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 2021!
Emma Tomlinson Celebrant - Photo by Michael Briggs 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!
featuring Kate Haley Celebrant, photo by Rick Liston
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 4,000+ 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 - Emma Tomlinson
Mornington Peninsula Celebrant
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.Read Emma Tomlinson CMC's Customer Reviews.
A 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.Read Elisa Westein Celebrant's Customer Reviews.
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Photo by Jeremoe Cole Photography
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.
Photo by Ginger & Mint
If you're all about love, colour and fun, then this is your gal! Jessie Belle sports the biggest smile and brings a whole lot of positive energy. You'll find out how much of an amazing impact she makes when reading her ABIA Wedding Reviews from her married couples. With her experience as an actor, dancer, singer and director, combined with her experience as a celebrant, she will be your go-to wedding guru!
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.
Photo by Ashleigh Hasse
Photo by Rick Liston
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!!!
As an experienced Marriage Celebrant from Mildura who is very much "young at heart", Jan says she has "been lucky enough to have married hundreds of couples but still views every ceremony as something fresh and exciting, and loves putting together from scratch"
For Jan, aceremony 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! Jan Goodieson will have heaps of "goodies" and heaps of ideas to help you plan your ceremony.
Don't worry about not being heard, as Jan will bring along her 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.
South Yarra Celebrant
Chess is absolutely no stranger to the Victorian wedding industry and the world of Marriage Celebrancy! She is known as as one of Melbourne's most prolific, modern-day, joyful and experienced Marriage Celebrants, she prides herself on having conducted a host of memorable high-profile celebrity weddings, and on always ensuring that no matter how big or small a wedding celebration might be, that it should become a memory to cherish for all time.
Chess has exceptional experience in hosting large marriage ceremonies to small-micro weddings which have of course become a popular trend.
With 12 years of experience, Chess will be able to handle any surprise situation with absolute class, calm, quick-wit, and humour. If that's important to you, then investing in Chess for a magical day is your clear front-runner choice.Read Chess' Customer Reviews.
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.Read Sharon Osman's Wedding Reviews.
Yarra Valley Celebrant
Photo by Glen Nicholls Photography
Photo by Josie Lee
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!
#11 - Klara McMurray - Funky Celebrant
Klara is described as Melbournes Funkiest Celebrant*, and is famous for her sassy, witty, and inclusive style. A wonderful supporter of the LGBTIQ community. #loveislove
#12 - Weddings by Jay Allen
Eclipse Media Photography
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! Jay will bring an element of fun, cheer and laughter your ceremony with his vibrant personality.
"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"
Read Jay Allen's Customer Reviews.
#13 - Marry Me Helley
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!
Celebrant of Melbourne (Multi-Lingual)
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
Read Rita Cohann's Reviews.
#15 - Nicole Penning CMC
Geelong Marriage Celebrant
#16 - Wendy McRae Celebrant
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!"
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)Read Margaret' Reviews.
#18 - Pam Green Weddings
Pam Green Celebrant will take the time to get to know you, to personalise and cater the best ceremony to you and your partner.
She adores a love story, and will ensure that it is conveyed in the way you like; whether it be fun and relaxed, formal and elegant, romantic and dreamy, or you simply may want private and intimate. Either way, Pam will conduct the ceremony how you like.
Based in Melbourne, she also travels to the Yarra Valley, Mt. Dandenong, Mornington, Geelong and more. To ensure that her focus is on you, Pam will always ensure that she conducts one wedding per day. That way, you will have her full attention.Pam Green's Wedding Reviews.
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 todays multi-cultural society.
Including the latest in digital equipment to enhance the audio experience.Celebrant Kelly Della Bosca's Reviews.
#20 - Sharon Munro Weddings
Introducing the fun, modern and creative certified wedding planner and registered marriage celebrant, Sharon Osman!
Along with wedding ceremonies, Sharon is well versed in leading many other ceremonies and celebrations. With her extensive event management experience, this celebrant knows exactly how to host a ceremony without all the stress. That way, couples can then celebrate the most exciting and joyous moment as Sharon will take care of everything in the background.Sharon's Wedding Reviews.
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