We had these guys play at our wedding, and it was absolutely epic! The whole vibe of the evening was exactly what we wanted with everyone dancing and singing along. The band was super easy to deal with and organised, and I was so stoked to have our first dance song played live. Cannot recommend them enough!

~ Vanessa Jones | Wedding, 2024-02-10 00:00:00 UTC

I could write an essay about Jon but I’ll try to keep it short and sweet!

Jon was our celebrant, MC, DJ and acoustic music artist at our wedding on 02/02/2024. He told our story so beautifully at the ceremony, kept the day flowing seamlessly with his MC skills and played banger after banger on the decks - the dance floor was PUMPING!!! So many of our guests came up to us talking about how fantastic he was.

If you are after a man of many talents, who is also incredibly genuine, humble, funny and an all around awesome guy to be a part of your special day, look no further than Jon Pickford. The absolute MVP of our day and we can not thank him enough!

~ Maddy & Charles | Waterfall Farm Wedding, 2024-02-02 00:00:00 UTC

Jon was the musical entertainment for wedding - and in every way he did the most amazing job! We are so grateful to have a talented live musician play our wedding, and also to know that all the music was covered from start to finish. Jon has a great range of skills and is wonderful with people - making sure everyone has a great time. Could not have been more perfect- thanks so much Jon!

~ Rachel & Shaun | Waterlily Garden Wedding, 2022-03-19 00:00:00 UTC

Where to begin, Jon is amazing at what he does. We are so privileged that he was not only our celebrant, but MC, musician and DJ! from day 1 communication, generosity with time, advice and support through the process was fab, no question was silly and he sure knew how to calm nerves; both before the day and on the day. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to marry us, and are so grateful to Jon for everything. Would recommend Jon to everyone!

~ Natalia & Shane | Settlers Wedding, 2022-09-17 00:00:00 UTC

Jon was an incredible addition to our wedding day. He played for our ceremony and canape hour before our guests sat down. He learnt 3 new songs for our ceremony and sung them absolutely beautifully. He is so talented, professional, kind and generous with his time. We wholeheartedly recommend him for any event. Absolute 11/10!

~ Emily & Lachlan | McCallum Residence Wedding, 2022-06-25 00:00:00 UTC

If you're looking for entertainment for your wedding or special occasion, look no further - Jon is your guy! We were lucky enough to have Jon as our musician and DJ on our wedding day, and he was beyond fantastic! 

He played our ceremony songs live, which made them even more special and memorable. He also provided entertainment for our guests during our canape hour, playing an acoustic set, which our guests absolutely LOVED. 

He was our DJ for our reception and I don't have the words to explain how good he was. He read the room so well, knowing exactly what to play to keep everyone on the dance floor while incorporating our song choices. Our guests absolutely loved the dancefloor, as did we, and I've never seen so many people up dancing that wouldn't normally - that's a credit to Jon. 

Aside from Jon's obvious musical talent, he was just so great to work with. He was easy to communicate with, patient as we took far too long to make our music choices, so helpful with the sound system, and adaptable on the day as we got caught up in the excitement of it all and decided to do an impromptu "entrance" to our reception, helping us to pick a brilliant tune to make our entrance. 

Jon - thank you so much! Music was a really important part of our wedding, and we are so grateful to you for exceeding our expectations and helping us to make it the most fun day! 

~ Jordyn & Gareth | Castaways Wedding, 2023-02-17 00:00:00 UTC

Ben and I wanted to say a huge thank you for helping make our wedding day so incredibly special. Our ceremony was so thoughtful and well put together, it was really personal and special to us. We should be getting the video of it in the next couple of weeks so we're really looking forward to that!

You made the process so easy for us as well as fun! We enjoyed filling out the questionnaires you sent us and you provided us with some incredibly helpful information for writing our own vows. And it didn't stop there! You're a man of many talents, and our guests couldn't believe it when our celebrant started singing and playing guitar during the canapes! Of course we only got to hear a couple of songs before we were whisked away for photos, but you sounded amazing and we're so happy we asked you to do that.
Our guests were further amazed when our celebrant turned singer entertained us further by going into party mode and DJing into the night! I had so many people comment on your talents and how surprised they were with everything you did. There was even a rumour going around that you were driving the bus home at the end of the night!! Hilarious!

We are so happy that we asked you to help us with our wedding day, and so grateful for everything you did, and of course we won't hesitate to recommend your services!

~ Kirsty & Ben | Allely House Wedding, 2022-03-25 00:00:00 UTC

Thankyou so so much! You were absolutely amazing - your calm and fun personality and ability to keep the day relaxed but organised was second to none. We have had so many guests complimenting how you ran the day and thought you were just amazing. We will be highly recommending you to all our friends, Thankyou!

~ Tracey & James | Kumeu Valley Wedding, 2023-12-08 00:00:00 UTC

Jon is an absolute legend and I can’t recommend him enough. Jon was our celebrant, Musician/DJ and our MC! There’s nothing he can’t do. We originally had a family member as our MC but with the border restrictions he couldn’t make it so Jon offered and saved us with that!

He made us feel so comfortable through the ceremony and had us in fits of laughter through the ceremony and reception. It was so great having one person who can do so many things throughout the wedding as it was so easy just dealing with the person and not multiple vendors.

From the first time we met Jon, we knew instantly we want him to be our celebrant as we just felt like we had known him for ages. Such a lovely guy, can’t recommend him enough!! Literally all of our guests have commented how good Jon was throughout the day!
Thanks again Jon!!

