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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: March 2024

As an independent celebrant working around the North East, i specialise in personalised ceremonies unique to you from Northumberland to North Yorkshire.

About

Based in Peterlee, County Durham, England, Caritas Ceremonies is an independent wedding celebrant who conducts nuptials from Northumberland to North Yorkshire. Celebrant Joanne Benson was a nurse for 30 years and has a wealth of experience working with families in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. She trained with the UK College of Celebrants and offers a professional, supportive, and sensitive service. Joanne believes that marking important events in our lives is a key part of the human experience. She is excited to work with you to mark the occasion of your marriage and help to tell your love story in a meaningful way.

Services Offered

Caritas Ceremonies will collaborate with you and your partner to create a wedding that reflects your personalities, values, and beliefs. Joanne can help with everything from selecting music and poems to incorporating your family's traditions. She can also come up with a structure that flows well. This celebrant is flexible and wants to ensure that your big day feels entirely personal to you. As these ceremonies are not part of the legal registration of a marriage, they can be held wherever your heart desires. From beaches to gardens, hotels to libraries, Caritas Ceremonies will preside over the next step of your partnership with grace and eloquence.

  • Woman-owned

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Language:

English

Religion:

Anglican
Baptist
Buddhism
Catholicism
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism
Methodist
Mormon
Orthodox
Protestant
Sikhism
Non-religious/humanist

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Celebrant
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Served in

Durham, North Yorkshire and Tyne & Wear

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Lene
Lene O. Sent on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Do not hesitate to book: Excellent experience from start to finish!

Where do I even start? I believe Joanne may be the kindest person I have ever met. We consider ourselves truly lucky to have had her as our celebrant. From early planning to the final moments during our ceremony she was a calm, competent "rock" for us, guiding us through it all - even our baby daughter crying during the ceremony. I could not recommend her enough. Thank you so much, Joanne!
Cayla
Cayla Sent on 04/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Very professional, patient and showed a great sense of responsibility

Before we met Joanne, we had no idea about the wedding process. She gave us lots of advice regarding the ceremony and listen patiently to our needs. She also recommend songs for our ceremony after knowing our requirements. she was very professional, patient and showed a great sense of responsibility which allowed our wedding ceremony to be perfect and unforgettable.
I would recommend her to all my friends who are getting married. Cayla and Alan x
Shannon
Shannon T. Sent on 08/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Ceremony

Hi Joanne! Thanks so much for orchestrating an amazing ceremony for us. Everyone said what a fantastic job you did! We’ll be sure to reach out to those who would be needing your services in the future. Take care Shannon and Gerard
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Anne M. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You So Much For Everything

Thank you so much for being a part of it! You kept it so stress free for us. Which is just amazing considering how close it was to the day. Your ideas and information you sent over put our minds at ease and even when we were nervous about saying our own words you helped and I am so happy you did because the words were beautiful.
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Lucy L. Sent on 03/06/2022
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100% recommend.

My husband and I booked Joanne for our wedding at Hallington Mill on 7 May 2022. Joanne from start to finish was absolutely faultless. She spent time and care helping us pick out every last detail of the ceremony to how we wanted it. She’s thoughtful, professional and out right amazing. We cannot recommend her enough. No doubt in my mind she would do the best job you could ever ask for. All our guests said how brilliant she was. Before, during and after, Joanne went above and beyond our expectations. She loves her job and it shows. Nothing negative to say at all.
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Ashleigh R. Sent on 02/06/2022
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Excellent ceremony

Joanne done our ceremony at vallum farm on 28.5.22. It was the most beautiful ceremony and every one of our guests commented how beautiful the ceremony was. From the day we asked Joanne about our ceremony through hitched to the wedding day was so straight forward and no stress at all. Joanne met us in our home and asked us about everything to do with us and our ceremony. It was everything and more we could have wished for. I would recommend caritas ceremonies to anyone looking for a celebrant ceremony.
Thank you so much again for everything
Ashleigh and David Reeson
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Linda Sent on 14/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A very happy couple

Thank you Joanne for helping us celebrate our wedding day in Northumberland in September 2019 with our children, family and friends. It was exactly what we asked for, you listened to our vision for the ceremony and delivered it perfectly. We highly recommend you and had many comments on how lovely the ceremony was – thank you! John and Linda x
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Congratulations! Thank you for looking at my profile. I'd love to create the perfect personalised unique ceremony to you. The more information you give me, the easier it is for me to help you plan your perfect day. Also, feel free to ask me any questions!

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Wansbeck Court, Peterlee SR8 1EY Wingate (Durham)

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