Mike Larkan - Celebrant & MC

5.0  ( 124 reviews ) · Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenongs and Mornington Peninsula (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

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
  • Service Excellence Award Winner 2022
  • 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

About

For about 25 years I have been presenting the weather with Channel 10. I also host numerous events around town. As Ambassador of the Lost Dogs Home, and a dog owner/lover, Australia Day Ambassador and Variety Club Ambassador I'm always hosting community events. Weekends are also spent with my wife and kids (lots of sport) and catching up with friends, as well as marrying couples. I also love to travel, and do so early January & early July.

mr Mike Larkan

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Location

Service Area Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenongs and Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenongs and Mornington Peninsula
Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenongs and Mornington Peninsula

FAQ

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

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.

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).


124 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

April 2023

Mike was a BRILLIANT addition to our wedding day. We're so glad with how he ran our wedding ceremony and reception. We've had incredible feedback from guests about Mike specifically. Mike is professional, yet warm and funny. He kept everything on the night going smoothly and is very experienced in entertaining the crowd. One of the best choices we made about our wedding day. We highly recommend choosing him as your Celebrant and MC. - Cat + Daniel.

Catherine W.

July 2022

Mike did a wonderful job as the celebrant for our wedding. We chose him because we thought his sense of humour and fun nature would make for a light-hearted ceremony. He absolutely delivered that. He worked with us in the lead up to our wedding day to ensure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Our guests all found his ceremony entertaining. It was a lovely representation of our love story and our connection. He was able to set a relaxed and welcoming tone to the day, which was exactly the vibe we wanted. We would highly recommend his services as a celebrant to any couple planning their special day.. Thank you Mike for making our wedding ceremony one we will remember.

Samantha R.

April 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!

Darcy A.

April 2024

We couldn't have picked a better celebrant & MC for our wedding. Mike was hilarious and really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted in our wedding. We couldn't be happier with how our day turned out and it was largely thanks to Mike's attention to detail & organisation skills. I felt so much less nervous before walking down the aisle knowing we were in for a good time! Would definitely recommend Mike to anyone looking for a fun & well-organised wedding.

Emily O.

March 2024

We are very happy that we chose Mike to be our celebrant. He made the ceremony very funny and fun too. We were both quite nervous on the day and he helped to calm our nerves too. He is 100% the most amazing celebrant! So many of our guests have said it was hands down the best ceremony ever. Mike also helped us with the legal paperwork.

Tania C.


Expert Advice

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What time should my ceremony be?

We're making a ceremony local due to a close family member that can't go far. Our reception venue is 1 hr away, We'll need to arrive around 6:30-7pm at reception. We have a wedding photoshoot prior to the reception venue, this will be about 2 hrs.

Mike Larkan - Celebrant & MC

I would suggest putting 2.30 on the invitation or 2.45sharp (there is always bound to be guests arriving late) intending to start your ceremony at 3. This still leaves plenty of time for photos ... the last thing you want to be doing is rushing your photographer. Enjoy your wedding ??.

Advice for having your dog in your ceremony

Would love some advice! We def want to include our dog in our wedding ceremony! We want him as the ring bearer. Are they are any things to avoid or prepare for in advance? Thanks!

Mike Larkan - Celebrant & MC

Yep, it can add that extra 'wow' to your ceremony. I always suggest that the dog be a surprise (hidden) and the best man pretends he has left the rings somewhere & races off to look for them .... returning with the dog with rings on the dogs collar ?? 

Do celebrants travel and how far?

Hello. We're considering getting married in the country but are wondering, if we find the celebrant we love, if they generally travel to do weddings. How do they price for that?

Mike Larkan - Celebrant & MC

That is something you need to discuss with your celebrant. Some simply don't travel too far, others don't mind the drive. Often if the venue is more than 45 minutes from their office/home they'll add a travel fee perhaps $50 - $150

. I live in Melbourne's SE and charge a fee to marry couples in the Yarra Valley and often the Dandenongs, for example.

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