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 8 favourite marriage celebrants in Newcastle, NSW.

Here is our list of the editor’s choice top 8 marriage celebrants in Newcastle.

Married by Meredith

If you want laughter, tears and for your ceremony to be the best part of your day, Meredith is the celebrant for you!

In addition to the best ceremony ever, she also gives you a guide to writing vows, a ‘tips and tricks’ planning guide, and a list of recommended vendors.

The Married by Meredith guarantee: you’ll feel like friends, you’ll love every moment and everyone will rave about how fantastic your ceremony was.

Location: Newcastle, NSW

Years of Experience: 5 +

Style: warm, vibrant & fun

Prices: Enquire for pricing

Address: Newcastle NSW

Phone: 0413 795 844

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Meredith

The Mindful Celebrant

Sally is the creative voice behind the Mindful Celebrant. This professional marriage celebrant in Newcastle has years of experience and various wedding packages to fit your requests and rates. You can receive multiple meetings to prepare for your legal paperwork and vows. Take advantage of unique ideas, fun inspiration, and ideas for your readings, rituals, and love songs. She will help you write meaningful vows and design a handwritten ceremony that details your love. Enjoy a ceremony rehearsal, an application of your official marriage certificate, a professional sound system for the ceremony, and more from the Mindful Celebrant. Together, you’ll tell your one-of-a-kind story and host a memorable celebration everyone loves.

Address: Newcastle, NSW

Phone: 0421 484 449

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Sally Perkins

The Retro Celebrant

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: Facebook

Celebrant : Keryl Fedric

Ceremonies By Karina

Karina Pearson, the heart behind Ceremonies By Karina, is not just a Civil Marriage Celebrant; she’s a calming, and bubbly storyteller dedicated to making your wedding journey effortless. Formerly a beloved school teacher, Karina transitioned to a more joyful and romantic path, where meeting couples and listening to their love stories became her favourite part. Based on the Central Coast and Hunter regions of NSW, she’s more than happy to travel, having graced the South Coast and NSW snow fields. Karina helps and guides couples in creating their dream ceremony, so on their big day they can enjoy every moment.

Address: Newcastle, NSW

Phone: 0427 803 531

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Karina Pearson

Julie Muir

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

Phone: 0413 267 238

Social: Julie Muir

Celebrant : Julie Muir

The French Connection

Melissa Rey Lescure, a warm and experienced Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant in Newcastle, brings a touch of French elegance to weddings. With over 30 years in the community, she understands the importance of crafting a unique and memorable ceremony. Melissa, a former Flight Attendant, effortlessly blends her love for languages, offering bilingual ceremonies for couples. Living by the water, she’s a dedicated rower, mirroring her commitment to ensuring your journey from engagement to the special day is just as delightful. Melissa’s flexibility extends beyond borders; she happily travels anywhere to officiate weddings, making her a standout choice for couples seeking a personable and well-travelled celebrant.

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

Short & Sweet Ceremonies

With a decade of experience, Fiona, the heart behind Short & Sweet Ceremonies, weaves unique tales of love and commitment for couples and families in Newcastle and beyond. Fiona’s warm, down-to-earth approach ensures your ceremony is a reflection of your dreams and desires. Specialising in weddings, vow renewals, and baby namings, Fiona shares in life’s precious moments with a genuine passion. Beyond her role as a dedicated celebrant, Fiona is a loving wife and mother, finding joy in family and treasured friends. Choose Short & Sweet Ceremonies for a heartfelt celebration, where love, laughter, and cherished memories unite.

Phone: 0418 401 031

Social: Short & Sweet Ceremonies

Contact : Fiona Romanin

That Altar Guy

Jeremy, a tech-loving, soccer enthusiast from Newcastle, brings a fresh vibe to weddings as a dynamic marriage celebrant. At 35, he swapped his full-time gig to focus on creating unforgettable wedding moments. With a penchant for the microphone, Jeremy’s charismatic approach ensures weddings are far from dull. Having ventured into celebrancy after two couples insisted he officiate their ceremonies, Jeremy embarked on the celebrancy journey with zest. His MC experience and love for chatting make him a natural fit for crafting unique ceremonies. As Jeremy embraces this new chapter, each wedding becomes a glorious celebration, reflecting his passion for making unions truly special.

Phone: 0449 930 944

Social: That Altar Guy

Contact : Jeremy Bell

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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