15 Most Fun Wedding Celebrants in NSW (2022)

A fun wedding celebrant creates an upbeat mood that sets the tone for your entire wedding day. They rouse the attention of your guests and establish a sense of joviality and good humour which creates excitement about the events to come. And all of this happens before you’ve even walked up the aisle.

If you’re a fun loving couple and want your wedding to be filled with laughter & happiness, your choice of celebrant will be especially important to you. You’ll want them to have a similar sense of humour, a similar sense of fun and a common understanding of what will be included (or not) in your wedding ceremony.

All celebrants have their own unique style of delivering a wedding ceremony. And so too do those who are renowned for making ceremonies fun. From the hundreds of wedding celebrants in NSW, you’ll find all sorts of fun professionals to choose from. From those who deliver very calm, laid-back ceremonies to the outrageously flamboyant.

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Sydney Hunter Valley Byron Bay Shoalhaven

One thing that all fun celebrants have in common is that they do not deliver boring ceremonies. There’s nothing that will put your guests to sleep quicker than an oratorical piece about the meaning of marriage. No one wants to hear about the hard work that relationships sometimes require. Half of your audience are likely already married. THEY GET IT.

Rather, your guests want to feel inspired by your love and the possibilities that lay ahead for you. And this is where a fun celebrant is really worth their service fee.

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Fun celebrants almost always craft entertaining wedding ceremonies by focusing in on your love story. How you met. What you’ve done together so far. What your proposal was like. And why you’re getting married. The process to achieve a ceremony like this is pretty simple, you just need to choose a celebrant who’s with the program.

In order to get to know you, your celebrant will ask you a series of questions via a face to face meeting or online forum such as Zoom. These questions are designed to get you talking about your relationship together, and from the information you provide your celebrant will craft the love story that they deliver at your ceremony. Therefore, the questions your celebrant asks and the information they hitherto extract from you is the key ingredient in a fun ceremony.

Finding a like-minded celebrant is a great way to ensure your love story is presented in a way that you’ll absolutely treasure. Someone who’s sense of humour is similar to yours will have you and your guests laughing along the way. And someone with whom you have shared values will celebrate in your love and warmth, with happy tears following.

Most of the wedding celebrants on this list are funny. They all have a sense of humour. And they’re all about creating a fun wedding ceremony that focuses on you & your love story. You can enquire with all celebrants by viewing their profile & using the enquiry form provided there.


Zoe Sabados

  • Locations: Sydney + 100km
  • Services: Weddings, Elopements, Legals Only, Surprise Weddings, MC
  • Bio: Official party starter, Zoe is an upbeat, super fun officiant who delivers very personal, heartfelt ceremonies with plenty of hype and energy. Reviews typically state "most fun celebrant ever" and "guests were raving about her".

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Michael Janz

  • Locations:Sydney CBD + 50km
  • Services: Weddings, vow renewals, MC
  • Bio:Engaging marriage celebrant who puts people at ease with his warm & welcoming voice and mischievous sense of humour. Michael is a brilliant conversationalist & storyteller who easily connects with people of all backgrounds. Simple and fun wedding ceremonies are Michael's main style, delivered with experienced professionalism.

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Josh Withers

  • Locations: NSW wide
  • Services: Weddings & Elopements
  • Bio: Kind & passionate people person with a relaxed approach and infectious laugh. Suits adventurous couples who want a ceremony with meaning & purpose. Fun & funny ceremonies that arefull of heart on mountaintops & beyond.

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Monty King

  • Locations: Newcastle, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Sydney
  • Services: Weddings, Elopements, MC
  • Bio: Around 150 online reviews describe Monty's wedding ceremonies as relaxed, funny and full of love. A larger than life personality with a quick wit and heart of gold who shares stories like "how you met, where you're at and what's up next".

