Photo by Lee Sandwith

About Jenny O'Keefe

Jenny O’Keefe is a professional communicator and celebrator who spends her time conducting ceremonies as a civil celebrant, MCing receptions and generally just hanging out around Castlemaine enjoying herself. She has a flair for event management and a background in youth work, Auslan interpreting and community radio.

When based in Melbourne, Jenny spent many years broadcasting and teaching at Joy 94.9 and PBS FM. She’s a lover of animals, gardening, bushwalking, podcasts, craft of all kinds (except scrapbooking) and cooking. She and her wife have a toddler who would be happy to usher you inside with a high five or some jumping around and showing you all his fave toys. If you come visit her she’ll probably make a batch of scones and a pot of tea to welcome you.

Jenny and Laura launched the Castlemaine Wedding Collective in late 2018 and would love to help you plan your dream wedding or elopement in the Central Goldfields.

Becoming a celebrant was a dream come true for Jenny, who is thrilled to regularly facilitate love festivals for people from all walks of life. She has your back, and knows that the details taken care of behind the scenes will create a seamlessly beautiful experience for couples on the day. If you’re looking for a relaxed and inclusive ceremony with just the right amounts of laughter and tears, Jenny’s your person.

An experienced public speaker and facilitator, Jenny has conducted weddings in backyards, forests, town halls, zoos, parks and gardens, reception venues, galleries, pubs and beaches in both Victoria and New South Wales. She even managed to turn her niece’s naming ceremony into a surprise wedding where she married her brother (to another lady, nothing suss) even though their mum was really mad that nobody told her ahead of time so she could get her hair done.

Jenny is based in Castlemaine, 90 mins north-west of Melbourne in the Central Goldfields.