Brisbane City Celebrants Real Wedding Reviews

Brisbane City Celebrants are highly acclaimed for their modern and happy weddings combined with their flexible and professional approach.

Here is a just some of the feedback that Brisbane City Celebrants receive from both their happy brides and grooms.


Jamie's Weddings                Cara's Weddings

Riverlife Wedding Celebrant Review

"We had Jamie as our Celebrant in October 2015 and he was GREAT!

Jamie made everyone feel really relaxed. He gave us some helpful hints in writing our own vows and they turned out perfectly for us!

Jamie was very polite, warm and easy to deal with. We had a disaster with hair and make up on our day which left us running late for the ceremony. He was excellent at letting the guests know what was going on and kept everything running smoothly.

We asked Jamie to write a spiel about marriage equality to include in our ceremony which was also a big hit and was perfect :)

We were so impressed by Brisbane City Celebrants professionalism through out the whole process. Thanks guys!”

Katie and Justin – Riverlife Wedding

Image: Dreamlife Photography



"Wow! Jamie is an absolute professional whose passion for life, calm and caring personality is just brilliant.

Jamie – what can I say! You are a gentleman and a genuine master of your craft. You put me at ease and your own love for life shines through in your work.

He made some great suggestions regarding the ceremony and took a ‘consultative’ approach to designing our ceremony which we believe really sets him apart.

Jamie calmed my nerves and kept it fun. He even managed to keep me (the groom) engaged in the planning and scripting of the vows which is no easy task.

Ladies take note: Jamie actually got a man to do some planning haha! 

I am only getting married once, but I would have no hesitation in recommending Jamie to family, friends and colleagues.

Thanks again” – Ben & Flora – Pacific Golf Club Wedding

Image: LD Imagery


"Jamie was AMAZING!
He helped us create and delivered a very personal, relaxed ceremony which flowed beautifully, which both we and our guests thoroughly enjoyed.
His lovely calm manner made everyone feel completely at ease and took all of the stress out of the day too! We cannot recommend him highly enough! (5 Star Google Review)

Dear Jamie, Thank you for officiating at our Latrobe Chapel wedding. I know I already gave you a 5 star review on Google but we just wanted to thank you again personally for doing such an amazing job.

We could not have asked for a better Celebrant!

You provided us with plenty of really good ideas ideas for our ceremony, were flexible, patient, organised (generally more so than us!), reassuring and professional.

We honestly felt we wouldn't have had a better experience with anyone else and for that we are eternally grateful.

Many thanks,

Georgina & Brett" - Latrobe Chapel Wedding (via Thank you card)

Image: Jenny Cuerel Photography


"Jamie was wonderful! He was professional, warm and caring. His ability to speak in front of everyone was perfect and eloquent.

Communication between us and Brisbane City Celebrants was regular and genuine. A personal and sincere interest in your life and how your wedding plans were coming together was apparent and appreciated during our correspondence leading up to our special day.

We were so so SO happy that we went with Brisbane City Celebrants!"

Paul and Paul, Cloudland Wedding

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Roma Street Parklands, Sunset Glade Wedding

"Jamie was such a great Celebrant for our wedding!
He made personalising our ceremony easy, was super flexible, and offers great advice and support for vow writing.
We had a fun, relaxed ceremony, with lots of laughs which was just perfect. Jamie was even in on a surprise my Husband organised for me, to include our dog in the ceremony, which is one of my favourite memories. Our guests commented on how good the ceremony was and said it was a real reflection of us as a couple...thanks to Jamie.

Alana and Brett (+ pet dog)

Roma Street Parklands, Sunset Glade Wedding


Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Weddings

"Jamie did an extremely good job with our wedding ceremony. We were after a laid back, casual ceremony and that was exactly what we got! It was a great day and we feel Jamie had a big part in that"

Tegan & Aaron - Palm Tree Lawn wedding at, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Image: Milque Photography


"Jamie, just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! Right from our first meeting we were calm and reassured about the entire ceremony and that was all thanks to you!
The whole process could not have been easier! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted, light hearted but totally heart felt.

It is very clear how much you love your job and it is such a credit to you. I have attached a couple of photos from the ceremony for you."

Georgia and Johnnie - Sirromet Winery Laguna Wedding

Summit Restaurant Wedding, Mt Coot-tha

"We were EXTREMELY HAPPY with Jamie's professionalism as a Wedding Celebrant.
He was very knowledgeable in the planning stages of our wedding and was so helpful at guiding as through formal documentation in the early stages.
We greatly appreciated the ceremony run sheets that were provided to us.
Jamie's attention to detail was EXCEPTIONAL. He was eloquent and we were extremely happy with how our wedding ceremony unfolded. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"

Rhiannon & Drew – Summit My Coot-tha Wedding

Image: Claire Pitcher Photography


Old Petrie Town Wedding

"Hi Jamie, We have had a crazy busy year and are just now sitting down to reflect on the year that was 2015 and how amazing it was.