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Wed By Jade

  • Locations: Newcastle, Central Coast, Hunter Valley
  • Services: Weddings, MC, Vocalist
  • Bio: A singing celebrant with ceremony, music & MC combined packages. Bubby, happy personality with a beautiful voice, fun nature & calming presence.

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Robyn Pattison

  • Locations: Sydney + surrounds
  • Services: Weddings, Elopements, MC
  • Bio: Possibly the most loved wedding celebrant in Sydney. Known as 'The Wedding Pixie', Robyn's trademark ceremonies are filled with love and laughter, and very often liberally dispersed with perfectly delivered one-liners in the foreign language of her guests. A tiny, pocket rocket of a human with a huge, delightfully warming & inclusive presence.

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Sharon Bridges

  • Locations: Wollongong & Illawarra
  • Services: Weddings, MC
  • Bio: Delivers fun & personalised ceremonies in a calmer style than some of the more energetic celebrants on this list. Couples love how helpful, organised and easy to work with that Sharon is.

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Holymatrimonty

  • Locations: Newcastle, Hunter Valley & Central Coast
  • Services: Weddings, Elopements
  • Bio: You'd better believe he's turning up to your wedding crackin' that whip.Expectspecial memories and funny moments thrown in all over the place. Deeply personal and loving ceremonies full of hilarity and all the feels.

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Trung Minh Truong

  • Locations: Sydney
  • Services: Weddings, Elopements, MC
  • Bio: Helpful, organised and accommodating, Trung ensures a stress free, fun ceremony.

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Ali Rollinson

  • Locations: Byron Bay & North Coast
  • Services: Weddings
  • Bio: Kenny Rogers loving, horse rider & trainer who was once a rhinoceros zoo keeper & who's previously opened a rural cafe. Gregarious, bubbly, outgoing & fun.

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Belinda Pooley

  • Locations: Hunter Valley, Central Coast, North Coast
  • Services: Weddings, Vow Renewals, Legals Only
  • Bio: Gentle natured, funny celebrant with a quirky sense of humour. Fun & down to earth, Belinda is a calming influence who puts her couples at ease. Easy to talk to and smiley.

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Rebecca Bunyan

  • Locations: Mudgee, Riverina, anywhere rural or coastal
  • Services: Weddings
  • Bio: A farmers wife, Bec is well at home in a rural setting. She delivers fun & relaxed weddings in her easy going, bubbly manner. Helpful & accommodating in the lead up.

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Adam Straney

  • Locations: South Coast, Southern Highlands
  • Services:Weddings, Elopements, Legals Only, Vow Renewals, MC
  • Bio: Fun radio personality who delivers light hearted, romantic wedding ceremonies with plenty of laughs. Adam has a cheeky sense of humour and is a calming influence on the wedding day.

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Megumi Carver

  • Locations: Sydney
  • Services: Weddings, Legals Only, Vow Renewals, MC
  • Bio: Diminutive style icon and bubbly Japanese speaking wedding celebrant with a fun sense of humour. Quirky and easy going, Megumi delivers heartfelt, bilingual ceremonies full of warmth and laughter.

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Andrew Michael

  • Locations: Byron Bay
  • Services: Weddings, Elopements, MC, Musician
  • Bio: Guitar strumming, charismatic & funny celebrant who can soundtrack your ceremony. Intrepid, relaxed & down to earth.

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These 15 professionals are some of the most fun wedding celebrants in NSW. We’ve curated this list from literally 100’s of celebrants so chances are, if you’re a fun loving couple who want a ceremony that reflects who you are & what your wedding means to you, one of the celebrants on this list will be your perfect fit.

All of the celebrants on this list come highly recommended both within the industry by the vendors they regularly work with, and by the many couples whose wedding ceremonies they have officiated. The bio’s provided for each celebrant, give an overview of their individual expertise and the type & style of ceremonies they deliver. This should help you pick out celebrants most likely to understand and provide exactly the ceremony you want.

