John Whitford

Professional personal service


It gives me great pleasure to be part of a significant event in people’s lives – to work with a couple to create the unique special day. As a Commonwealth Authorized Marriage Celebrant, in addition to creating and conducting personal professional wedding ceremonies, I also celebrate naming ceremonies, commitments, partnership relationships, other special occasions and funerals.

Holding a wedding ceremony in a special place for the couple adds to the uniqueness of a wedding. I will work with the couple to make this happen. It could be the family homestead or woolshed, a beautiful chapel or the warm, friendly environment of a country hotel beer garden. Garden weddings are very popular.

While I live in Bendigo, Victoria I will travel to other areas to ensure you have a special day.

Please contact me to discuss your ceremony requirements.


Hi John. Thanks for an awesome wedding mate. Everything was amazing. Thank you so much!

Mike and Jess 26/10/2013 The Fernery, All Seasons.

Thank you for providing us with such a special and meaningful ceremony. We appreciate all the time and effort you have put into a day that is so important in our lives.
Enjoy your treats - compliments of us!

Cameron & Kristie 28/09/2013 The Conservatory, All Seasons

Just a quick note that say a big “thank you” for the splendid wedding service you did for us last Saturday. The service flowed smoothly and your words brought into focus the exact message we were wanting to achieve, we are sure making it a special service for all guests as well as ourselves.
Thanks very much.

Brett and Marissa 27/10/2012 Langley Hall, Bendigo

Hi John,
Both Anna and I would like to thank you for all that you did for us in making our day very special.
Kind Regards

Branko and Anna 23/09/2017 Ballarat

Thank you so much for everything you did for us John. The ceremony was perfect and we really appreciate all of your help setting up and coordinating everything. It was so lovely. I am so grateful for everything you did for us. We had the best weekend of our lives!! Amy and James.

James and Amy 14/11/2015 Cave Hill Creek

Thanks for your help, we really appreciate you being our celebrant for such an important day in our lives. You did a fantastic job and made the ceremony such a special part of the day

Emily and Mark 10/12/2016 Buninyong

Thank you for being such an integral part of our Tassie wedding! John, we couldn't have asked for a better celebrant. You were so funny and personable, absolutely perfect.

Sam and Roz Boat Harbour Tasmania

Bren and I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the hard work you put into our ceremony! Everyone thought it was beautiful and I'm so glad you were our celebrant. You're amazing.

Ash and Bren Neilborough Victoria

We cannot thank John enough for making our day what it was. He made everyone feel apart of our special day and was able to tailor the ceremony to exactly what we wanted. John made the whole experience from initial contact right through until after the wedding such a stress free time. Thanks John.

Steph and Jordan 27/03/2021 Belvoir Park