Wondering how to become a celebrant in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Kia ora and welcome to The Celebrant School, NZ’s #1 celebrant training provider.

Ceremonies matter – they make our lives more meaningful and authentic by honouring what’s important and creating memories to treasure with friends, family and  whānau. What may look simple to guests at weddings, funerals or memorials, actually has invisible depth.  Good ceremony – ceremony that moves people, that embraces and engages families and guests – requires not only strong delivery, but also good design, structure, and content. Our students at The Celebrant School explore core ceremonial principles that have stood the test of time, as well as leading-edge developments in contemporary ceremony. They are given opportunities to fine-tune their natural abilities, analyse critical information, practise their craft, and reach our high standards. Our graduates stand out from the crowd as competent, compassionate professionals, with a high degree of skill, empathy and respect. The comments we get confirm that our style of teaching – with practical assignments, feedback from peers and full assessment from facilitators – provides students with a safe and enriching learning environment, and the tools they need to excel as contemporary celebrants.

Join us at The Celebrant School today to learn the art of ceremony. Whether you want to be a marriage celebrant, a funeral celebrant, or focus on other ceremonial events, you can develop your future role as a celebrant with us and ensure that your celebrations are the best that they can possibly be for your families and your clients. It’s simple – enrol now to start this journey.

Learn With Us!

This is the right place for you if:

  • You want to be a celebrant and are keen to build a new career path, serve your community/whānau/family or supplement your current income
  • You’ve recently registered as an independent marriage celebrant with the Department of Internal Affairs, and would like to develop your skills
  • You’re an existing marriage celebrant or funeral celebrant wanting to enhance your practice, polish your skills and build your networks
  • You’re working in another professional role, such as counselling, social work or education, and would like to use ceremony and ritual to enrich your practice
  • You’re curious to know more about being a celebrant in New Zealand/Aotearoa and across the globe