“The chosen venue does not have to be licensed for marriages and so it doesn't have to cost a fortune.”
The Legal Wedding or Civil Partnership
You will need to have a short legal ceremony first at your Local Registry Office.
This legal part can be done early the same day, or even a day previous, with just the two of you and two witnesses, in informal dress if you want!
The rest of the service can continue at the venue of your choice where you will say the vows you have chosen to say to each other. You can include or exclude anything you want including religious pieces, verses or poems and singing by family members or friends.
Rings can be exchanged and so on. These are all purely ceremonial and can therefore be performed at any location. This is where your Celebrant becomes involved.
These ceremonies are also ideal for couples who get married abroad and want to share their special day with family and friends when they return.
“When we decided that we wanted to get married outside, we started looking into celebrants, which we didn't really know anything about. Our venue, Tower Hill Barns recommended a couple of celebrants, one of which was Lynda Williams. When we first met Lynda, she was so friendly and set us at ease straight away, she wanted to know all about us and share our memories, she is someone who is very easy to get on with. <br> On the day itself, we were unsure how the ceremony was going to go due to the weather, but Lynda kept our spirits high, cracking jokes about the weather and making the whole experience fun and light hearted. A huge thank you to Lynda for making our day so special and sharing our story and celebration of our love in such a special way.”
“Our wedding ceremony was beautiful, laid back with a personal touch, we loved the inclusion of stories about how we met. Our Celebrant was professional, organised,relaxed and put us at our ease. We found Lynda to be extremely helpful throughout the whole process, she was easy to contact and full of great ideas for the content of the ceremony. We will never forget our perfect day.”
“Dear Lynda, We just wanted to say a big thank you for helping make our big day so special. You really helped us make the service feel genuine, profound, true to ourselves, yet still relaxed and fun. We couldn't imagine a better wedding and have nothing but happy memories when we look back.”
“Dear Lynda, We would like to thank you for all your hard work and preparation for our wedding. It was a truly special day. We really appreciated your guidance in the run up to the wedding day and the ceremony was everything we had hoped it would be. We had so many beautiful comments about the ceremony from family and friends, who said it was so personal and wonderfully relaxed. Thanks again.”
“Thank you for making our day ever so special! We had a great time and we have a lot to thank you for!”
“Our wedding day was perfect from the start to finish. The ceremony was beautiful and it was great to get married in an old 17-century manor house. We would like to thank Lynda, our registrar, for making the service very personal and flow with ease, which many of our guests commented on. It is a day we will hold in our memories forever and are truly grateful to Lynda for making it such a special occasion.”
“We had the best day ever, thank you Lynda you were amazing!”
“Our wedding day was a day to remember, beautiful bridesmaids, fantastic live music and brilliant food. A wonderful ceremony by Lynda so professional and provided us with a truly romantic and personal service.”
“We had an amazing day and we loved how personal the ceremony was. We were able to choose our own wording (with your help) and you gave us complete freedom over the length of the ceremony. You also travelled all the way from Wales to the Lake District and it was at a very reasonable cost. We loved you to bits and would not hesitate to recommend you.”