Your marriage celebrant is one of the first things (or rather, person) that you need to consider when planning a wedding.

You might think that you have to send for a celebrant all the way from Sydney, but there are plenty of fantastic marriage celebrants who are located in and call Newcastle home!

Whether you’re looking for someone professional and dignified, or casual and funny, or a mix of the two, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in our list of our top 10 favourite marriage celebrants in Newcastle, NSW.

Here is our list of the editor’s choice top 10 marriage celebrants in Newcastle.

With her striking 1950’s frocks and beautifully crafted words, Keryl Fedrick, The Retro Celebrant, is revered for her humour and tenderness.

By day, Keryl works in the legal profession, but she loves love, and it shows. Her life passion is to create fun and memorable ceremonies.

Keryl has a unique way of making people feel comfortable with emotion and takes her time getting to know couples before designing their ceremony. There are no cut and paste jobs here.

Couples comment, she feels like family, she is worth every cent.

A breathe of fresh air, a confident and capable communicator, a generous heart full of love, all wrapped up in a stylish 1950’s box. Keryl is a treasured gift on that special day.

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: fun, unique, heartwarming

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

Address: Newcastle, NSW

Phone: 0400 564 892

Social: The Retro Celebrant

Celebrant : Keryl Fedric

This whiskey-drinkin’, yarn-spinnin’, belly-laughin’ gorgeous ray o’ sunshine is all you need to brighten your day and nail your nuptials.

She is not only a fabulous story-teller, she’s also highly organised, a talented multi-linguist, and has a glorious Irish accent that will leave your guests swooning.

Generally, her couples like lots of information and she is happy to give it to them. For instance, if you want to write your own vows but are not sure where to start. No problem! She’ll give you her Vow Writing Kit and provide lots of support and feedback so you are guaranteed to knock your partner’s socks off.

Her objective is always to make everyone laugh, and cry and feel a range of emotions. At the end of it, everyone will be feeling uplifted and ready for the party.

Julie books out rather quickly though so, for the same reason you wouldn’t iron a four leaf clover, you don’t want to hesitate on getting in touch with her – you don’t want to press your luck!

Location: Mayfield (works in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Centra Coast)

Years of Experience: 5 +

Style: fun, personal

Number of Weddings: 250 +

Prices: from $1850

VIDEO: Julie Muir Celebrant

Phone: 0413 267 238

Social: Julie Muir

Celebrant : Julie Muir

Marg Kish performs wedding ceremonies in the Newcastle, Port Stephens, and Hunter Valley regions. She offers fully customisable, personalised ceremonies, so you and your partner can have the stress-free wedding of your dreams. She also performs elopements and renewals, and her fee includes paperwork, rehearsal, and travel within Newcastle.

Location: Newcastle, NSW

Years of Experience: 10+

Style: modern, fun

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: starting at $680 for a ceremony. Extra travel cost if outside of Newcastle area. $500 for elopement.

VIDEO: Marg Kish Celebrant

Phone: 0412 540 958

Social: Celebrate with Marg

Celebrant : Marg Kish

Melissa Rey Lescure performs ceremonies in the Newcastle region, but also throughout the Hunter Valley and all throughout New South Wales. She offers both traditional, scripted ceremonies and vows, or completely personalised ceremonies, so there’s something for everyone. Her fee includes a sighing table and chairs, as well as a copy of your ceremony for a keepsake.

Location: New Lambton, NSW

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: professional, calm

Number of Weddings: over 600

Prices: wedding ceremonies $650, registry / elopements $550

Phone: 0409 045 627

Social: The French Connection

Celebrant : Melissa Rey Lescure

Kelly is one of the most experienced marriage celebrants in the Newcastle area, and has glowing reviews from her past married couples. She is very flexible and accommodating, and her ceremonies are warm, positive, and intimate. Kelly makes sure that the couple to be married enjoy the day to the fullest, with no worries and stress, and she adds a personal touch—by the end, you’ll feel as though you’re best friends!

Location: Newcastle, NSW

Years of Experience: 16 years

Style: confident, positive

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: From $550

Phone: 0401 067 181

Social: Kelly Lawson

Celebrant : Kelly Lawson

Francine loves to perform wedding ceremonies that are personalised to the couple, and will help you write your marriage vows. She performs secular and religious ceremonies, and is always respectful of the couple’s choices. Upon request, she will also perform rituals (unity candle / stone, handfasting, love locks, etc.) and elopements in her own garden.

Location: Maryland, NSW

Years of Experience: 13 years

Style: professional, creative

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for fee

Phone: 0481 146 303

Social: Francine O’Brien

Celebrant : Francine O’Brien

Location: Holmesville, NSW

Instagram: Short & Sweet Ceremonies

Phone: 0418 401 031

Social: Short & Sweet Ceremonies

Contact : Fiona Romanin

Location: Newcastle, NSW

Instagram: That Altar Guy

Phone: 0449 930 944

Social: That Altar Guy

Contact : Jeremy Bell

Location: Hamilton South, NSW

Instagram: Weddings with Jules

Phone: 0416 137 833

Social: Weddings with Jules

Contact : Jules Amidy

Location: Newcastle, NSW

Social: Married by Dom

Contact : Dominique Fox

Parting Notes

Hopefully you’ve found a marriage celebrant (or two) that you’d like to perform your ceremony, but before you go paying a deposit, here are some questions to ask them. Do they offer different ceremony styles? Does their fee cover travel and your dress rehearsal? Are they a full-time celebrant and a member of a professional celebrant association? To make sure your day and your wedding planning goes as smoothly as possible, don’t forget to ask for all the details!


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