Easy Weddings Marriage Celebrant Melbourne

Simon J. Robinson Celebrant

5.0  ( 9 reviews ) · Melbourne and surrounding areas (View Map) · Show Phone
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I offer heartfelt ceremonies to couples in Melbourne and surrounding areas. With a warm and personal approach, I'll ensure your wedding ceremony reflects your unique love story. I have a fun, enthusiastic, and caring nature and will seek to build a genuine connection with you. I commit to only ONE ceremony per day so you will always be my main focus.

I will promise to provide a beautiful wedding ceremony tailored to your unique needs. I will craft a custom-written, personal, and engaging ceremony that reflects your unique bond and story as a couple. 

With ten years of experience as a celebrant, I will offer inspiration and ideas for rituals and symbols to enhance and personalise your wedding day, provide guidance and advice to ensure a smooth and seamless experience. I'll be dedicated to understanding your ceremony plans, ideas, and aspirations and offer assistance and guidance in composing your vows should that be helpful. I have a fine attention to detail and a commitment to professionalism, I will attend to all the necessary documentation and legal requirements, giving you peace of mind throughout the process.


"Simon, you were a fantastic celebrant and MC throughout the day and evening and we greatly appreciate your help, guidance, and positive energy with bringing it all together." - Sonchy + Trinh.


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

  • Personalised and Tailor-Made Ceremonies. Simon takes pride in creating a bespoke wedding ceremony that reflects your unique personalities, ensuring that it becomes a cherished memory for you, your families, and your friends.
  • One Ceremony per day - Simon will only ever commit to ONE ceremony per day so you will be assured of being his main focus
  • Fun and Enthusiastic Approach. Simon's fun-loving and enthusiastic style adds an extra touch of joy and celebration to your wedding ceremony. 
  • Dedication and Attention. Simon's commitment to conducting only one ceremony per day means that your wedding will receive his undivided attention. He builds a genuine sense of trust, connection, and warmth with his couples.


Package Inclusions: 

Here are some examples of what's included in Simon's packages: 

All-Inclusive Packages

  • Custom-written, personal and engaging ceremony
  • Workshop your ceremony plans, ideas and aspirations
  • Assist and guide you in composing your vows 
  • Attend one rehearsal if required 
  • Provide a portable PA system if required
  • Take care of legalities and paperwork

* Additional travel costs may apply to the wedding and rehearsal if not within 10 km of Melbourne CBD.

Simon also offers a 'Just the Basics Package', if that's more your cup of tea. 


Highlights of working with Simon:

  • Fun, enthusiastic, experienced and reliable celebrant 
  • Guaranteed sole focus on your wedding ceremony, with only one ceremony conducted per day
  • Personalised and engaging ceremony that reflects your unique love story
  • Professionalism, flexibility, and attention to detail throughout the planning and execution of your ceremony, before, during  and after the event
  • Assistance and guidance in composing your vows and exploring rituals and symbols
  • Peace of mind with comprehensive services, including legal requirements, documentation, and public liability insurance coverage


“Simon is amazing and we would highly recommend him to anyone! Simon is very down to earth, friendly and easy to work with and made us feel super comfortable! Simon made the whole process leading up to the wedding not stressful at all and everything was seamless." - Mel + Nathanael.



Originally from Yorkshire in the north of England, I have lived in Melbourne for the last nineteen years. As an experienced public speaker, trainer, writer and director of the performing arts I combine creativity and originality in all that I do. Also having been a sustainability professional for over thirty years, I truly care about people and the world we live in and the couples that I have the honour of working with.


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Service Area Melbourne and surrounding areas

Melbourne and surrounding areas
Melbourne and surrounding areas


Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime moment - you want it to be perfect and finding the right celebrant that fits your vision for the ceremony is crucial. The only way to find the perfect celebrant is to reach out and meet with them, starting with celebrants that have websites and testimonials that resonate with you.

By law, the latest you can lodge your intention to marry is one calendar month before your wedding. Two months prior to your wedding date is the recommended minimum time to book your celebrant. Book as early as you're able, to allow plenty of time to ensure you have the right ceremony for you.

In terms of legal documentation for your marriage, you will need to fill out a Notice of Intended Marriage Form. This can be officially lodged with your celebrant no earlier than 18 months and no later than one month before the date of the marriage. You also need to provide proof of identification and address (e.g. passport or driving licence). If either of you have been previously married, you'll need to provide proof the previous marriage/s ended and that you are therefore legally able to marry again.

A marriage occurring in Australia may be solemnised on any day, at any time, and at any place. The marriage must be registered in the State or Territory where the marriage was solemnised and your celebrant will ensiure this happens.

The Australian Marriage Act 1961 has a few legal requirements that must be spoken in the ceremony, but other than this, I will work with you to co-create the ceremony you want so you can have as much or as little input as you like.

It's my job to guide you and provide ideas and suggestions.