It was then that I realised I never got around to sending you a thank-you for everything that you did for us on our wedding day!

We ABSOLUTELY LOVED HAVING YOU AS OUR CELEBRANT and your relaxed attitude to the day suited us perfectly! Everybody had a fantastic time at the ceremony thanks to you and all your hard work.

Thanks again” – Lizzy and Glen – Old Petrie Town Wedding

Image: Benji and Sam


Cloudland Wedding

"Thank you SO much Jamie for being apart of our magical day.

Your personal touches and positive energy were very welcoming."

– Claire & Jess – Same Sex Cloudland Wedding (Commitment ceremony)

Image: Pelizzari Photography


"We were delighted to have Jamie as our Celebrant. His friendly and professional personality was evident from the first meeting.

He was extremely approachable and helpful throughout the process of designing our ceremony. His sunny demeanor matched the weather on the big day and really made the ceremony come alive."

Cara and Charlie, Toowong Rowing Club Wedding

Image: Nicole Barralet Photography

Jamie Eastgate Celebrant Recommendation

"When it came to planning the ceremony, we really didn't have a clue what we were meant to do. The only thing we were certain of was that we wanted it to be personalised and short.

Jamie was great in helping two absolutely clueless newbies create the perfect ceremony.

Being able to choose the wording we wanted along with the guidance of the ceremony run sheet made planning the ceremony far easier than we thought it would be.

Jamie, thank you for all your help in making our wedding perfect. We were so pleased to be able to do everything our way and I can honestly say ours was the best wedding I have been to so far!

You really helped to take some of the stress out of the day, it was great knowing that everything was taken care of for the ceremony and all we had to do was show up - which was nerve wracking enough!"

Robyn and Tom, Orleigh Park Wedding

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"Cara, we would like to thank you for being such a brilliant Celebrant. From the day we met with you, you have been kind, patient and a great communicator.
On the day you spoke so well and made us feel very comfortable up there in the limelight.
So thanks for being part of our special day. Thanks also for the info on changing names, I will indeed be doing that" 

I'll be sure to email you when more photos come along, and keep your info in case anyone is looking for an awesome celebrant"

Ali and Neil - Upper Brookfield Hall Wedding




Images: Trent and Jessie

"Cara made our wedding day not only memorable but stress free!

Right from day one she was helpful with the ceremony details and assisted with our vows.


I would HIGHLY recommend Cara to anyone planning their wedding."

– Alison & Sean – University of Queensland, Rugby Playing Field Wedding

Image: Raconteur Photography


"Cara was just amazing! From the very first meeting Cara had an amazing understanding of the type of relaxed casual feel we wanted for our ceremony and helped us to create it.

She was happy to go along with any weird and wacky ideas we came up with (like getting a pic on the selfie stick with all the guests behind us at the end of the ceremony).

She was brilliant to communicate with and helped to make the planning of the ceremony flawless!

Thanks so much Cara for everything - you helped to make our wedding perfect!"

Gabbi & Dan - Riverlife Wedding


Image: Naomi V Photography

"Cara was fantastic from the very beginning!

The blog posts I read online about tips for your ceremony were fantastic and I knew I wanted to contact her straight away.

From the first time we met she was great, everything was so simple and personalised for us.

The wording she put together for the ceremony was excellent and she helped ensure the vows we wrote secretly were both on the same track.

Everyone who attended loved how great the ceremony was with a mix of humour and a relaxed atmosphere.

I would very highly recommend Cara to anyone and everyone who asks."

Jess and Cameron- Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Wedding


"Cara was the Celebrant for our wedding at the Brisbane Powerhouse in August. We could not be happier that she was there with us!

She was helpful throughout the organisation of our ceremony, and set the perfect happy and joyful tone on the day.
It was a wonderful day for us, and I highly recommend that you have Cara join you for your own wedding.


Lesley & Craig - Brisbane Powerhouse Wedding




Images: Brown Paper Parcel

"Hi Cara, Ben and I just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to say a big THANK YOU for helping make our day a special one.
Helping keep us organised given we both live interstate made it a stress free celebration that we could both really enjoy!"

Nic & Ben, Stamord Plaza Brisbane Wedding

Image: Steven Newham Photography



"Cara was an excellent Celebrant for our wedding at the Brisbane Stamford Plaza in April 2015.
She has such a natural presence, which puts everybody at ease. The service was very professional and she took care of everything.
We elected to write our own vows and Cara was very helpful and offered some really great advice.


