Planning a wedding in Sydney soon? We have put together the only list of marriage celebrants in Sydney that you will need to read.
No one but the very best have made our discerning list.
When you are planning a wedding, there can feel like you have a millions choices to make, and so many little details to arrange. But if you broke it down to the bare necessities, most of the aspects of your wedding you are planning don’t even need to be there!
Things that have become traditions are actually just fun add-ons, and almost all of them you could leave out if you wanted to. Can’t decide on a cake? Don’t have one! Nervous about a first dance? Skip that part! Can’t choose your bridal party? Who needs one anyway?
One of the few things you have to have however is a marriage celebrant. This person who guides you through the legalities of the promises you make to each other is an absolute essential. So you want to get this choice just right.
Our awesome knowledge of weddings doesn’t just stop at reception venues – we also have the inside scoop on the most loved and highly-recommended marriage celebrants in the biz.
If you need to choose a marriage celebrant in Sydney, this is the list for you.
Here is our list of the editor’s choice Top 35 Marriage Celebrants in Sydney!
Sydney's Best Celebrants
- Caterina Kouz
- Pauline Fawkner
- Amy Watson- Marriage Maker
- Meggan Brummer
- Married by Leah
- Stephen Miller
- Janet Lomax
- Celebrations by Cate
- Celebrant Clair
- Jill Player Cotton
- Ben Ager
- Julie Winter
- Vicki Lever
- Robyn Pattison
- Jessie Cacchillo
- Del Edwards - Weddingdells
- Ceremonies by Cath - Catherine Flavell
- Peter Bray
- Stephen Lee Celebrancy
- Carla Davern
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.
Location: Sydney, NSW
Years experience: Since 2017
Fees: Available upon contact
Style: Modern, fun & energetic
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.
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.
Location: Cronulla, Sydney NSW
Years experience: Since 2015
Fees: Available upon contact
Style: Story teller, warm, fun & energetic
When you choose this top Sydney Celebrant you get your very own love story written by a Professional Writer, high-quality live streaming for any absent guests + a high def recording of your ceremony – such a priceless keepsake.
You also get the use of her professional wireless Bose PA system – all your words and music will be crisp and clear! Plus an album of your ceremony to cherish in the years ahead. And a warm, relaxed vibe; with lots of love, laughter & fun.
Meggan, also a Meditation Teacher, will put you at ease & ensure everything flows effortlessly & easily.
To discover if she’s a good fit, book her for a zoom chat via her website now.
Years experience: Since 2011
Fees: Ranging from $630 – $2310.
Style: Elegant, punchy and meaningful.
VIDEO: Meggan Brummer Celebrant
Leah is a young, friendly and bubbly celebrant who brings character to her work.
Whether your ceremony is written with the intention of being delivered as a surprise or if you have designed it together Leah writes ceremonies that are personal and funny.
Leah enjoys meeting new couples and learning about how they fell in love in order to bring their stories to life. This is where Leah’s love for creative writing is exercised and is able to offer a unique approach to designing ceremonies.
Knowing that weddings are a stressful time, Leah makes the preparations and the lead up to your special day easy and ensures that everything is perfect for when the bride walks down the aisle.
Address: Sydney. NSW
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.
Location: Sydney and surrounds
Years experience: 4 Years
Fees: Available on his website
Style: Fun, friendly, capable
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
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.
Location: Northern Beaches & Sydney NSW
Years experience: 11 years
Fees: Available during consultation and on her website
Style: Fun, Caring, Attentive
Sydney based Celebrant Clair is a young, fun and energetic celebrant who has been spreading love, marrying awesome couples, since 2015.
In her initial consultation face to face (either in person or online), she loves to hear your love story and you can ask her as many questions as you like.
This initial consultation will help her create a ceremony that is tailored to your love story.
If you are after a sweet and fun celebrant who will create a memorable ceremony for you and your wedding guests, Clair is the celebrant for you.
A true believer in marriage equality, Clair is also happy to perform same-sex weddings.
VIDEO: Celebrant Clair
The thing about Jill as celebrant is her amazing capacity to embrace every aspect of a couple’s special day with ease and alacrity. That should be an obvious characteristic of any celebrant, but the well-travelled Jill also brings warmth and attentiveness drawn from a remarkably cosmopolitan variety of life experiences, as a performer, a music teacher, a writer and even a public relations consultant.
All careers that have given her insights to ensure the most important day of your lives is both intimate, personal and just right. No moment of that day is too hard for this understanding, articulate, giving celebrant, with a smile that’s directly from the heart, pure and nurturing, guaranteed to offset any nerves!
VIDEO: Jill Player Cotton
With a love for weddings and sense of energetic flair, Ben Ager has a fresh take on traditional wedding ceremonies. He is a cool guy with fun elegance. Rather than the wedding ceremony being dull and monotonous, Ben is passionate and vibrant.
