Explore the best marriage officiants in KwaZulu-Natal and Durban recommended by wedding professionals and real couples. Click on the Request a Quote button below to request a quote from our list of top marriage officers.




From the Beach to the ‘Berg, up and down the coast, bush lodges and game reserves, tranquil lakes and private homes, all over KZN and beyond. Tiaras or T-shirts, classic or creative, funky or formal, intimate gathering or stadium spectacular. It’s your wedding – it’s your choice.

Jonathan Payne, The Wedding Celebrant, will guide you through the ceremony you want, the one that you know expresses everything you want to say, do and be as you set out on your life together. He strongly believes that the ceremony should look like the couple and that you shouldn’t be required to accommodate traditions and expectations which don’t fit your way of life or understanding of marriage.

The many couples he has married describe him as fun, friendly and relatable. He has an infectious sense of humour and inevitably guests at every wedding he conducts tell him that “that was the best wedding they have ever been to”. He promises not to bore your guests into hibernation and to ensure you and your guests enjoy the ceremony as much as the party afterward. Click here to see more.

We just want to thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so perfect, it was exactly what we wanted, and you were exceptional in every way. We received numerous compliments from our guests who said you were literally the best wedding officiant they have come across and they really enjoyed the ceremony. Our honest feedback is that our experience was exceptional and there is nothing we can add, your humour was on point and you made us feel so comfortable. – Kylie and Sinako

Top Marriage Officiants in KwaZulu-Natal

  • The Wedding Celebrant
  • Frank Booysen
  • The Wedding Lady / Nifty Nuptials
  • Dream ceremonies
  • Clive Jacobson
  • Dianne Visser

Our tips: Book your marriage officiant

Whether you are having a religious or a secular ceremony, you will need someone to officiate your marriage. Whoever you choose, they will play a very important role on your big day and lead the whole ceremony. It will be important to have an officiant who matches well with you as a couple and with your views, who is comfortable with public speaking and preferably someone who has experience.

In a religious ceremony, you will be limited to the type of officiant you can choose, but not limited to a single person. With a secular ceremony, you will not be restricted to any particular officiant and will have other options available to you.

For a marriage to be recognised under South African law, the marriage officiant needs to sign the register indoors or under a roof at a venue/house with an address.

There are different sets of rules regarding international couples having a destination wedding – your marriage officer will be able to supply you with a list of documents needed to make your marriage legal in South Africa. It may be the case that you would need to acquire some of these documents from your local home affairs office, so be sure to connect with a marriage officiant early in your planning process.

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