~ Kayleigh & Aran | Castaways Wedding, 2022-01-08 00:00:00 UTC

I can’t recommend Jon enough. From the first meeting with Jon we instantly knew he was the perfect fit for us. We had Jon do it all, Celebrant, MC & live music entertainment and he does it all so damn well!

Jon had the exact vibe we were after, and knows how to work a room & read a crowd to say the right things at the right time. We had many guests compliment his ability to do this.

Jon even took the time to go round tables & check everyone’s doing good and chatting with guests which was really nice and many guests appreciated that.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day & you are a huge part of that Jon. Thank you for everything!!

~ Sam & Ben | Wedding, 2022-01-15 00:00:00 UTC

Thank so much for being the celebrant/DJ on the occasion of our wedding. We appreciated you taking the time to get to know us, and to help us put our plans for a surprise wedding together seamlessly. Our evening was such a special, fun and happy night filled with great memories. The vibe was perfect (everyone loved how the DJ was the celebrant too!!) and the dance floor was the place to be. Would absolutely recommend Jon to anyone seeking a personable, methodical, and fun addition to their magical day!

~ Mike & Rebecca | Suprise Wedding!, 2021-05-29 00:00:00 UTC

Jon was an absolutely amazing celebrant and we can't recommend him enough! From the beginning, when we met Jon for the first time, we clicked instantly. Jon is so sincere and genuine. I love how he sent us questions to answer separately and together to help build our personalised ceremony. Our ceremony could not have been more perfect! Jon captured our relationship so perfectly and when I read it for the first time I could not wait for our wedding day for everyone to hear it too! It felt like he really knew us and our relationship. Not to mention he rocked out an awesome set on his guitar during cocktail hour! I had so many compliments from our guests saying how great he was and was there anything he couldn't do! Jon, thank you so much for being our celebrant for our special day. We will always be incredibly grateful to have met you and wish you all the best!

~ Claudia & Andy | Riverhead Boathouse Wedding, 2021-04-09 00:00:00 UTC

We already new Jon through school however, his work as both a celebrant and musician at our wedding far surpassed our expectations. Jon was professional, sincere, witty, fun, supportive, super organized and played a big part in making our day so special. Jon and his brother Jeremy not only played awesome music that got a large number of our guests up and dancing but they also played our first dance song live for us too which was an absolute treat. We couldn't recommend Jon as a Wedding Celebrant and Entertainer more highly. His incredible talent was a hot topic amongst our wedding guests as they were all so impressed with his work. Thank you for contributing so much to our wedding. You were one of the MVP's leading up to and on our big day.

~ Ross & Tori | Bridgewater Estate Wedding, 2021-04-02 00:00:00 UTC

Jon was a fantastic choice for our wedding and brought the perfect vibe for us. Relaxed and comfortable while still digging deep into the importance and uniqueness of our celebration. He helped us to craft a story for our guests and was invaluable in setting the tone we wanted from the get-go.

He later played for our guests and I cannot count the number of times someone came up to me and praised his skill and demeanor for the afternoon. Cannot recommend this man enough!

~ Benjamin & Joanna | Kourawhero Mountain Lodge Wedding, 2021-02-07 00:00:00 UTC

Jon was the celebrant for our wedding in October 2020 and he was absolutely outstanding! From helping us to set the tone of our ceremony and write our vows to managing our guests and the flow of the service on the day, Jon's attention to detail helped us to create the perfect day. He was exceptional!

We wanted the day to be relaxed and easy without detracting from the importance of the occasion. Jon crafted his delivery of the ceremony to meet this brief exactly, putting us and our guests at ease with a few laughs and his approachable style while still retaining the formality and specialness of the day.

We felt Jon went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony was everything we wanted it to be. He helped us create a day that will forever be held as one of our most special memories. I can't recommend Jon highly enough.

~ Tori & Vaughan | LaValla Estate Wedding, 2020-10-17 00:00:00 UTC

Jon has been extremely friendly, professional, and caring through the whole process of our civil union. We wanted something simple and stress-free, and he helped us get exactly what we wanted. When we had questions, he checked with the appropriate organisations and always gave us a prompt reply. He was really easy to talk to too. As a result, we had an amazing day that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We are super glad we had Jon as our celebrant and we would recommend him to anyone who is looking for one!

~ Anna & Mike

Jon literally made our day and we can't recommend him enough!

From the first few messages to the couple of in person catch ups, right through to our wedding day; Jon was super personable, flexible, and took charge.

We tossed him a couple of curve balls such as organising an ice breaker, he took the idea and ran with it and the bridal bingo game that he put together has been acclaimed to be one of the many highlights of the day.

He provided some super simple, but handy excel sheets for us to keep track of our timeline, assist with writing our vows, and getting our love story written down which he then used to formulate a perfect ceremony for us! He also actively shared this and worked with all of our other vendors to ensure we were all on the same page.

We were married on a yacht so the total number on board was rather limited, but Jon helped immensely with this by wearing multiple hats! He is not just a great celebrant, but also a great musician, DJ, host, and even a bit of a comedian with some great banter! Our wedding day had a couple last minute changes, but Jon was able to help rejig things to make it all flow perfectly for us! He was able to relocate his equipment quickly several times while dodging the rain onboard a moving yacht.

To anyone looking for a fun, down to earth, and very talented celebrant/musician at a very reasonable price, Jon Pickford is your man!

~ Dave & Demi