Weddings & Elopements

Wouldn’t it be great to start your married life with a ceremony that really means something? To tell your friends and family what your relationship means to you, and why you are choosing to get married?​ Many of us who aren’t religious are looking for a wedding that is more flexible and personal than a civil or register office ceremony.

​A humanist, non-religious wedding ceremony gives you the opportunity to marry where you want, when you want and how you want. There’s no set script: it’s too personal an occasion for that. Instead, each wedding is tailored to meet the couple’s requirements. You can set the tone that’s right for you and choose your own words and music.

  • ​Humanist weddings are perfect for couples who would like:

  • ​A meaningful ceremony that isn’t religious

  • To marry outdoors or at a location that isn’t licensed for civil weddings

  • The flexibility to create a personal ceremony that is unique to them

  • To get to know the person who will be conducting their wedding

  • To celebrate their marriage with family and friends but without legally registering it – perhaps they have already undertaken the formalities overseas, for example.


​A secular/atheist/humanist ceremony might utilize a non-religious reading like "Jasper Jones," by Craig Silvey:

"What I'm feeling, I think, is joy. And it's been some time since I've felt that blinkered rush of happiness. This might be one of those rare events that lasts, one that'll be remembered and recalled as months and years wind and ravel. One of those sweet, significant moments that leaves a footprint in your mind. A photograph couldn't ever tell its story. It's like something you have to live to understand. One of those freak collisions of fizzing meteors and looming celestial bodies and floating debris and one single beautiful red ball that bursts into your life and through your body like an enormous firework. Where things shift into focus for a moment, and everything makes sense. And it becomes one of those things inside you, a pearl among sludge, one of those big exaggerated memories you can invoke at any moment to peel away a little layer of how you felt, like a lick of ice cream. The flavor of grace."

​I will guide you through the process of creating a wedding that’s perfect for you by:

  • ​Meeting with you to get to know you, and what you want from the occasion

  • Writing a unique ceremony based on your preferences

  • Edit this in response to your feedback

  • Conduct the ceremony on the day itself

  • Give you a presentation copy of the final script.


Fees vary according to the distance travelled and what is wanted from the occasion. 

​You can download our weddings leaflet or see our FAQs about humanist wedding ceremonies.

​You can also see a sample structure of a wedding ceremony

Follow this link for -> Different Types of Wedding Ceremonies you might consider. 

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