The Best 18 Celebrants in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Central Coast & NSW


Getting married in Sydney, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Armidale, Orange or others parts of NSW?


Well, you are in luck as ABIA have the Top 18 Celebrants of New South Wales voted by the wedding couples of 2021! The couples who have nominated, rated and reviewed, said their 'I Do's with Celebrants from Sydney, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Armidale, Orange and South Coast NSW.


Best Sydney Celebrants
ABIA Award Winning Sydney Celebrant (2018 & 2021 NSW)


First, some tips!

There are 9,000+ Celebrants Australia-Wide, so it can be overwhelming trying to narrow down 'the one'! So when you're ready to book your marriage celebrant, be sure to meet with them in person to ensure they are the right personality fit - it's so important!

Before booking any wedding service, it is highly recommended to read the experiences of other couples through verified customer reviews or listen to referrals from friends & family. Remember, Celebrants are far greater than simply reading from a piece of paper, the best celebrants have ample experience in public speaking and the legal procedures of hosting a successful wedding ceremony.

Other factors to consider are whether they have a good PA system your guests can actually hear you during the ceremony. Another consideration is how many years of experience they have and examples of them thinking quick on their feet to find a solution to any situation that had occurred during a wedding (there are always impressive stories from our celebrants!).

We strongly suggest you consider personality as opposed to price when booking a celebrant. When you spend that extra attention finding a personality fit that shares similar values, it is one less thing to worry about because a celebrant you can relate to, understands you and will have everything under control for a very important part of your wedding day.

Be sure to select a celebrant that is experienced, attentive, highly recommended and one that will help you express your personality & style at your ceremony - this will make you feel your most comfortable whilst declaring your love and commitment to your best friend.

How was this List of Best Celebrants Determined?

Nearly 30,000 Married Couples each year are invited to share the experiences they had with their Wedding Vendors through the ABIA Weddings Platform.

All of the Marriage Celebrants below have been rated and reviewed by past wedding couples, meaning our list has been based solely on real customer experiences. Newlyweds (married across a 12 month period) rate their wedding vendors out of 100% (not the standard 5 stars) using ABIA Weddings' 4 Pillars of Perfection: Quality of Product, Quality of Service & Communication, Attitude of Staff and Overall Value. The ABIA Wedding Awards are not a popularity contest, however to be recognised as a prestigious ABIA Finalist, a Celebrant must be servicing a decent number of wedding couples per year, to ensure we are representing quality and experienced marriage celebrants.

These top Celebrants of Sydney and surrounds have all achieved over 95% in customer satisfaction ratings too, so you can be assured that they are trustworthy vendors offering only the best for you and your partner's big day! Meet the following list of the Best Marriage Celebrants from the 2021 New South Wales ABIA Wedding Awards - when you click on their business name, this will take you to their reviews :)


Northern Beaches, Sydney

Average Customer Rating 99.98%

Celebrant Sydney Claire Belford

Voted Best Marriage Celebrant (NSW) in 2018 & 2021! Claire's fresh & fun approach will help you feel relaxed and confident which will assist you in creating a truly unique ceremony. Her long experience as a highly trained public-speaker will ensure you will have a smooth & professional wedding ceremony!

Claire Belford Marriage Celebrant- an award-winning & highly experienced Marriage Celebrant, creating personalised and bespoke ceremonies for every life celebration. Whether it's a small & intimate elopement, or a larger gathering of hundreds, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and one which you will want to remember fondly for years to come. Your ceremony is at the heart of that celebration, and choosing a celebrant who will live up to your expectations can be difficult with so many to choose from.

As an award-winning certified civil celebrant, Claire is available for weddings, renewal of marriage vows, funerals, commitment ceremonies and Baby Naming Day celebrations.

Read Claire Belford Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#2 - Lillian Lyon Marriage Celebrant

Sydney Marriage Celebrant

Sydney Celebrant Lillian Lyon

When Lillian meets with a couple, she starts with a blank page, a broad mind, and a seriously open heart. With pen to paper, lots of questions, and quite a few laughs (Lillian is hilarious!), the ceremony starts to take shape beautifully.

What we and the couples of Sydney love about Lillian, is not only her broad knowledge, but her inspiring advocacy for equality; she believes there is someone for everyone, regardless of status, age, or preference. She says, that "when you find that one person to share your life with, it deserves to be celebrated with a unique ceremony which reflects your relationship, values, style, and personalities."

Lillian is a full-time celebrant covering all of Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, and the Southern Highlands. During the week, she is a Certificate IV Trainer & Assessor, so she trains celebrants all over NSW with compulsory annual professional development. Lillian also trains aspiring celebrants wishing to enter this wonderful role."

That's the legendary Lillian Lyon in a nutshell!

