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.
Here is our list of the editor’s choice Top 35 Marriage Celebrant in Melbourne
Matt Finch is a modern-day celebrant who is not tied by rules and traditions. Helping you create an absolutely unique wedding ceremony that corroborates your personalities and gives you a memorable wedding; creating a ceremony that is right for you, is what Matt will do for you as a wedding celebrant.
As a celebrant who is calm and collected, Matt has a great passion for getting to know people and their stories. He listens to you on how the journey of your relationship has been so far and builds on the pieces of information to make your ceremony an unforgettable experience for your guest. After listening to you and your partner, he will tell your stories to your guest in a manner that will make them glad for you two and wish you a beautiful married life.
VIDEO: Matt Finch Celebrant
Melbourne based Rosalie Humbert is an authorised marriage celebrant and also a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants.
Rosalie absolutely loves talking to couples planning their wedding. She focuses on understanding each couples’ journey, their wishes & desires and their personality and customizes each ceremony accordingly!
With years of experience as a celebrant, Rosalie is friendly, professional and creative, and will make sure that each ceremony she does is unique!
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.
VIDEO: Trevor Rice Celebrant
Based in the Ormond area of Melbourne, Kate has been a registered authorised marriage celebrant for the past 4 years. Her relaxed and playful style creates a fun atmosphere that fills the ceremony with laughs and even a few tears of joy.
With over 10 years of experience running her own business as a PR consultant, Kate Morgan is an expert public speaker, writer, and someone who just wants to help create a meaningful wedding ceremony that all couples can enjoy.
Wanting to be part of the change in equality in Australia, she was driven to become a celebrant so that she could inspire guests, engage the wedding party, and entertain everyone to leave a beautiful lasting impression.
VIDEO: Kate Morgan Celebrant
Denise loves working with couples to create a wedding ceremony that reflects their personalities and values. Whether you want a ceremony that is formal or relaxed, sophisticated or simple, Denise has a wealth of ideas and resources to help with your planning. She is very organised, approachable, fun and always professional. Couples often say that she is brilliant at keeping them calm and relaxed on their big day. With a background in primary school teaching, Denise is a very confident public speaker and you can be sure your guests will hear every word!
Frank Servello became a wedding celebrant after spending a number of years as an educator and school Principal. As a wedding celebrant who esteems family dearly and is married with two children, Frank has a secret passion for music; he plays the guitar and sings. He is that celebrant that offers friendly service which fills your wedding with lots of fun and enjoyment.
Prior to your wedding day, he will engage you in discussions that will make you find out what you’re looking for, what you’re NOT looking for and from there creating that perfect ceremony for you. Frank’s eyes for details enable him to always bring joyful presence to every ceremony and ensure you, your guests and your family are relaxed; enjoying your special day.
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.
VIDEO: John Beck Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: Charis White Celebrant
A young and energetic celebrant from Melbourne, Rohan Smith is a firm believer in “not making things more complicated than they need to be”! Rohan’s ceremonies are relaxed, memorable and entertaining, while at the same time, are fun (for the guests) and stress-free (for the couple).
His over 10 years of experiences as a writer and a radio announcer means that he is never short of words to say, confidence and fresh ideas to make your day, super enjoyable and one to remember.
VIDEO: Rohan Smith Celebrant
Melbourne based Robyn Meikle of Celebrations and Ceremonies, is an experienced and professional marriage celebrant! Her clients describe her to be easy-going, friendly and a calm person!
She starts organising and planning for the big day, right after her first meeting with the couple.
Robyn makes sure that she meets the expectations of her couples while simultaneously keeping the entire (“celebrant hiring”) process simple and enjoyable.
Also, she is very passionate about her job as a celebrant.
With an experience of hosting a staggering 200+ ceremonies in the last few years; Robyn is a thorough professional who certainly knows how to create a memory which lasts a lifetime.
Looking for a super awesome and fun wedding celebrant? Multi award winner Jay Allen is fun and energetic celebrant and a wedding DJ/MC.
Based in Melbourne, Jay Allen understand your wedding is all about YOU and also understand how stressful wedding planning can be for the couple. His 20+ years of experience as a celebrant+DJ+entertainer ensures that your day runs smoothly and your guests feel welcomed and engaged at your ceremony.
