Jon von Goes Celebrant

I’m a radio broadcaster, a musician, an MC and a celebrant. A seasoned show biz professional who understands people. A good celebrant needs to be a mixture of show biz skills and empathy. Because it’s not all about me, it’s all about you. 


Weddings should be seriously good fun. The ceremony is the launch of the party, a highlight of the day, not something to be endured before your party starts.

Primarily your guests have been invited to your wedding to celebrate your relationship, your love for each other and the fact that you couldn’t be more serious about what you’re doing. Something worthy of a great party. It’s my job to make your guests patently aware of this and it’s my job to entertain them. To make them laugh and to make them cry.  After I’ve done these things your party cannot flop.

And I have a very smart selection of vintage suits.


Read my funeral method. I can make the day so much better at a fraction of the cost. You can call me and I’ll organise everything. You don’t have to go to a funeral home. I’m not going to be everybody’s funeral celebrant of choice but for those who really don’t like the stuffiness and stiffness of a traditional funeral celebrant, I could well be the one you’re looking for.

It’s my job to get the tone and flow right, make it all about the life that has been lived and keep it real. A mix of celebration and commiseration. I cut down on the gags for funerals. Having said that, a good life needs to be celebrated and that will involve laughs. I can’t say funerals are a whole lot of fun but there’s something deeply human and soulful about pulling off a good farewell. 

I have a more conservative suit I usually wear for funerals, but I don’t have to.


I’ve moved. I’m South Gippsland’s premier celebrant. I’ve relocated to Archies Creek, and it’s all going on down here. Look it up. Come and meet me to discuss your wedding at the Archies Creek Hotel. Anytime. If it’s not open we’ll go there anyway, I’ve got a key.

There are some really good places for weddings down here too…

I’ll still be very happy to travel to Melbourne for weddings but I cannot tell you how good it is living out of town.