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Best 26 Celebrants of Queensland

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

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.


Toni Paget Celebrant & MC | Image Lauren Joy Photography

What should I look for in a Marriage 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.


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How was this list of Queensland’s best Marriage Celebrants determined?

At ABIA Weddings, it is important to us that all wedding couples plan their special day with confidence, based on the recommendations of recently-married couples and their own real experiences. So, this list is solely based on the feedback of real customers who voted for their wedding celebrant in the prestigious Queensland ABIA Wedding Awards. Of particular note, this list is not a compilation of businesses with the most Instagram followers, or those who paid to get their name on a list.

Since 1996, ABIA have asked real brides and grooms to rate their wedding vendors out of 100% for:

  • Quality of Product and Experience
  • Quality of Service and Communication
  • Value for Money
  • Attitude of Staff and Friendliness

The Queensland wedding celebrants below are those that attained a combined rating of more than 95% in these categories, in order of achievement, and were announced as winners at the recent Queensland ABIA Wedding Awards.



#1 - Toni Paget Celebrant & MC

Gold Coast

Winner — ABIA Award for Marriage Celebrant (Queensland 2023) 

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.

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

Sunshine Coast

A celebrant is a vital part of a couple's wedding team, and Sommer Saunder Celebrancy does so much more than officiate the day's legalities. The Sunshine Coast celebrant brings an energy and 'vibe' that couples rave about, and she promises a wedding ceremony that will be warm, fun, engaging and conducted to the highest professional standard.

Read Sommer Saunder Celebrancy's Customer Reviews.
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Best Celebrants Sunshine Coast Sommer Saunder

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#3 - Melissa Price | MPM & Co.


Melissa Price openly admits that she often laughs out loud and caters for couples seeking a fun, relaxed vibe for their wedding day. Also an event manager, she describes herself as super-organised and “MacGyver-like” in her planning, so offers a unique blend of attention-to-detail and calm, to help her couples enjoy a stress-free environment for their big day.

Read Melissa Price | MPM & Co.'s Customer Reviews.
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#4 - Blessings By Kate Bellman

Port Douglas

Kate is well-known amongst couples and the wedding industry as a warm, outgoing, and humorous celebrant! She is a well-seasoned wedding professional with over 20 years of experience. Based in breathtaking Port Douglas, Kate regularly travels to diverse locations including Cairns, Palm Cove, Atherton, and more. You are guaranteed to feel like you've gained a new friend when you meet the beautiful Kate.

Read Blessings By Kate Bellman's Customer Reviews.
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#5 - Kylie McIntosh Marriage Celebrant


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.

Read Kylie McIntosh Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#6 - Hills Celebrant Services (Natasha Hill)


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. 

Read Hills Celebrant Services (Natasha Hill)'s Customer Reviews.
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Best Celebrants Brisbane

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#7 - Married by Jay


Some celebrants make an impression from the moment you meet them and Jay Bingle, of 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.

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


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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Best Celebrants Redland

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#9 - Dan Ford Celebrant & MC.

Sunshine Coast 

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!

Read Dan Ford Celebrant & MC.'s Customer Reviews.
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#10 - Caity The Celebrant

Sunshine Coast

As part of her process Caity the Celebrant gets to know each of her couples, and their love story, before the wedding day, and she says that’s how she creates her magic.

Her aim is to design ceremonies that are completely personalised, authentic, and the very best that her couples, and their guests, have ever attended.

Read Caity The Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#11 - Lauren Bridge Celebrant

Gold Coast


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#12 - Jan Harvey Celebrant Services


It’s the trust that couples put in her that Jan Harvey loves most about being a marriage celebrant and in return she aims to deliver standout ceremonies combining her signature warmth, care and humour, with each couple’s love, life and story as the highlight. She gets to know each of her couples with conversations and simple questionnaires, and also offers a Resource Kit to help guide them through the ceremony process.

Read Jan Harvey Celebrant Services's Customer Reviews.

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#13 - Christina Towler Celebrancy

Moreton Bay

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 make-up 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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#14 - Ruth Voysey - Marriage Celebrant



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#15 - Rebecca Kesby Celebrant

Gold Coast

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.

Read Rebecca Kesby Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#16 - Married By Luke


Luke de Gee, of Married by Luke, admits he’s not a typical celebrant and proclaims himself a great dancer, a passionate lover of love and a pro at making wedding days unforgettable.

He aims to blend professionalism and fun to craft personalised, captivating ceremonies, and says his comfort in front of crowds makes him an impressive MC and DJ too.

Read Married By Luke's Customer Reviews.
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#17 - Ceremonies with Danielle

Moreton Bay


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#18 - Mark Reynolds - Mr 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.

Read Mark Reynolds - Mr Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#19 - Roxy Hotten - Celebrant



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#20 - Jake Newell Celebrant

Gold Coast

Offering everything from civil marriage celebrants — in the form of Jake and Lei-Ahna Newell — to live music and deejays, the talented team at Janda Events aim to provide a professional, knowledgeable and down-to-earth service for couples seeking a relaxed and stress-free vibe for weddings in the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, the Tweed coast, Brisbane and beyond.

Read Janda Events's Customer Reviews.
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Best Celebrant Gold Coast Jake Newell

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#21 - Ceremonies to a Tee


Best Gympie Celebrant

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#22 - Caroline Jackson Marriage Celebrant

Gold Coast

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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#23 - Lisa Brereton Celebrant

Sunshine Coast

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.

Read Lisa Brereton Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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Best Celebrant Sunshine Coast

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#24 - Cairns Tropical Marriages


An energetic and enthusiastic person by nature, Tim of Cairns Tropical Marriages believes that a ceremony should be filled with love and laughter, and aims to ensure each ceremony he conducts is relaxed and fun. He also strives to ensure each occasion is exactly the way his couples want it, so happily adapts to ceremonies of all styles, from joyous affairs, to low-key, intimate elopements.

Read Cairns Tropical Marriages's Customer Reviews.
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#25 - Sandra Hill Marriage Celebrant


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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#26 - The Sailing Celebrant

Airlie Beach

Donna The Sailing Celebrant has officiated more than 1000 weddings and ceremonies in the Whitsundays region and interstate and says couples describe her as a warm, calming, relaxed presence. Also a yacht captain, she considers herself a vibrant, modern celebrant who specialises in creating and designing wedding ceremonies that express the personal style and needs of each of her couples.

Read The Sailing Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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Best Whitsundays Celebrant

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For more Queensland wedding vendors that have been rated and recommended by recent newly-weds, the ABIA Directory offers an ideal resource. Use it to search for wedding services and providers throughout Australia, and find real reviews for everything from venues to photographers, caterers, decorations, transport, hair stylists, make-up artists, live music and even dance lessons and photo booth hire. The ABIA website also offers the ultimate in wedding inspiration, the latest wedding-related information, honeymoon ideas, an online wedding registry and all that couples need to make their wedding planning simpler.