Brisbane Marriage Celebrant Brendan Anning
Brendan Anning Wedding Celebrant

Brisbane’s unofficial coffee commissioner, Brendan has had his detractors when it comes to crowning the best latte in Brisbane, but if you can put aside his controversial Facebook comments about which barista makes the best coffee in town he’s also a renowned speaker, life coach, and marriage celebrant.

Brendan is a Brisbane marriage celebrant with an office in Fortitude Valley but his heart still lies in the small Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny. Brendan’s dead keen on creating enjoyable wedding ceremonies!

Fun Wedding Celebrant

Available for Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Montville, and Maleny weddings! Destination weddings are also totally ok 😉

Brendan was exactly what we were looking for – modern, fun & he made our ceremony so meaningful for us! All of our guests talk about how relaxing yet special the ceremony was! Highly recommended! Thanks Brendan


Kate and Jo

Married in Port Douglas

Brendan was fantastic and was exactly what we were looking for out of a celebrant! He is laid back, listened to what we wanted out of our ceremony and even printed out our vows for us the morning of! (because that’s when we wrote them). If I could do it all over, I’d definitely have Brendan again, hands down!


Danielle and Daniel

Sunshine Coast wedding

Brendan Anning Weddings

If Britt and I weren’t already married, Brendan would definitely be in my top 30 celebrants to choose from! Seriously though, I like the guy and would leave my two cats with him. He’s also a really great celebrant!

Josh Withers


Brendan Anning Weddings


  • Fun weddings
  • Meaningful ceremonies
  • Awesome vows
  • Laughing in the ceremony
  • Unplugged weddings


  • Weddings for show, not for celebration
  • Googled vows
  • Ceremonies you can’t wait to end
  • Bad coffee, life’s too short for bad coffee

Our celebrant Brendan was easy going and modern in his approach to the ceremony, and my Mum thought it was hilarious that he took a selfie with us afterward. The best thing was that the pinnacle of the day was Dale and I exchanging our personal vows in front of our closest family. Which is what it’s really all about right?


Dale and Roxanne

Mount Tamborine wedding

When our celebrant bailed on us weeks before the wedding, we were panicked. Fortunately for us, we found Brendan and ended up with a wedding that was beyond anything we’d previously imagined. Our ceremony was laid-back yet engaging and meaningful for us and for our guests. With years of experience, Brendan is still fresh and it shows in his professional style. We highly recommend him!


Brenna and Ryza

We only met Brendan once on Skype before our wedding, but we knew he was exactly what we were looking for in our celebrant. Brendan was awesome he did more than just marry us, he made us feel so relaxed and comfortable on our wedding day. He created the ceremony that matched us as a couple and nailed our approach to a fun relaxed wedding. We would tell anyone to have Brendan as their celebrant because we would have him again if we could go back and do it again!

Jaxson And Kiri

Shamba Malaika wedding

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Brendan Anning
Brendan Anning

South East Queensland

$1210 including GST and:

  • all legal paperwork and marriage registration
  • an A+++ ceremony
  • all planning meetings
  • Sennheiser LSP-500 loud and amazing PA speaker system with wireless microphone and bluetooth audio
  • dressed to impress
  • backed by the best celebrant service in the country
  • includes all travel expenses from Byron Bay to Noosa and out to Toowoomba

Sydney and Melbourne

$1810 including GST and:

  • all legal paperwork and marriage registration
  • an A+++ ceremony
  • all planning meetings
  • Sennheiser LSP-500 loud and amazing PA speaker system with wireless microphone and bluetooth audio
  • dressed to impress
  • backed by the best celebrant service in the country
  • all travel expenses covered

Destination wedding

$1210 including GST and:

  • all legal paperwork and marriage registration if the marriage is solemnised Australian soil
  • an A+++ ceremony
  • all planning meetings, in person or on the interwebs
  • dressed to impress
  • backed by the best celebrant service in the country
  • travel expenses to be advised

The world’s simplest service contract

Our service contract is fair and openly and honestly communicated. When you book us you agree to the following terms:

We (that’s you and your partner) have read, we understood and we agree with the following points of awesomeness:

  • That full payment is required four months after the booking and/or before one month before the ceremony whichever is sooner
  • And that the $400 retainer is required to secure our wedding date and time, as is payment within the specified due date of the invoice.
  • All payments, retainers and deposits made are non-refundable.
  • We agree to complete a NOIM (notice of intended marriage) in the required legal time and to supply our celebrant with necessary identification to prove identity and date and place of birth.
  • We are both over 18, not related (in a way that makes it an invalid marriage), not already married, and are totally consenting to the marriage.
  • We agree to communicate all of our expectations so we can have the most awesome wedding a service contract would ever allow us to have.
  • We are booking Brendan Anning for a minimum one hour and maximum two hour period on our wedding day unless otherwise agreed upon in writing. This time begins at least 30 minutes before the time booked above and ends at the earliest, 30 minutes after the time booked above. As a normal courtesy the celebrant will be an hour early and stay for an hour but in the event of natural disaster, bride or groom being late, there may be restrictions on time. If a party to the ceremony is more than 30 minutes late they realise that they are risking the Brendan’s presence at the ceremony if he has other appointments that day.

Brendan is also backed by the Withers wedding team, of Josh Withers, Brittany Snow, and their staff that help with bookings, accounts, and in the unfortunate event of a disaster or emergency, making sure a celebrant is at the end of your aisle despite whatever life has thrown at us.


One more thing …

Pop Up Wedding


Want to have a fancy elopement?

Check out The Original Pop-Up Wedding crew, the Elopement Collective

We’ve got to thank a few people for this page. Josh for the design, Brisbane’s best photographer, Morgan for taking the candid photos and our Sunny Coast favourites Trent & Jessie for the wedding photos at The Pop-Up Wedding that the amazing Brittany creates.