Humanist Ceremonies celebrants are trained and accredited by Humanists UK - pioneers of non-religious ceremonies back in the 1890s.
Today, we have a network of almost 300 accredited wedding celebrants in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Channel Isles, each skilled in the art of creating unique, meaningful, non-religious ceremonies.
How to make a booking enquiry
Each of our humanist wedding celebrants manages their own diary, so to check availability and prices, please contact your local celebrant. To find a celebrant near you, please visit our interactive 'Find a celebrant' map.
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What is a humanist wedding ceremony?
A humanist wedding ceremony is entirely focused on the two of you, your love, and your love story.
It’s a non-religious celebration that is welcoming and inclusive, and it differs from a civil or register office ceremony in that the words and actions are entirely personalised to you.
Your humanist wedding can include unique vows, readings, poems, music, and any rituals you choose, such as handfasting or exchanging rings. It can be a small, intimate, traditional affair or a huge, elaborate, fun-filled celebration. The choice is yours!
Where can we have our humanist wedding?
Your ceremony can take place pretty much anywhere – no licensed premises needed! Our outdoor weddings are particularly popular.
About our celebrants
Our celebrants are committed to helping you create a personal, meaningful wedding that tells your story in a way that no other kind of wedding ceremony can. In order to be able to tell the story of your relationship in an authentic and meaningful way on your big day, your celebrant will spend time getting to know you.
And, all our celebrants are happy to conduct same-sex weddings. You don't need to ask here!
If you're looking for wedding inspiration, please visit our wedding blog which is full of creative ideas and real life wedding stories.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Do humanist celebrants conduct same-sex weddings?
We certainly do!Indeed, Humanist Ceremonies celebrants have been conducting ceremonies for same sex couples for at least two decades and Humanists UK was instrumental in successfully campaigning for legal same-sex marriage.
Can we write our own vows?
Personal vows are often one of the highlights of a humanist wedding so, yes, we absolutely encourage you to write or choose your own words, and will give whatever help and support you need to do so.
Do we have to write our own vows?
No, not if you don’t want to. Your celebrant can provide a range of sample vows for you to look through and you might want to use some of these or adapt them slightly: it’s entirely up to you. But if you do decide to write your own vows, your celebrant can help you to get started with these and, if you want them to, will be happy to act as a sounding board for your ideas.
Will we be legally married after a humanist wedding?
If you’re getting married in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Jersey, the answer is yes!Humanist weddings in England, Wales, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man do not currently have legal status but we continue to campaign for this. However, many couples take care of the legalities at a local register office and consider their humanist wedding their real wedding. And there really are some advantages to our weddings not having legal status. For example, there is no restriction about what can or cannot be included and where you can or cannot marry. It makes the whole occasion much more flexible and so much more personal.
We want to get married abroad. Can we take a celebrant with us?
Many of our celebrants are happy to take weddings overseas and have been to some lovely places to do so! Celebrants will often let you know on their websites if they are happy to travel, but if you have found someone you would like to work with that doesn’t mention this, do just get in contact with them and ask. Otherwise, please contact the office for details of who might be available.
How do I make a booking enquiry?
We have a network of almost 300 accredited Humanist Ceremonies wedding celebrants across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Channel Isles. Each wedding celebrant manages their own diary, so to check availability and prices, please contact your local celebrant. You can find a celebrant near you by searching our interactive map. Please mark your message 'Enquiry from Hitched'. For general enquiries about HumanistCeremonies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.