability but be assured that I won’t rest until you’re happy with the outcome. For many people, one or two meetings will be sufficient. We can do a lot in the writing phase by phone and email.

I’m located in Dulwich Hill in Sydney’s Inner West, which is close to Summer Hill, Marrickville, Hurlstone Park, Lewisham, Lewisham West, Petersham, Newtown,  Enmore, Alexandria, Stanmore, Leichhardt, Annandale, Camperdown, Forest Lodge, Harold Park, Pyrmont, Glebe, Ashfield, Haberfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Canterbury, Burwood, Strathfield, Concord, Drummoyne, Rozelle & Balmain. Travel to anywhere in Sydney is easy from here & I’m also happy to discuss ceremonies outside of the Sydney area.

I look forward to speaking with you to find out how I can help.

Call me on 0437 895 328.

Qualifications include:

  • Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant
  • Certificate IV in Celebrancy
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training
  • Certificate IV in Marketing
  • Certificate IV in Retail Management

Member of AFCC            My Wedding Wish

Ready to find out more?

Contact me today for more information!