When planning for that perfect wedding ceremony, one of the most important things that you’ll have to do is find the right marriage celebrant!

A marriage celebrant who can understand your needs and desires and make your day even more beautiful.

In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice, top marriage celebrants in Canberra


When working with Julie, among other services, you will enjoy her “relaxed and happy manner and sense of humour”. Her fees are competitive (the fee for wedding officiating is $750) and she takes pride in bringing together lots of happy couples. Julie strongly believes she was born to be a civil celebrant, but she embarked on this path in 2007.

Location:  Canberra, ACT

Profile: Julie Rattenbury

Contact : Julie Rattenbury

If you are looking for easy going, while also very professional and considerate, Dave Segal from Canberra Marriage Celebrant might be just the right marriage celebrant for your wedding. He focuses on making the process smooth and simple for you so you can have an unforgettable day.  Dave also offers weddings for the LGBTIQ+ community and his fee is $800, all included.

Location: Flynn, ACT

VIDEO: Dave Segal Celebrant

Profile: Dave Segal Canberra Marriage Celebrant

Contact : Dave Segal Canberra Marriage Celebrant

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Pat is a young, fun and charismatic Marriage Celebrant and his only intention is to ensure that your big day is everything you dreamed of and more! Pat became a marriage celebrant to marry friends of his in what was meant to be a one-off ceremony. However whilst officiating Shaun and Sophie’s wedding, he was in his element and believes he had found his calling!

He has also partnered up with the Marriage Celebrant who married him, Dave Segal to also offer you small and elopement weddings at Easily Ever After. Pat’s services also don’t conclude after your wedding, he is MORE THAN happy to help you with anything wedding related any time and his couples often become his friends!

Contact : Patrick Coelho

At the Global Wedding Awards, he was voted Best Wedding Celebrant – ACT. Darren strongly believes that a ceremony should be “professional, fun and personal”, in his own words. He comes from a teaching background and has a love for travelling and meeting new people. What do you get if you choose Darren as your marriage celebrant? Among others, an individually written ceremony that is focused on telling your story.

Location: Scullin, ACT

Profile: Darren Roberts Marriage Celebrant

Contact : Darren Roberts Marriage Celebrant

She prefers to be called Shelli and she is a scientist by day and a superhero by night, in her own words. Shelli has been a medical research scientist for over 13 years now and more recently found her passion in being the Shellibrant. Shelli is keen on adventurous ceremonies, so you can count on her for a wedding in the air, on a boat or while scuba diving. She can help you with your ceremony and paperwork even if you are from abroad and just planning the wedding in Australia. The “Love is in the Air” package (full ceremony and unlimited meetings with the Shellibrant) costs $1200, but there are other packages available too.

Location: Canberra, ACT

Contact : Michelle Bailey, The Shellibrant

Gina Callan is the heart and soul behind “Licensed to wed”. She is not a fan of the saying “one size fits all”, especially when it comes to wedding ceremonies and this is why she can provide you with an unique and very special ceremony, written around your story as a couple while also acknowledging the important people in your lives who have contributed in one way or the other to the couple being together at this time. Gina has lots of great reviews from her clients, and what they often mention is how she made the process easy and special for them.

Location: Lyons, Canberra ACT

Profile: Licensed To Wed - Gina Callan

Contact : Licensed To Wed - Gina Callan

She has taught in universities for over ten years and this tells a bit about her public speaking skills. This and the fact that she performed hundreds of ceremonies. Her fees are available by request and she promises no add-ons and hidden fees once agreed. Alice also offers the option of having the ceremony in her courtyard.

Location: Lyneham, ACT

Contact : Alice Roughley Civil Celebrant

Are you looking for fresh, modern and fun for your wedding ceremony? Then Shannon might be the right marriage celebrant for you! Shannon is young and loves love. So, if you are a couple madly in love, also a bit quirky and romantic, you might want to get in touch with her for a personalized wedding ceremony. What you get when working with Shannon? Unlimited communication, including face to face meetings, lots of ideas and inspiration for your special day, a bespoke ceremony written from scratch to fit your needs and style, and much more!

Location: Watson, ACT

Contact : Shannon O'Heir Civil Celebrant

Hannah became a celebrant after realizing how much she loves planning weddings, and not just her own. She made it her priority to educate people and help them break the “rules” and own their big day, make it all about them, with no fluff and misconceptions. She is creative and has lots of fun ideas, also highly responsive and available 24/7 for her clients and this is a big deal when planning the big day. To book her you need to pay $200 in advance and the rest up to $2300 should be paid 30 days before the ceremony.

Location: Canberra, ACT

Contact : Hitched by Hannah

Michele takes pride in having been chosen as a wedding celebrantfor their own weddings by six other civil celebrants! And this speaks volumes of her work ethic! She specializes in “beautifully simple and simply beautiful” weddings and her all-inclusive fee is $600. More than this, she welcomes elopements!

Location: Weston ACT

VIDEO: Michele Bolitho Celebrant

Contact : Michele the Celebrant

If you want to have fun while planning your big day and rely on the help of a talented professional, then Judy might be the best choice for your marriage celebrant. She is committed to helping her clients have a stress-free wedding with a beautiful and personal ceremony. Judy used to be a teacher before becoming a celebrant and is also a published writer with vast experience in public speaking.

Location: Giralang, Canberra ACT

Profile: Judy Aulich Celebrant

Contact : Judy Aulich Celebrant



There are plenty of options available if you are looking for marriage celebrants in Canberra. Now, all you have to do is find the right one for you from the top 10 marriage celebrants you can find above. May you have a blessed day and the joy you feel last a lifetime!