I'm blessed to receive praise from my amazing couples for my part in their wedding day celebrations. It humbles me to hear so much positive feeback and this is my Resume, my badge of honour and what helps me to work so damn hard for each and every one of my couples. If the Testimonials below aren't enough, check out my 200 + 5 * Facebook Reviews I aim to please each and everytime and truly do Love My Job!!
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Lauren & Hemant - Byron View Farm
Ben was a legend. His style and manner in which he married us was perfectly balanced between being fun and formal. He was joyous, positive and enthusiastic! He was the perfect choice and we cannot recommend him highly enough!! All of our guests commented on how they had never had such a personable celebrant!! If you're looking for a Celebrant, Ben will certainly make it a special and memorable ceremony! Thanks again Ben!!!
Laura & Sam - The Earth House, Clunes
An absolute perfect fit for our wedding. Our experience with Ben was seamless, he was professional, yet brought fun and laughter into the whole experience. We loved how he created a ceremony which really showcased what we are all about. Our family and friends thought he was just fabulous and brought such a great vibe to our special do. Do yourself a favour and meet with Ben!!
Alex & Alisha - Figtree Restaurant, Byron Bay
I absolutely cannot recommend Ben highly enough!! His positive energy and good humour set the vibe for our wedding and his quirky touches left our guests raving about how good the ceremony was. His calm nature kept us both relaxed and he told our love story perfectly. Ben was everything we wanted in a celebrant and helped make our day exactly how we hoped it would be. Thank you being so awesome Ben!!
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Kylie & Jono - Byron View Farm
Greatest. Celebrant. Ever!! After being to too many "standard" wedding ceremonies, we knew that was exactly what we didn't want. That's when we found Ben, from the beginning everything was very easy. He really took the time to get to know us and our story too, which made the ceremony feel personal and true to us. We had such wonderful feedback about him from our guests and really couldn't recommend him enough. Plus his bowties are really something else!!
Ange & Luke - Warrawong Homestead, Tweed Hinterland
Anybody reading Ben's reviews and weighing up whether or not to contact him for your wedding, well I'm telling you now you're making a big mistake if you don't!! From the beginning Ben was so helpful and supportive of us. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, totally customized so that it was all about us our stories and our love. Everybody complemented us on how awesome Ben was in creating such an enjoyable and relaxed vibe - we couldn't agree more because the guy's a bloody legend!!!
Nathan & Jess - Byron View Farm
Every now and then you come across individuals who were simply born to do what they do. When it comes to Benjamin Carlyle, nothing could be truer. Ben you're just the biggest legend in every sense of the word. From the moment you Nath and I met you, we knew you were the perfect fit for the wedding of our dreams. Relaxed and supportive every step of the way and just oozing the most positive and infectious vibes. Our guests could not stop commenting on what was "the best, happiest and most unique' ceremony they had ever had the pleasure of being a part of. We can't thank you enough for making our 'love offish' and standing by our side on what was the best day of our lives. Huge Love and Thanks!!
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Alex & Sarah - The Art House, Newyrbar, NSW
Where to start.... Ben was absolutely amazing. He worked so hard to make sure we were happy and that the ceremony would go just as we'd planned. Ben steadily guided us from the start with his calm, cool and collected demeanour. He was extremely organised, which allowed us to concentrate on the parts of our day, without worry for the ceremony. The day was perfect and unsurprisingly one of the things that everyone was talking about was ".... how good was that celebrant!" If you don't want a stuffy, rigid or imperosnal ceremony then Ben is your man. 11/10.
Scott & Kesh - Brunswick Heads Beach
What an absolute legend! If you're lucky enough to have Ben available for your date - don't think twice, the fortune is on your side on that day. Thank you so much Ben for absolutely everything - for your guidance, support and help, amazing professionalism and your wonderful personality. You made our ceremony and it wouldn't have been the same without you. There is not enough words to describe how grateful we are. THANK YOU!!!
Cam & Josie - Orchard Estate, Clunes
Best Ever Nuptials!!!! If you're looking for the perfect celebrant to deliver a silky smooth end-to-end stewardship of your wedding ceremony, then Ben is THE MAN!! A fine blend of wisdom and charisma, he was incredibly helpful in the planning stages and keen to understand our unique connection as a couple. On the big day, he immediately set the tone, in line with our aspirations, deploying his trademark cheeky wit and charm to disarm any tension and pave the way for a beautiful ceremony. We couldn't be happier with the great man and suggest everyone get around him! Immediately!!