She also worked really well with the photographer. Looking back at the photos, her experience shines through as at some key points she would discreetly move to the side of the ceremony leaving the bridal couple and our bridal party in the photos.
I would very happily recommend Cara as your Marriage Celebrant.
Charlotte & Tim - Stamford Plaza Brisbane Wedding



"Cara was FANTASTIC on our wedding day! She fully embraced our quirky style and read our ceremony wording with great enthusiasm.

Cara was very friendly and so thoughtful. You can tell she really enjoys her job!"

Michelle & Brody - Hillstone St Lucia Wedding


Image: Anne Bremner Photo

"Cara, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for being our celebrant - Octavio and I couldn't have been happier and are both so glad you were our Celebrant! 

I wanted to speak to you on the day and to thank you properly but everything was such a whirlwind I didn't get the chance to. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our ceremony such a huge success!"

Jennifer and Octavio - Stamford Plaza Wedding


Image: Diana Wakeham

Summit Mt Coot-tha Wedding

"Thank you so much Cara for being our Celebrant, our ceremony was perfect! Here is a photo for you.

Thanks again” – Susie & Trent – Summit Mt Coot-tha Wedding

Image: Papillion Studios


"We couldn't have wished for anyone better! Jamie was very professional and assisted us to customise our ceremony to suit our style and personality with a totally stress free approach.
Jamie, we can't thank you enough!!
Sam & Mark - Ocean View Estate Wineries Wedding


Image: Reyment Photographics

"Jamie was considerate and lovely to work with. He is personable, well organised and made everyone feel at ease.
We would strongly recommend that you look no further if you want a wonderful and enjoyable experience.

Shelley and Sean - Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens


Image: Lindy Photography

Topiaries Wedding

"Jamie, Thank you VERY much for everything that you did for us on our special day - it was just AMAZING!

Thanks again” – Jacinta & Craig  – Topiaries Wedding, Samford


"Jamie was a wonderful Celebrant! From the moment you meet him he makes you feel comfortable and puts you at ease. He was always organised and more than willing to provide ideas on any aspect of the ceremony.

We found Jamie to be highly professional and very comfortable in front of an audience. We would definitely recommend Jamie Eastgate and Brisbane City Celebrants to anyone getting married."

Lauren and Ben, Victoria Park Golf Complex Wedding

Image: Chris Hall Photography


"Our experience with Jamie as our Celebrant was so perfect, it's hard to find the words.

Jamie did everything he said he would but most importantly he listened to our story, he understood what we were trying to do and delivered.

He made our ceremony fun, got a few laughs and kept the atmosphere to that of a true celebration."

Chani and Lindsay, Newstead Rotunda Wedding


"Jamie is a highly professional, easy going Civil Marriage Celebrant who took the time to sit with my husband and myself in order to make our day exactly what we wanted it to be.

Jamie was very adaptable and was always willing to suggest options that might have suited our day a little better."

Kelly and Patrick, Broadway Chapel Wedding

Image: Ruth Ryan Photography


"Jamie was perfect! He told 'our story' so well and he really helped put us at ease. Jamie even called the day before to iron over any last minute issues/ concerns, which really helped ease those 'pre-wedding worries!'

Jamie truly has an aura of love and happiness. Throughout the reception, our guests commented about what a great job he did. We can't thank him enough."

Louise and Owen, Luxury Private Residence Wedding

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"From our first meeting with Jamie he made everything so straight forward and he was so passionate about being a part of our special day.

It was so refreshing to talk to Jamie as he was also so eager to help with any questions we had. Jamie was so prepared and sent through oodles of information to help us make our day about 'us'.

We went with traditional vows and it was a comfort having Jamie standing there with us to ease our nerves and make sure the ceremony ran smoothly."

Samantha and Wayne, Northshore Harbour Wedding

Image: Dear & Tine


"We were so pleased to have Jamie as our Celebrant! From when we first met with Jamie to discuss our wedding he was very enthusiastic and made everything so straightforward.

Jamie was always really easy to contact and work with. We loved that we were able to create our own ceremony from the options that he gave us. After the ceremony many of our guests commented on what a fantastic job Jamie did, and we thought so too!"

Jess and Simon, Riverlife Parklands Wedding

Image: Becc Photographics



"Thank you so much, Jamie, for helping to make our wedding day perfect!
You really managed to capture the feel that we were after. We wanted a relaxed, laid back ceremony, and you helped us achieve that with both, your suggestions prior to the day, and the way in which you conducted the ceremony on the day.
To those reading this review, we thoroughly recommend using Jamie.
Kelly & Phil - Belvedere Hotel Wedding


"Jamie was so fantastic to work with and from day one made the entire process so simple and easy. With only 2 months' notice after winning our wedding prize, time was no problem for Jamie and he was more than happy to meet up with us and work around our busy schedule.

