Celebrants confirm Colour City's first same-sex weddings have been booked in

Marriage celebrants have confirmed at least four same-sex marriages have been booked with them in Orange.

Same-sex marriage became legal on Tuesday after a national postal vote led to parliament passing the historic legislation late last year.

Central West celebrant Kris Rose said she had received many calls from couples she had conducted commitment ceremonies for.



“I’ve been inundated with calls,” she said.

“I’ve got four booked already in Orange.”

Mrs Rose said the first same sex marriage she would conduct in Orange would occur in April.

She said she conducted the two women’s commitment ceremony and was now looking forward to being the celebrant at their wedding.

Mrs Rose said she expected it would be a small service.

She said two of the four pending weddings would be larger events.

Orange celebrant Simon Price said he would be conducting the wedding of a male couple in Lithgow in March.

“They had a commitment ceremony a number of years ago,” he said.

Mr Price said he expected more same sex weddings would occur in the region soon.

“I think there will be a good set of people who are making that commitment now,” he said.

Celebrant Jeanette Pennings said she had been contacted by a couple seeking to get married in Orange but they had not set a date.

She said she had conducted their commitment ceremony two years ago and they had since got engaged.

Mayfield Vineyard cellar door and functions manager Jess Channon said there was interest from couples in marrying in Orange.

“We’ve had plenty of inquiries but nothing is actually booked in yet,” she said.


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