Peter Cowling

I love weddings -
and I promise I will do everything I can to ensure your wedding is a truly memorable and happy event.


Robin and Tad FoleyMy partner and I first met Peter Cowling when a mutual friend gave us his name as a potential marriage celebrant.  Being a mature couple and planning a small but intimate wedding, we appreciated Peter’s straightforward and professional approach to our needs.  Peter was wonderful about staying in touch, without overwhelming us and subtlely reminded us when documents needed to be scanned and sent, and final arrangements to the service made.  The ceremony on the day was truly amazing in every way; helped by the lovely weather,  Peter's combination of solemnity with a touch of humour translated into an event that was memorable as well as enjoyable for both the happy couple (us) and the guests.  Peter Cowling is thoughtful, kind, understanding and a true gentleman and was born to be a marriage celebrant.

Robin and Tad Foley


Thanks soooo much for our beautiful ceremony (28/5/2014) – we were so overwhelmed and feel so blessed. Thanks again Peter, we were so lucky to have you as our celebrant.

Cindy & Terry


We would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did and we are so glad we chose you to be our celebrant for our October 2013 wedding. Thanks for helping to make our day as special as it was. Ta for the glass of champagne after the ceremony too, it was just what I needed at that point!

Also thanks especially for suggesting I keep my original vows – I'm really glad that I didn't change them at the last minute now, as it wouldn't have been the same. Your advice to stick with what I had because it came from the heart was just what I needed to hear at that time Smile.

Thanks for helping me get it off the page and say it all out loud, it was a very special moment for me. Cheers and all the best for the future.

Review by Shelly and Dave


Peter Cowling conducted our wedding ceremony at Corlette Beach, Port Stephens on August 20th, 2009 - a private ceremony with only our two witnesses present.

We found Peter to be extremely thorough and professional from beginning to end - from the planning of our ceremony and the tips he provided for the writing of our vows right through to the delivery of the ceremony itself. The delivery of the ceremony was both special and unforgettable, complete with a little humour to help put our nerves at ease.

His knowledge of the local area and wedding industry was exceptional. This was apparent as he knew both our Wedding Planner and Wedding Photographer. The fact that everyone knew one another certainly helped to provide a jovial atmosphere which further settled our nerves on the big day.

We would encourage anyone considering a wedding in the Newcastle or Port Stephens area to give Peter a call. We were immediately drawn to his charm and charisma and instantly knew that we had found the right person. We can't recommend him highly enough and he is even more deserving than the 5 stars allocated.

Thankyou Peter for your warmth, kindness and dedication. You helped us create so many special memories and we will always

Ian and Carissa


Peter Cowling was the celebrant at our wedding in March 2007.

Without a doubt, choosing Peter was one of the best decisions we made when planning our big day.

Selecting the right celebrant is a daunting task at first, yet it is extremely important to take your time and choose carefully. As well as performing the required formal duties, your celebrant should be the right kind of person for your wedding - one who will help ease your nerves on the day, and guide you along to make it a memorable and special occasion.

In our case, we wanted someone who was friendly, respectable, charismatic, well presented and well spoken.

We spoke to several celebrants initially, but after meeting Peter in person the final decision was easy. His warmth, sincerity and gentle sense of humour seemed like the perfect fit for our wedding service, which was to take place in a non-denominational chapel in the Hunter Valley.

Peter was more than happy to help us make our wedding day whatever we wanted it to be. And no matter what last minute obstacles or problems we had (there were a few little dramas on the morning of the wedding) Peter was a guiding light - relaxed and confident that everything would be alright.

And it was. He was the perfect celebrant, our ceremony was flawless, and we are eternally grateful that he was at our wedding.

If you are considering Peter, rest assured he is truly excellent. We could not have found a better celebrant, and we have posted this review as a small token of our gratitude for his service. Two years on, we are as happily married as ever, and we always think of Peter when we remember our wedding day. We would recommend him to anyone.

Robert and Anissa


Peter helped us create the the perfect ceremony.

Our friends even commented on how much they enjoyed it!

He had the right balance of intimacy, sensitivity and humour. He made my partner and I feel at ease and enjoy the moment more than we could have imagined.

Thank you Peter!

Review submitted by Lindsay Chalmers.


Peter conducted our wedding at Port Stephens, and it was truly a wonderful day.

We had the unenviable task of arranging our wedding from London, but Peter made this whole process easy. The day was relaxed, light hearted and very personal - just as we wanted - and Peter managed to get laughs out of our guests whilst still maintaining the solemnity of the occasion.

We would not hesitate in recommending him for your wedding ceremony!

Review submitted by Leigh Gilshenan & Adrian Banks.


Peter was the celebrant at our wedding, not only did he make it a memorable and beautiful ceremony but he also made us feel comfortable which helped those jitters disappear!

My father is not the religious type, however he has only been to marriages performed by priests in a church and couldn't quite grasp the whole concept of an outdoor wedding and a celebrant, but even he (a dedicated cynic) had to admit that our ceremony was the most beautiful one he'd ever been to, to the point that he asked for the video of our wedding, provided that the whole ceremony was on it!

Peter is an outstanding celebrant, he was recommended to me and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is getting married.

Review by Tony and Sophia Aleksovski