35 Awesome Marriage Celebrants in Melbourne (2018)
EDITOR'S CHOICE: We've handpicked the best of the best Marriage Celebrants in Melbourne to help you connect you to the right one for your big day.
If you are planning a Melbourne wedding next year, you have a lot of decisions to make.
Some will be easy, whereas others might be more difficult to narrow down.
If you don’t know where to start when choosing your officiant, we have put together a list of our favourite marriage celebrants in Melbourne.
Word of mouth recommendations are a wonderful way to narrow down your choices, but not everyone has people who can make recommendations for them.
You might not know anyone in the area, or you might be the first of your family to get married.
Don’t stress if you don’t have friends in Melbourne who can recommend a marriage celebrant for you – because we know the very best ones and can be your trusted source for word of mouth.
Whether you are looking for someone traditional who keeps everyone calm, or modern who gets all of your guests laughing, or a romantic soul who brings tears of joy to everyone’s eyes, we have the recommendation for you.
Check out our list of the best marriage celebrants in Melbourne and the surrounding area; you are sure to find one that you love.
In no particular order, here we list the editor’s Top 35 choices for Marriage Celebrant in Melbourne
For over 10 years, Julia’s Celebrant Agency has been there to help make your wedding one of the most memorable days of your life. By giving you a unique and upbeat ceremony, Julia will help make it a fun yet romantic day. Whether you’re looking for something small and intimate or something grander with all your friends and family, Julia would be honored to help deliver your vows. The fees range from $555 to $1,055.
One of Melbourne’s most sought after male wedding celebrants is David Schneider; he works with you to make your dream wedding come true. Weddings should be fun, relaxing, and beautiful, which is what he aims to do. David was even voted the Top Male Wedding Celebrant for three consecutive years from 2016 until 2018. Depending on the day of your wedding, fees start around $1,000.
Your wedding should be as unique as you are. That’s what Andrew Redman strives to do for you and your future spouse. Conducting over 500 weddings, Andrew has been voted Melbourne’s most popular male marriage celebrant in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards. Any dreams you may have for your wedding, from big to small, he wants to help those become a reality. The price varies based on your wedding date, location, and time.
4. Wendy McRae
Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate wedding, or a casual and contemporary wedding, Wendy McRae wants to make it a day you will always cherish. With her, your wedding will be personalized just for you. Wendy was voted the 3rd Best Wedding Celebrant in Melbourne in 2018. Her prices vary.
From small and simple to big and elaborate, Barbara Beames is a Melbourne wedding celebrant who works to make your day just as special as the bond between you and your lover. She makes sure each ceremony is personalized to your preferences and taste. Although the prices for her wedding services vary, she would be happy to discuss different options with you and your partner.
When you hire Melbourne wedding celebrant Megan Thompson, your dream wedding becomes a reality. Megan personalizes each ceremony to match the style and wants of you and your spouse. She even has a questionnaire for you and your spouse to work on to get to know you even better.
Since 2010, Fiona Garrivan has been a marriage celebrant in Melbourne and loving every moment of it. It’s your wedding; celebrate it the way you want! Whether your dream wedding is classic, traditional contemporary, or fun, Fiona will make your wedding the best day of your lives. You will have to discuss different packages and prices with her directly.
From small to big, and everything in between, Elisa Westein does has done it all! She wants to make sure your day is tailor-fitted just like your attire; that way, it reflects the uniqueness of you and your future spouse. Planning her own wedding is what inspired her to become a ceremony celebrant. She would love to help you every step of the way.
Are you planning a wedding in Melbourne? Debra Holder has experience with all types of weddings. Whether you have your ceremony on the beach, in a garden, or at a fancy hotel, Debra is ready to make your day official. Throughout the years, she has had a diverse career working with people from every background. Besides being a wedding celebrant, Debra has worked in the community services sector in foster care, disability, and human relations.
Maybe you are not sure what type of wedding you want. From elegant or chic to rustic and relaxed, Jane Austin can write a personalized ceremony to fit you and your spouse’s love story. Jane has previously worked as a DJ, wedding planner, and photographer, so she has a world of experiences to bring to your wedding ceremony. The fees vary depending on your time, date, and location.
Being a Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant, Margaret Collier is available for weddings in Melbourne. She has officiated over 900 ceremonies with each one being just as unique and special as the couple tying the knot. Whether you’re eloping or having an elaborate celebration, Margaret is sure to make it memorable for you and your guests. Depending on the day of the week, packages range from $495 to $645.
Starting as a soloist singing at weddings in her teens, Lexie Gloger is now a wedding celebrant who simply loves what she does. She goes above and beyond to make your day run smoothly. For around $650, Lexie will be there every step of the way to help you plan a romantic wedding.
