When you get engaged, step one is to celebrate! Step two: find a wedding venue. What a lot of people don’t realize, however, is that step three must be finding the right marriage celebrant. The great celebrants book well in advance, and it’s a good idea to know what kind of style you want for the wedding before you start planning for other things! So, without further ado, here’s our list of the top ten marriage celebrants in the Blue Mountains area (in no particular order).

 

1. Justine Milne

Although Justine might not have as many years under her belt as other celebrants on our list, she’s one of the highest rated and reviewed! She’s licensed with the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants, and she will help you create and host a wedding ceremony that is tailor-made to your specifications and personality. After all, this day is all about you and your partner!

Location: Penrith, NSW

Years of Experience: 5

Style: modern, personal, professional

Number of Weddings: 350+

Prices: contact for quote

 

2. A Timeless Love

Karen Brown of Emu Heights, NSW is passionate about weddings and wedding ceremonies, and is always so excited for every one of her couples. She’ll make sure that you and your guests aren’t bored or yawning during the ceremony and will make it all personal to you. Karen even makes a lovely, boxed gift of your ceremony as a memento of the day!

Location: Emu Heights, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated, 20 years as a speaker

Style: organised, friendly

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

3. Love in the Mountains Celebrant

Tina Marie Sheil doesn’t think there’s a better job in the world than being a marriage celebrant—and lucky for her couples (and you) because she’s fantastic at it! She also has 15 years of experience as an events manager, so she can help you plan your day, down to the last detail. She has also performed cultural and religious ceremonies, including Buddhist and Hindu.

Location: Leura, NSW

Years of Experience: 12

Style: flexible, friendly, intimate

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: $795 for a personalised wedding

 

4. Anne Fitzgerald

Anne’s a former ABC broadcaster, so you can trust she knows how to speak clearly and you’re your guests engaged. She’s a fan of Art Deco—so points if you’re planning on getting married in a venue built in that style! Anne will even let you choose her outfit, so she doesn’t outshine you or your partner or so that she can match with the rest of the wedding party!

Location: Hazelbrook, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: warm, professional

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: starting at $521 for a registry marriage

 

5. Happy Day Marriage Celebrant

Phil Timbrell JP (member of Nepean Celebrants) is a great choice if you’re looking for a marriage celebrant with a good sense of humour. His fee includes his own PA system as well as a signing table (tablecloth included), and more. He only books one wedding a day, so you can be sure other couples won’t be distracting him or cutting into your time if their weddings run late.

Location: Mount Riverview, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: funny, relaxed

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: starting at $380 for registry-style in his office, and $730 for a large wedding (120+ people), extra for travel may apply

 

6. The Friendly Celebrant

Another great marriage celebrant in Leura is Coral Taylor, who will help you plan, file paperwork, and lead a great, touching wedding ceremony on your special day. She knows that the day is all about you and your partner and is more than happy to help you celebrate that bond and the start of a new chapter in your lives together. She will also help you write vows and select readings.

Location: Leura, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: friendly, professional

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

7. Blue Mountains Celebrant

Evelyn Calaunan is a big fan of all of life’s big moments, and your wedding day is no exception! As a celebrant and an MC, she’ll be the voice that guides you through your day and makes sure everything goes according to plan. Evelyn is a real joy to work with, if her testimonials are anything to go by, and she offers creative tree-planting ceremonies, unity candles, and more.

Location: Wentworth Falls, NSW

Years of Experience: 11

Style: heart-warming, calm, professional

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: not stated

 

8. A Ceremony by Design

Susan Artup is one of the most experienced marriage celebrants in the Blue Mountains and NSW. You can be sure that she can help you with every little detail of your wedding ceremony, down to helping you in writing your vows. She believes the words of your ceremony script should be a treasured memory and will put every effort into making them beautiful.

Location: Lapstone, NSW

Years of Experience: 20+

Style: warm, creative

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

9. Terms of Endearment

Angela Blattmanis beloved by her couples and believes that your wedding day should be planned with your wishes in mind—so, your wedding can be as traditional or informal as you wish, and personalised to you. She will also include religious and non-religious rituals upon request, and the only rule she has is that you have fun!

Location: Emu Plains, NSW

Years of Experience: 7

Style: relaxed, professional

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote, deposit or $250 required upon booking

 

10. Nimmi Woods

Last, but not least, Nimmi is a beautiful soul who loves to call the Blue Mountains her home. She’s a huge fan of outdoor ceremonies, and she’ll happily help you with all your legal requirements and paperwork for your marriage. Nimmi will also wear whatever you’d like her to wear, whether it’s simple or matching with your wedding party or theme!

Location: Wentworth Falls, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: fun, modern

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: starting at $650 for ceremonies, extra may apply for travel. 50% deposit required.

 

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Parting Notes

It’s so, so important to trust and be comfortable with the person who is officiating your wedding. Oftentimes, they’ll even help you plan the wedding ceremony—down to writing your vows, choosing the music for your processional, and more. Great wedding celebrants will be there to hold your hand and make sure the entire experience is stress-free and as joyful as possible, so don’t wait another moment and contact some of our favourites—right on this list!

 


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