Ben & Alena - Private Property, Tweed Hinterland
Ben... what can we say. Not just a celebrant but will forever be a friend. The most down to earth celebrant you will ever meet. He has an amazing stye and touch that he added to our wedding leaving everyone who attended walking away saying it was the best ceremony they'd ever been too! He made our day special, not only that, he helped us make it our day - leading and teaching us new things about marriage and life as we went! Ben is hands down the most professional celebrant you could ever get. 11/10
Jimmy & Chloe - Orchard Estate, Clunes
Quote of the day was "Who was your old friend who married you? Was he from school? He was so awesome!" Showing the perfect touch that Ben brought to our day. Getting to know the both of us, like he was an old time friend who brought the perfect touch of fun, emotion and professionalism. couldn't have asked for a better way to be married and he really kick started our day with a bang. We want to replay it over again!! Thanks for being such a legend Ben!!
Peter & Amelia - Burleigh Point, QLD
Peter and I couldn't have asked for a better celebrant than Ben!! From our first call with him, he made the whole process so easy - his energy was infectious and made a genuine effort to get to know us as a couple. When it came to our wedding day, all of our friends and family thought we must have known Ben for years because of the vibe of the day (which was amazing) and the way he spoke and interacted with us. It was all super easy so much fun and so memorable. Ben absolutely MADE our ceremony - we can't thank him enough for everything that he did and highly recommend him to others. His style is the best , he's super caring, genuine and a whole lot of fun.
Jack & Becky - Osteria, Casuarina
Ben you were an absolute pleasure to work with. You made Jack and I feel so at ease, you offered fantastic advice, you were a wonderful sounding board and your were most of all, awesome! Thanks for taking the time to make our wedding ours. We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant, a better day, or a better way to start our married life!
Ben & Tara - John Laws Park, Currumbin, QLD
Ben was amazing! From our Skype chat right through to our wedding day. He was so professional, calm and supportive. We cannot thank him enough for bringing such warm vibes to our ceremony and even our guests haven't stopped talking about how great he was! Thank your so much Ben! Xx
Adam & Kellie-Anne - Summergrove Estate, Carool
Ben helped make our special day so incredibly perfect. The ceremony was so much fun and we really felt the love from all our guests. Ben created such a memorable, unique and loving ceremony and we are so happy to have had him as our celebrant. He really is amazing at what he does, and I would recommend him to all future Brides and Grooms. Thanks again Ben! Xx
Rohan & Alice - Private Home, Varsity Lakes, QLD
Ben where do we start!?! THANK YOU for being a part of our day. We keep saying to each other that we would have loved to have you stay and celebrate with us into the evening. We were so pleased with how it turned our and you really did cater to our style, which is both a fabulous skill and an excellent service that you offer! We can't say enough kind words about you. We were both really impressed that you also managed to dress to suit our style and vibe, which is not something that a busy bride thinks about in the lead up - those bowties of yours are brilliant!! So keep it up, you look smashing in your celebrant kit!! It was amazing to meet you - we are a very happily married couple thanks a very chilled and supportive approach by you.
Gus & Hilary- Cram's Farm, Tweed Hinterland
We struck gold when we hired Ben to be our celebrant, the ceremony he held for Gus & I was funny, heart-warming, memorable and just plain awesome! Before we arrived Ben had the guests cheering and clapping, definitely setting the tone for what was to come. When I arrived I remember hearing the crowd cheer and thinking, "Yes! Thank you Ben, I feel pumped and can't wait to do this!" Ben was personable, calm, friendly, funny and knew us as well. I cannot mention enough how many times our guests said that was the BEST ceremony they had ever witnessed... they laughed, cried and cheered us the whole way - asking, '"Is he a friend of yours". When we talk about our wedding day, I don't think any conversation ever goes by without us mentioning how awesome Ben was, and it was one of our best decisions to hire him for our special day.
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Josh & Renee - Horizon, Byron Bay, NSW
Hey Ben!! Thank you so much for the best ceremony! We couldn't have imagined it to be as good as it was!! Laughing, tears and all. It was incredible. Everyone is raving about how good it was thanks to you! Thank you again.
