Your marriage celebrant will lead you in your vows, tell the story of how you met and built a relationship, and set the tone of your wedding ceremony.

So, it’s one of the most decisions you’ll make when it comes to your ceremony details! Our top ten favourite marriage celebrants in the Byron Bay area offer all sorts of ceremonies and rituals: same-sex, traditional, religious, pagan, secular, registry-style, elopements, and more.

Keep reading to check out our list we’ve compiled just for you Byron Bay brides and grooms!

In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice top 10 marriage celebrants in Byron Bay.


Colin is one of the most experienced and highly-sought wedding celebrants in Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour & surrounding region—and for good reason! He’ll make your ceremony as unique to you as possible and is a fantastic public speaker. He also loves Game of Thrones, so bonus points if you’re having a medieval theme wedding! Get in touch with him to check price and availability.

Location: Coffs Harbour / Byron Bay

Years of Experience: 30+

Style: professional, fun, unique

Number of Weddings: hundreds

Prices: contact for quote

Contact : Colin Phillips

Based in Byron Bay, Phoebe Reed has become one of the most popular celebrants in the region, in the last few years.

Phoebe will tell your unique love story exactly the way you’ve always dreamed of.  She’ll take the time to get to know you and your partner; to custom tailor your ceremony to ensure it’s a memorable one for you, your partner and all your guests.

She’ll engage with your wedding guests to ensure everyone feels involved and her personality is warms and friendly which creates an awesome atmosphere.

If you are after a modern and relaxed styled ceremony, filled with love and emotions, Phoebe Reed is the celebrant for you.

Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: modern, relaxed, friendly

Prices: contact for quote

Contact : Phoebe Reed

skai ceremonies

Skai Daly will make the guest with a heart of stone shed a tear with her beautiful and touching ceremonies. She will deliver tranquility and joy for your wedding day, which is exactly what a wedding couple needs. Skai will also help you plan your ceremony by contributing her own ideas, based on her experience with many, many weddings in the Byron area. Her fee includes lodgement of all the required papers and a backup plan for inclement weather.

Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: personal, heartfelt, modern

Prices: from $1050

VIDEO: Skai Daly Celebrant

Contact : Skai Daly

shiney lee hensby

Shiney is devoted to helping her couples have a stress-free, blissful wedding day. She will help you write your vows, choose your readings, and plan some beautiful and appropriate wedding rituals (for example, from your heritage or religion—she has experience with international weddings). You can trust she will keep your guests engaged!

Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Years of Experience: 12

Style: down-to-earth, heartfelt, creative

Prices: contact for quote

VIDEO: Shiney Lee Hensby Celebrant

Contact : Shiney Lee Hensby

benjamin carlyle celebrant

Benjamin knows how to liven up the dullest of parties, and that goes for your wedding ceremony as well! There won’t be any yawns in the house with Benjamin (and his fancy bowties) around. A decade of experience as a full-time celebrant means you can trust him to perform a beautiful ceremony, and his fun, positive energy will have you and your spouse-to-be smiling from ear to ear. He also performs elopements and same-sex weddings.

Location: Pottsville, NSW

Years of Experience: 10

Style: warm, funny

Prices: contact for quote

VIDEO: Benjamin Carlyle Celebrant

Contact : Benjamin Carlyle


Susie is dedicated towards performing ceremonies that will make you feel as close as possible to your loving partner. She will create a personalised wedding ceremony, just for you, and will deliver it with reverence, confidence, and a touch of fun—but she’ll never steal the limelight away from you and your spouse-to-be! She also performs elopements.

Location: Ocean Shores, NSW

Years of Experience: 12

Style: creative, relaxed

Prices: contact for quote

VIDEO: Susie Figgis Celebrant

Contact : Susie Figgis


Jacqui Patterson wants to help you have a wedding ceremony that is all about YOU. You can expect a personalised ceremony in which you, your partner, and your love and life together are front and centre. She’s organized, bubbly, funny, and available for all types of weddings—same-sex and destination weddings included.

Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: modern, unique, fun

Prices: starting at $590

VIDEO: Jacqui Patterson Celebrant

Contact : Jacqui Patterson


For a decade now, Talitha has been performing wedding ceremonies that are focused on uplifting the wedding couple and the guests’ hearts, as well as creating a celebratory atmosphere that transitions so well into a festive reception! She’ll crack a few hilarious jokes and tell some touching stories about you and your spouse-to-be—you’ll be so glad you found her. You might even be able to convince her to sing, as she’s a classically trained singer!

Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Years of Experience: 10

Style: modern, stylish

Prices: contact for quote

VIDEO: Talitha Mitchell Celebrant

Contact : Talitha Mitchell

Andy is highly-sought after as a wedding celebrant in the Byron Bay area (also in Brisbane and the Gold Coast)! He performs formal, informal, sacred, and other types of ceremonies, so you can be sure he will be able to plan and deliver a ceremony that will suit you and your tastes perfectly. He will honor your traditions (cultural, religious, etc.) and deliver a respectful wedding ceremony you’ll always remember.

Location: Tugun, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: professional, warm, personal

Prices: contact for quote

VIDEO: Andy Kidd Celebrant

Contact : Andy Kidd

Michelle offers wedding ceremonies, elopements, vow renewals, same-sex weddings, and more in the Byron Bay area. She’s a hopeless romantic and one of the friendliest people you will ever meet! You’ll feel so comfortable with her it’ll be like you’re being married by your best friend. You can request to meet her in person, and she prefers to stand off to the side for the ceremony so your photos will have the two most important people: the wedding couple!

Location: Suffolk Park, NSW

Years of Experience: 15

Style: relaxed, fun

Prices: contact for quote

VIDEO: Michelle Shannon Celebrant

Contact : Michelle Shannon


11. Louisa Mudge

Louisa is a newcomer to the marriage celebrant scene in Byron Bay, but her confidence and positivity are sure to deliver a beautiful wedding ceremony. Her goal is to make sure her couples are as comfortable as possible, and to be your friend throughout the planning process—’no silly questions’ is her motto! Her fees include the paperwork and design of a personalised ceremony.

Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: modern, relaxed

Prices: contact for quote


12. Maryanne Bristow

Maryanne is an experienced marriage celebrant in the Byron Bay area, and prides herself upon creating ceremonies that celebrate you and your relationship. Your ceremony will be personal and touching, and you have the choice between a traditional and informal wedding, as well as the choice of including rituals such as the lighting of a unity candle or performing a sand ceremony.

Location: Suffolk Park, NSW

Years of Experience: 10

Style: relaxed, fun

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote


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Parting Notes

When you’re talking to marriage celebrants, don’t settle for the first you speak to! Find someone who you and your partner truly click with—they are marrying the two of you, after all! Make sure you are comfortable enough with them to ask all the awkward and pressing questions, and don’t be afraid to ask them to meet face-to-face over coffee or drinks before you make a decision! Make sure you know exactly what is included in their fees and packages before you sign the contract as well.


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