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Mike Larkan

(115 reviews)
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Business Hours
7 Days
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Channel Ten weatherman Mike Larkan is no stranger to weddings; in fact, he’s officiated hundreds of marvellous ceremonies. A well-liked TV personality, Mike is comfortable in front of crowds and is a brilliant ceremony writer, with this fully vaccinated journalist using his word-savvy ways to craft bespoke ceremonies. Engaging and down-to-earth, Mike is a fun celebrant to plan a ceremony with.

Highlights of working with Mike Larkan:

  • Engaging TV personality with charisma
  • Confident, outgoing celebrant who can entertain crowds
  • Has officiated countless wedding ceremonies
  • Writes and personalises each ceremony
  • Can suggest readings, vows, music etc
  • Can bring his state-of-the-art cordless sound system
  • Ask about Mike's Celebrant Package, MC package or Combined! 

If you're looking for a charming and entertaining marriage celebrant to officiate your Melbourne wedding, channel 10 weatherman Mike Larkan is a superb choice - and a unique one, at that. While many might be surprised to find Mike officiating wedding ceremonies, he's actually been passionate about the industry for many years now. As a matter of fact, this disarming professional has previously played guitar in a wedding band, performed as a wedding DJ, and acted as an MC at weddings - you could say he's a man of many talents!

A successful and much-loved TV personality, Mike is known for his engaging manner, confidence, and gripping stories, many of which he writes himself - a skill he uses to craft each of his ceremonies. Indeed, Mike's ceremonies are chock-full of personal touches and are customised to the individual couple, with this world-class journalist crafting bespoke ceremony scripts that reflect his couples beautifully. 

Mike does this by getting to know his couples thoroughly, with this warm, friendly celebrant offering an unlimited amount of email and telephone communication pre-ceremony. A natural-born storyteller, Mike then officiates engaging, modern ceremonies with touches of humour and romance. At weddings, he has guests enthralled, using his confidence in front of crowds to officiate occasions that are both entertaining and moving in equal measure.

Mike is as charismatic as he is talented, with this leading speaker, compere, and marriage celebrant sought-after for all kinds of special events. 

"Thanks, Mike! I had a huge number of comments on how good the ceremony was - people loved it and thought you were great. More importantly, Matt and I couldn't have asked for more. It was perfect - I can't thank you enough." Sophie

What you'll love about working with Mike Larkan for your wedding:

  • Highly qualified professional. Mike doesn't do things by halves, and in the case of his becoming a marriage celebrant, this is undoubtedly true. In fact, Mike graduated from the prestigious International College of Celebrancy effortlessly and now officiates roughly 50 weddings a year - no small feat.
  • Unique, memorable celebrant. With Mike at the helm of your ceremony, you can expect a fun, emotional ceremony your guests will remember for years to come - after all, how many other weddings have you been to that were officiated by a TV personality?
  • Warm, approachable manner. You might see him on telly most nights, but that doesn't mean Mike has a big head. Truth be told, he's an incredibly warm, down-to-earth professional with a passion for weddings. He puts each of his couples at ease with his great sense of humour, confidence, and relaxed manner.
  • Celebrant with lots of experience. Since becoming a celebrant, Mike has officiated hundreds of weddings, each unique and personalised to the couple. As such, Mike is very familiar with the legal aspects of getting married and is excellent at calming pre-wedding jitters.

"Thank you so much for making our day even more special. It was a great turnout, and people are still raving on about the ceremony!! Take care, and once again, thank you very much." Rosalinda


Questions and Answers

How long is the ceremony?

Mike Larkan

30 minutes ... but it feels shorter because your guests will feel like they're part of the wedding, not just watching it.

Do you supply a sound system?

Mike Larkan

Yes, I have a powerful, portable system. It does not require a power-point, ugly cables or a generator, therefore I can place it anywhere I want to ensure all your guests will hear the ceremony - e.g. in the middle of a park, on the beach or the best position in the venue. I play music prior to the ceremony through it as your guests arrive and then it is yours to use if you wish to play your music via IPad/IPhone, CD or USB Stick during the ceremony. I use a cordless microphone and there's a second cordless mike for you and/or readers to use.