Are you planning a themed wedding? Kathryn Reinheimer will listen to each detail to ensure it is precisely the way you desire. In fact, this Melbourne wedding celebrant will make your wedding a day your loved ones remember for years to come. If you aren’t sure what you want, no problem! Kathryn can help you plan out all of the vows from traditional to custom. Prices start at just $450.
Does a lighthearted and relaxed wedding with a touch of class and romance speak to you? Then Benn Stone just might be the perfect wedding celebrant for you. You can choose between something traditional and simple to a handwritten celebration. Whether you want your ceremony to be modern, funny, or intimate, Benn can make it just the way you want. His short and sweet marriage ceremony is about $590. The Inclusive Marriage Ceremony is $790 (add rehearsal $100) whereas an Exclusive Marriage Ceremony costs about $1,190.
Mark Doggett takes pride in making your wedding day fun yet comfortable. Whether you want a small ceremony or something big, Mark will be sure to make your day as personalized as you wish. Although his prices vary, he will take the time to get to know you and your future spouse, so the ceremony reflects your love.
16. Charis White
With a background as an opera singer, you know everyone will sit up and listen to Charis. With a smooth confidence in public speaking, she is also a romantic at heart, and just loves being able to tell a couple’s personal love story.
Attentive to detail and incredibly organised, Charis’s skill and professionalism in the planning stages and on your wedding day itself will delight you, and put you at ease.
17. Yvonne Wood
Yvonne understands that a marriage ceremony, while fleeting, is one of the most important moments in your life. You want to be able to remember this time, both what was said, and how it made you feel.
Yvonne is skilled at making all of the participants fully experience this magical moment, and she creates unforgettable ceremonies. You will still be touched by how she made you feel for months and even years after the event.
18. Fiona Garrivan
Every wedding ceremony should be unique, because every couple is unique. Fiona has become one of Melbourne’s most loved marriage celebrants because she crafts original and inspiring ceremonies for each of her couples – ceremonies that perfectly capture the love and personality of this special pair.
Her process is stress-free and simple, making everyone feel calm at what can be quite a nerve-wracking moment. And even more than that, she will ensure everyone completely enjoys themselves on your big day.
19. John Beck
John has repeatedly won awards for his expertise and natural talent at officiating marriages. Year after year, couples who have tied the knot with his guidance vote him one of Melbourne’s very best.
He is a wordsmith at heart, and will work with you to craft your story and help you choose the perfect vows and readings. His mind is filled with knowledge and ideas to help you figure out exactly what you are trying to say.
John will make you a wordsmith too.
20. Anthony Cribbes
When you want a wedding that is out of the ordinary, choose Anthony Cribbes. With a love for his job and for putting colour and light into every moment, only the most interesting wedding celebrations are created by this talented man.
A great ceremony should be the highlight of your whole wedding day; after all, this exact moment is why you have all gathered. Anthony makes this moment a standout experience of feelings, fun, laughter,and love.
Tony from Ceremonies of Choice has a background in teaching, and you can see he is a master at calming an unruly crowd. A warm and friendly celebrant who makes everyone comfortable, he will work closely with you to put together a unique ceremony that is truly yours.
Organised and professional, as well as incredibly funny, all of your guests will go away raving about how beautiful your wedding ceremony was. You will feel so at ease with Tony, and he will tell your story so well, that guests will think he has known you for years.
22. Paul Bonadio
Described as the stand-up celebrant, Paul comes from a background as a comedian, and he is a complete natural with a microphone. He is a gifted orator and storyteller, and will put together the perfect ceremony for you as a couple and to keep everyone entertained.
For the couple who wants their ceremony to be modern, different, and anything but traditional, this is the celebrant for you. For surprises and extra special touches around every corner, Paul is your man.
Erin from Sweet Wonderful You is describing how you feel about each other – but her business name is also the perfect description of her services as a celebrant. There are serious and official bits to every service, but the essence of a wedding is what defines the two people saying ‘I do,’ and what brought them together.
Erin will guide you in telling this story, and will have all of your guests nodding, smiling and sighing in agreement with the romantic tale that she weaves. Fun, genuine, sweet and simply wonderful.
24. Benny Roff
Benny crafts fun wedding days for interesting people – there is nothing mundane or cookie-cutter here. Highly awarded for his personal style and natural ability, you will be in safe hands when you choose Benny as your wedding officiant.
Easy going and a consummate professional, Benny is also a writer, performer,and entertainer. For the couple who wants to laugh until they cry.
25. Erin Rollason
Erin creates dream wedding days that are stylish, unique and hassle-free. For couples who need a little help and guidance, and someone who just oozes calm, talk to Erin.
Her primary goal is for you as the couple to enjoy this special day, and your feelings are the focus of how she works. She works closely with her couples to build personal, one-of-a-kind love stories that will make every guest there share in your love and joy.
26. Mike Larkan
With a knack for ‘forecasting’ the best conditions to make an unforgettable ceremony, the lovable television weatherman Mike Larkan is a celebrant favourite. With a genuine personality and an outgoing nature, Mike loves meeting new people and making a beautiful day a reality for them.
