Tim Barnes Celebrant

5.0  ( 21 reviews ) · Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Surrounds · Show Phone
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Looking for a Melbourne-based celebrant who stands out from the crowd? Tim Barnes is your guy. After performing a friend’s wedding several years ago, Tim discovered an unexpected love for being a celebrant and decided to make it his career. As a young, laid-back celebrant who specialises in creating memorable experiences, Tim is keen to make your wedding day comfortable and magical.

Tim Barnes is a young, enthusiastic, and adaptable celebrant who performs wedding all across Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Tim fell into the wedding biz after doing a mate’s wedding some years ago, where he quickly became addicted to the smiles, the tears of joy, and the laughter. He considers himself super lucky to have had a front-row seat to so many weddings worldwide and can’t wait for each new occasion on the calendar.


“We are so glad we picked Tim to be our celebrant. We wanted the atmosphere and mood of our ceremony to reflect our personalities, Tim made this a reality! Our ceremony was better than we could have dreamed, filled with love and a lot of laughter! We are so grateful for Tim for perfectly balancing sentiment and joy. Our day was such fun, largely down to the stories that Tim told and his natural style. Tim’s guidance, especially his support making our vows special and unique means so much to us.” Rachelle S


Couples rave about Tim’s ability to judge the feel of the day and adapt to make it a comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable experience for them and all their family and friends. Tim guides you through the ceremony on the day and in the months leading up to the altar. He ensures that the focus remains on you.


Interested in getting to know Tim? He loves chatting to couples over a coffee (or something stronger). He is always keen to understand how you see your wedding day unfolding in your mind so together you can work towards making it a completely magical reality!


What you’ll love about Tim Barnes Celebrant for your Melbourne wedding:


  • Personalised ceremonies. No two couples are the same, so your wedding should reflect the things that make you unique including inside jokes, funny stories, and touching emotions.
  • Need a hand with the dance? Tim has gone above and beyond with many couples by guiding them through their first dance!
  • His youthful energy. A charismatic and relaxed celebrant, Tim brings vibrancy and humour to each wedding he performs.



Highlights of Tim Barnes Celebrant:

  • Unique vows and personalised ceremonies
  • Provides professional PA system
  • Travels across Melbourne



Simply fill out the contact form below! If you'd prefer to talk over the phone, give me a call any time. I'm also available by text, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook. I love meeting new people and answering questions, so please feel free to reach out however you want!

I'm really comfortable in a suit or open collar, but I am happy to wear whatever is requested! I tend to take a few things into account when picking an outfit: the colour scheme of the wedding, what the groom is wearing and the formality of the occasion. I want to ensure I look the part and don't clash!

There are a number of 'behind the scenes' tasks that I am involved in before the ceremony starts. I arrive at least an hour before the ceremony. This allows me to become acquainted with the ceremony location, choose an appropriate place to set up my PA system and to introduce myself to venue staff. I also liaise with your photographers and videographers to ensure we are all comfortable with positioning. I am a friendly face for all guests and bridal party members and will help usher and direct as required.

I have been a marriage celebrant since 2017. However, in addition to this, I have worked in logistics (a skill I have leaned on in planning weddings!) and done a lot of work presenting, MC-ing, voice-overs and writing. I have been focusing recently, on really honing my presentation skills and enhancing my vocal range. This is to ensure I can inflect the correct tone on your ceremony and ensure guests ride the experience closely. I am as comfortable MC-ing your reception as I am conducting your ceremony - adding a degree of polish and flexibility that has come about through experience.

Certainly in-person. Whilst we have had to get creative over the years through Zoom and social media, nothing beats a coffee or a wine to discuss your vision for your wedding. There are lots of things to consider and real-time interaction, I find, is the most efficient way of ensuring we have alignment.

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September 2023

We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant to marry us on our wedding day than Tim! Tim went above and beyond to ensure our ceremony would be unforgettable! Right from our initial meeting, we immediately felt at ease with Tim, knowing he was the perfect choice for us. He really took the time in getting to know us as a couple, and it showed in the heartfelt and personalised ceremony he crafted, complete with just the right amount of humour! His ability to capture our love story and convey it to our guests in a way that truly reflected our personalities was nothing short of incredible.

Stephanie B.

May 2023

Tim was an absolute super star to work with. We asked for informal and fun and Tim really nailed the brief. All of our guests commented on how great Tim was as a celebrant and recognised the ceremony as one of the most beautiful ceremony they have ever seen. Tim has a natural ability to keep it personal and engaging, not telling our story but allowing people to live it through all of the emotions. Tim was also our MC for our reception, he bought all of the energy; he did an incredible job of getting the party started and keeping the day on track. We can't thank Tim enough for making our day extra memorable.

Taylah S.

April 2023

Tim is incredible, he acted as both our Celebrant and MC. We had a private elopement style ceremony into a full reception. He made our lives so easy, he guided us every step of the way and put us at ease, Tim is honestly born to do this. Tim went above and beyond and we are sooo eternally grateful to him. We received so many compliments on the night and beyond, and we owe it to Tim for making it happen as perfectly and smoothly as it did. I honestly couldn't recommend Tim Barnes any more highly!

Teneille R.

February 2024

Tim Barnes is amazing !!! Honestly if you are looking for a celebrant who makes you feel like you've known them for ever and they are part of your family then book this guy in the first chance you get. Nothing is too difficult for him and he goes that extra mile every time. He dresses professionally and compliments your wedding too... not just turn like we've seem other celebrants do at other weddings. This guy is simply the best in the business. Thank you Tim, our guests keep raving about how good you were, but hey we already knew that anyway.

Brett A.

October 2023

Tim was amazing, we're happy to be paired with him by Easy Weddings. He was easy going and very easy to chat to, he kept tabs on us and walked us through the entire process. His speech was wonderfully crafted and had a great personal touch. Ps. Spend with supplier just est as this was part of the package

Tammy C.

Tim Barnes Celebrant

Thank you so much, Tammy. I Loved getting to know you two! Wishing you a wonderful married life together :)

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