Adventurous couples who are planning to get married on a mountaintop that requires a 4 hour hike or overnight camping expedition will find ‘adventurous’ & ‘intrepid’ celebrants on this list. Similarly, these celebrants are likely to be ideal for couples getting married somewhere that’s only accessible by helicopter. You’ll also find some celebrants described as ‘funny’. These are your go-to officiants for laughter filled celebrations. Don’t be concerned that you’re signing up for a comedy act with a ‘funny’ officiant, these are professional celebrants who balance humour with the right sense of occasion.

Once you’ve chosen a handful of celebrants to enquire with, use their enquiry forms to ask about availability on your preferred wedding date and request more information about their services. Be mindful that you’ve found these celebrants on a list of Most Fun Celebrants in NSW. They are incredibly sought after celebrants.

To ensure that your enquiry is given priority, provide plenty of details about your wedding & tell the celebrant why you think they’d be a great fit for your ceremony. The more information a celebrant receives from you, the better they can respond, and the better you’ll get to know each other before your big day - leading to a very ‘you’ ceremony filled with love & laughter. Celebrants love clients who invest time in sending their enquiry. It shows you care about the service they provide and value their expertise.

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Based on the responses you receive, we suggest taking the time to meet with 3 or 4 celebrants to find ‘the one’. A question you could ask yourselves is, “will this person kickstart our marriage the way we intend it to continue?”

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FAQs

How much does a celebrant cost NSW? ›

The average price for the best most experienced celebrant's in NSW is anything between $900 up to $1500. This depends on the day of the week you're wanting to get married, how much work is involved and where you're planning on getting married.

How do you pick a good celebrant? ›

Get to know them and trust your gut

Ask them questions? Find out what they have to offer that differs from other celebrants. Ask about their process. Ask them what's required of you.

How do I find a celebrant in NSW? ›

If you're planning a civil ceremony
  • Find a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant at the Attorney-General's Department.
  • Find a state and territory regulated marriage celebrant at the Attorney-General's Department.
  • Find a minister of religion from a nominated recognised religion at the Attorney-General's Department.

How much is a marriage celebrant NSW? ›

They ensure your marriage is legal and valid, and offer advice on the ceremony if needed. Within Australia, you can expect to pay between $350 to $800 to hire a marriage celebrant.

What do marriage celebrants earn? ›

This webpage outlines some of the financial considerations of being a celebrant. Hourly rates between $1.42 per hour and $ 29.30 per hour. .... with no more information than the cost of the course and a promise of what could look like making big bucks at a happy event ?

How much do celebrants earn in Australia? ›

How much does a Marriage Celebrant earn? In Australia, a full time Marriage Celebrant generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 annual salary) before tax.

What questions should I ask my celebrant? ›

15 Questions To Ask Your Marriage Celebrant
  • How much will it cost? ...
  • What does the fee include? ...
  • What is the cancellation policy? ...
  • What are their qualifications? ...
  • How many weddings have they performed? ...
  • How many weddings do they book per day? ...
  • How many meetings are needed before the wedding? ...
  • What equipment do they provide?

What two pieces of documentation must be kept by marriage celebrants? ›

Checklist for marriage documents

combined declaration of no impediment and official certificate of marriage.

Do celebrants need to be registered? ›

Celebrants are not employed by an authority. Their ceremonies are not legally binding. Which means currently, if you choose to have a Celebrant Wedding Ceremony then you must still need to be married by a registrar.

Who can officiate a wedding in NSW? ›

There are 4 types of authorised marriage celebrants:
  • Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants.
  • Commonwealth-registered religious marriage celebrants.
  • ministers of religion, who are registered with the state and territory registries of births, deaths and marriages.
  • state and territory officers.

Can a celebrant marry you legally? ›

Celebrants can support and guide couples in completing the necessary requirements for the marriage license, but don't have the authority to approve it. But they can officiate a far more bespoke ceremony.

