Through choosing a venue, narrowing down a guest list and worrying about family dynamics, a marriage celebrant can often be just one more item on a long to-do list between finding a florist and hiring a DJ.

But, marriage celebrants set the tone for your ceremony and will be the person binding you and your partner for life. It’s important to choose a highly skilled person who you trust.

Getting married in Yarra Valley? Below are the top marriage celebrants to help you tie the knot on your big day.

Frank Servello

As a celebrant, Frank possesses excellent interpersonal skills, making it easy for him to connect with people from all walks of life. He has a warm and friendly demeanor that puts his clients at ease, allowing them to open up and share their stories, values, and dreams. Frank believes that understanding his clients on a personal level is crucial to designing a celebration that truly embodies their personalities and values.

Furthermore, Frank is a skilled communicator and public speaker. He takes the time to craft personalized and heartfelt ceremonies, capturing the essence of the occasion and celebrating the journey of his clients. His ability to engage and captivate an audience ensures that every moment of the celebration is meaningful and memorable.

VIDEO: Frank Servello

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0418 145 945

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Frank Servello

Denise Nicholls

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!

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0421 116 536

Social: Instagram

Contact : Denise Nicholls

Pete is one of Melbourne’s younger celebrants, MC and Host of The Wedding Guide Podcast.
His speciality is a blend of humour and sentimentality to capture the richness of your relationship. He’s perfect at keeping the ceremony authentic and natural, allowing everyone at your wedding to be at ease.

Sitting with Pete to craft your story, vows and runsheet is like spending time with a close mate who will make your wedding day exceptional! Pete’s ability to connect often has guests asking ‘how long have you been best friends with Pete for?!’

If you want an easy, engaging and relatable celebrant to make your day and the journey towards it better than you hoped – Pete is the celebrant for you!

VIDEO: Pete The Celebrant

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0421 760 023

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Pete Hordern

Kate Morgan

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.

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0414 475 642

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Kate Morgan

Sam Lavery

Sam Lavery is a young, fun and modern celebrant from Melbourne who absolutely loves weddings.

With a background in stand up, his ceremonies are known for keeping you and your guests entertained and phones in pockets.

Getting mistaken for a good friend by guests is a common occurrence for Sam, and this is something he prides himself on, being your story teller.

With Sam, you can expect anything but an old school ceremony! He’s entertaining, relaxed, and above all, he will strive to ensure that you and your guests have the best day ever!

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0411 149 378

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Sam Lavery

Weddings By The Beard

Specialising in Non-traditional (and non-boring!) individually written ceremonies, Lachie brings a bunch of fun and heart (and hair) to a wedding ceremony. Focusing on writing a ceremony that feels like you and your partner, his ultimate goal is to give you a wedding ceremony that really feels like your relationship.

Fully aware that the ceremony is often seen as the “boring part” before the drinks and tiny quiches come out. Lachie aims for a ceremony that’s not just tolerable but even rivals your uncle’s dance moves later in the evening for most entertaining moment.

Taking all the paperwork lodging and bureaucracy off your hands, Lachie is sure to make your day easy, relaxed and actually a whole bunch of fun!

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0480 143 944

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Contact : Lachlan Grisold

Celebrating With Connie

Create beautiful, heartwarming memories when you select Celebrating With Connie for your once-in-a-lifetime event. This top-rated marriage celebrant in Melbourne promises to work with you to create a ceremony that speaks to your soul. Working with all types of couples, Connie has years of experience and absolutely loves what she does. Since 2018, this popular civil celebrant has offered various options so you can get what you desire, including a personalised ceremony with multiple meetings, suggested readings, songs, and rituals, a wireless microphone and PA system, completion and lodgement of all legal paperwork, a wedding certificate, and more. Celebrating With Connie can do everything from elopements and same-sex marriages to religious ceremonies and worldwide events!

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0407 775 079

Social: Facebook | Instagram

Contact : Connie Cohen

Chris Winer Weddings

Chris Winer is a seasoned wedding celebrant with a specialisation in crafting unique ceremonies tailored to each couple. Collaborating closely with you, he ensures the creation of a truly unforgettable experience for both you and your cherished guests, destined to be treasured for years to come. From romantic and intimate to spiritual, light-hearted, or formal, Chris Winer Weddings will create a celebration representing your personality and love. As a fully registered marriage celebrant in Melbourne, Chris provides a personal and unique ceremony just for you and your future spouse. Various packages are available, including a rehearsal, lodgement of all legal paperwork, a keepsake certificate, and more.

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0413 274 353

Social: Facebook

Contact : Chris Winer

Just In Love Weddings and Events

Justin from Just In Love offers 3 unique ceremony, Elopements, Simple Ceremony and A Friendly I Do as well as, seamlessly balancing the roles of a joyful storyteller and ceremony maestro. With a natural affinity for people and a penchant for celebrating life’s significant moments, Justin brings a unique touch to your special day. He also effortlessly commands the attention of diverse audiences, making your ceremony a captivating experience. His warm and relaxed nature ensures that from your initial meeting, you’ll feel at ease, allowing Justin to weave your unique love story into a personalised and beautiful ceremony. Whether it’s an intimate elopement, grand celebration or “Friendly I do.” Justin aims to make your journey from your first meeting to your final goodbye, easy, stress-free and enjoyable.

Address: Melbourne VIC

Social: Instagram

Contact : Justin Crane

Pam Green is a highly experienced, professional marriage celebrant who will have your guests in tears of joy one moment, and enormous smiles or laughter the next. Whether you prefer fun and relaxed, formal and elegant, romantic and dreamy, or simply intimate and private, Pam will spend time getting to know you and pay close attention to all of the special details that you wish for within your wedding ceremony. She will create your beautiful wedding ceremony – the one that you have dreamt about – one that you will love.

An experienced international speaker and a professor in literacy, Pam is always confident, calm and flexible. She creates unique, personalised, stress-free ceremonies so that you can enjoy every moment of your ‘best ever’ day. Wedding packages vary from ‘legals only to fully personalised options.

Address: Yarra Valley, VIC

Phone: 0447 889 564

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Contact : Pam Green Weddings


Your marriage celebrant is an important choice because they oversee the most important part of the day – the actual marriage! Finding someone who understands your needs and fits with your style is important in capturing the true magic and romance of the day.

Many of Melbourne’s  (and Yarra Valley’s) celebrants promise a friendly and relaxed demeanor and flexibility.

When choosing the perfect one for you – pay attention to the subtle details. Do they have experience performing and is being engaging important to you? Do they seem to have a knack for humour or lean towards the more sentimental side? Finally, don’t be afraid to meet a few in person before you decide. And always remember – this is an exciting time, have fun!


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