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The Celebrant of the North is an adventurous North East wedding and vow renewal celebrant based in Hartlepool, Durham. Joanne dares to be different, creating unforgettable, personalised ceremonies by exploring the intricate pieces of each couple's love story. She adores ceremonies in quirky or extraordinary locations surrounded by beauty and nature and loves working with couples who like to break the rules of tradition. The Celebrant of the North would love to help design your unique, bespoke wedding or vowel renewal ceremony centred around your desires.

Services Offered

The Celebrant of the North offers a free, no-obligation consultation, in person or over Zoom, then a further meeting approximately two to three months before the wedding to perfect all the details. Joanne can guide you with writing vows or give you the freedom to write your own. You will receive unlimited contact and guidance, with as many amendments made to the ceremony as required and a professionally written, personalised ceremony script. Couples have the option to include a symbolic ceremony so they can further celebrate their values. When your celebration ends, a keepsake copy of the ceremony script and a commemorative certificate will be yours to cherish.

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Amanda C. Sent on 10/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Joanne was our wedding celebrate and was absolutely amazing.

Joanne was so professional, fun and became part of the family. She was genuine and heartfelt but used humour where appropriate (she got to know us well and knew this is what we would like). It helped us feel so comfortable on the day. She was so authentic and was such an important part of our big day. You’d be lucky to have Joanne part of your day too.
Danielle R. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I wish I'd known about Joanne when I booked our wedding!

If you're thinking of tying the knot please get in touch with Joanne first! Her professionalism and mischievous personality was the perfect balance at a friends ceremony back in August this year. The ceremony was so personal and unique she had our friends wishes and wants at the heart of it all, exactly what your special day should be all about. It is obvious that she wanted them to have their ceremony their way and not the standard service. She is so warm and welcoming and open to all ideas.
I wish I'd known about The Celebrant of thw North before planning our wedding, unfortunately it's too late for us to change plans.
Pan K. Sent on 18/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect and very supportive experience with my celebrant Joanne

Hi Pan,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review on my Google page! I wondered if you would mind also copying the review to my profile on Hitched using this link? It would be so v

Joanne is our celebrant in my Shotton Grange Wedding.She is the sweetest and extremely helpful human being who always make sure I am well supported. She is very professional and taken care of every single details to get my ceremony smooth and successful. She see us in zoom meetings as well as come to see us and Shotton Grange team personally. She did amazing job and do not hesitate at all to contact her for your big day.I more than 100% recommend her.
Carl V. Sent on 27/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Joanne is amazing!!

Our 30th anniversary renewal ceremony was most definitely the highlight of our day, thanks to Joanne! We could’ve gone home after the ceremony and been totally satisfied. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed every magical moment and couldn’t stop talking about how unique, funny and emotional it was, compared to other ceremonies they’ve attended. Joanne perfectly compiled our story from beginning to end by asking various questions which made it personable, memorable and out right amazing. She had the guest interacting while playing a couples game and they loved every second of it. I highly recommend Joanne for any type of ceremony. She is articulate, fun, professional and just THE BEST!!!! Thanks for everything Joanne💕
Liz K. Sent on 03/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Joanne is a legend

Witty, sincere, fun, charismatic&makes you feel like she’s part of your family. She will be magic piece that brings your special day together
Sarah H. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Guest at a wedding

I was attending a wedding where Joanne was the! Joanne was great, articulate, animated but got all those little details about the couple that just makes the ceremony so unique and completely 'their' wedding. Plus she got some good laughs in too and genuine ones so you know she's good.
Roisin N. Sent on 12/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Very special and personal!

What a beautiful ceremony! Joanne made it so personal and heartfelt, she clearly made a big effort to get to know the married couple and what made their relationship unique and special. And the right amount of humour to put a smile on people's faces also!

Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
Mairead L. Sent on 28/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing outdoor ceremony

Joanne is a fabulous person who can create a magical personal ceremony. Getting everyone involved in the occasion and creating a romantic but fun atmosphere.
Chloe C. Sent on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Miss Chloe Carron

What a beautiful ceremony. I've been to many weddings, of different denominations, same sex marriages, and I can honestly say that this wedding with Joanne as the celebrant was the most beautiful of all. From the outset, the ceremony was personable to the couple. Joanne spoke true words and made everyone feel at ease. She was able to engage the congregation with humour and emotion. Joanne's confidence shone through, and her relationship with the bride and groom was evident through her delivery of the ceremony. Well done, Joanne.

Vicky F. Sent on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect celebrant

Joanne’s services were top tier. Her highly personalised approach was so sentimental and thoughtful, we really felt the love we were celebrating that day. The bride and groom could not have been happier that day and that was largely in thanks to Joanne and her thoughtful touches and way with words!
Riccardo M. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful celebrant

Joanne‘s way of celebrating love was simply fantastic. A wonderful, personal service was held which truly encapsulated her individual approach. A truly inspirational and amazing celebrant.
Mark S. Sent on 19/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Joanne was amazing. Professional and humorous, she made the wedding even more special than the surroundings. Would highly recommend her as a celebrant.
Grace Sent on 12/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mother of the Bride

It was such a pleasure watching Joanne marry my daughter to her Husband to be! She was so professional and yet added her sweet charm to the ceremony! I would highly recommend her to perform any services let it renewing your vows, or getting hitched in the most beautiful places in the world! It was truly magical and Joanne was part of that!
Claire M. Sent on 10/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Personal, funny and without doubt memorable

What can I say?!? This was the best wedding I’ve ever been to and made all the more special and poignant by Jo. I’ve always found weddings to be quite generic but this was so tailored to Dan and Sarah. Jo hit the best mix of funny, beautiful and personal as if she’d known the couple for years and was a friend officiating. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
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