Hello, lets talk about your ceremony
WHY CHOOSE US
The Ceremony Company creates choice for couples and families in the North West providing
personal Wedding, Civil Partnership, Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming ceremonies for your special day.
Meeting and talking with the celebrant with the opportunity for a full rehearsal is as important to us as it is to you.
HELP ALONG THE WAY
Receive professional guidance
to really make your day special
from start to finish.
The only limitation is
Have your Ceremony
indoors or outdoors, any venue
or even in your own home.
We charge no more than a Local Authority and a lot less than most other alternative Independent Celebrants
We absolutely love what we do which reflects in our enthusiasm and flexibility to make your day special.
Unlike the Registration Service, we offer a rehearsal at the venue, so that you can be prepared and relaxed on your special day.
SAY HELLO TO LOUISE
Louise Burns is the lead Celebrant and Founder of The Ceremony Company. With over 9 years experience, formally working as a Registrar, Celebrant and Ceremonies Officer, across Lancashire, she has conducted over 500 ceremonies. In that time she has gained unrivalled knowledge around ceremony content, legalities, venues and what makes your day perfect and special. Since becoming independent in 2013, Louise has gained a wonderful list of delighted clients and undertaken some amazing ceremonies in magical locations.
WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT CELEBRANT
An Independent celebrant has none of the restrictions that a Local Authority Registrar has. This means that you can have any content, readings & music, your ceremony can be held anywhere in a field, garden, village hall, hotel, guest house, venue, beach, woodland or approved premise and you can have your ceremony at any time you choose.
Unlike the Local Authority Registration Service in order to speak to a Registrar you will not have to speak to a call centre first. We can take your booking more than 12 months in advance to guarantee your chosen venue. We can meet with you and talk to you in the evenings and weekends, we are not governed by normal office hours. We believe in being flexible to suit your needs.
Unlike a ceremony conducted by a Local Authority Registrar where you meet for the first time 10/30 minutes before, we believe you should have no surprises and so encourage having a detailed consultation and a full rehearsal before your special day. We also limit the number of ceremonies our celebrants conduct on any day so we can cater for any last minute delays.
A beautiful commemorative certificate is included, which can be signed and presented as part of your ceremony.
Our celebrants always dress to suit your occasion
HOW IT WORKS
DRAFT THE CEREMONY
Just register an interest with Louise online or give her a call/text. She will first talk through the options with you and normally set up an informal meeting
At the meeting she will want to hear about you and what you both would like, share some examples, talk through the legalities and then if everyone is happy book you in.
Once the date and venue are set Louise will draft up your unique personal ceremony, which is usually a collaborative process. The final draft is agreed about a month before your special day.
We hold a rehearsal at the venue ( if available ) , a week beforehand.
CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY
You have a relaxed, enjoyable ceremony
Many people are now choosing to engage their own Independent Celebrant in parallel with arranging the legalities. In the UK the legal signing of the Marriage Register or Civil Partnership Schedule, must be undertaken by a Registrar. Prior to this, formal Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership must be given, at the appropriate Registration Office, at least 15 days beforehand. It's all very straight forward and we guide you through this process as part of our service.
Matt & Elaine Wedding Celebration
13th April 2013 at Barlow Institute
"Thank you so much for sharing our day with us, everyone said how personal the service and the venue was but just about anyone I spoke to said the ceremony was the best, they had ever been to. You made it so individual to us friendly and relaxed we can’t thank you enough.
We wish you much success with the ceremony company.
Lots of Love Mr and Mrs Holstead xxx"
Photograph provided by Sean firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola & James Wedding Celebration
31st August 2013 at their home in Lowgill
"It's taken us a while, but we wanted to thank you for carrying out our wedding ceremony. You did an excellent job, with great delivery. We have had many comments from our guests saying how nice and personal the ceremony was and how good you were. We were both really pleased with your presentation on the day and we really enjoyed the ceremony. Everything went perfectly, despite the wind!"
Best wishes, James and Nicola
Photo by Kenny Bailie (our photographer).
Rhian & Billy Wedding Celebration
24th August 2013 at Broncoed Uchaf Country Guest House in Wales
Steve & Julie Vow Renewal
14th September 2013 at Flixton Hall, Manchester
Sophie & Joey Wedding Celebration
3rd August 2013 in a Tepee in Hoghton
Toni and Alison Wedding Celebration
30th November 2013 at Heskin Hall, Heskin
"Just a little note to say a huge “thank you” for the fantastic ceremony you performed for us.
Everyone has commented on how great you were and how they all enjoyed it. Thank you again. Tony & Alison xx"
Ian & Helen Makinson Wedding Celebration
22nd June 2013 at Brookfield Hall, Bolton
"We would like to thank you for giving us the perfect ceremony, it was delightful everybody
Love Helen & Ian xx"
Ellie-Jayne Naming Ceremony
19th May 2013 at Aigburth People's Hall, Aigburth, Liverpool
"Thanks so much for everything during Ellie-Jayne’s Naming Ceremony. Thanks for all your hard work and effort creating a beautiful ceremony which we will remember forever. Lots of Love. Cheryl, Joe, Cameron & Ellie-Jayne xx"
Rebecca’s Welcome to the World Ceremony
9th June 2013 in the Garden of Family Home in Lancashire
"Just a small note to say thank you so much for conducting such a wonderful ceremony for Keziah’s “Welcome to the World” Party. I don’t think it could have gone any better, and I know my Dad would have been very proud! Everyone has commented on how personal and special the ceremony was – I even got a “what a find” in relation to the wonderful celebrant. Many thanks.
Love Rebecca & Keziah"
David & Stella’s Wedding Celebration Garden Ceremony
23rd June 2013 @ Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Mellor
"Dave and I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful ceremony on Sunday and for all your time and support in the lead-up to it. We had a fantastic day. Many of our guests commented on the very personal nature of the ceremony and how lovely it was to have something so unique. We are certain that your business will go from strength to strength and we wish you all the very best in the future.
With very best wishes Stella & Dave"
BABY NAMING CEREMONY
The Ceremony Company are delighted to offer a personal and bespoke ceremony to help you, as new & proud parent(s), welcome your child to your family and friends.
The ceremonies are all written individually to meet your needs and can be performed on a date and at a time of your choice.
The ceremony is designed to focus on your child and your family, explain about the name you have chosen, name special supporting adults or guardians.
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