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BALLARAT MARRIAGE CELEBRANT - servicing Ballarat region. (Sorry - I do not service the Bendigo area)

Kate Ritchie - Commonwealth Authorised Marriage & Funeral Celebrant

Ranked ABIA Wedding Awards Victorian Top 5 for 2021, Kate Ritchie is an energetic, fun & engaging celebrant who ensures all her couples have the ceremony of their dreams. Kate is an 12 year consecutive ABIA Awarded Finalist as voted by past couples for her ability to make their ceremonies fun, stress-free and heartfelt.  


An Authorised Marriage Celebrant since 2008, Kate has extensive experience and her strengths lie in the ease of communication, being highly organised, and her attention to detail.  Most importantly, through listening to what it is her Clients really want and providing them with options on how to best make it happen.  

Having a background as a Vocalist and performer for many years, as well as extensive public speaking experience allows diversity in the way Kate presents weddings. This means each ceremony is not only written for the couple, but presented in a manner that also reflects them.


Kate has been a Finalist in the ABIA Awards every year from 2011-2022. She is ranked in the Top 5 Celebrants in Victoria and the Top 25 Celebrants in Australia. Kate is also the Ballarat Wish Leader with nationally registered charity  www.myweddingwish.org - Gifting weddings to the terminally ill.


Kate is the Founder of the Ballarat Wedding Collective and a passionate promoter of Ballarat Wedding businesses. The Ballarat Wedding Collective website brings all of Ballarat's Wedding Vendors together in one place! 



2008 saw my journey as a Civil Marriage Celebrant begin - for the last 15 years I have been fortunate to share the marriage ceremonies with hundreds of excited couples, in addition, I have had the absolute privilege of officiating at many hundreds of Funeral Farewell services.

Ms Kate Ritchie

Business Owner


29 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

June 2022

We were married by Kate in June 2021 in the midst of the pandemic. I can honestly say our wedding was saved by Kate and her willingness to go above and beyond for her clients. From our first meeting we knew we had hit the jackpot with Kate, she was professional and took the time to understand our love story. We noticed her attention to detail straight away when she noted and remembered family members’ names and significant events to incorporate into our highly personalised ceremony. We could not have asked for a more relaxed and intimate ceremony. Just one week out from the wedding we were forced to move venues, Kate proactively sought available options for us which meant we could quickly move to a new venue and still have the wedding of our dreams. We recommend Kate to everyone we speak to now. Thank you, Kate!


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What a whirlwind it all was Kaitlyn and so worth every minute! I was so privileged to be part of your big day, thank you for inviting me to do so, it was wonderful and a day to remember. xx

June 2022

EVERYONE NEEDS A KATE RITCHIE-SEXTON TO OFFICIATE THEIR WEDDING!!! Kate was professional from beginning to end! She made us feel comfortable and relaxed with the whole process. Kate was super organised and always willing to answer any questions that we had. She captured our personalities and made a ceremony that showcased our love and our story perfectly. We could not have wished to have anyone else officiate our marriage. If you’re getting married in the Ballarat area, you seriously can’t look past Kate. 1000/10 stars! Most perfect day ever! Love, love, love!

Ebony B.

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Ebony thank you so much for your beautiful feedback, I appreciate it so much! It makes me incredibly happy to know you had a wonderful day. xx

June 2022

Kate was the perfect celebrant for our day. She understood exactly what we wanted and wrote a beautiful and funny ceremony! I’m so glad we went with Kate and if you choose her you won’t be disappointed!

Stephanie W.

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Thank you so much Steph, so greatly appreciated xx

June 2022

Kate was an absolute legend when it came to my wedding, I'm a very anxious person so naturally one of the biggest days of my life had a love anxiety involved, she rocked up and chatted with me and the bridal party and really helped calm my nerves, she was there every step of the way and I wouldn't have been able to be as calm and collected as I was without her! I highly highly recommend Kate! My wife and I have discussed when we renew our vows we will have Kate!

Jacob L.

June 2022

Kate is amazing, she makes getting married less nerve racking. Having an celebrant that makes you comfortable on your special day was one most important jobs. Kate interacted with the guest wonderfully and made sure that our day was perfect. I’m glad we chose Kate.

Jessie Z.

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