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Philip Holland Sydney Celebrant

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Philip Holland is a joyful marriage celebrant who specialises in crafting one-of-a-kind ceremonies for couples all around Sydney. He has extensive experience performing 950+ weddings over the past 18 years, including live weddings on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and Four Weddings. You’ll simply love working with Philip’s delightfully easy-going, flexible, and creative nature.

Philip Holland is the type of marriage celebrant you feel you’ve known for years upon first meeting. He boasts a wealth of experience, wisdom, and a raw passion for capturing your love story in the most authentic, creative, and joyful way possible. He encourages you to contribute as many thoughts and ideas as you like to ensure he performs the wedding ceremony you’ve always envisioned. 

Philip never shies away from the opportunity to try something new or out of the ordinary. Regardless of your wedding theme or style, he will happily accommodate and join in on the fun. He has performed over 950 traditional and modern weddings, dressing up as everything from a pirate and Indian magician to a game show host and a clown. 

He will even take the time to write up a light-hearted story about you as a unique way to get your guests laughing and involved at the start of the ceremony. His tongue-in-cheek style and undeniable passion for what he does are beloved by the couples he’s married, whom he now calls friends.


“Philip was absolutely perfect - he responded to every email immediately, accommodated us with in-person meetings, crafted a beautiful and personal ceremony, and was so amazing on the day that many of our guests commented that he was the best celebrant they'd seen.” - Cassandra C. 


What you'll love about working with Philip Holland for your Sydney wedding:

  • His incredible thoughtfulness. Philip’s thoughtfulness is admirable. He works with couples all around Sydney, including the Hunter Valley, Wollongong, and the Blue Mountains. Regardless of where you’re located, he is happy to travel to you for every meeting and catch-up. If your parents reside overseas and are unable to make it to the wedding, Philip will offer to perform some of the ceremony in their native language to ensure your wedding day is extra special for them as well.  
  • Traditional and modern ceremonies. If you’re after a formal, traditional wedding or something a little more out of the ordinary, Philip Holland is eager to hear your ideas and turn your wedding dreams into a vibrant reality. From culturally specific weddings to same-sex marriages, Philip strives to capture who you are as a couple as best he can - making your wedding day an unforgettable occasion for all. 
  • Highly experienced. It’s not every day you find a marriage celebrant who has performed live weddings on TV! Well, this marriage celebrant has! Philip’s not only been a part of a live wedding on Channel 7’s The Morning Show, but also the Four Weddings TV series. With over 18 years in the wedding industry, he has performed over 950 wedding ceremonies and is ready to bring your ceremony wishes to life next. 


Highlights of working with Philip Holland Sydney:

  • Highly experienced
  • Passionate, joyful, calm nature 
  • Performs traditional and non-traditional wedding ceremonies
  • Isn’t afraid to try something new or out of the ordinary 
  • Encourages thoughts and ideas from his couples to create the perfect personalised ceremony 


Does Philip Holland Sydney perform other services apart from wedding ceremonies?

Yes, Philip Holland also performs renewal of vows ceremonies, baby namings, commitment ceremonies, funerals and more! 


“If you are looking for a professional, approachable, warm and flexible celebrant, then look no further. Philip is wonderful to deal with. Highly recommended.” - Fiona F. 



After 18 years and over 950 weddings I cannot imagine a job I would prefer to be doing! Every wedding and every couple is different. When we meet for the first time it is always a joy to hear my couple's ideas and suggest a few of my own and then to develop something really memorable for them to enjoy and remember for the rest of their lives. The most common feedback I get from my brides is "Thank you for keeping me calm" which is one of the things I pride myself on.

Mr Philip Holland

Sydney Marriage Celebrant



Service Area New South Wales

New South Wales
New South Wales


I love doing special things for my couples ??. I have performed weddings in a cowboy outfit, dressed as a pirate, as an Indian magician and in a wetsuit, so no matter how unusual your request, I would be happy to do it!

I perform weddings regularly on the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley, down to Kiama and out to the Blue Mountains.

Happy to discuss weddings anywhere in Australia ??

I take care of all of the legals for you. I just need to sight your passports or photo ID and birth certificates and get you to sign a Stat Dec before the ceremony and the marriage certificates on the day.