Ben brings a fun style to wedding days. He can cater towards more traditional ceremonies or bring an upbeat modern and fresh ambience to the day. With 20 years background in performing arts, Ben will make sure there are laughs and smiles all round.
Years experience: Not stated
Fees: Available during consultation
Style: Fun, energetic, modern
Phone: 0414 493 563
Social: Ben Ager
With a true passion for meeting people and hearing their stories, Julie Winter is a friendly person who makes connections easily. She is a registered civil celebrant and Justice of Peace which means she can get all your legal documents in order without hassle.
Julie loves creating unique ceremonies that have personal touches at all points. She has a background in event management and administration, meaning she is attentive to detail. Julie has also worked extensively in the community and truly loves getting to know people from all walks of life.
Location: Northwest Sydney
Years experience: Not stated
Fees: Available upon request
Style: Friendly, organised
Phone: 0410 510 662
Social: Julie Winter
Doing everything in her power to create an unforgettable wedding ceremony, Vicki Level is proud and passionate in her role as a celebrant. She comes to the field with a background in workplace training. Vicki has excellent speaking skills and is a compassionate by nature.
Vicki works closely with her clients to deliver a day that represents them and their love. With communication and listening skills as her strong point, Vicki always pays close attention to the love that binds you and works hard to represent it the best she can.
Years experience: Since 2009
Fees: Available upon contact
Style: Attentive, personalized
Phone: 0409 527 721
Social: Vicki Lever
You are guaranteed to get magic sprinkled throughout your wedding ceremony when you turn to Robyn, the wedding pixie. Winning awards for her talent and knowledge, her sweet and energetic nature will make every second of your ceremony joyful and fun.
This romantic spirit crafts bespoke services that are light and laughter-filled, and never ever dull. When you want to celebrate your wedding day in an enchanting way, talk to Robyn.
VIDEO: Robyn Pattison Celebrant
Phone: 0413 886 026
Social: Robyn Pattison
Jessie lives and breathes weddings and is passionate about romance – this is so much more than just a job for her. A modern professional guiding people through the serious side of a tradition that is eons old, making every ceremony new and unique is one of her very special gifts.
For original, authentic and fun services delivered with experience and ease.
VIDEO: Jessie Cacchillo Celebrant
Phone: 0419 226 654
Social: Jessie Cacchillo
Del Edwards from Weddingdells is a calming influence and a warm and welcoming spirit that will ensure every single guest feels a part of your special day. This is not just the formalities, this is the story of your commitment, of how you met and fell in love, and all of your hopes and dreams for your future together.
Del guides her clients in creating the perfect ceremony that will have everyone present raving about how personal and passion-filled your service was. When you want people coming up after the ceremony and asking you for your celebrant’s business card, Del is the professional to choose.
VIDEO: Del Edwards Celebrant
Phone: 0409 199 101
Social: Del Edwards - Weddingdells
Cath Flavell has been a wedding celebrant in Sydney since 2007. Ceremonies by Cath – Catherine Flavell welcomes all couples because as a marriage equality celebrant, love is love. Your service will be custom written for just for you and your future spouse. Your wedding day will be filled with excitement, happiness, fun, and laughter. You can select the venue that is right for you in Sydney including the Northern Beaches, Sydney Harbour or the Royal Botanical Gardens. They were voted as the top civil marriage celebrant every year since 2011.
Phone: 0416 120 404
Adding a special polish to each wedding day he is part of, Peter Bray has a unique and charming personality for the day. He is a self-confessed lover of bow-ties and owns a Griffon which are just some of his quirky character traits.
Peter has a background in running events, being an MC, and being naturally handy with a mic. He loves public speaking and has a flair for words, which makes being a marriage celebrant perfect for him. Peter is energetic and meaningful in his time and actions, creating genuine ceremonies for happy couples.
Location: Sydney and Central Coast
Years experience: Not stated
Fees: Ceremony packages available
Style: Unique, characteristic
Phone: 0414 148 187
Social: Peter Bray
This versatile storyteller will craft the perfect wedding ceremony for you. From small and simple to big and bold, whatever you want your service to be, he will deliver.
A natural at building a unique ceremony for each of his unique couples, and at putting everyone at ease on the day, you are in the best of hands when you choose Stephen.
VIDEO: Stephen Lee Celebrant
Phone: 0425 765787
Social: Stephen Lee Celebrancy
One of the most loved celebrants around the Sydney region, Carla Davern is available for every kind of wedding possible. She has many wedding packages with varying prices to welcome all couples looking for a unique experience.
Carla loves romantic stories and loves learning about your story and journey of love. She has years of experience hosting a range of weddings which has given her lots of insight. Carla provides invaluable tips and advice while taking into account exactly what you’re looking for.
Years experience: Not mentioned
Fees: Elopement starting at $400, No Fuss package from $500, Personalised from $790, Complete package from $990
Style: Professional, vibrant, personalized
VIDEO: Carla Davern Celebrant
Phone: 0412 572 018
Social: Carla Davern