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Weddings, funerals, and other special occasions are all about celebrating life and the lives of those we love. At Full Circle, helping you celebrate your life events is what we do.

Founded by Sam Bennett, Full Circle boasts a team of Taranaki–based speakers and celebrants who go the extra mile to get to know you and ensure that your event is stress free and tailor-made to your wishes.

Every wedding, every funeral, and every special event is unique and our bespoke services are designed to match. We count it an immense honour to celebrate these life events with you.

Sam Bennett is also available as an auctioneer, compeer, master of ceremonies and keynote speaker.

Thank you for considering enlisting one of our celebrants.


Sam Bennett

About Sam

Born and bred in South Taranaki, Sam Bennett proudly calls Taranaki home. He has been married for 34 years and has two adult daughters.

Sam is a speaking coach (director of Speaking Made Easy) and professional speaker with a background that includes 25 years in the emergency services and four years as an adult educator.

Practically born with a microphone in his hand, he loves to inspire and entertain both large and intimate crowds alike. However, most of all, Sam enjoys the privilege of commemorating the significant life events of his clients and providing a bespoke service to help make those events truly meaningful.

Sam is the current chairperson of CANZ Taranaki (Celebrants Association of New Zealand), and serves his community as a Justice of the Peace.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys international and domestic travel, watching professional tennis, and he loves Boxfit and walking Taranaki’s many stunning walkways. He is an active member of  the New Plymouth Operatic Society.

Sam’s favourite saying is “You only get one chance to make a great first impression—so make it count!”


Liah and JP

Our ceremony is one thing we will never forget! It would not have been the same without Sam from Full Circle.

Sam was amazing to work with! Putting up with our quirky meetings, giving us loads of examples (we had no idea where to begin!) and keeping it stress free.

Thank you for sharing our special day with us, Sam.

- Liah and JP

Liah and JP Hughes