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Nicole Penning Civil Celebrant



Servicing Geelong, Melbourne, National (Australia)

Nicole is in her 11th year of Celebrancy in Geelong and is proudly a leader in the Wedding Industry. Nicole aims to be "the best of the best" in Geelong!

Nicole Penning is a fresh, vibrant and passionate Full-time, Authorised Marriage Celebrant. Nicole obtained her Celebrant qualification through the Academy of Celebrancy and become a registered Celebrant in 2009.

She is a member of the Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria, came 4th in the 2015, 9th in the 2016, 10th in the 2017, 2018 & 2019 ABIA awards (the only Geelong Celebrant to rank in '15, '16 and '18) and has just been nominated once again for 2020.

Nicole is considered a leader and mentor within the Geelong Wedding Industry, advising new Celebrants on their practices and how to be the best Celebrant they can be, taking newly registered Celebrants under her wing to help them out when they first start in this amazing industry!

Nicole is currently delivering online Masterclasses through The Celebrants Training College to help fellow Celebrants around Australia update their skills. 

Nicole is also the administrator of three Facebook Groups/Pages dedicated to Celebrants and our services in Geelong.

Nicole has been introduced as "Geelong Wedding Royalty", described by her Celebrancy Students as "The Guru" and "The Master", described by her peers as "The best in the business", by fellow Wedding Suppliers as, "A new breed of Celebrant" and by her couples "The Queen of Weddings!"

Nicole has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Studies and has Managed Restaurants, Cafes, Resorts, Hotels, Weddings and Events and then moved on, to start her own family - she worked in more "family friendly" hours of sales and recruitment - meaning she has a diverse yet strong background to compliment the Wedding Industry!!!

Nicole is highly sought after, strongly recommended and always in high-demand!
She specialises in performing Weddings, Naming Days, Renewal of Vows, Commitment Ceremonies and Funerals in Geelong and surrounding areas.

Nicole’s popularity with modern couples has seen her perform over 470 ceremonies in 10 years, so you can rest assured you’re in experienced hands.

Friendly and upbeat, Nicole will engage your family & friends and fit in naturally with your wedding party, allowing you and your partner to just relax and enjoy as she seamlessly runs the most important day of your life.
With over 20 years’ public speaking experience, Nicole can adapt her style from a gentle tone for an intimate gathering to confidently voicing a ceremony in front of hundreds of guests.

If you are looking for an experienced and passionate Celebrant to lead you through your whole wedding process, one in which you will have confidence in that they will deliver your ceremony with enthusiasm and great pride, then Nicole is the perfect match for you!