Your commitment to your partner and celebration of your love together, as well as your life, is such a beautiful and important day.

Part of the planning process is making sure you have all the right vendors, consultants, and more for the big day, but one of the most important decisions you will make is for your marriage celebrant.

They determine whether you guests will be yawning or hanging onto every word, laughing, and tearing up.

To help you make this decision, here’s our compiled list of our top nine favourite marriage celebrants in the Southern Highlands area of NSW.


Nina de Borde - Marriage Celebrant

Your ceremony will reflect your unique relationship and personality when you select Nina de Borde – Marriage Celebrant for your wedding day. She promises to follow your requirements with a ceremony that naturally flows, engages your loved ones, and celebrates your union. Proudly serving Southern Highlands, Canberra, Illawarra, Sydney, and South Coast, Nina can’t wait to meet you and learn about your one-of-a-kind love story. She conducts all types of ceremonies, including marriages, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, and more. This Southern Highlands wedding celebrant and will take care of the legal requirements on your behalf. Get ready for a picture-perfect celebration when you trust Nina de Borde – Marriage Celebrant.

Address: Exeter NSW 2579

Phone: 0434 977 418

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Nina de Borde

Stephen Miller

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: Sydney | Southern Highlands

Phone: 0412 501 250

Social: Facebook

Contact : Stephen Miller

Celebrant Catherine Kennedy

For over 13 years, Catherine has proudly married hundreds of “loved-up” couples. It fulfills her soul being a part of such a special day, that is full of joy, excitement, and love.

With her years of experience, she knows all the right questions to ask, to make sure she creates the perfect ceremony that suits your style, personality, and needs.

She knows that no two weddings are the same, and she is happy to keep things simple and sentimental or provide a fully personalised “Your Love Story” ceremony, that could also incorporate readings, extended family, pets, musicians or anything your hearts desire.

Catherine proudly supports all forms of love, including LGBTQIA+, and is ready to help you celebrate your big day.

Years experience: 15 years

Fees: Ranging from $550-$1250

Style: Friendly, modern, fun-loving and engaging

Address: Sydney | Southern Highlands

Phone: 0412 620 765

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Catherine Kennedy

Ceremonies with Sharon

Marrying couples in the Illawarra & Southern Highlands, Ceremonies with Sharon crafts relaxed, fun-filled ceremonies with a touch of tradition. With over 200 unions celebrated, Sharon brings contagious enthusiasm to each event. She ensures every guest feels involved, guaranteeing a stress-free, enjoyable experience. Beyond weddings, she enjoys downtime with her husband and a mini foxie, nurturing a love for coffee, wine and gardening. Sharon’s passion lies in making each ceremony a true reflection of the couple’s personality and relationship. For a memorable, personalised wedding experience, consider Ceremonies with Sharon.

Address: Southern Highlands, NSW

Phone: 0409 285 248

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Sharon Bridges

Gemma Brooks Civil Celebrant

Gemma Brooks Civil Celebrant, nestled in the heart of Wollongong, stands out as the epitome of an easygoing and attentive celebrant. With a knack for prompt communication and a meticulous eye for detail, Gemma ensures a seamlessly smooth wedding day. Believing in the essence of weddings as joyous gatherings of family and friends celebrating love, Gemma’s gentle and caring demeanour promises to capture every special moment in a relaxed and unique fashion. For couples seeking a stress-free and heartfelt ceremony, Gemma Brooks Civil Celebrant is the trusted choice in Wollongong and beyond.

Address: Southern Highlands, NSW

Social: Instagram

Contact : Gemma Brooks

Janet Lomax

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 10 years

Style: Organised, down to earth, bubbly & professional

Address: Sydney | Southern Highlands

Phone: 0404 463 664

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Janet Lomax

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

Meggan Brummer

With over 23 years experience as an Internationally Published Writer, Meggan will WOW YOUR GUESTS with the magic of storytelling. She’s often referred to as, “A captivating storyteller, who’s fun & classy.”

With this yoga-loving Celebrant, your ceremony will be filled with warmth & meaning, peppered with laughter & tears (& just the right amount of fun), leaving a lasting impression on you & your guests.

The morning after your wedding, you can watch back the video Meggan made of your entire ceremony. (Such a gorgeous keepsake to watch each year on your anniversary & share with your kids as they grow up).

To discover if she’s a good fit, book her in for a Zoom chat via her website now.

Years experience: 13 years

Fees: $590 – $5727

Style: Captivating, classy & fun.

Address: 89a Cowles Rd, Mosman NSW 2088

Phone: 0424 178 323

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Meggan Brummer

Leonie Sharp Marry Me

Congratulations on your engagement! Leonie Sharp has been a marriage celebrant for 10 years, and she prides herself on making sure your ceremony is personal and professional. She has a passion for people and has been a nurse for 35 years. Becoming a marriage celebrant means she can assist people differently. Your wedding day is about you, and she’ll help your dream ceremony come true. Live simply, give much, love always, Leonie.

Address: North Wollongong NSW 2500

Phone: 0424 336 787

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Leonie Sharp


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Parting Notes

Don’t leave choosing your marriage celebrant to the last minute! You’ll be glad you took our advice when you take the time to get to know your celebrant, because the best wedding ceremonies have a touch of personalization and familiarity between the celebrant and the couple. After all, how wonderful would it be to be married by a friend? Don’t be afraid to court a few celebrants before making your decision—find one you love and are comfortable with!


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