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Andrew & Gemma - Osteria, Casuarina
Ben is the best!! From the beginning he made the entire process relaxing, carefree and super fun. He understood what was important to us and what we wanted from our day to feel like from our first conversation. He really walks you through the entire process and makes you feel at ease, eliminating any of those exciting nerves that you may have on your day. Ben write the most beautiful ceremony, which was completely personal and unique to us as a couple. It made our ceremony so special and intimate and all of our guests thought he was fantastic. We can't recommend Ben enough. He's one of the best decisions we made for our big day.
Sean & Casey - Victoria's Park, Byron Bay
Sean and I absolutely had a blast with Ben. He helped set the tone for our whole wedding. He calmed Sean's nerves and helped us through an emotional day. Absolutely everyone raved about our ceremony. It was fun, light hearted and most of all entertaining and enjoyable. Our guests loved the ceremony and they loved the stories he told about how we met. Thank you for everything, by the sounds of it the family is wanting to lock you in for all future weddings!!
Scott & Rachael - Horizon, Byron Bay, NSW
Huge shout out to Ben for the amazing job he did with our wedding last November. From our first Skype interview, right up to the big day, Ben was friendly, relaxed and professional. Often a wedding ceremony is just seen as a formality before the real fun can start, but that wasn't the case with Ben. His enthusiasm rubbed off on all our guests and set the mood for the entire day. Our guests are still commenting on what a fantastic job he did. We can't thank you enough Ben!
Kyle & Hayley - Boomerang Farm, Mudgeeraba, QLD
Ben absolutely smashed it out of the park or the Farm as it were!! From the first moment we sat with Ben we knew exactly who we wanted for our wedding. He was chilled out, funny, warm without being all the butterflies and BS, and it felt like we had known him for years. We walked away from our wedding experience not only overjoyed but hoping we would run into Ben somewhere down the road that he had just helped us pave! Thank you so much for being everything we hoped you would be, I'll make sure I look you up for my next wedding.. That was a joke Hayley.. :)
Hamish & Bianca - Ewingsdale Hall, Byron Bay, NSW
Ben we would like to thank you for being such an integral part of our amazing day! We received so many compliments from our guests about how personal, intimate and entertaining our ceremony was. What sticks for me is the fact that even though I was feeling nervous about speaking in front of everyone you reminded me that I was talking to the love of my life, helped me to relax and put my nerves to rest. It wasn't something in particular that you said but just your entire demeanour and vibe. I love that you embraced our untraditional and laid back approach to the whole wedding game. Thank you for supporting and guiding us through the whole process!
Kate & Lee - Summergrove Estate, NSW
I knew that Ben would be perfect for our wedding after watching a small clip of him on Youtube. Ben made our wedding special, he has definitely found his calling. Ben is super cool, professional, fun and all my guests loved him, including both our mothers!! Our ceremony was personal and memorable, worth every cent. Thanks Ben for making our day so perfect.
Andrew & Jess - The Glades, Robina, QLD
My husband and I were not your average Bride and Groom. We wanted Metal, Star Wars, Fun, Love and Fun! Ben understood us from the start, he 'got' us and the day we wanted! Our day was memorable, not just for us but our friends and family as well. There was laughing, metal horn, jokes, smile and a genuinely happy atmosphere! We cannot thank Ben enough for providing such a wonderful ceremony and recommend anyone who wants a feel good, genuine and unique wedding day experience to contact Ben. Stat!!
Scott & Michelle - Velleron House, Tweed Hinterland
Hi Ben, I just wanted to say thank you again. Our ceremony was magic, both for us and our guests, and you played a huge part in that. We received many comments about how great you were. A lot of the people also said, 'I thought he was one of Scott's mates'! You were a pleasure to work with the whole way along - professional, warm and intuitive. We certainly found the perfect celebrant for us and you have certainly found your calling. Again it doesn't seem sufficient, but thank you!!
