Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

(3 reviews)
Service Area
Sunshine Coast and Surrounds
Business Hours
7 days - I will always reply as soon as I can, usually within 3 hours!
Average Pricing
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Looking for a warm, sincere, qualified marriage celebrant ready to turn your ceremony wishes into a glowing reality? If so, you’ll love working with Philippa Holness - one of Queensland’s most sought-after marriage celebrants. Performing weddings throughout the gorgeous Sunshine Coast, Noosa, and Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Philippa boasts a wealth of knowledge, resources, and guidance.

Upon first meeting with Philippa, you’ll feel an instant sense of familiarity, comfort, and warmth. Her impressive credentials, authentic approach, and professional poise make for truly heartfelt wedding ceremonies across the stunning Sunshine Coast. 

With incredible natural intuition, Philippa will interpret your ceremony desires and assist in creating the perfect wedding experience for you and your loved ones. Whether you have a million ideas or zero, Philippa’s wealth of local knowledge, extensive experience in the wedding industry, plethora of helpful resources, and genuine love for her job will act as a fantastic guide. 

From intimate, legals-only ceremonies to extravagant gatherings, Philippa has done it all. She will take care of all the finer details, including legal documentation, visa obtainment if required, and a complimentary Easy Name Change voucher as part of her several comprehensive packages. 


“Working with Philippa was a dream. Not only was she an incredible celebrant, but she also did all the heavy lifting when it came to completing the legal documentation. She is such a beautiful human who took the time to really get to know my husband and me to ensure she was able to capture the essence of our relationship on our special day. I can not recommend Philippa enough!” - Nicolle M. 


What you’ll love about working with Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness for your wedding:

  • Authentic, unique ceremonies. Philippa encourages couples to embrace their uniqueness to create truly personalised wedding ceremonies. She strives to highlight the unwavering love and commitment shared between two loving individuals in a way that will be remembered for years to come. Each ceremony is completely tailored to ensure the authentic reflection of the couple as well as optimal satisfaction. 
  • Location, location, location. Whether you’re after a wedding by the sea, atop a mountain, or within the gorgeous hinterlands, Philippa can provide an extensive list of the most beautiful locations throughout Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. There are endless stunning possibilities for you and your partner to choose from. 
  • Highly resourceful. From a large collection of ceremony resources to a lengthy list of recommended suppliers, your wedding day has never been made so easy. Philippa’s expansive range of tips, tricks, and tools will aid in planning not only your ceremony but several other wedding details. 


What packages does Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness offer? 

Philippa offers a range of incredible wedding packages to choose from, depending on your needs and requirements. Here are some examples of what’s included: 

Wedding Packages

  • Pre-wedding meetings
  • Ceremony creation 
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Execution and registration of all legal documentation prior to and on your wedding day
  • Assistance and guidance to obtain your Official Marriage Certificate after your wedding
  • Complimentary voucher to Easy Name Change 
  • Beautifully presented keepsake copy of your ceremony
  • Professional high-quality PA system with wireless microphone
  • Access to a large collection of ceremony resources
  • Professional Vow Writing Service
  • Full Public Liability Insurance

Sunshine Coast Celebrant + Photography Packages:

  • Pre-wedding meet up 
  • Post-production editing 
  • Gallery creation 
  • Online gallery 
  • 25 high-resolution photos + web quality files for social media
  • High-quality prints 
  • Image gallery delivered within seven days


Highlights of working with Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness:

  • Warm, sincere, highly qualified 
  • Unique, personalised ceremonies 
  • Extensive list of resources 
  • Same-sex friendly 
  • Complimentary voucher to Easy Name Change


Can you look after all the legal documentation?

Philippa will take care of all of the legal documentation and processes for you. She will even assist in acquiring a visa for your partner if required and help you obtain your Official Marriage Certificate after your wedding. 


How long does the ceremony last for?

Philippa believes that 25-minutes or less is ideal for an unforgettable ceremony. 


Do you have your own PA and music system?

Philippa supplies a high-quality PA system and a wireless microphone. 


“We really appreciated Philippa’s genuine caring and nurturing guidance throughout the whole process. She was always extremely professional, calming and had great ideas and suggestions. Philippa is extremely thorough, detail focussed and guided us through the whole process step by step. Philippa makes you feel valued and not just a ‘client’ but more like new friends. We would absolutely recommend Philippa as a marriage celebrant to anyone who wants a charming and memorable ceremony.” - Bryan C. 

Questions and Answers

What are the typical things that you need to know before you can provide a quote to a customer?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

How many guests will be at the wedding? If it is just the two of you, do you require me to provide 2 witnesses over the age of 18, which I can organise? What is your chosen location for the ceremony? What is the date and time of your ceremony? 

Is there a particular aspect of celebrancy that you specialise in?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

Absolutely everything.......from small intimate romantic elopements and registry style marriage ceremonies to the larger and more elaborate wedding events, beach, hinterland, gorgeous venue or your own backyard, I am a supporter of marriage equality and perform civil unions, naming ceremonies and vow renewals as well.

Which name will I sign on my marriage certificate?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

I think this is my most regularly asked question and for good reason! You are going from one name to a new name but on your wedding day, please sign the certificates with your CURRENT signature, your old name!

What can you bring to our wedding experience?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

I am an experienced Celebrant and delight in arranging beautiful ceremonies that will be remembered for a life-time, be they very simple for just the 2 of you or more elaborate, I will liaise with you until the occasion is just as you desire and more....! I have access to numerous other suppliers who I can personally recommend and organise for you. I am mostly always contactable too, please feel free to message/email/call me evenings and weekends, public holidays too, I will always return your call as soon as I possibly can.

Are you an insured business and do you guarantee your work?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

Yes, I am fully insured through the 'Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants', the largest association of professional celebrants in Australia. All public liability is covered at any venue and we are also provided with many benefits to maintain our professional service to the highest degree. All aspects of my work are absolutely in line with the requirements of the Attorney-General, the regulatory body of Celebrants in Australia.


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24 Sep 2021

Words can’t even describe how lovely Philippa is, her bubbly bright personality is what made her our perfect celebrant. Philippa wrote a beautiful story all about us which she kept as a surprise for our day. It had us and our guests giggling, smiling until our face hurt and with tears of joy and love. Philippa was beyond wonderful. Could not recommend her enough

22 Sep 2021

Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special ❤️❤️❤️ Your ceremony was everything we dreamed it to be, and so much more magical. Our favourite part was your story. We absolutely loved your surprise story about the two of us, and how our love story all started. There was so much of your own love, joy and happiness that went into every moment and verse, and that’s what made our ceremony so special for us and our families. We could have chosen any wedding celebrant, but we chose you Philippa, because you are such a beautiful person with a big heart, and we knew our day would be so magical with you as our beautiful celebrant. You even matched your outfit to our colours! What a beautiful, personal touch! ❤️😍

4 Sep 2021

Heidi and I used Philippa as our marriage celebrant and were very happy with our experience. She is very attentive and articulate with a warm friendly demeanour. She is extremely organised and responsive to any contact and questions we had. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for your special day. Richard and Heidi Sheehy

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