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 favourite marriage celebrants in the Hunter Valley region in NSW!


As one of Sydney’s most fun wedding celebrants, Janet Lomax of ‘Weddings I Do’ loves making wedding ceremonies anything that the happy couple want it to be. From a relaxed affair to a bubbly day to something more sophisticated, Janet can do it all.

Janet always makes the couple a priority and makes sure that the day is about them and what they want. Janet is an organised person and professional in her planning stages. She can walk you through each step of the planning and make sure you get all the details just right.

Years experience: Over 8 years

Fees: Discussed during planning

Style: Organised, down to earth, flexible

Address: Sydney, NSW

Phone: 0404 463 664

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Contact : Janet Lomax

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.

Address: Sydney, NSW

Phone: 0416 102 593

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Contact : Pauline Fawkner

Cate Brockbank of Celebrations by Cate is one of Sydney’s most sought after marriage celebrants, specialising in creating unique, personalised, and client-focused ceremonies.

From simple marriage ceremonies in her Freshwater-based office to creating custom-tailored ceremonies with extravagant concepts and a touch of adventure. Cate will guide you through all aspects of your ceremony and welcomes people from all nationalities and diverse backgrounds.

Celebrations by Cate is passionate about her job as a marriage celebrant, funeral celebrant and funeral director.

Cate endeavours to take your wishes and create a ceremony that the two of you and even your family and friends will look back on as one of the best memories of your lives. As individual and unique to you. Your story, your words of love, your ultimate creation.

Years experience: 11 years

Fees: Available during consultation and on her website

Style: Fun, Caring, Attentive

Address: Freshwater NSW 2096

Phone: 0421 389 925

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Contact : Catherine Brockbank

In high demand for his storytelling and warm presentation voice, Stephen is a popular choice. His love of public speaking results in calm, comfortable, often witty ceremonies that capture the attention of his audiences. Unlike some celebrants, Stephen insists on getting to know you well so he can speak at your ceremony with the authority of a friend. He also excels at putting everyone at ease on the day and efficiently processing all the required paperwork. If you are lucky enough to secure Stephen, you won’t regret booking him.

Years experience: 6 Years

Fees: Available on his website

Style: Fun, friendly, capable

Address: 17 Finlayson St, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Phone: 0412 501 250

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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.

Years experience: Since 2015

Fees: Available upon contact

Style: Story teller, warm, fun & energetic

Address: Cronulla, NSW 2230

Phone: 0424 654 434

Social: Amy Watson- Marriage Maker

Contact : Amy Watson

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.

Years experience: Since 2017

Fees: Available upon contact

Style: Modern, fun & energetic

Address: Sydney NSW

Phone: 0414 975 790

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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.

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

Address: Hunter Valley, NSW

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).

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: modern, intimate

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: full wedding package starting at $1200

Address: Bolwarra, Bolwarra Heights NSW 2320

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!

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: professional, heart-warming

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: start at $680 in the Hunter Valley area

Address: Parklands Rd, Largs NSW 2320

Phone: 0433 912 160

Social: A Beautiful Day

Celebrant : Victoria Langham

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.

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: creative, fun

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

Address: Hunter Valley, NSW

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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