Top 20 Celebrants of Melbourne

Voted by the real wedding couples from Victoria.

Still looking for a Melbourne Marriage Celebrant who is experienced, fun and highly recommended by real wedding couples?

Well you're just in wedding luck because ABIA made it easy with a shortlist of Victoria's Best Celebrants as voted by the wedding couples of 2020! 

Andrew Redman, Sally Hughes Celebrant & Elisa Westein

From Left to Right: Andrew Redman Celebrant, Sally Hughes Celebrant  & Elisa Westein Celebrant at the 2019 Victorian ABIA Bridal Industry Awards at Crown Melbourne. Photographed by Margarito Ceko Photography


Find the Right Celebrant for you.


With over 8,500 celebrants Australia-Wide, it can be really overwhelming trying to choose the right one. When choosing a celebrant, be sure to read their verified customer ratings, reviews & awards, ask your family & friends for recommendations and most importantly meet with your celebrant before saying "I Do" to booking their services.

You'll know fairly quickly after meeting with a celebrant whether they are the right match for you, pick the one who connects and complements your personalities best. 

There is a lot more to a celebrant than simply reading from a piece of paper. You want a professional who is an exceptional public speaker that travels with a quality PA System so your guests can actually hear you announcing your eternal commitment!


At ABIA, we strongly recommend not to cut on costs when booking a good celebrant; when making that extra investment, it is one less thing to worry about because the right celebrant will have everything under control at your wedding ceremony


With this shortlist of ABIA Awarded Celebrants below, you will discover Melbourne's most sought-after professionals who are geniuses when it comes to hosting a memorable Wedding Ceremony. Enjoy the Wedding Planning! 


Mornington Peninsula Celebrant
featuring Emma Tomlinson Celebrant, photo by Be Here Now Photos & Films


How was this Best List determined? 

At ABIA, credibility and transparency is really important to our organisation.

This list of best celebrants in Melbourne is solely determined by the customer experiences of real married couples. 

The most recent Victorian ABIA Wedding Industry Awards, saw 6,000+ Wedding Registered to Rate & Review their Wedding Vendors, including celebrants, which were all rated out of 100% in the Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Attitude of Staff and Overall Value. 

Each Celebrant below achieved an average customer-satifsfaction rating above 95%, with a minimum number of couples required to qualify for the below list and the ABIA Wedding Awards. 

Remember, do your research and always read customer-reviews before selecting your celebrant! 


#1 - Sally Hughes Celebrant

5 x ABIA Award Winner

Best Celebrant of the Year (Victoria & Australia)

Sally Hughes Celebrant Mlebourne

Are you looking for an experienced Celebrant who knows how to engage a crowd? Someone who knows how to make a room erupt with laughter through a clever one liner, then have guests reaching for their tissues only moments later?

Then meet Sally Hughes Celebrant, ABIA Australian Marriage Celebrant of the Year and four time Victorian Celebrant of the Year.

Sallys quick-witted and creative, known for presenting immersive ceremonies with confidence, humour and warmth as much as she is for her impeccable organisation skills and her stylish appearance.

Her background in theatre performance means that not only does she understand how to read a crowd and ad-lib when the opportunity presents, she also knows how to stage ceremonies.

Spend five minutes with Sally and youll understand exactly why shes one of the most popular and most awarded Celebrants in town.

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Melbourne Celebrant Sally Hughes
Sally Hughes Celebrant

#2 - Elisa Westein Celebrant

 ABIA Award Runner-Up 

 ABIA Customer Rating 99.98%

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant

Melbourne Celebrant Elisa Westein

A 39 year old mum of four gorgeous children, Christian, Daniel, Thomas and Amelia.

Elisa is friendly, fun, open-minded professional and I love celebrations!

She had the wonderful experiene of marrying her husband Erik twice, with an official ceremony in The Netherlands and later a renewal ceremony here in Melbourne. So, she knows just a few things about getting married and getting it right! 

