Your wedding day is all about you, your partner, and your relationship, so finding a good celebrant who will keep your guests engaged but won’t steal the stage from you is crucial for planning a great wedding ceremony.

When looking for a celebrant, some things to keep in mind are their experience (how many years? How many weddings?), their personal style, their fees, and what’s included in their fee.

Keep on scrolling to discover our top ten favourite marriage celebrants in the Geelong area!

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In no particular order, here are the editor’s choice top 10 marriage celebrants in Geelong

 

1. Fiona Lee Daniel

Fiona Lee Daniel

Fiona has performed over 100 wedding ceremonies, so you can be sure you’re in one of the safest hands in the Geelong region when you ask her to be your celebrant. She will help you choose your readings and her goal is to help you host an absolutely stress-free ceremony; you’ll end the planning process thinking, “well, that was easy!” Her fee includes her own PA system, as well as a signing table and chairs.

Location: Highton, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: professional, relaxed

Number of Weddings: 150+

Prices: contact for quote

 

2. Shanti Wong

Shanti Wong

A beach lover, Shanti loves to perform outdoor wedding ceremonies, but will happily perform any type of ceremony you like. She also proudly offers same-sex ceremonies. Shanti will help you write your vows, choose your readings and music, and plan all other aspects of your ceremony so that it is personalised to your specific tastes. In past weddings, she has also performed rituals such as handfasting and lighting a unity candle.

Location: East Geelong, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: professional, friendly

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

3. Hannah May Weddings

Hannah May Weddings

When Hannah’s not teaching primary school children, she’s conducting wedding ceremonies that are truly personalised to each and every one of her couples. She even provides you with some worksheets designed to explore and strengthen your relationship in the days before the wedding. You’ll feel like Hannah is one of your closest friends at the end of the experience, and you’ll be sipping some green tea together, reminiscing about your wedding in the years to come!

Location: Belmont, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: warm, personal, organised

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

4. Chloe Jetson

Chloe Jetson

Servicing the Geelong, Bellarine, and Melbourne areas, Chloe is a highly-sought wedding celebrant in Victoria. Over a decade of experience marrying couples means that she knows exactly what she’s doing and can help you plan a great wedding ceremony. She’ll help you write your vows and tell your beautiful love story. She also offers micro-weddings and elopements, for those low-maintenance couples (vow renewals and commitment ceremonies as well).

Location: Drysdale, Victoria

Years of Experience: 10+

Style: relaxed, modern

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

5. Jessie Belle Ceremonies

Jessie Belle Ceremonies

Vibrant, fun-loving, and creative, Jessie will have you and your guests grinning from ear to ear with a truly enjoyable wedding ceremony. She’ll pay attention to you and your personality, and make sure your ceremony really represents you. Jessie is an entertainer at heart and she fully invests herself into writing a beautiful, heartfelt, and personalised wedding ceremony just for you and your spouse-to-be.

Location: Bell Post Hill, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: creative, modern

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

6. Leah Phillips

A registered celebrant. Leah will help you express your love for each other and story to your closest friends and relatives. She will happily write a ceremony in any style you choose, including formal, informal, registry-style, traditional, religious, etc. She also proudly performs same-sex ceremonies and those with meaningful rituals.

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: unique, personal, funny

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

7. Leanne Duffy

Leanne has celebrated so many couples, it’s astounding—and you can be 110% sure that she’ll cover all the bases, and go above and beyond for you and your wedding. She has performed all sorts of ceremonies, from large, traditional weddings to simple elopements (vow renewals as well). Her fees include a personalised ceremony and a PA system.

Location: Leopold, Victoria

Years of Experience: 10+

Style: heart-warming, relaxed, modern

Number of Weddings: 1000

Prices: contact for quote

 

8. Annie Mullen-Walsh

Annie’s a lover of rockabilly, music, and wedding ceremonies. She’s a believer in personalised weddings that get to the heart of you and your partner, and in painting a true representation of your love through her words. Her fee includes a PA system and she will dress in whatever outfit you would like her to wear for your festivities. Previous clients loved the relaxed atmosphere Annie brings with her to all her ceremonies!

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: funny, professional, unique

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: $860 in the Geelong or the Bellarine areas

 

9. Genevieve Stout

Genevieve wants to give you a wedding ceremony that’s unforgettable and a true celebration of your love and journey. Her ceremony packages include a rehearsal, personal copy of your ceremony, signing table, and wedding consultation. She offers exclusive wedding days, meaning you won’t have to worry about other ceremonies running late and overlapping with your own! Her couples describe Genevieve as calm, collected, and caring.

Location: Stonehaven, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: engaging, fun, heart-warming

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: vary, $250 deposit required for weddings

 

10. Murray Rogers

Trained in public speaking since his high-school days, Murray has a passion for conducting wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. His previous clients describe him as professional but light-hearted, and his personalised wedding ceremonies has brought many guests to tears (but he always brings uplifts the mood with his cheery attitude).

Location: Manifold Heights, Victoria

Years of Experience: not stated

Style: sincere, fun

Number of Weddings: not stated

Prices: contact for quote

 

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Parting Notes

Wedding planning is stressful enough without having to worry about a boring or uptight wedding celebrant!

So, book early (because the best go fast), schedule an in-person meeting or video call with them, and make sure to ask them all the pertinent questions (i.e. are you licensed, how many weddings have you officiated, do you charge extra for travel, etc.)! What are you waiting for?

 


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