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.

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

 

1. Leanne Rose

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

 

2. Hitched in the Hunter

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 $900

 

3. A Beautiful Day

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

 

4. Camille Davey

A life-long fan of love and romance, Camille has few things that she loves more than weddings and being a marriage celebrant. She’s followed in her father’s footsteps and dedicated herself to helping other couples marry and find their bliss in their wedding ceremonies (or renewals or commitment ceremonies). Also, she will take care of all the paperwork and legalities for you.

Location: Lake Macquarie, NSW

Years of Experience: 20

Style: intimate, professional

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote, extra for travel. 25% deposit required.

 

5. Beautiful Memories

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

 

6. Shelley Bennett

Shelley believes that everything in your wedding ceremony should be about you, and scream “you.” So, all her weddings are unique and personalised to the couple to reflect their personalities, wishes, and tastes. She proudly supports marriage equality and offers same-sex ceremonies, and she will not rest until you are 100% satisfied with your ceremony. Shelley also offers elopements.

Location: Randwick, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: warm, cheerful, personal

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

7. Anthony Burke

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

 

8. Hunter Valley Celebrations

Rach Michael describes her style as a marriage celebrant as “unlimited support.” She wants you to have fun, have a boutique (personalised) wedding ceremony that is representative of your personalities, and she’ll always be there for you—every step of the way. Rach is willing to go “out there” with non-traditional weddings and rituals, and she’ll help you find the joy in the day. She also has a background in events, so she’ll be able to give you advice on other planning aspects!

Location: Cessnock, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: modern, fun

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

9. Sonia Hartman

The most important day of your life deserves a star like Sonia as your marriage celebrant. She offers all types of ceremonies—intimate, grand, traditional, etc. Sonia recommends that you choose and book your venue first and think about the kind of style you wish for your wedding day. Her fees include a PA system, legal paperwork, and a personalised ceremony script.

Location: Saratoga, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: professional, modern

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote, extra for travel

 

10. Gaynor Cobby

So many couples rave about Gaynor and her wonderful wedding ceremonies, that she books fast! She approaches every ceremony from a unique and personalised point of view, so you can be sure that it’ll be one of a kind. You’ll always remember your wedding day and won’t regret asking Gaynor to be a part of it!

Location: Malabar, NSW

Years of Experience: 30+

Style: heart-warming, professional, calm

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote, extra for travel

 

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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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