What does the average wedding cost in Australia? ›

$36,000

How much does a marriage certificate cost in Australia? ›

How much a marriage certificate costs
Certificate requestStandard servicePriority service
Standard marriage certificate$60$88
Standard and commemorative marriage certificate$87$115

Can you make a living as a celebrant? ›

BECOMING A CELEBRANT is a rewarding career choice - it can be financially viable if you plan, are proactive and work on your business.

Do celebrants need insurance? ›

Celebrant insurance

Many new celebrants wonder if it's necessary to take out insurance to protect them against any potential mishaps or misunderstandings during the course of their work. The simple answer is, yes!

Do celebrants pay GST? ›

Infact it's estimated (again by Easy Weddings) an average of 13 hours is spent with each couple. Then once the celebrant receives their average rate of $780, is whittled down to around $471.90 after 10% GST, 20% Tax and 9.5% Super.

How long does it take to train as a celebrant? ›

How Long Does It Take To Become A Celebrant. This is dependent on the course you take. The Academy on Modern Celebrancy's course can take between 2-6 weeks, however, residential courses on how to become a Celebrant can take a week's full training and then assessments after.

How long does it take to become a marriage celebrant in Australia? ›

The qualification is extensive and usually takes one year to complete. Once you have completed your course, you are then required to submit your application for appointment to the Attorney-General's Department. Processing this application usually takes 3 months, and there is a $400 application fee.

Why do I want to be a celebrant? ›

To promote 'marriage' as an important relationship for families and society. To have a creative and challenging role that offers a great variety of experiences. To have a part-time or full-time flexible occupation that can fit in with other family commitments. To have an official status or sense of identity.

What questions should you ask your wedding officiant? ›

Wedding Officiant Questions
  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • Are you available to travel if needed?
  • What type of weddings have you officiated?
  • How many weddings have you performed?
  • What is your ceremony style?
  • Do you require any pre-marital counseling or religious class?
  • What are your fees?
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How do you prepare for an officiant meeting? ›

Here are a few of the most common wedding officiant questions for couples.
  1. When, Where, and Who? ...
  2. What role do your families play in your lives? ...
  3. How do you want to remember your ceremony? ...
  4. What have you seen at other weddings that you liked or not liked? ...
  5. How did you meet? ...
  6. How did you get engaged?
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What is a conflict of interest for a marriage celebrant? ›

A conflict of interest is a situation where your interests or activities would make it difficult for you to fulfil your legal duties and functions as a marriage celebrant in good faith.

What is a Form 15 in marriage? ›

Officially the Form 15 certificate of marriage is the certificate the authorised celebrant must issue to the parties. It is evidence that a couple is married and hence that their legal status has changed.

What does a marriage celebrant have to say? ›

My name is [Celebrant's full name] and I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law and to officiate at your marriage today. I take this opportunity to wish you both much happiness in your future lives together.

Can anybody be a celebrant? ›

Religious / spiritual content is not allowed in a registrar wedding ceremony. A celebrant is an independent individual who is trained in providing you with a custom made ceremony designed to celebrate any 'right of passage' in a way which is personal to you, without legal obligation or government restriction.

Can anyone marry a couple? ›

A: The quick answer to that is yes; it is possible to have a friend of family member perform your marriage ceremony once they have been legally ordained to do so. Getting ordination can be as simple as filling out an online form from a ministry that will ordain anyone who wants to solemnize weddings.

Can a celebrant also be a registrar? ›

A 'celebrant registrar' or 'registrar celebrant' is a term you may hear some local authorities using. This is because two registrars are required to be present at ceremonies – one to conduct the ceremony (who may be referred to as the 'celebrant') and one to oversee the signing of the register.

Can a JP marry you in Australia? ›

If you're planning on tying the knot, then irrespective of where you decide to marry in Australia, you will need to complete and lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NoIM) and have it witnessed in front of a Justice of the Peace or other authorised person. I'm a Justice of the Peace (Qual) so I can help you with this.

