Wedding Officiant List


SASS is aware of the following Marriage Officers that conduct secular weddings (legally recognised South African marriages with entirely non-religious content, free of the mention of gods, afterlives, and the supernatural) on request. Some may also conduct weddings with religious or spiritual content, and same-sex marriages/civil unions for those who want them.

Disclaimer: SASS provides this list in good faith but cannot vouch for the persons and organisations listed.

We welcome feedback, and additions to the list, to cc:

Spiritual Humanist Church of South Africa

Sharonlea, Johannesburg

Offers a non-denominational wedding ceremony as well as a personal ceremony for same-sex marriages.

Wendy Vermeulen

079 490 5470
011 704 1211

Iain Wardhaugh


Marriage Officer – Marriages & Civil Unions

A unique perspective with each ceremony, the ideal dialogue tailored to the couple’s personalities and values.

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Iain Wardhaugh

083 234 0454



Cape town,Western cape

I offer secular wedding ceremonies. This enables you to shape your wedding service according to your specific needs and wishes, it is uniquely yours. It offers a legal marriage/partnership to same sex/LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex) and opposite-sex couples.

Rudy Nadler-Nir

  083 987 2096

Dr Peter Jones


Marriage Registrar:

We perform marriages with no religious content and have done so for a number of years. Our Registered Marriage Officers are licenced to perform both mixed and same gender marriages.

011 476 3226

Weddings without Boundaries

Eastern Cape

Design your dream day in conjunction with Revd Wim Vermeulen, the Eastern Cape’s popular registered Civil Union and Marriage Officer.

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Revd Wim Vermeulen
072 321 3920


Nigel Levings

While I do much to honour all…I am most comfortable in a secular setting free of mention of gods etc…

072 431 7937








Ryan Hogarth / Christa Lizamore


All denominational marriage officers and celebrants for all types of weddings and marriage registrations.

082 960 0933

Cape Town, Gauteng

Marriage Officers who conduct non-religious weddings (not registered at Home Affairs to conduct same-sex marriages).

Cape Town
Dirk & Lorraine Miller

072 460 1950

Reg & Cynthia Courtney

083 792 7177

Michelle Walker

Western Cape

Personalised marriage assistance to fit your lifestyle, philosophy and spirituality …Because Marriage Matters

082 571 0226

Patrick Stevenson


I have often officiated at weddings where the couple have asked for a ceremony with no religious content and am happy to fit in with the wishes of the bride and groom.

Not certified for same-sex marriages.

082 465 1562