If you are after a young and vibrant, multi talented celebrant to help you create your dream ceremony, Allen is the celebrant for you.
VIDEO: Weddings By Jay Allen
Julie is an experienced celebrant who brings warmth, compassion, ideas and humour to individually designed ceremonies around Australia at the couple’s request. She’s been working as a nurse prior to being a celebrant but she’s found true passion in getting couples in love, married!
She understands just how special your big day is for you and therefore you can expect her to reach your chosen venue well ahead of time to get things organized for the ceremony. Julie’s warmth and experience will help you keep calm on the day and she’s sure to keep your guests entertained with her sense of humour!
A civil celebrant, the owner of a celebrant training institute and a published author of several books; Sally Cant is a multi talented celebrant with years of experience with celebrating weddings. If you’re looking for an awesome celebrant for an intimate wedding or a celebrant who is confident in from of large gatherings, Sally is confident and experienced with both small and big weddings.
She is loving and friendly and genuinely cares about people. And will go above and beyond to make your ceremony a memorable one!
VIDEO: Sally Cant Celebrant
If you are after a ceremony filled with happiness, laughter and tears of joy, Iain Luck is the right celebrant for you.
His ceremonies are uniquely designed that reflect your own personalities, values, tastes and your dreams of a wonderful life together!
Iain is modern in style, a creative thinker with a great sense of humour and is always filled with fresh ideas to make each ceremony different from his previous one.
You can expect him to be very organized, arrives at ceremonies well prepared and way before time!
Chris has been a performer, educator, MC, and public speaker for over thirty years; and is experienced with countless weddings during that journey.
We understand that organising weddings can be tough and this is where this multi-talented celebrant can, not just be a great support during your wedding planning journey, but can also save you some time and money by being your: *Celebrant *MC *DJ *Live Musician *Audio Tech *Wedding Planner. Now that’s a great deal!
Hiring Chris a lot of your wedding planning stress away and you can focus on more important things like friends, family and your future together!
Helen Williamson is a super energetic and vibrant marriage celebrant with a great sense of humour. She is passionate about wedding and loves being a marriage celebrant.
She spends the time to get to know the couple in love personally, as she endeavours to make the ceremony an unforgettable experience for them.
You can expect Helen to go the extra mile to make your ceremony the one you always dreamed of. Her personally written ceremonies come from the heart and deliver the perfect blend of fun, love, care, romance and a few wonderful surprises!
Carmel is a professional wedding celebrant, who loves to plan your special day with a combination of creativity and attention to detail that will create the memories that you will forever cherish.
Carmel who has been married for 30 years never forgets the experience of the amazing job done by her wedding celebrant. It has always been her great desire to do better than what was done for her on her wedding day to you on your own wedding day.
The combination of her creativity, attention to detail and years of experience means that you can expect a ceremony that will a memorable one for you and your guests.
Melbourne based marriage celebrant Barrye, understands how important the wedding day is for the marrying couple! Barrye goes above and beyond to make your ceremony just the way you want it.
From same sex weddings to fulfil the dreams of seniors, Barrye is comfortable with all types of ceremonies.
His prices are very affordable too! For a “legals only” wedding, you will only pay $300, and upwards depending on your requests. Ask him about special rates for Senior Citizens.
Mark became a wedding celebrant because he wanted to create a nice warm and happy environment for two people in love. He is an organ recipient, that gives Mark a special outlook on life. He adopted his two sons who are both in their twenties, and have lived life to its fullest.
Mark is a Hall of Fame member for one of the biggest sporting organizations in Victoria. Plus he has worked in customer service all his life, so he understand what every couple deserves. He will go the extra yard for you to make your dream ceremony, one to remember!
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.
VIDEO: Elisa Westein Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: David Schneider Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: Benn Stone Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: Andrew Redman Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: Anthony Cribbes Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: Naomi Korolew Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: Megan Thompson Celebrant
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 honoured to help deliver your vows. The fees range from $555 to $1,055.
VIDEO: Julia Celebrant
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.
VIDEO: Benny Roff Celebrant
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
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.
VIDEO: Erin Rollason Celebrant
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.