Can you ask a friend to marry you? ›

If you'd prefer to have a family member or friend perform your marriage ceremony instead of asking a traditional clergy member, judge, or justice of the peace, you're not alone. More and more weddings are being officiated by someone close to the bride and groom who got deputized just for the occasion.

What is celebrant officiant name? ›

A marriage celebrant is a person who has been legally trained to conduct marriages. A marriage celebrant is sometimes called a wedding celebrant, a civil celebrant, an officiant or a wedding officiant.

Who can legally marry a couple in Australia? ›

To legally marry people in Australia, you must be an authorised marriage celebrant. There are 4 types of authorised marriage celebrants: Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants. Commonwealth-registered religious marriage celebrants.

What does the average wedding cost in Australia? ›

$36,000

How do I become a marriage celebrant in NSW? ›

To seek appointment as a Marriage Celebrant in Australia, you must first complete the course Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC41015. Once you have completed your qualification you can then apply to become a marriage celebrant with the Australian Attorney General's Department.

How much is a marriage celebrant Qld? ›

Therefore a marriage celebrant fees can vary wildly. Some charge over $1000 to conduct a wedding! A more common marriage celebrant price holds around the $500 to $800 mark.

Can a friend be your celebrant? ›

Increasing numbers of couples are choosing friends and family as a celebrant: the Wedding Report, which tracks industry data in the US, showed that in 2018, 32% of couples were married by a loved one, a proportion that has more than doubled in under a decade.

Can my friend marry us NSW? ›

A friend or relative can conduct your wedding

As a government-authorised marriage celebrant, Laura will take you through the paperwork and legal requirements for marriage, while your friend or family member is responsible for writing the ceremony script and hosting the wedding.

What is the fastest way to get married in NSW? ›

How to apply
  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Download and complete: ...
  3. Gather together the necessary documentation.
  4. Select the 'Book an appointment' button.
  5. Enter the required information.
  6. Attend your marriage interview to review your notice of intended marriage and book your ceremony.
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What's the average cost of a wedding in 2022? ›

2022 wedding price tag

All told, the Wedding Report's average cost for a 2022 wedding sits at around $27,000, which is about on par with 2021 costs.

How much do you give for a wedding in Australia 2022? ›

The typical range for a wedding gift or wish well contribution in Australia is between AU$51 and AU$125. If you're a guest at a wedding and you've already shelled out a lot of money for the big day, it's fine to spend less on the reception as long as it has importance to you.

How much should a wedding cost for 100 guests? ›

Most receptions for 100 people cost between $5,000 - $10,000, with $7,000 being the average cost. Here's a general estimate of what you can expect to pay for food, service/staffing, alcohol, and rentals for a wedding of this size.

Does a celebrant need an ABN? ›

If you want to make a business out being a marriage celebrant, you may have to register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). This is especially important if you will be invoicing customers or earning more than $75,000 per year.

What two pieces of documentation must be kept by marriage celebrants? ›

Checklist for marriage documents

combined declaration of no impediment and official certificate of marriage.

How long does it take to train as a celebrant? ›

How Long Does It Take To Become A Celebrant. This is dependent on the course you take. The Academy on Modern Celebrancy's course can take between 2-6 weeks, however, residential courses on how to become a Celebrant can take a week's full training and then assessments after.

Can a JP marry you in Australia? ›

If you're planning on tying the knot, then irrespective of where you decide to marry in Australia, you will need to complete and lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NoIM) and have it witnessed in front of a Justice of the Peace or other authorised person. I'm a Justice of the Peace (Qual) so I can help you with this.

Can anyone be a celebrant? ›

You do not need formal qualifications to become a celebrant though training may help your career prospects. There are different courses you can do with private training providers and through organisations like Humanists UK.

How much does a marriage certificate cost in Australia? ›

How much a marriage certificate costs
Certificate requestStandard servicePriority service
Standard marriage certificate$60$88
Standard and commemorative marriage certificate$87$115

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