The ceremony was such a wonderful success, exactly as we had always imagined and it was all thanks to Jamie.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Jamie to all of our friends in the future."

Katrina and Nat, Riverlife Wedding

Image: Milque Photography


"Cara was awesome from start to finish, always made us feel comfortable, kept in contact with us, answered all my annoying questions and really guided us through the whole process. I knew nothing about weddings before planning my own but when I hit the steps of Broadway Chapel on my wedding day, I knew everything!

Cara did a great job and conducted the ceremony really well, she was also amazing with Josh (the groom) who was extremely nervous; he can't thank her enough!"

Lorina and Josh, Broadway Chapel Wedding


"As a wedding photographer who witnesses a variety of different ceremonies, I can highly recommend Cara for not only her professionalism, impeccable attire but also the personalisation and customisation of each and every ceremony to suit each couple she marries.

I have no hesitation in recommending both Jamie and Cara to my brides and grooms as I know the ceremony will always be wonderful. Thank you for you professionalism in the wedding industry. I look forward to working with you again soon. Nicole - Nicole Barralet Photography"




"Luke and I wanted to thank you for helping us with our wedding ceremony and for all of your support. We had such a fabulous day and the ceremony went really well!

All of our guests were commenting on what a unique and lovely approach to the ceremony. Thank you so much for the suggestion of the surprise vows and for convincing me to go along with it! It was definitely a highlight and something we will always remember."
Amanda and Luke - Botanical Mt Coot-tha Wedding with Celebrant Cara Hodge


"Cara was a great Celebrant! She met with us face to face to figure out what we wanted for our day and explained what to expect. We didn't feel pressured in to any wedding format, and the ceremony options and readings Cara provided helped a lot.

Cara helped us with all our documentation and was always on hand for any of our questions, which really helped keep this part of the planning stress free.

We loved having Cara as a part of our day and would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding, thank you Cara!"

Melissa and Sam, The Arbour at Sirromet Winery Wedding


"Cara was great with explaining everything and helping us plan the ceremony. The follow up was great because I can be unorganised so I was confident everything would run smoothly on the day.

Cara was also great on the day with helping Michael to work through his pre wedding nerves.

The guidance and information with the name change after the wedding was also really helpful."


Debbie and Michael, Brisbane Powerhouse Wedding


"We used Cara as our Celebrant for our Riverlife wedding last month and could not have asked for a better Celebrant!

She was helpful throughout the entire process leading up to our wedding and made us feel completely at ease on the day.

I would absolutely recommend using Cara as your Marriage Celebrant!"

– Katie & Paul – Riverlife Wedding

Image: Darbs Photography


"Cara was absolutely wonderful to work with!
She made the whole process so easy from beginning to end, and really listened to our thoughts and ideas to make sure our ceremony was just the way we wanted it.
Everyone said what a fun, unique and beautiful ceremony it was.
I simply cannot give enough praise for Cara!
Bride review from Ali - Brisbane Show Grounds Wedding

"I could not recommend Cara highly enough if you are looking for a Celebrant for your special day.
We loved her personal touch and relaxed approach, our wedding was absolutely perfect! Thank you so much Cara"

Groom review from Sam - Brisbane Show Grounds Wedding


"Cara made planning our ceremony from a distance a breeze.

As we were based in Darwin the first time we met Cara was three days before the wedding and she was the perfect mix of easy going and organised and was just a great personality to be around.

We can't express our thanks enough to Cara for being so integral in making our ceremony such a special memory."

Melissa and Tom - Hillstone St Lucia Wedding

Image: Tom Hall Photography


"Jamie was fantastic!
The most important factor for us was that he was very accommodating, very organised, and so easy to deal with. Highly recommend!"

Christine & Toby, City Outlook, Gardens Cafe, City Botanic Gardens




This stunning garden wedding with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate at Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens featured via this link on Polka Dot Bride.



"Jamie was brilliant from start to finish. We weren’t sure of how the ceremony should be planned and he was just brilliant at talking us through the process, giving us ideas and suggestions and then helping us finalise the details. It was so easy, even with us being based in New Zealand!

On the day, both of us were pretty nervous but Jamie was able to help us relax and enjoy the ceremony – it was delivered with lots of warmth, joy and laughter from everyone!
It was an absolute pleasure to have Jamie be part of our special day and all our friends and family have commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how well it reflected us as a couple. We wholeheartedly recommend Jamie!"
Danica and Jerry - Waiheke Island Wedding, NZ


"I have worked with Ciara & Jamie on a number of occasions and highly recommend them to my clients.


They are professional, punctual and always well dressed. They also seem to have a very lovely connection with the clients and will go over and beyond to ensure their service is tailored perfectly to them. 

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any bride & groom - BEST IN THE BUSINESS and I see lots of celebrants - I am a wedding photographer".