"My celebrant role includes unlimited meetings, either in person, by phone or email, use of a professional PA system, and also completion and submission of all related paperwork. It will be my pleasure to ensure that you have an enjoyable lead up to your ceremony and also to feel at ease knowing you're in great hands on your special day."

Arrange an informal, obligation-free meeting to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together.


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Melbourne Celebrant Elisa Westein

Melbourne Celebrant Elisa Westein


#3 - Andrew Redman

ABIA Award 3rd Place

Voted Best Celebrant (Victoria & Australia) 2019. 

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Andrew Redman

Andrew is a charming gentleman who will create special ceremonies by listening to couples' stories, and then writing and delivering them with words and tone that you connect with.

You won't get fluffy talk from Andrew like "love is watching the sun rise together or my heart is your shelter".

Andrew likes to talk about what's going on with you two, what you think marriage means, your happiness, your history, your future.

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Melbourne Celebrant Andrew Redman

Melbourne Celebrants Andrew Redman


#4 - Emma Tomlinson CMC

ABIA Customer Rating 99.96% (tie)

Mornington Peninsula Celebrant

Emma Tomlison Celebrant Mornington Peninsula

For Emma, she strongly believes that a wedding ceremony should be an opportunity for couples to publicly express their individuality, commitment and love for one another, their way!

Having coordinated weddings and events for 10 years, Emma has a thorough understanding of the complexities involved, whilst realising that the wedding ceremony is the most important aspect of your wedding day planning; one that deserves much time and attention.

Included in your Ceremony Package is lodgement of all legal paperwork, and electronic copy of my original ceremony handbook to use as your personal resource, assistance in the preparation and writing of your own personal and distinct wedding ceremony, suggestions and sample readings, poems, quotes and vows for your ceremony, unlimited consultation in the lead up to your wedding day, a Bose PA system to amplify the ceremony and to play your ceremony music.

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Emma Tomlison Celebrant Mornington Peninsula

Emma Tomlison Celebrant Mornington Peninsula



#4 - Melbourne Celebrant Danielle

ABIA Award Finalist (Tie)

ABIA Customer Rating 99.96%

Melbourne Celebrant Danielle

Danielle is absolutely amazing! She is genuine, down to earth and such a caring person. She makes you feel so comfortable. The effort that she puts in to get to know her couples along with her custom tailored ceremony makes her unique from other celebrants

With a background in secondary teaching, she is friendly, enthusiastic, attentive, professional and highly organised. 

While based in Melbourne, she frequents the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, the Dandenong Ranges and I'm more than happy to travel to country Victoria, interstate and even overseas!!!

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Melbourne Celebrant Danielle

Melbourne Celebrant Danielle

#6 - David Schneider Marriage Celebrant


ABIA Customer Rating 99.85%

Melbourne Celebrant David Schneider

David is a multi-ABIA Awarded Celebrant who can design a ceremony tailored to exactly what you have always imagined. You will be assisted in supplying introductions, verses, vows, poems and ideas. David also has a guidebook that you can keep which is nearly 100 pages long.

He will supply a first draft which we use as a starting point to build your ceremony.

There is no limit to the amount of times that we re-draft the ceremony until we have it exactly the way you want.


Melbourne Celebrant David Schneider

#7 - Wendy McRae Celebrant


ABIA Customer Rating 99.83%

Wendy Mcrae Celebrant Melbourne

Together with your ideas and Wendy's experience, a personalised and memorable wedding day will be created. Each couple is a unique twosome; your ceremony will be individually crafted.

Wendy embraces the diversity that Melbourne represents and she loves hosting ceremonies of all different cultures!

"Drawing on my professional experiences, I have a great deal of skills in inter-personal relationships, organisation and communication. With a passion for the theatre both as a performer and off stage, you may see me riding around on my red scooter, or doing my best to keep up with the lycra clad cyclists on a Sunday!"

