Pete the Celebrant

(77 reviews)
Service Area
Melbourne and surrounds, Yarra Valley and surrounds
Business Hours
Monday/Wednesdays 12 - 9pm
Thursdays 9am - 5pm
Saturdays 9am - 1pm
Average Pricing
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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 with them or 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!



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Questions and Answers

Do you offer rehearsals?

Pete the Celebrant

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!

Do you help with writing personal vows?

Pete the Celebrant

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!

Do you travel?

Pete the Celebrant

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

Do you complete all the legal paperwork?

Pete the Celebrant

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.

How far in advance should we book our celebrant?

Pete the Celebrant

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.


(77 reviews)
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29 Aug 2021

Pete has been funny, friendly and helpful from our first interaction with him and we knew straight away that he was ‘the one’ we wanted to marry us and MC our reception. Unfortunately, we had to postpone our wedding until next year due to COVID-19 and it’s comforting to know that, although we are going through these uncertain times, we have one less thing to worry about because Pete has been very supportive, understanding and flexible throughout this whole process. We know Pete is going to be an amazing part of our wedding and we can’t wait! If you’re looking for a celebrant and/or MC, Pete is your man!

Pete the Celebrant  

Thanks Paige. I can't wait for it too!

9 Feb 2019

Pete was fabulous - he made all of our interactions really warm and friendly, lead us through what needed to be done and all up nailed our ceremony on the day. So much so, our friends thought he was a personal friend of ours! Highly recommend Pete - he's professional and easy going and was always so helpful!

Pete the Celebrant  

This is no lie Carla: as soon as I woke up I knew we were going to have a cracker of a wedding! Had such a great time with you all leading up to and on the day! Congratulations!

15 Dec 2018

Pete was the perfect match for our wedding day. He was calm, fun, thoughtful throughout the whole planning process. He spent time understanding us and what makes us tick as a couple which really came across during the ceremony. We had so many people comment on how great he was and how much they enjoyed listening to our story. Couldn’t recommend Pete any higher!

Pete the Celebrant  

Thanks Laura and Ben!! You guys had a cracker of a ceremony! A lot of laughs, family connections were involved and at the end of the walked away with each other and a bottle of Gin, haha! Congratulations!

18 Jun 2022

Pete took over from our covid-positive celebrant 3 days before our wedding, and he immediately put as at ease. He was a true professional and an absolute charmer! We have had so many friends and family tell us it was the best wedding ceremony they've been to. Thank you Pete for making our ceremony exactly what we wanted - which was for it to be PERFECT.

15 May 2022

Pete was fantastic at telling our love story in a loving yet humorous way. He was very accommodating and understood what we wanted. Would definitely recommend him !!

9 Apr 2022

Pete was, hands down, one of our best vendors - he was our celebrant and MC for the day and did an absolutely perfect job at both. Pete listened to exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and talked us through all the details and gave his suggestions. With his encouragement and guidance we were able to have the relaxed, funny ceremony that we wanted (even though we e-mailed our vows to him the night before)! Pete carried on through the rest of the night perfectly and fit in so well with our guests (some of whom did not realise that we did not know Pete personally), and handled the running of our reception with aplomb, talking to all our vendors and making sure everything ran smoothly. Would highly recommend Pete for a stress-free experience!

6 Mar 2022

Pete was our celebrant for our wedding, and from all the big things to the little details Pete covered everything. He organised several catch ups before the big day to ensure he got to know us and our story. He made the ceremony fit with our casual theme really well, keeping it light and making us feel comfortable throughout. We also had Pete stay on as our MC and it was great having someone the guests already knew to introduce the couple, keep speeches on time and making sure we had everything we needed throughout the day. Couldn't be happier with our choice to go with Pete the Celebrant!

18 Feb 2022

So grateful we found Pete - we would HIGHLY recommend him, especially if you want a relaxed yet personal ceremony with a few laughs along the way! Choosing Pete to be our celebrant and MC for the most important day of our lives was easily the best decision we made. The whole process leading up to our wedding was seamless and easy even with our several postponements, Pete was accomodating and patient and made sure to check up on us to see how we were going. He was organised and informative. More than anything, we both loved his friendly, genuine and down to earth nature. He took the time to get to know us and our style, and as a result our ceremony (and reception) was personal, engaging and fun! (especially all the broken hand jokes - definitely helped Raf forget about the pain)

22 Jan 2022

Pete was so lovely to work with through the entire wedding process. Pete made our ceremony lighthearted, easygoing and personal, with a tear or two as well! Pete took the time to understand us as a couple, so much so that many guests thought that he was an old friend of ours. For a personal and easygoing ceremony, we cannot recommend Pete more highly! Many thanks, Josh and Maggie

1 Jan 2022

Being an older couple, we wanted to find a celebrant that could relate to people of all ages and Pete connected with us immediately. During our meetings via Zoom or face to face, Pete really listened and this was evident when he sent his first draft of our story. It was perfect as it described who we really were. On our wedding day Pete was there to greet me as I got out of the car. His reassuring smile telling me it was all going to be ok. He is a true professional with the right combination of funny stories and serious when he needs to be. Never taking the spotlight from the bride and groom. We could not be happier and would definitely recommend Pete to anyone looking for the best celebrant in Melbourne.

20 Dec 2021

Pete was absolutely amazing to work with and we couldn’t have been happier with him on our special day. He was so easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding and went out of his way to get to know us to provide the perfect ceremony having our guests laugh and cry. Couldn’t recommend him enough!

5 Dec 2021

A cut above the rest! Enough can not be said about how much of a pleasure it was to be able to have Pete as our wedding celebrant. Every word of praise he receives in all of his reviews are well deserved. So HAPPY we chose Pete. He was absolutely exceptional! Every step of the way he was there to help, took the time to get to know us as a couple and performed a wonderful service. He made our wedding extra special and she felt like part of our life, not just a "celebrant". His thoughtful approach, in allowing us to cater the vows to even asking what color our flowers were, the color of my husband suit, so he could chose his that wouldn't clash. We could not have more great things to say about Pete. He's the best!

23 May 2021

Search no more! Pete was the BEST decision we made out of ALL our wedding planning! We are super grateful we came across Pete, cannot thank him enough. We had the best ceremony experience. Our guest were so impressed by Pete. He delivered our story perfectly. He made the whole process super easy, relaxed and fun! We already can't wait to have Pete do our baby's naming day in the future ;-) Cannot recommend a better Celebrant!

8 May 2021

Superb in terms of support during the wedding process; amazing in terms of service; excellent in terms of performance. Pete has been flexible with meeting arrangements and has been helpful specially during the wedding day. We’re very nervous at the start but as soon as Pete starts to talk, we feel relaxed. We feel like we’ve known him for so long with the way he delivers our story. Thank you Pete! 👍🏼

Pete the Celebrant  

Thank you Lorelie, Chris and yourself are so cute together and it was my pleasure to join you. I loved the wedding feast, thank you for inviting me to enjoy.

26 Apr 2021

We had Pete as our Celebrant and MC and he was amazing. He was the perfect balance of funny and professional and totally matched our vibe. Our guests were very impressed. A few comments we received were 'is he part of the family, he seems to know you both so well' and 'Osher Günsberg vibes (haha)'. Highly recommend. Thanks Pete!

Pete the Celebrant  

Thank Jess! I'm so glad you and your friends loved my vibe...and Osher's too I guess. Loved being a part of the whole day, makes it incredibly special.

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