Read Lillian Lyon Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#2- Jordan Vassallo Celebrant and MC

Tied Runner-Up Celebrant in 2021 ABIA Awards.

Sydney Based Celebrant

Sydney Celebrant Jordan Vassallo

Jordan Vassallo is a well established Marriage Celebrant & Wedding MC, so he will be there for your entire day from the wedding ceremony to the wedding reception! As your Marriage Celebrant, Jordan says it is his job is to support you. He crafts a unique ceremony that is as individual as the two of you. With Jordan's experience in both the performing arts and events industry, he will guarantee that your ceremony is written, planned, rehearsed and delivered seamlessly so that every moment is exactly want you want.

From your first conversation with Jordan, he will be right beside you to ensure that the experience of planning your wedding is as fun and stress-free as possible. If this is your first time finding love or a second trip down the aisle, Jordan will guide you through the process from start to finish. Whether you meet on Tinder, on the dance floor or even if your mum set you up. Mr. Vassallo is here to help you say I DO!

Read Jordan Vassallo Celebrant and MC's Customer Reviews.
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#3 - Divine Celebrancy

Sydney Celebrant

Sydney Celebrant Divine Celebrancy

Rita from Divine Celebrancy loves working with her couples to create something special that you will both look back on and smile because it was just what you wanted.

Your wedding ceremony is the highlight of your wedding day and Rita ensures that it should be unique, memorable and tailored to individually suit you. By the time your wedding day arrives, your connection will be obvious, and you will be just as excited about your ceremony as you will be about the celebrations afterwards. Rita has happily married over 600 couples and for her, it is such a pleasure to be constantly surrounded by happy people who welcome her into their lives during one of the most important times of their lives.

Read Divine Celebrancy's Customer Reviews.
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#5 - Karen Brown A Timeless Love

Blue Mountains Celebrant

Karen Brown Celebrant

Karen loves creating beautiful, bespoke ceremonies that are meaningful, personal and unique for her couples. Every couple and every ceremony is wonderfully unique and there are endless ways she can personalise your ceremony so that you have the perfect wedding.

A celebrant with over 20 years of professional experience, a confident articulate speaker that enjoys creative writing; this led Karen to pursue her genuine passion to share in life's happy events and officiate as a qualified celebrant in New South Wales.

Read Karen Brown A Timeless Love's Customer Reviews.

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#6 - Joined By Jeff Celebrant

Central Coast Celebrant

Central Coast Celebrant Joined By Jeff

Jeff wears many professional wedding hats, including Celebrant, DJ and Wedding MC services.

With a bright and engaging personality, he will work alongside you to design your wedding with your vision always in mind and also will throw in some great laughs. For Jeff, he is all about ceremonies that won't bore you to sleep, instead, he puts his energy into creating enjoyable marriage ceremonies for both the couple and their guests.

Event management skills is a passion of his, and he works very well as a team with your other chosen services. Jeff will make sure everyone knows what they have to do, where to stand and create an atmosphere that is comfortable and full of happiness.

Read Joined By Jeff Celebrant / DJ /MC's Customer Reviews.
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Hunter Valley Celebrant Victoria Langham

Victoria Langham is a popular Hunter Valley Celebrant, and always takes the modern and relaxed approach to wedding ceremonies.

A lover of nature, you will often see her as a celebrant throughout Newcastle, Maitland, Hunter Valley & Port Stephens, and she travels to these areas at no extra charge.

Read Victoria Langham Marriage Celebrant - A Beautiful Day's Customer Reviews.
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#8 - Fiona Rogers Celebrancy

Central Coast Celebrant

Central Coast Celebrant

Fiona is a Celebrant of the Central Coast, but also provides a stellar Bridal Makeup & Hair service, so be sure to enquire about her bundle packages!

As a fully qualified Marriage Celebrant (Certificate IV in Celebrancy), appointed by the Attorney-General Office, to solemnise marriages in Australia, she is a very passionate and professional person and will do everything in her power to make your day special, simply because she LOVES what she does.

With Fiona, you will receive the following: a ceremony package including your ceremony booklet. Personally written ceremony and vows of your choice. Presentation of Decorative Marriage Certificate. Completion of all legally required paperwork. Travelling costs on the day of the ceremony (on the Central Coast). Celebrants P.A. system, for music and the service. Signing table and chairs. List of Poems and Reading. Rehearsal at a mutually convenient location and time. Any rituals that may wish to be included in the ceremony. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

Read Fiona Rogers Celebrancy
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#9 - Samantha Skinner Celebrant

Celebrant of Armidale

Celebrant of Armidale

Samantha Skinner is a highly recommended celebrant based in Armidale. Based on her ABIA customer reviews, her couples say that she treats every wedding ceremony and wedding day just as important as if it was her own big day.

