Weddings and partnerships

It is a wonderful thing to stand in front of all your friends and family and say out loud to your partner: ” I love you “.  Such significant moments are rare in our lives and should be celebrated . A humanist wedding is a wonderful celebration, and it is my job to work with you to create and conduct a ceremony that suits you both.

I conduct wedding ceremonies throughout the year for people who don’t wish to be restricted by church or civil marriage laws governing the location, time and content of their ceremony. A humanist wedding provides the opportunity for you to have exactly the kind of service that you want, tailor made for you.

I will write the ceremony script for you, using your ideas and words so that the end result will be something that is highly personal to the two of you. Some couples have a clear idea about the kind of content and structure that they want in their ceremony, others come with a blank sheet: I have a wealth of suggestions and ideas to offer as needed.

And you can have the ceremony wherever you want: in a field, local pub, village hall, cliff top, orchard, family farm, beach, smart hotel – the choice really is yours.  Provided it is safe and legal, I’m happy to marry you in the venue of your choice !

At the moment humanist ceremonies are not yet legally binding in this country, so many people chose to arrange a civil service in a registry office in order to comply with legal requirements. This often takes place the day before the humanist ceremony, and may be just a small affair involving only close family, so that the humanist ceremony is seen as “the real wedding “.

So if you are planning to get married, please get in touch for a chat by phone or email.

If you are happy to proceed on the basis of this initial conversation, we will then book in a longer planning meeting to the content of the ceremony, your choice of music and readings, and the kind of vows you would like to make.  My fee covers the planning meeting(s), writing the script, making as many revisions and changes as you need,  the rehearsal, conducting the ceremony itself, all my travel, and a presentation copy of the ceremony script.

I charge £450 for weddings within a 40 mile radius of my Herefordshire home, and just a bit more to cover additional travel costs for weddings further afield. I am always happy to travel – both within the UK and abroad.

For anyone looking for different wedding venue in Herefordshire, our friends at Westonbury Mill  near Pembridge have the most wonderful setting amongst their award winning water gardens for you to pitch a marquee: www.westonburymillgardens.com. Do check it out !