The joy of getting engaged can sometimes be replaced by a feeling of panic and frustration when you realize how much planning there is to do and how many decisions to be made. However, when you are organized, and you choose a venue and a wedding celebrant, other things can fall neatly into place. To help makes things less stressful and to give you a hand, we’ve put together this list of our top ten favourite marriage celebrants in Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas!

 

1. Unforgettable Moments

Cindy offers wedding ceremonies and elopements in the Coffs Harbour region, and always looks forward to meeting lovey-dovey couples about to get married. She loves to crack a few jokes to keep the guests engaged and to keep you smiling beautifully for those wedding photos. She will also help you plan the rest of your ceremony, and give you some ideas!

Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW

Years of Experience: 9

Style: heart-warming, unique

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

2. Married by Simon

Simon Joice loves to create beautiful tailored ceremonies for his couples, and marriage is his favourite life milestone to celebrate. So, you can be sure that your wedding ceremony will be fun and joyful when you hire Simon. He also offers “paperwork only” or elopement ceremonies, and his complete ceremonies package includes a dress rehearsal and travel fees within the Coffs Coast region.

Location: Boambee, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated, but has been a part of the wedding industry 20 years

Style: flexible, professional, heart-warming

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: $850 for a full wedding, $550 for registry-style, $740 for elopement

 

3. Colin Phillips

Colin is one of the most experienced and highly-sought wedding celebrants in the Coffs Harbour 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! Extra fees may apply for travel outside of Coffs Harbour.

Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW

Years of Experience: 30+

Style: professional, fun, unique

Number of Weddings: hundreds

Prices: contact for quote

 

4. Tony King

Tony will create a beautiful and personalised wedding ceremony to suit and reflect you and your husband or wife to be. He proudly offers same-sex wedding ceremonies and renewal ceremonies as well. His fees include a dress rehearsal, and he often goes the extra mile, even providing champagne glasses! You can trust that Tony will help you feel completely stress-free on your big day!

Location: Nana Glen, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: touching, helpful, professional

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

5. Alison Bartlett

Alison is proud to call Coffs Harbour home, and has been providing her services as a marriage celebrant in the area for a few years. An expert of the area, she will be happy to suggest venues for your ceremony, reception, and perhaps even photography location! She will also create any type of ceremony you desire—as personalised as you’d like.

Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: personal, genuine

Number of Weddings: 200

Prices: contact for quote

 

6. Wilson Celebrancy

Gary Wilson is a two-time veteran and a cheerful, professional celebrant and father who loves to help couples celebrate their love and start of a new life together. His wedding packages include use of their PA system, a signing table and chair, and dress rehearsal to make sure the day goes without a hitch. He also offers commitment ceremonies and vow renewals.

Location: Blaxlands Creek, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: personal, relaxed, touching

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: starting at $850 for full ceremonies, from $350 for renewals and commitment ceremonies

 

7. Ceremonies by Kellie

Kellie Pearce performs wedding ceremonies all along Coffs Coast, and has several years of wedding industry experience on top of her (almost) decade of experience as a marriage celebrant, so you can trust that she’ll create a gorgeous ceremony that will keep you and your guests engaged. She can also help out with other planning issues!

Location: Bucca, NSW

Years of Experience: 9

Style: genuine, heart-warming

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

8. Donna Pike

Donna brings something new and creative to every couple that she works with, so each ceremony she writes and performs is as unique as possible. She believes it is of the utmost importance that your wedding ceremony truly represents you and your values, and creates a lasting, beautiful memory for you to look back on.

Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: personal, professional

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

9. Clare Bath

Although weddings are planned events, Clare brings something fresh to each her weddings that your ceremony will be genuine and touching. She knows that the process can be a bit overwhelming, so she’s there to hold your hand and help you through creating the ceremony and writing your vows. She also offers vow renewals.

Location: Sawtell, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: fun, professional, energetic

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: $900 ($350 booking fee)

 

10. Rachel Pollard 

Rachel is a newcomer to the marriage celebrant scene in Coffs Harbour, but we love her anyway (almost as much as she loves wine and cheese nights). It’s her goal to be your best friend by the end of your wedding planning and day. Her fees include paperwork, all the legal stuff, dress rehearsal at the venue, and creation of a personalised ceremony script.

Location: Toormina, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: friendly, warm, energetic

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: $900, $750 for renewals

 

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Parting Notes

Choosing a marriage celebrant might seem like a daunting task, but when you know the right questions to ask and have a great list of celebrants to start from, that task becomes so much easier! Don’t forget to ask if they are licensed and a member of an celebrant association, and how many weddings they have performed / how many years they have been practicing as a licensed marriage celebrant.

 


 

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