Pete the Celebrant

5  ( 3 reviews ) · Melbourne and surrounds, Yarra Valley and surrounds · Show Phone
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Pete Hordern is a much-loved Melbourne marriage celebrant specialising in crafting authentic, easygoing wedding ceremonies. If you’re on the hunt for a young and fun Melbourne celebrant to bring lots of laughs and sentimental moments to your wedding day, Pete the Celebrant is your guy.

Pete is one of Melbourne’s youngest celebrants and Host of The Wedding Guide Podcast. When he’s not masterfully crafting your ceremony, he can be found listening to podcasts, audiobooks and dabbling in one of his many hobbies (home made honey anyone?!).


His speciality is to mix light humour and sentimentality to capture the richness of your relationship. He’s perfect at keeping the ceremony natural and authentic, putting you and your wedding guests at ease as they participate in celebrating your beautiful commitment.


Sitting with Pete to craft your story, vows and runsheet is like spending time with a close friend as he genuinely cares about who you are and making your wedding day exceptional! Pete’s ability to connect with couples is such that guests are often left asking ‘how long have you been best friends with Pete for?!'

If you want an easy, engaging and relatable celebrant to make your day and the journey towards it better than you hoped - Pete is the celebrant for you!


Celebrant and MC, Gin and Beer Creator, Beekeeper, Podcast Host "The Wedding Guide Podcast" and Audiobook Obsessed!

Mr Pete Hordern

Business Owner

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Yes, most of the times it’s just the three of us in your living room or a bar where we go over the finer details. If you want to get the whole wedding party together, then let’s go for it!

Yes, I offer support with the whole process including the legals vows to giving ideas and framework for personal vows. You may also want to read them for the first time to each other during the ceremony; I’ll check they’re similar length and depth so it’s the best possible surprise!

Yes I do travel, you tell me where you’re getting married and I’ll see you there!!

Yes, I do! Everything I do is to make this whole process easy and simple for you; I ask you to fill out one form and I’ll fill out the other 4 documents and then lodge them for you too.

I have weddings booked 1-2 years in advance, so it’s best not to delay, even if it’s simply checking a celebrants availability.

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May 2024

Pete was lovely and did an amazing job crafting and presenting our story to family and friends! He matched our vibes and made sure everyone in the room felt what we were feeling. He even added a few nice surprises for us that very lovely!

Cynthia L.

May 2024

Pete was lovely and did an amazing job crafting and presenting our story to family and friends! He matched our vibes and made sure everyone in the room felt what we were feeling. He even added a few nice surprises for us that very lovely!

Nikola V.

January 2024

He was absolutely fabulous! He made the whole ceremony very feel very personal and special

Amy C.

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conjugal status on marriage certificate?

Do both husband and wife have to mention their conjugal status (if one of them previously divorced) on their marriage certificate? Are there any options with the marriage certificates like can they choose any marriage certificate that does not require conjugal status details?

Pete the Celebrant

The conjugal status must be stated on the Notice of Intended Marriage and Marriage Certificates.

However you're given a Marriage Certificate with the Commonwealth Coat of Arms by your celebrant on the day and it will not have it on there.
I hope this helps!

Any advice on changing your religion to get married?

We want a celebrant to perform our wedding, as we both have different religions- but i was wondering on your thoughts around changing your religion for marriage? My partner wants me to but I am not sure about it. Any advice?

Pete the Celebrant

I think some key questions to ask yourself before deciding is:

  • How significant is my current religion to my identity?
  • Will this impact my wider life with family and society?
  • Would my partner still accept me if I did or didn’t change my religion?

Ones religion can be purely a personal affair, but is normally highly nuanced with many integrated aspects like family and community. Before you make the decision I believe you should think deeply and reflect about what would be gained and lost by the change.

I encourage you to reach out to close friends, family, a counsellor or significant other who you can trust to process this decision with.

All the best with this important choice.


Can I get married in a church if Im not religious?

Im worried about the weather so Im looking for an indoor ceremony venue. Theres a church right next door to my mum's house so I thought I might have it there. But Im not religious. Can I have a civil ceremony in a church??

Pete the Celebrant

Hey Annabel,

If you want the ceremony in a church yet you're not religious then that's fine! There are no legal reasons why you can't get married there by a civil celebrant.
You will need to check that the leader/pastor/priest of the church allow couples to marry there. I've done weddings in churches before and there wasn't a hassle, it was a great ceremony.

Have a wonderful ceremony!


Annabel O

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