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

Ceremony Training

The Covid era year has shown us that simplicity counts and ceremonies matter – we can make our lives simpler and more meaningful with rituals and ceremonies that create moments to treasure with friends, family and  whānau.

What may look simple to guests at weddings, funerals or memorials, has an invisible depth.  Good ceremony – ceremony that moves people, that embraces and engages families and guests – requires not only good delivery, but also good design, structure, and content. 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 empathy and respect. The feedback we get confirms that our style of teaching – with feedback from peers and 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, and create a future role for yourself as a celebrant. 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’re an aspiring celebrant, 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 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 celebrancy in New Zealand/Aotearoa and across the globe