Who are the Top 13 Celebrants of Brisbane & the Gold Coast?

9,290 Queensland Wedding Couples were registered with ABIA over a 12 month period, to recommend, rate & review their wedding vendors.

With thousands of marriage celebrants across Brisbane & the Gold Coast to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin looking for that perfect celebrant for your wedding.

Luckily for you, we’re giving you a head start with a shortlist of the best Celebrants of Brisbane and the Gold Coast in 2019 as judged by the real, and we really mean real wedding couples! 

Planning to have your wedding somewhere else in Queensland? We have the top Sunshine Coast Celebrants & Destination Celebrants too! 

Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant - Celebrant - ABIA Winner

Photo: Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant

Your ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day – so don’t compromise! When choosing a marriage celebrant, it’s a good idea to meet with them first to see if they are a good personality match for you and your partner, and can bring the atmosphere you want to create for your wedding – whether it’s formal, casual, fun, elaborate, energetic, relaxed or something unique to you.

Although your wedding budget is important, do consider the celebrant’s service quality, resources, and ability to keep your guests happy and you and your partner relaxed! It’s also wise to read up on their verified customer reviews, ratings and awards so you can feel confident in their ability to deliver your ceremony with expertise and professionalism. You can find all of this information about various celebrants on ABIA's Wedding Directory

The celebrants in the below list qualified as a Finalist for the prestigious 21st Queensland ABIA Annual Bridal Industry Awards. These awards determined by wedding couples who took the time to review their celebrant and rate who made their ceremony perfect. So, without further ado, ABIA presents the top Brisbane and Gold Coast celebrants as voted by Queensland!


#1 - Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant


Winner: Best Celebrant in Queensland
ABIA Award Rating: 99.96%

Queensland’s #1 celebrant in 2019 and Australia’s Top 5 in the 2019 National ABIA Awards!

Gwen is a highly-awarded professional celebrant who loves working with couples to create a unique and memorable marriage ceremony. She is passionate about creating a ceremony that reflects your special style and unique personality, celebrating your special day in your special way.

As a Distinguished Toastmaster, you can be assured that Gwen will present your ceremony with exquisiteness and confidence! She will happily travel to your Redlands, Brisbane, Moreton, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast wedding.

Visit Gwen’s ABIA Profile to read real couples’ testimonials and enquire about her services.

Best Queensland celebrant - Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Winner

Best Queensland celebrant - Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Winner

Best Queensland celebrant - Gwen Inglis Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Winner

#2 - Robyn Wagner Celebrations

Gold Coast

Runner-Up: Best Celebrant
ABIA Award Rating: 99.93%

Ranked the #2 celebrant in QLD!

A fabulous Gold Coast wedding ceremony awaits you! Robyn’s goal is to give you the wedding ceremony you’ve always dreamed of – a wedding that you and your guests will find delight in, and to make your dreams come true. Whether your ceremony is a formal affair or relaxed occasion, she will deliver your ceremony with warmth, happiness and love.

Don’t spend time stressing out about your ceremony details! Robyn will discuss all your ideas at length with you and your partner, offering you a variety of options for you to consider and then together she will help design the ceremony that you both want!

Learn more about Robyn Wagner Celebrations.

Gold Coast celebrant - Robyn Wagner Celebrations - ABIA Awards

#3 - Hills Celebrant Services (Natasha Hill)


3rd Place: Best Celebrant
ABIA Award Rating: 99.89%

Top 10 celebrant in Australia in 2019 and best QLD celebrant in 2018

No matter what type of ceremony you dream of, Natasha will be there to guide you and make it happen. It is your day after all! Natasha will work with you to create a personalised, beautiful and memorable ceremony, providing you with flexibility and freedom, while guiding and accommodating your personal wishes. She will support you every step of the way and help you make one of life’s most important promises.

Natasha Hill Celebrant

Brisbane celebrant - Hills Celebrant Services (Natasha Hill) - ABIA Awards

Natasha hill celebrant brisbane

#4 - Ruth Voysey - Marriage Celebrant

Moreton Bay

ABIA Award Rating: 99.85%

Ruth absolutely adores being part of the process of a couple's wedding! She loves meeting couples for the first time and hearing all about how they met and what type of ceremony they would like. Ruth will be by your side, not only at the ceremony, but in the entire lead-up to that moment.

She prides herself on her attention to detail – nothing is left to chance and she will prepare your ceremony as if it was her own. She will make sure you are also familiar with all the details so you can be totally relaxed and enjoy your day.

Moreton Bay celebrant - Ruth Voysey - Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Moreton Bay celebrant - Ruth Voysey - Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

#5 - Shane Vincent Celebrant

Tweed Heads

ABIA Award Rating: 99.82%

The Shane Vincent Celebrant team are here to make your ceremony fun, friendly and full of laughs! Shane’s easy-going nature will entertain and delight your guests, and most importantly, help calm the groom! As a comedian, MC, actor and singer for the past 20 years, Shane is no stranger to being in front of a crowd.