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Ross & Emily - Barwon Heads, Victoria
Ben - words do not do justice to how, in every way you made our wedding so very special and intimate. You supported us in the lead up, making sure the ceremony reflected who we are as a couple. In the days before and the day of, calming us down and helping us to enjoy the significance of marrying your person, your one. To have someone we trusted to guide us into the celebration of marriage and to sing me down the aisle will be something we will never forget. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Danny & Teilah McKelvey - Albert River Wines, QLD
Having you as our celebrant wasn't like having someone one there doing a job but more that we had a friend helping make our day as memorable as possible. You were able to keep both our nerves and bay and to create a light hearted vibe that we were keen to have. Your patience with our lack of organisation needs a high five too!! Thanks again Ben you were an absolute star x
Wedding of Ryan & Anna - Torakina Park, Brunswick Heads. NSW
A massive thank you to the most EPIC marriage celebrant there is. You had us from the very start with your awesome eye contact (in a totally non freaky way of course ;). I was so looking forward to hearing you play the little acoustic number we choose during this very moment when we walked back down the aisle as husband & wife but I was so swept up in the moment my auditory sense seemed to momentarily leave me.......Not surprisingly, everyone told me you had it going on, looking forward to reliving it through the wedding footage soon. Thanks again for helping us spread the love far and wide. We couldn't have done it without you :) Let the good times role!!!! Love team Richardson
Wedding of Tim & Chantelle - Fig Tree Restaurant, Byron Bay. NSW
Ben you were amazing from the first point of contact; our first meeting was like seeing an old friend: warm, funny and comfortable! You seemed to just get us and what we were looking for for our ceremony, and all over a coffee and a friendly chat. It was lovely to have you marry us on our day, you were calm, smiling, you really engaged the guests and I felt really excited to have you standing up there with Tim and I. Our ceremony went off without a hitch but I believe you could have smoothed over any little hiccup that my have come along. I would highly recommend you to everyone, but I think you work speaks for itself - ALL of our guests loved you and still talk about you to this day! Thank you!
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Wedding of Casey & Geri - Teavine House, Tallebudgera. QLD
Hi Ben, Casey and I seriously can not thank you enough for the amazing job you did as our Celebrant. You made us both feel so relaxed and comfortable in a situation where we were soooo nervous. Every single person commented on how amazing the ceremony was and that you were incredible. People couldn't believe that we had only met a couple of times, they all thought you must have been a family member or friend to make a ceremony so personal. I will seriously be recommending you to every single person I know who is getting married in the future.
Wedding of Kristi & Greg - Burleigh Point, Burleigh. QLD
Our heartfelt thanks to Benjamin Carlyle for making our Wedding day so very special. Attention to detail in the lead up to our big day was so professional. Ben truly loves his 'calling' and this is evident in every facet of what he does. We loved the connection we felt for Ben and highly recommend Ben for your upcoming nuptials. Thanks again Ben!!
Wedding of Joel & Kym - Cabarita Beach, NSW
Ben was more than we could have wished for in our celebrant. He is absolutely amazing at what he does. He was not only a celebrant that engaged and understood us as a couple, but also an awesome musician that made our ceremony so special with his acoustic guitar and soothing vocals. All of our family raved about how awesome he was and thought that we had known him for years! Thank you so much for making our day so magical!! We are truly blessed to have had you marry us. Joel and Kymie Watkins
Sal & Ty - Newrybar Hall, Newrybar
We had such a hard time finding a Celebrant that was genuine and one we were connected with - but as soon as we met you, we knew you were "the one"! You truly made our day special and stress free. A huge heartfelt thank you for all that you did for us! Sal & Ty Casey!
Scott & Jess - Midginbil Hill, UKI. NSW
I have to admit that the feeling on top of the hill was something special and out of this world - to say the least, it is now my most favourite part of our wedding and marriage. I know its commonly said, but I do feel so lucky to have married my best friend! I have heard some lovely stories from Scott, family and friends about the lead up to my arrival on top of the hill! Also, thanks to you, a little bit of crowd pumping prior to my arrival on the hill made sure everyone was in cheery spirits once the formalities started. I also had a friend ask me if we had requested you to wear the wooden bow tie - unfortunately that was your impeccable dress style and I couldn't take that compliment myself. Everyone loved your cool calm nature and easy going vibe during the ceremony. It was easy to be comfortable in your presence I feel confident and comfortable that we had chosen the best wedding celebrant ever! Thanks for being incredibly supportive of our love story and making us both Moodies!"
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Louis & Jacqui - Belongil Beach, Byron Bay
We had a great ceremony on Belongil Beach, Byron Bay with the very cool and relaxed Benjamin Carlyle up front. He played ukulele at the opening of the ceremony and made sure everyone was enjoying the sunshine! As for the preparation, he gave us lots of material to help us decide how we wanted our ceremony to unfold and gave us great ideas to make it memorable. If you are after a chilled warm happy vibe, Benjamin Carlyle is the way to go.
Drew & Ricky - Ewingsdale Hall, Byron Bay. NSW
A huge thank you to you for your cheer and good spirit on our wedding day. You captured the sentiment and style with ease and character and we genuinely think you were awesome! It has been great to meet you and we hope our new life together includes your friendship. You're a good man! Love your Work!
