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Cost of hiring a wedding celebrant

Last updated: 31st Jan 2019

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Celebrants charge an average of $75/hr for their services. Prices can increase or decrease depending on the type of ceremony, but it generally ranges from around $50/hr to approximately $150/hr. The total price for hiring a celebrant for a wedding event will generally cost about $350.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Celebrants on the site from November 2016 to November 2017.

Cost of common celebrant jobs

Celebrant Task Typical Quoted Prices
Wedding officiating $500
Wedding organising $1,200
Renewal of vows $550
Simple wedding ceremonies $400

Cost of Celebrants by City

City Average Quoted Prices Per Hour
Cost of Celebrants in Sydney $65 Per Hour
Cost of Celebrants in Melbourne $65 Per Hour
Cost of Celebrants in Brisbane $55 Per Hour
Cost of Celebrants in Perth $50 Per Hour


Real celebrant costs from customers

Wedding Location Celebrant Job Description Cost of this job
 North Lambton Wanted: marriage celebrant under $200
We require a brief, no fuss ceremony at our residence like this:
“Do you take this man/woman”
“I do”
Sign registry…… “goodbye” “Thanks”.
The celebrant. The bride. The groom. Two witnesses……
Specific Job Details:
Schedule: On a particular date
Time: 11:00 AM
Date: 19/10/2017
Does customer have a budget for the job?: Yes
Set Price: $199
Visit schedule: No site visit required
 Cranebrook Just looking for a marriage celebrant and costings?  $395.00
 South Stradbroke My partner and I are planning on getting married at south stadbroke island (Couran cove) in October this year and require a celebrant.
Specific Job Details:
Schedule: on a particular date
Time: 12:00 AM
Date: 21/10/2017
Does customer have a budget for the job?: yes
Price Range: 500 – 1000
Visit schedule: Weekends
Visit during: business-hours
 Adelaide Marriage celebrant for service to be held in the Adelaide Hills on 29 July 2017
Specific Job Details:
Schedule: on a particular date
Time: 3:00 PM
Date: 29/07/2017
Does customer have a budget for the job?: no
Visit schedule: weekends
Visit during: anytime
 Paracombe Wedding Date: 02-12-2017
Customer Name: Erin
Wedding Location: Paracombe, SA, 5132
Time: afternoon
Hours Required: approx 1hr
Other Details: Very short, basic ceremony.
– Email Only Please
 Valley View Wedding Date: To be advised
Customer Name: Sandra
Wedding Location: Valley View, SA, 5093
Time: morning
Hours Required: approx 1hr
Other Details: Our ceremony is going to be a surprise to our family and friends.
– I need a face-to-face meeting to discuss the job.
– I’m available to meet on Tuesday.
 Mount Barker Wedding Date: 01-07-17
Customer Name: Dean & Lyn
Wedding Location: Mount Barker, SA, 5251
Time: afternoon
Hours Required: approx 2-3hrs

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What do celebrants consider when giving quotes?

When getting a celebrant to officiate your wedding or any other event, you must first ask yourself about the specific roles that you need him/her to play. Do you need a celebrant to simply officiate, or do you need them to cover more aspects of the ceremony? This will help you in preparing the right budget and getting the perfect celebrant for the occasion.

Of course, once the celebrant is aware of the extent of the service you require, he/she will be able to provide you with an accurate quote. Here are some of the things that a celebrant considers when offering prices:


Since celebrants will need to travel to where your ceremony will be held, their travel expenses would be a main determinant of how much they’re going to charge you. If it’s too far from where they are based, ready your pockets as you’ll probably be covering for their fares.


Your event can be as long as you want. It’s a special day, so the choice is definitely up to you. However, if you’re planning a long ceremony, it’s best to keep in mind that celebrants can charge on an hourly basis.

Type of ceremony

The main task of celebrants is to officiate ceremonies. However, you can also ask them to assist in planning your event or finding suppliers. It’s common for celebrants to have a wide network, so they can definitely help in organising catering and other aspects of your event. There are also celebrants who offer flexible service packages, which can give you bigger savings.

What’s the cost of hiring celebrants in different states?

The cost of a celebrant’s services varies from state to state, so you’ll find that celebrants in some states charge lower or higher than their counterparts in other locations.

Victorian celebrants charge the lowest rate in the country at around $60/hr. Meanwhile, in New South Wales, the services of a celebrant have an average price of $75/hr.

Pricing information correct as at August 2017.

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