Do you do the legal paperwork for us?

Mike Larkan

Yes, I lodge the marital documents to Births, Deaths & Marriages within days of you wedding. (I will have already asked you to supply me with birth certificates, drvers licences or passports).

Are you fully vaccinated?

Mike Larkan



(115 reviews)
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10 Apr 2021

Mike is incredible to work with, of course an absolute hoot, but an excellent celebrant from start to finish. He makes the entire experience a ball for you as a couple and has your guests in hysterics! A pleasure working with him!

6 Mar 2021

Mike is the best. He was so amazing and everyone was thoroughly entertained. We didn’t have to worry about a thing because Mike had it all under control. Highly recommend

19 Feb 2022

Mike was our celebrant and reception MC. Asian weddings are notorious for guests speaking throughout the speeches but Mike was exceptional at controlling the pace of the night. He is able to get the attention from a large group (170+) and they all thought he was hilarious. Thank you for being an entertainer, an MC and a lovely person to work with Mike. Our guests loved you!

15 May 2021

Mike was very professional, charismatic and entertaining. Everyone was so amazed at how much fun the ceremony was and enjoyed taking photos and speaking to Mike afterwards. The only reason we have given Mike 4 stars and not 5 stars is that he had audio issues and his mic kept dropping out which a number of our guests did notice and this was very evident on our wedding video which was a shame. Our ceremony was very special and we would definitely recommend Mike.

16 May 2020

Mike is very charismatic and friendly. We got married during covid with 5 people and he is very experienced which came across on the day. He was perfect and we couldn't speak more highly of Mike.

14 Mar 2020

We found him really professional & funny! He was really easy to deal with. Really interactive with the guest & made the ceremony really funny everyone loved it. My guest still today talk about how great he was! Coming from a European background we are not used to having a celebrant but everyone was extremely happy with him!

7 Mar 2020

Mike was the perfect addition to our day! From day one he was easy to talk to, understood our vision and wrote a ceremony that completely matched us as a couple! It was meaningful and fun, and his charisma made sure all our guests enjoyed our ceremony. Even after the day was over, Mike stayed in contact to help with things like name changes etc Anyone wanting a ceremony that will keep their guests engaged, you can’t look past Mike!

7 Mar 2020

Mike was an absolute dream, in both the lead up to the big day and on the actual day. We felt really relaxed knowing that he had everything completely under control - we found him to be extremely organised and to be a fantastic communicator. He was fantastic with our guests, parents and bridal party and truly made our day unique.

22 Feb 2020

Mike was so easy to deal with! He made everyone feel comfortable throughout the whole day. He was giving us live updates with the weather the day before. Guest from the wedding said he spoke really well, kept it humorous without taking the attention away from the wedding. He was happy to answer any of my questions at any time with super quick responses. He was fantastic!!

15 Feb 2020

He truly made such an amazing impact on our day! I’ve never heard so much laughter and seen tears at the same time. Worth every cent :)

15 Feb 2020

I've known Mike for 20 years through working together in TV (his other job) and when i was planning our wedding Mike was one the first phone calls i made, having known mike for a big chunk of my life i couldn't think of anything else to be our celebrant. He is warm, engaging, funny, incredibly professional, organised and he guided us throughout the entire process. Mike made our wedding ceremony incredibly memorable full of jokes and laughter and there was nothing better than looking at all our guests with smiles on their faces. I highly recommend Mike!

8 Feb 2020

Mike was absolutely fantastic!! We met with him twice prior to the wedding, he was super casual through the meetings and looked after the ceremony side for us. It was stress free and couldn't have asked for a better celebrant.

2 Feb 2020

Mike was so organised and we felt relaxed knowing he has everything under control. Very professional service.

25 Jan 2020

Mike is a wonderful celebrant with a great personality he loves to trow in a few jokes and all our guests loved him and we are so happy we chose him as he made our day extra special

18 Jan 2020

Mike was very professional, organised and we didn't feel any pressure from him. He explained everything clearly and we met once prior to the day and we had plenty of conversations via phone and email. The questions he asked us formed the foundation of our ceremony and any finer details we wanted were able to be added. We wrote our own vows and he made the ceremony lots as fun as well!


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