It really depends on the scale of your wedding and we'd decide together if we felt it necessary. If we did need one it'd preferably be 1-2 weeks before the ceremony. A rehearsal will help to ensure your actual wedding day is as stress free and enjoyable as possible. I would attend the rehearsal as part of my standard fee. A rehearsal allows everyone involved in the wedding ceremony to run through the placement and roles of people and to go through the ceremony to get a feel for how long it will take. The rehearsal also provides the ideal time for the couple to sign a final piece of paperwork that is required, the statutory declaration confirming that there is no legal impediment to your marriage.

I will arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled start time. This allows plenty of time to make sure everything is as it needs to be.

The Notice of Intended Marriage document is valid for 18 months from the date it is lodged. I would be happy to postpone or reschedule your wedding with you as long as the one-month minimum time requirement has been fulfilled and I am not already booked on your chosen date. If that were the case, I would help to find you a replacement celebrant.

Most are around 20 minutes long. However, it can be as short or as long as you like depending on what you would like to include as long as the minimum legal requirements are covered. The legal minimum requirements could be covered in just a few minutes and my 'just the basics' package might be what you're looking for.

You will need to have two witnesses who are 18 years old or over and understand English. You may want to ask someone to be your witness that you could not include in the bridal party. This way they still play a role in your wedding. They will be present during the ceremony and required to sign the marriage certification on the day.

I have a portable PA system available which can operate from the mains or its own battery, if one is not available at the venue. This can also be used to play any music of your choice as part of the ceremony.

I’d discuss this with you beforehand. I would wear appropriate attire to suit the formality or informality of your wedding. If your wedding is to be themed in a special way, I would be happy to dress accordingly.

On your wedding day I will supply you with a wedding certificate for you to keep as a memento. I would arrange for the official marriage certificate to be sent after the wedding from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. This certificate is needed to confirm that your marital status has legally changed and that you are now married. If you plan to change your name or alter any official documents then the official marriage certificate would be needed.

On your wedding day, I will supply you with a wedding certificate, however this is not a document recognised for legally changing of names. You will need the official marriage certificate issued by the local Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for this purpose. I can arrange for this to be sent to you, usually within two weeks, of your wedding. You can then use this to officially change your name should you wish to.

Yes! All marriages conducted by an authorised civil celebrant are recognised by law in Australia, and in most circumstances recognised by law around the world.

9 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

July 2023

Simon was a wonderful marriage celebrant. We had heard he was good, but he exceeded our expectations. Before the wedding we had a couple of meetings to talk about our love story and give input on what kind of ceremony we would like. Simon gave helpful ideas about how we could make the ceremony special and unique for us. Later we had a full draft ceremony to revise and tweak. It was really exciting seeing our story come to life and woven into the formal proceedings. My wife is Jewish and Simon incorporated Jewish elements into the ceremony too. On the day itself, Simon looked sharp and was exactly what we were looking for. He was well spoken, engaging and entertaining. He kept our guests focussed for around 40 minutes and the ceremony was a genuinely joyful experience for both of us. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone looking

Kent H.

Simon J. Robinson Celebrant

It was a pleasure and honour to be a part of such a special day - thank you!

June 2023

Simon took the time to get to know us and get a deep understanding of our relationship. He came up with amazing suggestions, listened to our requests and ensured everything was well organised for our big day. He did his own research into our culture and intertwined it in to the ceremony for that extra special touch. Highly recommended!

Tanya S.

Simon J. Robinson Celebrant

Thank you Tanya for your kind words - very much appreciated!

June 2023

Simon was an amazing celebrant to work with. From the get go we felt comfortable with him and conversation just flowed perfectly. Simon helped tell our story so well and helped make our special day all the more special. He is very professional and communicated very quickly, clearly and in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend Simon to anyone who is looking to get married

Melissa H.

Simon J. Robinson Celebrant

Thats lovely Mel , delighted I was able to make the experience so easy for you both.

July 2023

Simon was a natural pick for us. Little did we know though just how much fun we’d have planning our wedding with him! Simon made the whole process such an enjoyable part of our planning and crafted a ceremony that reflected us perfectly, with a beautiful balance of fun and sincerity. His genuine warmth and humour are still talked about amongst our guests now - our best friends also booked him for their wedding!

Angela S.

July 2023

Simon's unique combination of personality, performing arts ability, compassion and emotional intelligence made choosing him as our celebrant one of the easiest decisions in planning our wedding. He is able to strike a fine balance between humour and solemnity, and able to speak in a genuine and authentic way about each of us, our relationship and the life we lead and wish to lead together. Through the ceremony Simon took our guests on a beautiful journey and there was not a dry eye to be found amongst our guests by the end. I couldn't recommend him enough.

Bronwyn D.

Simon J. Robinson Celebrant

It was a great honour and a pleasure to have been chosen by you both and I very much appreciate your kind words.

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There are so many choices for a celebrant... How can we narrow down and pick one for us?

We are having just a small wedding - 20 guests. It will be a simple ceremony followed by the reception. We don't want to spend too much, but would like a celebrant who can make the short amount of time special.

Simon J. Robinson Celebrant

Its a tricky one as, essentially, all celebrants offer the same thing so it's relly down to finding a person you feel you can relate to and who can reflect what you and your partner want from the wedding. I'd suggest a short list and then have a chat to each one and see who feels 'right' :)

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