Top 7 Celebrants of the Sunshine Coast & Destination Queensland


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


Looking to get married on the Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton or the Whitsundays and in need of the perfect celebrant? Well, ABIA has some good news for you, because we’re here to present with the top-rated celebrants of 2019!

If you're planning to host your wedding elsewhere in Queensland, discover the top Gold Coast Celebrants and Brisbane Celebrants.


Sunshine Coast celebrant - Celebrant Toni Collett - ABIA Awards

Photo: Celebrant Toni Collett



A marriage celebrant plays the most significant role in your special day, so don’t let price be the only motivation in choosing your celebrant. Selecting a celebrant is personal and they should feel right to you as a couple.

How do they communicate with you both? Can you imagine how they will engage with and warm up to your guests in a way that makes you feel supported, comfortable and confident? Can they create a personalised and meaningful ceremony that reflects you as a couple? Are they punctual, able to keep everything under control, and equipped with a portable PA system?

Meeting with them before committing to a decision is a good way to find answers to these important questions, as well as reading up on their awards, ratings and testimonials written by other couples who have used them for their own weddings. This will give you an idea of their experience, professionalism and ability to make your own wedding stress-free, beautiful and memorable!

With an overwhelming choice of celebrants to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down for you with this list of the top 7 celebrants across the Sunshine Coast, surrounds and destination spots. These finalists in the prestigious 21st Queensland ABIA Annual Bridal Industry Awards have all been voted by thousands of actual wedding couples – so you can be confident that they will deliver the perfect ceremony for you!

 


#1 - Celebrant Toni Collett

Sunshine Coast


ABIA Award Rating: 99.77%


Toni is at your service from day one when you meet, right through to your wedding day and beyond! She will coordinate your ceremony planning and work with your chosen suppliers to make sure you have the best experience possible. On the day, she’ll meet and greet family and friends, fix button hole flowers, help Dad relax with his part, calm your nerves and excite you for your grand entrance, have tissues at the ready, fans and pins on hand for when they are needed, and definitely have some fun with you after the ceremony!

Visit Toni's ABIA Profile to see couples' ratings and testimonials.
 

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Celebrant Toni Collett - ABIA Awards

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Celebrant Toni Collett - ABIA Awards
 


#2 - Cheryl Kidd Marriage Celebrant

Hervey Bay


ABIA Award Rating: 99.76%


With a personal, professional, fresh, fun and relaxed touch, Cheryl will ensure that your day is exactly as you wish it to be. Whether it's on a sandy beach, a leafy beachside park, Fraser Island, the Botanical Gardens, in the comfort of your own backyard or wherever you choose, she will endeavour to make your day of celebration as unique as possible. Together, you and Cheryl will create an intimate ceremony that truly reflects the way you feel about each other. With her ceremonies, you can participate as much or as little as you like. Select something traditional, informal or something totally different. It’s your ceremony – enjoy it!

View more of Cheryl's photos and awards.
 

Harvey Bay celebrant - Cheryl Kidd Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Harvey Bay celebrant - Cheryl Kidd Marriage Celebrant - ABIA Awards
 


#3 - Christine Smith - Perfectly Gorgeous

Hervey Bay


ABIA Award Rating: 98.56%


QLD’s #2 Celebrant in 2015 and Australia’s Top 15 celebrant in 2019!

Are you searching for a celebrant who gives top-quality service, genuinely cares about her couples, takes great pride in her work, only performs only one wedding per afternoon, and provides a high-quality ceremony? Then you’ve found the one! Christine takes the time to learn about you and uses her creativity, passion and energy to create a beautiful ceremony which is unique and a genuine celebration of your love and life – joyful, life-affirming, meaningful and of course... perfectly gorgeous! She conducts wedding across the entire beautiful Fraser Coast and surrounds, and will happily make suggestions to help you choose the perfect location for your special day.
 

Hervey Bay celebrant - Christine Smith - Perfectly Gorgeous - ABIA Awards

Hervey Bay celebrant - Christine Smith - Perfectly Gorgeous - ABIA Awards
 


#4 - Mary Bruce Celebrant

Sunshine Coast


ABIA Award Rating: 98.46%


As a highly experienced celebrant, Mary assures you that you will remember how you felt on your wedding day long after you remember how you looked! She brings expertise, enthusiasm and energy to every ceremony she conducts, and can create the ‘vibe’ you are looking for to make your ceremony all the things you both desire – whether it is formal or relaxed, predictable or surprising, zany, traditional or modern. Mary will help you craft your ceremony to perfectly express your love and commitment, and design a wedding that's unique, personal, joyful, talked about for years to come, something you both love, and an experience both you and your guests will enjoy from beginning to end.
 

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Mary Bruce Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Mary Bruce Celebrant - ABIA Awards
 


#5 - Alternative Ceremonies - Cath Hogarth

Rockhampton


ABIA Award Rating: 98.14%


Your journey to a special and unique day starts here with Alternative Ceremonies! Cath will make your day special and unique by helping to design a wedding of your dreams – whether it's sunset on a private yacht, hot-air ballooning, out on the farm, or wherever your special place may be. She will ensure your ceremony will reflect your thoughts, hopes and dreams, and her goal is to make your wedding ceremony a dream come true with your day becoming a treasured memory. Cath will travel to anywhere in Australia for a ceremony and do just about anything to make your day perfect!
 

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Alternative Ceremonies - Cath Hogarth - ABIA Awards

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Alternative Ceremonies - Cath Hogarth - ABIA Awards

 


#6 - Jay Flood Noosa Style Ceremonies

Sunshine Coast


ABIA Award Rating: 98.04%


Life is unscripted, raw and real. So why should your wedding ceremony be any different? Jay has a passion for creating ceremonies that are relatable and moving – they don’t just lift up your love story but include everyone present in it too. He will write a ceremony that's rich with your values as a couple and shares your unique journey. Whether you want a traditional ceremony or something quirky and unique, he will create something relaxed and fun together with you. Jay's always looking to remove the stress and replace it with smiles for couples, both young and old. He even has a character-filled Kombi (‘Rusta the Kombi’) which you can use to ferry the bridal party if you want. He’ll pick you up – it's heaps of fun!
 

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Jay Flood Noosa Style Ceremonies - ABIA Awards

Sunshine Coast celebrant - Jay Flood Noosa Style Ceremonies - ABIA Awards
 


#7 - Peter Upton Wedding Celebrant

Whitsundays


ABIA Award Rating: 95.79%


Peter is your celebrant for your Whitsundays wedding! With Peter, your ceremony will be an individual reflection of your love and devotion to each other, your attitude to life, and you and your partner’s personalities and relationship. Working together, you and Peter can create the type of wedding ceremony that will meet all your expectations and be uniquely yours. Whether you're having your wedding at a mainland venue, beach, park, private home, on one of the beautiful Whitsundays islands or even on a boat, Peter will come to you. Your ceremony can be as casual or as formal, as short or as long, or as light-hearted and even theatrical as you wish!
 

Whitsundays celebrant - Peter Upton Wedding Celebrant - ABIA Awards

Whitsundays celebrant - Peter Upton Wedding Celebrant - ABIA Awards
 


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