About Maria Thorne

Loved the ceremony – Maria was so warm and sincere and made the occasion extra special”.

I’m a celebrant based in beautiful Devon, where I live with my husband, two small children, a dog called Ziggy, a rabbit and a handful of chickens.

I can’t think of a more tremendous privilege than helping people celebrate the biggest milestones in their lives. Because I love people – and I’ll take the time to get to know you – I write wedding and naming ceremonies that are completely authentic.

I’ll work with you to create a bespoke ceremony, which you can make as traditional, informal, fun or creative as you like.

No two ceremonies are the same. There are no ‘set words’ or ‘order of service’ and I can always help by making suggestions about things like venues, readings, music and symbolic acts.

“The ceremony was absolutely perfect, exactly what we hoped for: special, personalised and Maria was fantastic and well liked by all our guests.”

Picture of Maria Thorne Wedding Celebrant

My ceremonies are often inspired by the natural world, but can be on any theme you wish. Being a musician (I direct a community choir and play in both rock and folk bands), I’m always up for using music in ceremonies and can even lead a sing-a-long if you like!

Ceremonies are ideal for bringing together all your family and friends. No matter what your family circumstances, everyone is welcome at a Humanist Ceremony.

I look forward to meeting you. I cover most of Devon and Somerset, but I’m often happy to travel further. Drop me a line to find out more.

“From the moment we met Maria she really put us at ease and explained thoroughly how a humanist ceremony worked.”

Get in touch: maria.thorne@humanistceremonies.org.uk, call 07341 953442 or find me on Facebook.

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