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Brenton & Rachel - Mecure Resort, Gold Coast. Qld
Thank you Ben for making our day even more awesome! Best Wedding celebrant EVER!! Everyone, including us, enjoyed your approach and your laid back style. It made us both comfortable and relaxed in an environment conducive of being married and opposed to being very nervous!! Thanks for the Foo Fighters song intro, you nailed it! We were immensely happy with your effort and proud to have you as our marriage celebrant! All of our guests commented on how fantastic the ceremony was and how you set the mood for the after party. Fun, relaxed and having an awesome time.
The Harrisons - Fig Tree Restaurant, Byron Bay. NSW
Wow.. where do I start? Words are not adequate to express how memorable our wedding ceremony was, largely because of you. We could not be happier that we choose you to be our celebrant, we feel like we were married by a friend who knew us so well and your ability to connect with the guests is rare and special. Our guests are still commenting on your ability to capture their attention, hearts and souls and make the ceremony that extra bit personal and meaningful. Many of them also thought you were a close friend of ours who made everyone (especially us) feel relaxed, calm and in the moment. We LOVED every minute of our ceremony and have been told again and again, how unforgettable it was. We can only say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for giving us that gift on our wedding day.
Jes & Dan - Salt Beach, Kingscliff. NSW
Thank you Benjamin for an amazing, intimate ceremony. You have a unique ability to bring calm and peace to the people around you, a key ingredient to any celebration. The day was truly perfect.
Shane & Deearne - Watego's Beach, Byron Bay. NSW
Benjamin! What can we say about Benjamin other then he is AMAZING! such a nice caring loving man who brought so much happiness to our wedding! THANKYOU Ben for being such a wonderful part of Shane & I wedding. You brought a calm and relaxed feel to our wedding. I would definitely recommend Benjamin to anyone.
Gavin & Yuki - Mt Nimel Lodge, Austinville. QLD
Having Benjamin as our celebrant complimented our wedding day and we could not have asked for anything more. Leading up to our special day, Benjamin was every bit the professional. What made it special to us was his personal touch. He offered great advice, listened and understood our needs as well; and together, we worked as a team. On the day, Benjamin's delivery and facilitation of the ceremony was exactly as we had hoped for and we were left with an experience that will be remembered and cherished for life. Thanking you very much Benjamin.
Michael & Lorettea - Cedar Creek Estate, Mt Tamborine. QLD
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making our wedding what it was. You were instrumental (no pun intended!) in its success. You were everything and more that we wanted in a celebrant and for that we will be forever grateful we found you. thank you for being our tower of strength when we weren't. We had so much positive feedback from our guests. They loved how different you were, making our wedding enjoyable and relaxed. We are so glad that, not only did we find our celebrant, we also found a friend! Thank you Benjamin.
Ryan & Michelle - 171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. QLD
Well, what can we say other than a HUGE thank you to Ben for making our day so special. We loved the fact that you made our ceremony unique and special to us as a couple. Everything you did for us was such a breeze and we cannot thank you enough. We will definitely recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Justin & Jacinta - Sanctuary Cove Chapel, Hope Island. QLD
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being a part of our special day. Both Justin and I were so happy to find a celebrant who was chilled, relaxed and could take on our weird sense of humour. Everyone mentioned how terrific you were on the day, and you kept the whole ceremony light hearted and casual which was exactly what we wanted. You helped us make our ceremony our own, listened to our dramas, and shared your own stories with us; which made you feel more like a friend than just 'some guy helping is get married'. Having you play 'I want to grow old with you' at the ceremony is something I will always treasure and remember as a highlight of our day.
Wedding of Stevie & Jeremy - Sanctuary Cove Chapel, Hope Island. QLD A fantastic celebrant. Ben ensurred our ceremony was everything we wanted. He helped us with our vows and creating a ceremony structure that suited the both of us. We had guests telling us how beautiful our ceremony was. I can't reccommend him enough to any prospective bride or groom.
Wedding of Todd & Zoe - Cabarita Headland, Cabarita. NSW Fantastic service- from the very first meeting we knew Ben would be perfect for ensuring the right mood for our wedding. His relaxed but thoughtful persona helped get us through the planning stages, all the way up to our big day smoothly and without a hitch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to anyone, Thank you Ben.