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Wendy Mcrae Celebrant Melbourne

Wendy Mcrae Celebrant Melbourne

#8 - Jessie Belle Ceremonies


ABIA Customer Rating 99.80%

Celebrant Geelong Jessie Belle Ceremonies

A bright and colourful personality who gets a thrill out of other peoples' happiness.

Meet Geelong celebrant Jessie Belle Ceremonies.

Geelong Celebrant Jessie Belle Ceremonies


#9 - Kate Haley Marriage Celebrant

Yarra Valley - ABIA Customer Rating 99.67%

Yarra Valley Celebrant Kate Haley

With over 20 years in the Wedding industry, Kate has the relevant experience to guide you from 'I will' to 'I do' ensuring that everything important to you is thoroughly looked after. 

Kate will work with you to design a truly unique and memorable wedding ceremony, creating impressions that will last a life time. 

A personal representation of each couple, and an experience that family and friends will talk about for years to come! Whether you prefer a modern, laid back or more traditional style wedding, Kate prides herself on celebrating your special occasion your way!

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Yarra Valley Celebrant Kate HaleyYarra Valley Celebrant Kate Haley



#10 - Kate Ritchie Marriage Celebrant


ABIA Customer Rating 99.61%

Kate Ritchie Celebrant Ballarat

Ballarat Celebrant Kate Ritchie, takes her role as a celebrant very seriously to ensure that all requirements will be met, both legally and to meet your ceremony expectations.

Kate loves meeting new people and always feel so fortunate to be able to be a part of something as special as a Marriage.

Servicing all of Ballarat and surrounding areas

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Kate Ritchie Celebrant Ballarat

Kate Ritchie Celebrant Ballarat


#11 - Rita Cohann Melbourne Marriage Celebrant


ABIA Customer Rating 99.45%

Celebrant Melbourne Rita Cohann

Rita is truly one of the great Celebrants of Melbourne, and was titled Celebrant of the Year (Victoria 2018 ABIA Wedding Awards).

If you're looking for a professional, who is both experienced, but loves a laugh (she has the best cheeky sense of humour), this is your trendy lady! 

Speaking many languages including English, French and Italian, she can easily integrate these beautiful languages into the ceremony for your family or friends coming from overseas. 

On your wedding day, Rita will ensure that everything runs smoothly - that all is organised, calm, beautiful and romantic for you both. You can then simply focus on each other and cherish the very extraordinary moment of marrying your love

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Celebrant Melbourne Rita Cohann

Celebrant Melbourne Rita Cohann

Celebrant Melbourne Rita Cohann

#12 - Margaret Collier Celebrancy

Docklands, Melbourne

ABIA Customer Rating 99.44%

Celebrant Margaret Collier Melbourne

Meet the fun, vibrant, uplifting and engaging and promise to write a beautiful unique ceremony that you and your guests will remember.

This is one of the most exciting days that you will share with your partner, so let Margaret work with you to create that loving, light hearted ceremony. 

Whether your day is formal, relaxed, traditional, at home, or eloping. Let her write a beautiful ceremony that you will remember.

Offering the following packages from Eloping on my City Balcony to a Full Wedding Package ($350.00 - $645.00)

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Celebrant Margaret Collier Melbourne
Celebrant Margaret Collier Melbourne


#13 - Cherished Moments Celebrated-Sharon Osman


ABIA Customer Rating 99.40%

Melbourne Celebrant Sharon Osman

Sharon Osman, a Celebrant of 10 years servicing all of Melbourne.

Professionally officiates your ceremony with elegance and warmth, ensuring a memorable occasion filled with meaning, love and fun.

After performing over 700 weddings, she still loves her job feeling great joy serving with every single couple. 

With a background in Life Coaching, my love for personal development has sourced me with a wealth of Public Speaking skills, knowledge and resources that would add value to my services. 

