Types of Ceremonies

Couples can be spoilt for choice since the amendment of the Marriage Act in 1995. 

Nowadays non-government buildings can now be licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, which has, among other things, led to the development of a whole industry of dedicated country house wedding venues as well as other venues which you would never dream of as your venue.  We've got just a few here for you to look at.

To find out more about arranging your civil ceremonies please follow the link here.

Embrace the Day


We are professional independent celebrants with many years’ experience of conducting over 1,000 ceremonies including marriages, renewal of vows, commitments and namings.
We have conducted many different styles of ceremonies and have lots of ideas and resources to help you create something totally unique and special. We also offer a range of alternative ceremonies such as welcoming ceremonies for blended families and adoptive parents.
We are able to bring together many non religious and religious observations to create exactly the ceremony you want.

Create Ceremonies


I’m Jane Grayer and I’m an award winning celebrant based in the beautiful market town of Abergavenny in South Wales with my husband. I have a really eclectic CV starting out as a Stage Manager in theatres across the country and moving on to a variety of roles in charities and lottery funded projects with a stint at running a community centre in there as well.


Colette Ashby Celebrant


Colette Ashby is a celebrant based in Berkshire.

Colette creates and performs personalised ceremonies all over the UK and abroad for weddings, renewal of vows and baby naming.

Let’s start planning the ceremony that’s absolutely right for you….celebrate your way.

Unusual Venues

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Brunel's SS Great Britain - Bristol

Located in Bristol and launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain is a truly unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. Let us help make your dream wedding come true on board one of the world 's great historic ships, and ensure that you have memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Safari Venues at West Midlands Safari Park - Bewdley

We create simple wedding packages with you in mind, but can provide you the opportunity to work with our wedding co-ordinators and chefs to create a bespoke wedding service that suits your needs. We pride ourselves on a warm welcome, friendly advice and attention to detail – we are independent and individual.

The Crypt at Bleeding Heart- East London

The magical medieval Crypt in Ely Place, adjoining Bleeding Heart Yard, is the perfect central London venue for a special Private Event for 50 to 120 guests – be it a Wedding Reception or a City Banquet. With its History of Celebration and Celebration of History, the 600 year–old Crypt at St Etheldreda’s has been hosting celebrity parties in the heart of London ever since King Henry V111 held his three-day wedding feast there in 1531. Today The Crypt offers the same superb food, wine and service as the legendary Bleeding Heart French Restaurant.