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Best 25 Celebrants of Queensland

As rated & reviewed by the real married couples of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and North QLD.

Whether you're simply eloping or hosting a grand affair, every couple needs someone to officiate their wedding! And it may not be the easiest task to choose a celebrant who can make the moment as special and as memorable as it deserves to be.

However, our top list of Queensland's best celebrants should be able to give you a nudge in the right direction! Each of the trusted wedding businesses below has been recommended & reviewed by real newlyweds of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and North QLD.

Celebrant Sunshine Coast Sommer Saunders

What should I look for in a Celebrant?

- Prompt Communication
- A terrific PA System so guests can hear your ceremony
- Professionalism
- Personality
- A good listener
- A trustworthy and reliable celebrant with a focus on customer service
- Someone in your area or who is willing to travel to your chosen venue
- Don't forget to read some reviews of each of your potential celebrants to get a feel for what they do and why they might be a great fit for you.

How have we determined our list of best Celebrants in Queensland?

Each Marriage Celebrant below has been rated out of 100%, in four different areas of their business: the overall quality, service and communication, the attitude of staff, and overall value.

Each celebrant has been rated and reviewed by their recent wedding clients, so you can be sure that the list below is full of trusted, reliable and wonderful vendors!

View the full list of Queensland's Best Wedding Vendors as determined by 9,000+ wedded couples in Australia's Wedding Awards.

#1 - Sommer Saunder Celebrancy

Sunshine Coast Celebrant


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A celebrant is a vital part of your team, and Sommer Saunder Celebrancy does so much more than officiate the day's legalities. The Sunshine Coast celebrant has a 99.99% ABIA customer rating, so you can be confident that your wedding ceremony will be warm, fun, engaging and conducted to the highest professional standard.


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Read Sommer Saunder Celebrancy's Customer Reviews.
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#2 - Toni Paget Celebrant & MC

Gold Coast Celebrant


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Gold Coast celebrant, and Wedding MC, Toni Paget loves to create customised ceremonies full of love and laughter. She has been lucky enough to assist at more than 70 beautiful ceremonies each year since being registered, and her goal for every wedding day is that her couples don't worry, or think, about a thing — that they just relax and enjoy the celebration.


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Read Toni Paget Celebrant & MC's Customer Reviews.
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#3 - Rebecca Kesby Marriage Celebrant

Gold Coast Celebrant


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Rebecca Kesby is a full-time Gold Coast celebrant and has had the privilege of officiating marriages since 2014. Known for her bubbly personality, community spirit and strong communication skills, she prides herself on making a real difference during a special time, and aims to make a couple's wedding day the most memorable of their lives.


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Read Rebecca's Wedding Reviews.
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#4 - Dan Ford Celebrant & MC.

Sunshine Coast Celebrant


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Expect giggles, laughs, tears of joy and sincerity, all woven into a modern, seamless ceremony, when Dan Ford is your wedding celebrant. Dan is based on the Sunshine Coast, yet couples in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, and even Hawaii, rave about his unique, fun and sincere ceremonies — and his 'Drop the Mic' MC services!

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Read Dan Ford Celebrant & MC.'s Customer Reviews.
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#5 - Kylie McIntosh Marriage Celebrant

Whitsundays' Celebrant


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A diverse range of couples marrying in The Whitsundays book Kylie McIntosh as their celebrant for her laid-back, fun and friendly approach to weddings. Always professional, always warm, and always bringing an awesome vibe to her weddings, Kylie is all about the connection and the 'feels'. Couples book her with the confidence that their ceremony will flow exactly as they want it to.


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Read Kylie McIntosh Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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Brisbane Celebrant Natasha hill

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Aiming to offer fun, relaxed and laid-back ceremonies for all her wedding couples, Natasha Hill of Hills Celebrant Services is a full-time, professional celebrant based in Brisbane. Natasha works with her couples to create a personalised, beautiful and memorable ceremony, providing flexibility and freedom, whilst guiding and accommodating personal wishes. 

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Read Hills Celebrant Services (Natasha Hill)'s Customer Reviews.
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#7 - Ruth Voysey - Marriage Celebrant

Brisbane Celebrant


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Ruth Voysey is a Brisbane-based marriage celebrant who absolutely loves everything about the wedding industry. She especially loves meeting couples for the first time and hearing all about how they met and what type of ceremony they would like. She aims to be by each couple's side, not only at the ceremony, but through-out the lead-up to their special day.


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#8 - Shelley Schmaling Celebrant

Brisbane Celebrant


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An authorised celebrant, committed to ensuring each ceremony is both meaningful and memorable, Shelley travels all over south-east Queensland, from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs and Brisbane bayside suburbs.

#9 - Life Events by Laurel-Lea

Brisbane Celebrant


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In addition to delivering memorable ceremonies for her couples, Laurel-Lea of Life Events by Laurel-Lea offers styling services — including arbours, signage, florals and lots of extras — to bring wedding day dreams to life. Life Events aims to set the scene stunningly, before officiating the most special moments, and the Brisbane-based celebrant is willing to travel to most locations in south-east Queensland.

Read Life Events by Laurel-Lea's Customer Reviews.
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#10 - Married by Jay

Brisbane Celebrant


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Some celebrants make an impression from the moment you meet them and Jay Bingle, from Married by Jay, is one of them. This Brisbane wedding celebrant is well known for doing things a little differently and travels all over south-east Queensland to deliver heartfelt, bespoke ceremonies, read from children's books. He's a vibrant and creative professional, who crafts ceremonies filled with fun, tears, laughter, and romance.