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Melbourne Celebrant Sharon Osman

Melbourne Celebrant Sharon Osman


#14 - Weddings by Jay Allen

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 99.23%

Weddings by Jay Allen

With more than 20 years of professional performing experience, Jay brings creativity to his role as a marriage celebrant. 

He can be your Celebrant, Your DJ/MC or Both!

"It's all about YOU!!! Celebrating YOU, bringing YOUR dream to life and giving YOU a day/night to remember. No Stress, Lots of Fun + All Love" 

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Weddings by Jay Allen
Weddings by Jay Allen

#15 - Jan Goodieson Mildura Marriage Celebrant


ABIA Customer Rating 99.00%

Jan Goodieson Celebrant Mildura

As an experienced Marriage Celebrant from Mildura who is very much "young at heart", I have been lucky enough to have married hundreds of couples but I still view every ceremony as something fresh and exciting, and love putting together from scratch - "something perhaps a little bit out of the box."

A ceremony does not have to be long or drawn-out to be simple, relaxed, elegant,romantic, meaningful or light-hearted and something that carries you and your guests through the rest of the day with a warm glow! Heaps of "goodies" and heaps of ideas to help you plan your ceremony. 

A professional PA system for your music - Bluetooth connection (Iphone, Ipad etc.) A "Ceremony Map" Music lists. Lodgement of all your legal documents. As many "get-togethers" (or online discussions) to get things just right for you. Would love to catch you, with heaps more to share - and happy wedding planning!

Jan Goodieson Celebrant Mildura
Jan Goodieson Celebrant Mildura

#16 - Tracey O'Connor Marriage Celebrant

Yarra Valley & Melbourne

ABIA Customer Rating 97.00%

Tracey Oconnor Celebrant

A Celebrant who gets what you're about as a couple and delivers a ceremony that is fun, relaxed and genuinely unique to you!

"As a younger celebrant with years of experience, my strength is understanding and connecting with my couples, to enable me to design a ceremony which genuinely represents them."

"I enjoy delivering fresh, fun ceremonies in a friendly and engaging manner.  Each ceremony is as unique as every couple, and the best part of my job is getting to know my clients so that I can ensure they experience a most perfect wedding day!"

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Yarra Valley Celebrant Tracey Oconnor
Yarra Valley Celebrant Tracey Oconnor


#17 - Nicole Penning CMC


ABIA Customer Rating 96.78%

Geelong Celebrant Nicole Penning

Nicole Penning is a young, vibrant and passionate Celebrant in Geelong.

Geelong Celebrant Nicole Penning

#18 - Celebrant Kelly Della Bosca

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 96.50%

Kelly Della Bosca Marriage Celebrant
Photo by Loveable Photography

Kelly offers all couples the opportunity to help write or discuss those poignant wedding vows which make your big day a memorable and enjoyable event.

She will make myself available for all rehearsals, allowing me to showcase the big event. 

Offering couples the ideas of a young thinking Celebrant, one who understands the complexities of today’s multi-cultural society. 

Including the latest in digital equipment to enhance the audio experience.

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Kelly Della Bosca Marriage Celebrant

Kelly Della Bosca Marriage Celebrant
Photo by Warren Photography


#19 - Frank Servello Marriage Celebrant

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 95.71%

Frank Servello Celebrant

You will receive suggestions on your ceremony including options for readings and personalisation, a pre-wedding meeting, completion of required paperwork, and you may also get a rehearsal. Then, on the big day, not only will you get use of his PA system, but Frank will calm your nerves if you’re the one waiting for your special someone to walk down the aisle.

Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese and any other language with the presence of a qualified interpreter. 


#20 - Marry Me Helley

ABIA Customer Rating 95.60%

A fun and creative Celebrant who loves meeting people and would love to hear about you!

Taking the time to really understand what makes you as a couple 'click', why you got together in the first place and why you want to get married.

Helley can can then write a truly authentic ceremony that reflects you as a couple, your hopes, your dreams and I luv to throw in a little humour here and there!

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