John Edney

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant, DJ & MC

Your one stop shop for weddings & events with over 18 years experience!


Marriage Celebrant

I legitimately have the best job in the world, as a marriage celebrant I turn a Facebook relationship status from ‘Engaged’ to ‘Married’!


As a DJ with over 18 years experience, I help keep the party going after the ceremony and into the night!


As an MC I keep everything light, fun and entertaining, while ensuring your big day runs on time and according to schedule.

Nice to meet you, I'm John!

About Me

If you’re looking to have the best day of your life without having to worry about the stress that comes with that, you’ve come to the right place! I’m a marriage celebrant based in Melbourne with over 18 years experience in the wedding and events industry.

Did you know, when it comes to your big day, there are only three legal requirements?

The part where I have to say that I’m authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law, the part where YOU need to say some legal vows and lastly, where WE, along with your witnesses have to sign the legal stuff.

It’s really that simple, and for that reason, the rest is up to you, let’s do it your way and create something truly unique and uniquely you.

Tradition is great and there is certainly a place for it, but have you ever stopped and considered that tradition has to start somewhere?

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten” – Jessie Potter

In summary, take a risk, trust your instinct and give yourself the wedding [or event] you want, not what you think others want, and I promise to be your safety net.

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Nikki Luitjes
Nikki Luitjes
ABOVE & BEYOND! The ceremony was performed to perfection with guests laughing, booing the rain and joining in on our promises. John truly knows how to work a crowd with his people skills and quick wit, making sure we had a great time and the everything went off without a hitch. John is not only an amazing celebrant but an excellent MC and DJ! Getting everyone up and dancing for the reception and announcing the speeches and plan for the night. Truly excellent at what he does, thank you for being a part of our day!
Conor Delaney
Conor Delaney
John is an excellent celebrant and DJ, laid back, easy going and professional!
Honestly the best celebrant/ MC/ DJ it’s not often you find people like John he was willing to bend over backwards to help us preparing for the day. And then on the day went above and beyond helping wherever he could we still have people talking to us about how good the MC/DJ was John’s song choices were excellent he had the whole dance floor up and dancing. We really appreciate all you did for us and we will recommend you to everyone thanks again for the best night love Josh and Kell
minnie strick
minnie strick
John was so attentive, helped us through the whole getting married process, he was not only our celebrant but a friend to message at 1am when I couldn’t decided on something for the wedding. He made our day so special, all our guests loved him and couldn’t believe how good of job he did. He showed up with passion, charisma and a sense of humour, perfect for our special day. The best part about John being our celebrant was that he was also our DJ and mc, three in one! Thankyou John for everything🩷
Ola Pach
Ola Pach
John was our triple threat celebrant, DJ and MC for our wedding. Look no further when doing your research, just book him and you will not be disappointed! He provided a heartfelt and witty ceremony that had people asking if he was our friend as he told our story so well. As MC he made sure the proceedings ran smoothly and as DJ got everyone up on the dance floor, across generations, dancing all night! In between all of this he also looked after us and made sure we'd had a chance to eat, to drink and catch our breath in the chaotic and fun whirlwind of our wedding day. We couldn't recommend him highly enough!
Cailin Hassed
Cailin Hassed
We had John as the Celebrant, DJ and MC at our wedding. All three of those jobs were done perfectly. As a celebrant he was calm, funny and reassuring, as our DJ he took our song requests to get our vibe and built a perfect playlist around it. Lastly as our MC he made sure everything ran so smoothly. Can’t recommend him highly enough.
Cailin Mackenzie
Cailin Mackenzie
I can't remember who recommended John to us but I'm so glad they did! From our first video call we knew we had found our celebrant (and DJ and MC). In the leadup to our wedding John was easy to talk to, but always professional, well-organised, and more than happy to deal with the millions of questions I asked. What impressed me most was how smoothly everything ran; I had some pretty tight deadlines and he was able to crowd-control and keep everything on track. John was also extremely flexible, letting me introduce last-minute changes and song requests, squeezing in extra speeches (including when my brother stole the microphone off him - sorry!), making backup plans if things failed, and checked to see that my husband and I had enough to eat and drink during reception. I could not fault him at any stage, and any couple would be wise at choosing him for a celebrant, DJ or MC (or all three!). And bonus - all of our marriage paperwork is taken care of! Professional, fun and just awesome, he helped make our day absolutely perfect and I can't thank him enough for that.
Fixon Films
Fixon Films
Filmed a recent wedding alongside John, and what a wonderful experience it was! For someone who is the best of three worlds, Celebrant, MC and DJ, he needs to be incredibly organised. And organised John was. Throughout the lead up to the wedding day, and on the day itself, John's communication was extremely timely and clear, something that he passes on to his couples throughout their experience with him. As a wedding videographer, communication from the Celebrant/MC is critical in ensuring all moments are captured, and John did not disappoint. Highly recommend John as your wedding Celebrant/DJ/MC. Thanks John, and looking forward to working together in future!
Jayde brown
Jayde brown
John was our marriage celebrant, DJ & MC, we have nothing but accolades for him! In the lead up to our wedding John held conversations with us & we truely felt like he understood us & what we were looking for and he delivered on the night! We loved the direction he took our ceremony in, both us, our friends & family had so much fun, with many complimenting the ceremony, it was the perfect length & set the vibe for the rest of our night. The music throughout the night was perfection and met our brief. We had sooooo many compliments, our friends and family were loving the music and quite obviously the dance floor was filled the entire night! Even the kids were dancing! It was a pleasure working with John and he outperformed our expectations! We can highly recommend his services.
Veena Vincent
Veena Vincent
John Edney was a great celebrant, DJ and MC for the night. He made sure the night ran smoothly and a lot of our guests complimented him. He made the night casual and light hearted. We were able to let him know what we wanted and was able to give us ideas for throughout the night. Made liaising with the different vendors simple and easy. Overall we recommend John to everyone who needed his services. 🙂

My style


Don’t just think outside of the box, throw the box out!

When it comes to marriage, you’re here for love, not stress!

My role as a marriage celebrant is more than just officiating the ceremony and helping you through the legal parts. I will guide you through the entire process in a calm and relaxed way taking on board all of your wants and needs ensuring you are guided through how your ideas can best be used but also providing you with advice and guidance at the same time.

There is no greater compliment I receive as a marriage celebrant than when I am asked how long I’ve been friends with the couple for. To me, this is a reflection on how I work with my couples and totally tailor my approach to each couple and get to know you throughout the process from initial inquiry until the day itself and indeed after the big day.

Further, if you ever walk into a Hard Rock Café anywhere around the world you will see giant signage saying “Love all, serve all” a salient quote I apply to my own business, you will be taken care of by me no matter your background, identity or divergences.

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I can’t wait to work with you and be there when you say I Do ! If you’re ready to get started or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.