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Read Married by Jay's Customer Reviews.
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#11 - Lauren Bridge Celebrant

Gold Coast Celebrant


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The Gold Coast's Lauren Bridge Celebrant is a professional party-starter. She has officiated weddings across Australia, and the world, and is all about not setting rules when it comes to ceremonies (except the legal ones!). She offers a different array of wedding ceremony options, from micro-weddings to registry-style ceremonies or going large! 



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Read Lauren Bridge Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#12 - Mark Reynolds - Mr Celebrant

Logan and Brisbane Celebrant



Mark Reynolds (aka Mr Celebrant) is passionate about helping couples to create ceremonies that their family and friends will remember long after the wedding day. Mark's attention to detail helps make his ceremonies stress-free and memorable, so couples can relax and enjoy their day. Mark also offers MC services, and aims to create ceremonies that are unique to every couple, regardless of their budget.


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Read Mark Reynolds - Mr Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#13 - Yes I Will Marry You - Liz Pforr

Gold Coast Celebrant


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A qualified Justice of the Peace and full-time professional celebrant, Liz prides herself on personalising wedding ceremonies to suit each couple. 

#14 - Sandra Hill Marriage Celebrant

Brisbane Celebrant


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Brisbane marriage celebrant with plenty of professionalism, Sandra Hill has a genuine passion for what she does. Sandra has the know-how to guide each of her couples through the planning process, as she helps to design beautiful and meaningful ceremonies especially for them. She also offers ideas, inspiration and guidance to alleviate any anxiety and stress, and helps to create marriage ceremonies that totally reflect her couples' beliefs.



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Read Sandra Hill Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.

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#15 - Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant

Brisbane Celebrant


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Whether engaged couples are looking for a classical, traditional, spiritual or themed wedding ceremony, Brisbane-based Gwen Inglis can provide it. Gwen offers a wide range of vows, readings and special ceremonies and works with couples to develop beautiful, meaningful, and individually-designed ceremonies that capture their unique style. 



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Read Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#16 - Caroline Jackson Marriage Celebrant

Tamborine Mountain Celebrant


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Choosing the right celebrant is as important as choosing a venue, and Caroline Jackson is one to remember. Caroline's mission is to work closely with each couple to create a memorable ceremony, assisting with all legal requirements and helping to make the day a beautiful and unique occasion. Based in Tamborine Mountain, Caroline has a lifetime of experience working with people from all over the world, from different cultures and with different beliefs, and draws on this in her ceremonies.


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Read Caroline Jackson Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#17 - Lisa Brereton Celebrant

Sunshine Coast Celebrant


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Based in beautiful Montville, on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Lisa Brereton adores the romance her region oozes. She became a marriage celebrant because she loves weddings, and the happiness they evoke, and no two of her ceremonies are repeated. She can be serious and professional, or can have fun and host a laid-back wedding ceremony — she leaves her approach totally up to each couple.


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Read Lisa Brereton Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#18 - Janda Events

Gold Coast Celebrants


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#19 - Ange B Ceremonies

Gold Coast Celebrant


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Ange loves everything to do with weddings, especially her role as a celebrant, which lets her stand on the sidelines and become a tiny part of a couple's special day.

#20 - Ceremonies to a Tee

Gympie Celebrant


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Relaxed and easy-going, Belinda Tee of Ceremonies To A Tee is based in Cooloola Cove, and covers Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Sunshine Coast and surrounds. She does it all — weddings, elopements, MC at receptions, vow renewals, baby namings and memorials!


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Read Ceremonies to a Tee's Customer Reviews.
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#21 - Kim Burgess Celebrant

Gold Coast Celebrant


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#22 - Christina Towler Celebrancy

Moreton Bay Celebrant


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A celebrant since 2008, Christina Towler also offers an assortment of ceremony packages and extras. Her ceremony packages can include a professional photography session, hair and makeup or a fully-decorated wedding cake. Plus, for small elopements of up to 20 guests, she offers couples the use of her gorgeous deck, in leafy Ferny Hills on Brisbane's north side. Whether eloping, planning an intimate ceremony, or opting for something luxurious, Christina can accommodate it.


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Read Christina Towler Celebrancy's Customer Reviews.
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#23 - Andrea Allumay

Cairns Celebrant


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Andrea Allumay provides assorted services — from celebrancy to wedding music, deejaying and MC hosting — across Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove. Known as 'The Singing Celebrant', she can create unique and personalised ceremonies for any life celebration, including weddings, elopements, 'legals only' marriages, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals and baby namings.


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Read Andrea Allumay's Customer Reviews.
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#24 - Bill Scurry Marriage Celebrant

Sunshine Coast Celebrant

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Bill has an innate desire to make each wedding ceremony a perfect success. And, as an author, and recipient of an Advanced Diploma of Creative Writing, he's well-qualified to assist with vow writing. 

Read Bill Scurry Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#25 - Christine Smith - Perfectly Gorgeous

Hervey Bay Celebrant


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A full-time Queensland civil celebrant, Christine Smith combines an outgoing personality, reliability, experience and professionalism, in delivering ceremonies in a heartfelt, sincere and respectful manner.  By committing to sharing a journey with each of her wedding couples, Christine crafts personalised ceremonies that are joyful, life-affirming, meaningful and, of course, perfectly gorgeous!


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Read Christine Smith - Perfectly Gorgeous's Customer Reviews.
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