Mike is one of Melbourne’s favourite event hosts. He loves having the chance to give back to the community and host weddings as well. He is charismatic, entertaining, and always full of laughs and smiles to make the day a positive experience.
Style: Entertaining, charismatic, energetic
27. Trevor Rice
As someone who loves to enjoy all that life has to offer, Trevor loves sharing this enthusiasm with happy couples. Celebrating life and love is truly the perfect occupation for Trevor, better known as Trev. He is passionate and vibrant as a wedding host.
Trev is a qualified civil celebrant and has many years experience in the business. He is well known for his positive smile and elegant voice which projects around the room or outdoor space for the ceremony. Trevor suits any style and listens to what his clients want.
Style: Vibrant, passionate
A romantic poet and a charismatic rock star all at once, Sean Whelan brings a certain flair to wedding days. He is a personable guy and loves connecting with couples to find out what makes them special together. He provides a comfortable and relaxed vibe throughout the whole process.
His great personality and nature ensure he performs many weddings a year. He has performed weddings in every state of Australia in just three years! Sean considers each wedding he is part of a true honour and privilege.
Style: Relaxed, charming, fun
29. Jan Mason
With the ultimate focus of making sure the ceremony belongs to you and your style, Jan Mason is professional and personalised in her approach. She organises and presents with a fun, easy going, and relaxed manner. Throughout all the planning stages, Jan listens closely to what you want.
Jan is experienced and confident. She can talk you through all the finer details and provide insightful advice. All the while, she will factor in exactly what you want and do her best to deliver. Jan makes each step of planning a wedding ceremony stress free.
Style: Stylish, characteristic
With experience and insight, Kelly Della Bosca is welcoming of all cultures, customs, and religions for ceremonies. She has a caring and empathetic nature combined with meticulous organisational skills. Kelly is always available throughout the planning stages.
Kelly is enthusiastic and devoted to each client. She works closely with each couple to provide a poignant delivery and ceremony that will be remembered. Kelly is able to provide modern technological equipment and high quality audio.
Style: Professional, enthusiastic
31. Naomi Korolew
Promising to deliver your wedding your way, Naomi Korolew is an excellent listen and attentive at planning. She believes that the spotlight should be on your and your partner throughout the whole ceremony and will always draw attention your way.
Naomi is experienced in hosting a range of weddings. She is professional when it comes to formal events, laid back ceremonies, and elopements. With a fresh and modern style, Naomi appeals to a wide audience and connects easily with people.
Style: Modern, fresh
32. Joel Redman
Embracing his role as a celebrant to reflect a day which embodies your love and affection for one another, Joel Redman is a qualified civil celebrant. He proudly supports a range of ceremonies, including same-sex ceremonies around Melbourne and Geelong.
Joel loves finding the unique characteristics of each couple and amplifying these for the day. He works closely with clients to create a day which is special to you and your loved ones. Joel performs each ceremony with respect, dignity, and a wide smile on his face.
Style: Professional, personalised
33. Nat Sproal
With heart, soul, and a dash of rock ‘n roll, Nat Sproal brings something different to the wedding celebrant scene. She is warm and genuine in her personality and slightly cheeky as a wedding host. Nat ensures each ceremony is full of good vibes and happy hearts.
Nat is confident in her approach, calm in her delivery, and creative in her planning. She has a background in nursing of 20 years and sure knows how to talk to anyone! Nat is a creative writer and cruisy public speaker, delivering great speeches for the ceremony.
Style: Charismatic, confident
34. Michelle Kiernan
A happy and positive person, Michelle Kiernan brings the best characteristics to her role as a wedding celebrant. She is a born storyteller and a passionate memory maker. Michelle is enthusiastic and passionate about meeting new people and engaging with their love.
Michelle provides a guiding insight to details of the wedding ceremony. She also has many modern ideas for a personalised ceremony. Michelle is focused on making wedding ceremonies stress free and enjoyable from the start to finish.
Style: Bubbly, warm
35. Julie Dutton
Understanding what an important milestone this in your life, Julie Dutton is a caring and sympathetic wedding celebrant. She takes extra care to make sure all details are personalised and a true reflection on what you and your loved one a beautiful couple.
Julie, better known as Jules, is laid back and friendly. She takes pride in the privilege that is to be part of your special day. Julie is adaptable with her style to suit your needs. She caters towards all music tastes, readings, and even pets if you want them involved.
Style: Flexible, personal, friendly
Congratulations on your engagement! Planning your wedding day can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A Melbourne wedding celebrant can help you plan your ceremony. From the scriptures or vows to the unity part and kissing the bride, your celebrant will guide you throughout the process. You can customize your wedding ceremony to fit your personality and relationship. Make sure you inquire to see if the celebrant is available for your special day before you discuss packages, fees, and other details.
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