As an independent celebrant working around the North East, i specialise in personalised ceremonies unique to you from Northumberland to North Yorkshire.
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I live in Peterlee, County Durham and will be happy to conduct ceremonies across the region. I have attended professional training with The UK College of Celebrants. After thirty years in the NHS as a Nurse, Health Visitor and Community Health Specialist. I bring with me a wealth of experience of working within the public, private and voluntary sectors and most importantly - family. You can be assured of a professional service delivered in a supportive, sensitive and meaningful way. I will work closely with you to ensure your ceremony reflects you, your beliefs and what is important to you. I will support you through the process of finding the appropriate words, music and symbols that will reflect who you are and what you want to express. I will help you structure the ceremony so it flows in a meaningful way to you. I will do all that I can, to ensure your ceremony is calm and respectful and I will coordinate the contributions of other people. I am flexible and can help you create a ceremony which is entirely personal to you or one which has some traditional elements. Marking important times in our lives with a ceremony is a key part of our human experience. I will work closely with you to ensure your ceremony, whether it to be the celebration of a marriage, civil partnership, a vow renewal or of your commitment to one another, is everything you would want it to be. As these ceremonies are not part of the legal registration of a marriage or partnership they can be held just about anywhere. The club where you first met, on the beach or in the garden. Together we can explore the possibilities and I will support you to create the ceremony that reflects who you are as people and your commitment to each other. Handfasting and Sand Ceremony etc Weddings from £300 Renewal of Vows from £300

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Name of Wedding Contact: Joanne D Benson
Congratulations! Thank you for looking at my profile. I'd love to create the perfect personalised unique ceremony to you. The more information you give me, the easier it is for me to help you plan your perfect day. Also, feel free to ask me any questions!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Cayla and Alan
Married in August 2021
October 2021
Beautiful Ceremony
Dear Joanne, thankyou so much for our personal wedding ceremony. You took in every one of our ideas and made the ceremony unique to us. I loved the poem you read out and my family and friends were very emotional. I will mention you to my friends and family about the ceremonies you do. Thankyou again love from Cayla and Alan x
Na Yu
Married in August 2021
October 2021
Very professional, patient and showed a great sense of responsibility
Before we met Joanne, we had no idea about the wedding process. She gave us lots of advice regarding the ceremony and listen patiently to our needs. She also recommend songs for our ceremony after knowing our requirements. she was very professional, patient and showed a great sense of responsibility which allowed our wedding ceremony to be perfect and unforgettable. I would recommend her to all my friends who are getting married.
Gerard Thompson
Married in August 2021
September 2021
Wedding Day
Thank you so much Joanne, for helping to make our Wedding day so special. You really understood what we were after with the ceremony and helped set an ideal tone for the afternoon. We can’t tell you how many people came up to us afterwards to tell us how amazing you were and we got so may comments afterwards about what a beautiful ceremony it was. Everything you did in the few month lead up to our Wedding ran smoothly and we were very confident that we were in good hands. You have a beautiful presence which made us feel at ease right from the beginning up until the big day. We thank you for your wonderful and important contribution to make our Wedding day no less than perfect.
Shannon and Gerard
Married in August 2021
August 2021
Amazing Ceremony
Hi Joanne! Thanks so much for orchestrating an amazing ceremony for us. Everyone said what a fantastic job you did! We’ll be sure to reach out to those who would be needing your services in the future. Take care Shannon and Gerard
Stephen and Ashleigh
Married in April 2021
April 2021
Amazing Day
We cannot thank Joanne enough for making our wedding ceremony so uniquely perfect for us! The idea of a wedding celebrant was new to us and as we found out more, it turned out to be exactly what we wanted. Joanne was wonderful, organised and reassuring. She so patiently took us through the process of writing a script and though we kept some of the traditional elements, it made it so special to incorporate more about us and our unity and Joanne helped to bring this together beautifully. Thank you Joanne for bringing such positivity to our day and for doing all of this during COVID. Stephen and Ashleigh x
Steve and Natalie
Married in February 2020
June 2020
The Perfect Day
Thank you so much Joanne for all you did to make our special day as perfect and flawless as possible. It was a picture perfect day, and we could not ask for more. Steve and Natalie xx
Location & Contact Details


15 Wansbeck Court, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1EY, England

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