Samantha understands that as a Celebrant, you have to choose someone you can rely on, someone who understands you as a couple, who understands your vision for your wedding day, someone who is relaxed and has a calming presence, but is highly organised and professional, someone who can make planning your day fun, someone who can help you, be it finding vendors, brainstorming ideas, styling, or anything wedding related at all really! Samantha prides herself on being able to provide all of the above.

Read Samantha Skinner Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#10 - Terms of Endearment

Sydney & Blue Mountains Celebrant

Blue Mountains Celebrant Terms of Endearment

With over 100+ Customer Recommendations via the most credible Australian Wedding Awards, you will absolutely find with Angela that you will be in great hands for your marriage ceremony.

Terms of Endearment specialise in the highest quality and customised wedding and commitment ceremonies. The meaning of ceremony differs for each person, and that's Angela has chosen to master the art of personalising marriage ceremonies. Be sure to visit her ABIA Portfolio below to view her reviews and ceremony photos.

Read Terms of Endearment's Customer Reviews.
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#11 - Lifes Celebrations By Samantha

South West Sydney

South WEst Sydney Celebrant

Samantha is a Celebrant with experience of 14 years in South-West Sydney. During that time, she has been honoured to officiate at many of life's celebrations including weddings, naming ceremonies, renewal of vow ceremonies and funerals.

If you would like Samantha to assist in any way regarding your ceremony, she says to please reach out as she is more than happy to have a chat with you to see if I am the right fit for your occasion. Obligation-free of course!

Read Lifes Celebrations By Samantha's Customer Reviews.

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#12 - Ruth Matos Marriage Celebrant

South West Sydney Celebrant

South WEst Sydney Celebrant

Ruth says that there is nothing that makes her happier than being able to give her couples the wedding ceremony that they are looking for! In her Celebrant's eyes, Weddings should be fun, they should be unique, and they should reflect the personalities of the people you are marrying.

Based in South West Sydney, Ruth will also perform ceremonies throughout Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Southern Highlands and the Illawarra.

If Ruth is your Celebrant, she insists you catch up and have a chat over coffee (or a wine?) and see what she can do to make your ceremony fun, stress-free and totally 'you'!

Read Ruth Matos Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#13 - Building Forevers

Servicing Central West NSW - Orange & Bathurst

Orange Celebrant Bathurst

Meet the wonderful and bright Tanya McDonald of Building Forevers, based in Central West NSW, and often servicing areas as a Celebrant in Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo, Blue Mountains and more!

Selecting a wedding celebrant is as important as selecting the type of wedding you want. It is a decision that cannot be made lightly: as your Celebrant is the person who is going to take you through those first cherished moments of your married life together (it's soo true!!). Tanya believes that meeting in person with a celebrant is a great way of establishing if they are the right person for you. For that reason, she offers the first meeting FREE, so you can get to know her.

If you have any questions you would like to ask or if you would like to meet with Tanya McDonald, she welcomes you to call, as she would love to connect!

Read Building Forevers's Customer Reviews.
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#14 - Coastal Ceremonies


Coastal Ceremonies ABIA Celebrant

#15 - Truly Yours Ceremonies

Truly Yours Sydney Celebrant


Sydney Celebrant Loving Love

Lena is one of those people who you instantly associate with being sweet! She is that person who simply loves love (just like her name)! For the couples who are after a meaningful and heartfelt ceremony, this is your gal!

Her aim is to make sure that you totally feel each moment, and for the precious people in your life, taking part in witnessing your marriage, to feel a deep sense of joy and connection with you, and each other. Your ceremony will be delivered with a balanced mix of professionalism, connection, humour, warmth and love. All legal requirements are, of course, taken care of by Lena.

Read Loving Love ~ Lena Saunig Marriage Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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#17 - Ceremonies By Cassandra

South West Sydney

South West Sydney Celebrant
Photo by James Simpson Photography

Cassandra (Cass) is a BIG lover of romance, so being a celebrant for each of her couples, is such an honour for her. Cass will be a trusted member of your wedding-team, to create a beautiful ceremony for the beginning of life's next adventure. You may be wanting to 'just get married'; have an intimate ceremony or the 'bells and whistles of all the 'wedding-things', regardless of the size of your ceremony, she can help you make the occasion a memorable celebration!

Cass shares that "We don't know where our adventurous journey of life will take us, but having relationships that provide trust and support are a great advantage. Celebrate with your family and friends who are important to you." - Cass is a big believer in making it 'your day, so do it your way!'

Read Ceremonies By Cassandra's Customer Reviews.
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#18 - Jo Booth. Event Celebrant.



Find more marriage Celebrants with REAL Reviews in the ABIA Wedding Directory. Otherwise, check out the latest list of all the Best Wedding Vendors in NSW, voted by real married couples.