Humanist Weddings and Partnerships
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A growing number of people choose to live their lives without holding any religious beliefs, and it is important for their wedding to reflect and respect this. 


A Humanist Wedding Ceremony is a personal and joyous occasion. I am an accredited Humanist Celebrant with Humanists UK, and trained with them in 2006 to conduct wedding and partnership ceremonies.


A Register Office marriage procedure, while still at the moment legally necessary in England and Wales, may not satisfy your wishes for a ceremony which, whether traditional or unusual, should be certainly individual and memorable.  I will reflect your values and the values of those you involve in your ceremony, as I believe your wedding should “come from the heart, not habit”


A Humanist ceremony is respectful to everyone attending including those for whom religion is a part of their lives. It can take place anywhere you choose – and be part of a day which includes the legal registration of your marriage or is quite separate from it.

Over the years I have conducted ceremonies at a variety of locations including:

  •   Highclere Castle, near Newbury – of Downton Abbey fame
  •   in the Orangery at Raymond Blanc’s “Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons”
  •   the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford
  •   on the banks of the River Loire
  •   French chateaus and a Spanish “castle”
  •   numerous English hotels
  •   private homes – ranging in size and style from those small & modest, through to family ancestral homes
  •   outside in the countryside
  •   village halls, pubs ……

I will be pleased to discuss your special day with you, answer any questions you have about the day, and help make “your ceremony” a very memorable and special occasion.


P.S. - for those of you who have been married for a few years, I also conduct  "renewal of vows" ceremonies.



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Recent Testimonials:

“Thank you for the final script and also for making our day so special. We absolutely loved the ceremony and the fact that it was so personal. So many people commented on how much they enjoyed it - even with the wind! It was the best day of our lives so thank you for being a part of it.“   Katie and Chris - August 2019

“Thank you so much for being part of our special day. The service was wonderful. Everything and more that we could have imagined. There were endless positive comments from our friends and family and everyone thought you were wonderful.” Madeline & Michael

“Thank you so much for being such a wonderful celebrant on our special day. You were professional, calming, relaxed and humorous. We had so many compliments on the ceremony and the location – it really exceeded our expectations.” Lucy & Matt

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you again. The ceremony was wonderful and it was the perfect start to a wonderful day for us both. Everyone has been saying how lovely it was and how personal which is exactly what we wanted.” Jess & Alex

“We send you our deepest and most grateful thanks for the joyous celebration you conducted for Alex and Jess. You made the day so extra ordinarily special and created such a sincere and moving ceremony that I really do not know quite how to say thank you adequately. My mother, who is of the ‘old school’ conventionality, is convinced it was quite the “best wedding she has ever, ever attended” – high praise indeed. We found the combination of traditional elements of a wedding with the sincerity of the humanist ceremony quite wonderful and can never recommend you enough to other couples who may be looking for something away from the conveyor belt of modern packaged weddings. We had a wonderful, joyous and utterly relaxed day and are so grateful for your massive contribution in making it so memorable. It has been so lovely to hear such positive comments from so many people of all ages who attended, who without exception thought the ceremony perfect, and so very much right for Alex and Jess.” The groom’s parents

“We got in touch with Rebecca in February, five months before the wedding. We were in New York and she was in Oxford, where we were planning to hold the ceremony. We interacted regularly by Skype and email, we exchanged ideas, and we produced a self-styled occasion that worked exactly how we imagined it would. Rebecca proved to be warm, experienced and full of ideas for us to consider, but we always felt like we had ownership over the concept and conduct of the wedding. Quite literally, though, we couldn't have done it without her. We can't speak highly enough of Rebecca, and recommend her to anyone who wants help with a humanist ceremony.” Hannan and Melissa