Celebrant 2018-02-28T06:13:43+00:00



Welcome, my name’s Chris North, I am a Commonwealth Registered Civil Marriage Celebrant, I provide exceptional ceremonies for my clients both in Australia and overseas.

As a Celebrant, I have the legal responsibility of being able to officiate a marriage. This is a great privilege, one I don’t take for granted. I believe that the wedding ceremony sets the tone for the whole day. That’s why I invest and focus my time in producing ceremonies that guests talk about long after the event.

It’s not just weddings though. I can be used for anything from Engagement Ceremonies, Vow Renewals, and Naming Celebrations, to Funerals, and Civil Rites of Closure and Farewell.

I have a Masters in Marketing with a background in radio and television. I’ve created engaging content for broadcasters and agencies both on and off the air. Now I am a regular MC for corporate awards and events, and on the stand up circuit. Comedy is a real passion for me, with three Melbourne International Comedy Festivals under the belt, I have even written for a number of TV shows including The Side Show with Paul McDermott, GNW v2, and HYBPA. And if that’s not enough, I have the odd privilege of travelling to the Eurovision Song Contest every year as a reporter and broadcast research writer.

This experience shows in my work as a Celebrant. I thrive on creating engaging and personal ceremonies for all occasions. No copy and paste, no insert name here, no changing him to her.

Every ceremony, every time, uniquely yours.

In 2017, I established Otway North Celebrants, a nationwide agency that sets a new benchmark in the wedding industry. Otway North connects you to some of Australia’s best Celebrants, and the skills they can offer, in a professional environment.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to us working together to make your event or occasion outstanding and memorable for you and your guests.







“Chris North was nothing short of spectacular. His impeccable preparation meant that the ceremony was very personal and he hit the perfect balance of gravitas and humour. We could not recommend him more highly.”

Emma and Justin, London, UK

“Chris made guests smile and laugh while rain came down during our ceremony with his thoughtful, hilarious and well executed words. And then he backed it up as our MC. You will not be one bit dissatisfied with this excellent celebrant and MC.”

Hollie and Cameron, Brisbane

“Chris was the perfect celebrant for our wedding. He went out of his way to really get to know our story, captured who we are perfectly in the ceremony and really had our guests entertained from start to finish.”

Maree and Allan





I look after all the legal paperwork and the registration in the state which the ceremony took place. The law in Australia requires that you lodge paperwork with a celebrant one month before the wedding. If you have already lodged your Notice of Intent with another celebrant, that’s perfectly fine. Let me know their details, and I’ll contact them directly for the paperwork.


I perform weddings and elopements internationally. It’s a known fact that the hassle of getting married according local laws can cost more than you expect, and the legal requirements cause more grief than happiness. My clients love that we go on the journey together, from Australia to the world. They feel confident from day one that they are having the ceremony they always wished for.

There are a number of options that are available to you. Let’s discuss those when we meet, to ensure your marriage is perfectly legal, and then you can give you and your guests the celebration to remember.


Yes. Let’s meet as often as you like so you are comfortable on the day. I’d love to know you as best as I can before the ceremony as well. Rehearsals are included in all my packages. I’m a firm believer that if you know what’s happening, then the ceremony is less overwhelming and confusing. And you can relax, and look relaxed!


I require a 50% deposit to confirm your booking. This secures the legal paperwork and planning for your day, it holds the date so no one else can book it, and it guarantees flexibility if for any reason you have to change the date.


My services are all inclusive. That means I will bring a top quality wireless broadcast microphone and PA. It allows for you to connect music if you want through MP3 and USB. And the output is perfect for your videographer to record high quality audio too!

I include a signing table and chairs if required.

And finally, all my wedding certificates are prepared with a professional calligrapher, to really stand out in your photos.




Contact Chris now for a prompt response.