Congratulations on your engagement!

We know you’re looking forward to the big day, and wedding planning can seem a little daunting when you’re just starting out and don’t know where to start.

After choosing your venue, one of the next things you need to consider is your marriage celebrant. They will set the tone of your ceremony and take care of all the legalities for you, making sure you understand each step.

To help you out, here’s our list of our top ten favourite marriage celebrants in the Hunter Valley region in NSW!


Amy is a modern marriage celebrant & MC, bringing a fresh and upbeat approach to marriage making.

A performer by trade, Amy feels at home when connecting with her couples, writing their story and presenting it on the day with maximum energy and engagement.

Her ceremonies are fluff and cliche free, focussing on celebrating the uniqueness of the couple, both as individuals and as partners. She takes the time to really get to know her couples, ensuring it is a truly magical moment in time.

Location: Cronulla, Sydney NSW

Years experience: Since 2015

Fees: Available upon contact

Style: Story teller, warm, fun & energetic

Contact : Amy Watson

If you are looking for a stylish and experienced celebrant, then Pauline Fawkner is the one for you. Pauline has conducted thousands of weddings and is a modern and creative celebrant.  Your ceremony will be tailored to reflect you as a couple.  She has conducted many ceremonies for couples from such diverse backgrounds as Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, French, Italian, German, Dutch and South American.  She is happy to incorporate various cultural rituals and since the law changed at the end of 2017 she has been delighted to help many same-sex couples tie the  knot.  Pauline is happy to meet with you under no obligation to discuss  the comprehensive service she provides.

Contact : Pauline Fawkner

Sydney based Celebrant Clair is a young, fun and energetic celebrant who has been spreading love, marrying awesome couples, since 2015.

In her initial consultation face to face (either in person or online), she loves to hear your love story and you can ask her as many questions as you like.

This initial consultation will help her create a ceremony that is tailored to your love story.

If you are after a sweet and fun celebrant who will create a memorable ceremony for you and your wedding guests, Clair is the celebrant for you.

A true believer in marriage equality, Clair is also happy to perform same-sex weddings.

VIDEO: Celebrant Clair

Contact : Celebrant Clair

The thing about Jill as celebrant is her amazing capacity to embrace every aspect of a couple’s special day with ease and alacrity. That should be an obvious characteristic of any celebrant, but the well-travelled Jill also brings warmth and attentiveness drawn from a remarkably cosmopolitan variety of life experiences, as a performer, a music teacher, a writer and even a public relations consultant.

All careers that have given her insights to ensure the most important day of your lives is both intimate, personal and just right. No moment of that day is too hard for this understanding, articulate, giving celebrant, with a smile that’s directly from the heart, pure and nurturing, guaranteed to offset any nerves!

VIDEO: Jill Player Cotton

Contact : Jill Player Cotton

One of the most sought-after marriage celebrants in Sydney, Caterina Kouz is known for her ‘fun, love and emotion’ filled ceremonies. Caterina loves her job as a celebrant and ensures that each ceremony is unique and tailored specifically for the couple in love. 

She follows her 3 step strategy to “Meet, Plan and Rehearse” to take the stress away on the day and to ensure that your special day is exactly how you imagined it to be.

Location: Sydney, NSW

Years experience: Since 2017

Fees: Available upon contact

Style: Modern, fun & energetic

Contact : Caterina Kouz

Leanne is an award-winning marriage celebrant in the Hunter Valley area, and her goal is to help you have the wedding of your dreams. She’ll get all the details of you, your partner, and your story (how you met, what you do together, etc.) to make you wedding ceremony as personalised as possible. She offers these bespoke weddings for local, domestic, and international couples, and registry-style / elopements to those living in the Hunter Valley and Central Coast.

Location: Balmain, NSW

Years of Experience: 12

Style: warm, creative

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: starting at $320 for elopements and at $495 for weekday weddings, $595 for weekends

Phone: 0402 228 446

Social: Leanne Rose

Celebrant : Leanne Rose

Melanie Fell Agnew wants to help you make meaningful, beautiful memories of your wedding and wedding ceremony. Her goal is to have you as happy with wedding ceremony as you are in your relationship with your spouse-to-be! Melanie offers full weddings, elopements, and renewals and her packages include a signing table and chairs, personalised wedding script, PA system, and travel fees (with some exceptions).

Location: Bolwarra, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: modern, intimate

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: full wedding package starting at $1200

Phone: 0426 255 907

Social: Hitched in the Hunter

Celebrant : Melanie Fell Agnew

Victoria Langham loves being a marriage celebrant and is always so excited for each and every wedding that she is a part of. She is so dedicated to her craft that she even offers registry-style ceremonies and elopements to parties under 10 in her own garden! Victoria offers her services on weekdays and weekends, and is focussed on creating a wedding ceremony that is completely stress-free!

Location: East Maitland, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: professional, heart-warming

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: start at $680 in the Hunter Valley area

Phone: 0433 912 160

Social: A Beautiful Day

Celebrant : Victoria Langham

Servicing couples in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Stephens, and Lake Macquarie areas, Robyn Meyers-Jones has a decade of experience to lay at your feet. You can be sure you’re in capable hands with Robyn, and she is willing to help you host the wedding ceremony of your choice—whether its formal, traditional, informal, religious, etc.

Location: Heddon Greta, NSW

Years of Experience: 10

Style: organised, friendly

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

Phone: 0425 273 033

Social: Beautiful Memories

Contact : Robyn Meyers-Jones

Anthony considers it a privilege to be asked to help you celebrate your marriage and love for each other. He’s happy to help you customise the wedding ceremony that you’ve been dreaming of, andwill perform any type of ceremony you wish for (as long as it’s legal, of course)! His fee includes a signing table and chairs, as well as the cost of rehearsal services.

Location: Bellbird Heights, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: creative, fun

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

Phone: 0439 601 852

Social: Anthony Burke

Celebrant : Anthony Burke

Parting Notes

Your wedding ceremony should be all about you, your relationship with your spouse-to-be, and the life and journey that you are embarking upon. A good marriage celebrant will highlight all of these and make sure your personality shines through in the wedding ceremony, so make sure you check out a few, and ask to meet them in person for a coffee or give them a call to get a feel for their style and personality! After all, you want to be comfortable with the person who is marrying you to the love of your life!



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