Also on the SVC team is James, who knows the importance of helping you through your special day and will strive your make your ceremony special and fun. He's also just as funny as James!

Tweed Heads celebrant - Shane Vincent Celebrant - ABIA Awards


#6 - Caroline Jackson – Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant

Tamborine Mountain

ABIA Award Rating: 99.43%

Also a Top 10 celebrant in the 2019 National ABIA Awards

Caroline will ensure that your wedding ceremony is one of the most memorable days of your life. Her mission is to work closely with you both to create a memorable ceremony and help you to plan this beautiful and unique occasion. She will even provide you with a 100+ page ceremony guide to help you make your choices or inspire you to create your own ceremony. She can meet you for a consultation wherever you feel most comfortable, whether it be in your home, her home or your favourite coffee shop!

Tamborine Mountain celebrant - Caroline Jackson Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

#7 - Rebecca Kesby Marriage Celebrant

Tamborine Mountain

ABIA Award Rating: 99.38%

Making people happy is what makes Rebecca happy, and that is what she intends to do for you! She knows that weddings can be stressful and couples need someone to bring calmness and clarity to the moment – and that’s where she comes in. With her bright and bubbly personality as well as pride in her appearance, punctuality and presentation, Rebecca will be there to put you at ease and make sure your wedding is everything you hoped for and more.

Tamborine Mountain celebrant - Rebecca Kesby Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Tamborine Mountain celebrant - Rebecca Kesby Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

#8 - Michael Janz Celebrant


ABIA Award Rating: 99.16%

So you’re madly in love and have decided to take that next step in your relationship and get married? You are definitely in need of a down-to-earth, caring and passionate marriage celebrant – that’s Michael! He will assist in creating a ceremony that is uniquely personal, simply by celebrating your love and relationship. Michael celebrates weddings in Brisbane, Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan and Toowoomba, and would be delighted to go beyond south-east Queensland.

Brisbane celebrant - Michael Janz Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Brisbane celebrant - Michael Janz Celebrant - ABIA Awards

#9 - Live.Love.Celebrate.

Moreton Bay

ABIA Award Rating: 98.87%

Shelley is committed to ensuring your ceremony is meaningful and memorable for you and your partner, and enjoyed by your guests. She travels all over south-east Queensland from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs and Brisbane Bayside suburbs. Her number one priority is making sure that your ceremony is carried out professionally, with attention to detail and your requirements in mind. Warm, engaging and a great listener, Shelley would be more than happy to help you with ideas and suggestions to create the perfect day – your way.

Morton Bay celebrant - Live.Love.Celebrate. - ABIA Awards

Morton Bay celebrant - Live.Love.Celebrate. - ABIA Awards

#10 - Jennifer Cram Marriage Celebrant


ABIA Award Rating: 98.76%

Australia’s Top 15 celebrant in 2019

Jenny will make it easy for you to have the best ceremony ever! She will take the vision that comes from your hopes and dreams, and apply the magic of words to tell your story, create emotions and convey your love. She will then add creativity, passion and experience to design a ceremony that is everything it can be and should be – because life’s too short for boring! Jenny hopes that you will become firm friends as you work together to create a ceremony that is a perfect mix of laughter and tears, serious words and light-hearted expressions.

Brisbane celebrant - Jennifer Cram Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

#11 - Kate Mackie Celebrant


ABIA Award Rating: 98.58%

Kate’s a self-confessed ‘lover of love’ and no-fuss marriage celebrant who can’t wait to help create your wedding day. With 20 years of experience as a performer and wedding singer, she has certainly seen a lot of ceremonies! Her natural and genuine energy and humour are contagious and guaranteed to help you relax! Whatever your vision for your wedding is, she would love to talk about how she can make it happen for you.

Brisbane celebrant - Kate Mackie Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Brisbane celebrant - Kate Mackie Celebrant - ABIA Awards

#12 - Sandra Hill Marriage Celebrant


ABIA Award Rating: 98.56%

Servicing Brisbane as well as Cleveland, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Mt Tamborine, Redlands and Ipswich, Sandra specialises in designing warm and loving beautiful ceremonies – presenting them in a friendly, happy and graceful manner. She offers ideas, inspiration and guidance to alleviate any anxiety and stress as she helps you create the perfect ceremony that totally reflects your beliefs and values, and one that you will both cherish and remember with happiness in the years to come.

Brisbane celebrant - Sandra Hill Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Brisbane celebrant - Sandra Hill Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

#13 - Celebrated Moments


ABIA Award Rating: 97.95%

Krista Webb creates contemporary ceremonies for awesome couples like you! She takes the time to learn and respect you and your partner’s story, embrace your individual journey, and make your wedding ceremony one to remember with laughs, tears and cheers from both you and your guests. If you are after a wedding celebrant who creates personal ceremonies that reflect who you are as a couple, is highly professional yet down-to-earth, and makes ceremony planning easy and stress-free... then Krista is the one for you!

Brisbane celebrant - Celebrated Moments - ABIA Awards

Brisbane celebrant - Celebrated Moments - ABIA Awards

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