Tim Barnes Celebrant

5.0  ( 24 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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April 2024

Tim, how did we get so lucky to meet you? We initially met with Tim over zoom and this lasted nearly 2 hours! We had a great feeling about him from the beginning, so we met over a burger and he was all about getting to know us as individuals and us as a couple. For me, I have a traditional upbringing, and celebrants can be frowned upon as the alternative to a traditional priest. Tim completely flipped this stigma for all of my family- in fact, he was all they were talking about! He nailed our story as a couple, he helped us with our vows, speeches.. if you think it ends there, it doesn't- he brought in his bubble machine, he set up a zoom link for family overseas and was keeping them up to date with the day, he's also a dance teacher (so if you need pointers on your first dance, he does that too!) Tim also happened to be our MC, which is part of his wide range of services. Our structure, our day and night were all so perfect. We are honestly so lucky to have come across Tim! Best decision we made for our wedding, what a legend

Caroline H.

March 2024

Tim was beyond anything we could have ever wished for! From the moment we met Tim, he put us at ease, and made the whole process incredibly easy! He took the time to get to know us, and made us feel so comfortable on the day. Our ceremony was magical, and Tim made it so much fun. He made the day truly unforgettable, and we cannot thank him enough. Everyone raved about how amazing he was!! We highly recommend Tim!!

Madeline G.

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.

April 2024

We had a great experience with Tim! We met via zoom and in person and found Tim easy to talk to and laugh with. A few wedding guests thought we were friends with Tim outside of planning the wedding because we had such easy banter. Tim made the process simple, gave us comfort that he was getting all the official parts right and was amazing on the day. Everything ran smoothly. Thanks Tim!

Kim Grant G.

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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