If you have been married previously I need to see your divorce or death certificate for your previous partner before the ceremony.

NSW law requires you to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with your celebrant at least one month prior to your intended marriage. If your circumstances require a shortening of that time I can advise you of the processes where that may be possible.

I can give you some information to get you started, or alternatively you can use my pre-written vows if you would prefer.

23 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

November 2021

Philip officiated our wedding during uncertain times. Due to changing COVID NSW health policies we needed to reschedule our wedding date. Philip was accommodating and allowed us to change our plans with ease. Philip's calm demeanour brought emotional stability to an already chaotic wedding day. His excellent public speaking skills kept all our guests engaged. It was a perfect amalgamation of professionalism and comedy that made Philip a stand-out from all other celebrants we encountered. My partner and I felt truly lucky to have Philip service our wedding ceremony and we could not have chosen a better celebrant.

Nigel T.

Philip Holland Sydney Celebrant

Thanks so much Nigel, It was an absolute delight to marry you and Chloe in such a beautifully different location - I have never done a ceremony at the Roslyn Packer Theatre before and i will certainly be recommending it to other couples! I hope you have a wonderful life together! All the best, Philip

October 2021

From the beginning of the planning to the end of the evening, Philip assisted us with a combination of professionalism, cheerfulness, and flexibility that allowed us to say what we felt and to have exactly the ambience we wanted. We couldn't be happier with him and will definitely be booking him for our renewal of vows in ten years!

Tom A.

Philip Holland Sydney Celebrant

Thanks Tom and Alex, What a joy your wedding was! I felt like part of the family from the day we met and feel that we will always remain friends. All the best for a wonderful married life. Cheers, Philip

November 2015

Philip was absolutely perfect - he responded to every email immediately, accommodated us with in person meetings, crafted a beautiful and personal ceremony, and was so amazing on the day that many of our guests commented that he was the best celebrant they'd seen.

Cassandra C.

October 2023

We were very happy with Philip as our celebrant. Phil was responsive to our enquiries, professional and friendly. He provided us with excellent examples and suggestions to help us draft a beautiful ceremony . We wanted something simple, brief, yet personal and he was happy to accommodate all of our requests. We received positive comments from guests as to how well Phil spoke and the atmosphere of the ceremony. We would certainly recommend Phil to others.

Jordan M.

October 2023

Thank you Philip for making the whole process smooth and relaxed. You made us feel comfortable and at ease, and were professional and reassuring before and on the wedding day. We also appreciated that you were very willing to accommodate our needs and wishes.

Brent S.

Expert Advice

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Do celebrants charge more for new year's eve weddings?

Wondering if there are surcharges for special dates like this.

Philip Holland Sydney Celebrant


As with any business, to each his/her own. I don't charge extra for public holidays or special days like NYE. I did one at Balmoral Beach in the afternoon of NYE and the couple invited me to join them on a boat on the harbour for their reception, watching the fireworks - it was such a joy! I think couples appreciate their celebrant going that extra personal mile ??

Do you have to belong to a church to get married there?

We love the look of some of the older cathedrals, but neither of us is religious. Would we be permitted to marry there?

Philip Holland Sydney Celebrant


You would need to contact the church as they all have different rules but generally you would need to have a religious service performed by a priest. The exception would be if the church had been deconsecrated and was open to non-religious ceremonies.

Have a wonderful day!

All the best

Philip Holland

Sydney Celebrant

If a Couple Doesn't Kiss at Their Wedding, What Else Can They Do?

I am extremely phobic of being touched, but at weddings the couple always kisses. Is it a requirement, or are there different things I can do? If so, what?

Philip Holland Sydney Celebrant


A kiss is traditional but certainly not a requirement. Other options might be a hand fasting, where your hands are joined together with a special ribbon with your names embroidered on it. Once the fasting is completed the knot is slipped off and placed in a special box as a memento of your special day.

If the actual touching of the hands is an issue you could have a special set of silk gloves just for the purpose.

Another option is sharing a glass of wine, where you have a special goblet and you each take a sip from it.

I hope that helps,

All the best,

Philip Holland Sydney Celebrant

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