Caritas Ceremonies

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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Full Description
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 £400 Renewal of Vows from £400

Personal Message from the Manager

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
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Annmarie and Asa-Jon
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Thank you so much for being a part of it
Thank you so much for being a part of it! You kept it so stress free for us. Which is just amazing considering how close it was to the day. Your ideas and information you sent over put our minds at ease and even when we were nervous about saying our own words you helped and I am so happy you did because the words were beautiful.
Halali and Neat
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
You Have Been Amazing Throughout
Hi Joanne. Thank you so much for your patience and care with us and our ceremony. You have been amazing throughout, and we couldn't have been looked after by anyone more loving and caring than yourself. Halali and Neat
Ashleigh And David
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
Most Beautiful Ceremony
Joanne done our ceremony at Vallum Farm on 28.5.22. It was the most beautiful ceremony and every one of our guests commented how beautiful the ceremony was. From the day we asked Joanne about our ceremony through website to the wedding day was so straight forward and no stress at all. Joanne met us in our home and asked us about everything to do with us and our ceremony. It was everything and more we could have wished for. I would recommend Caritas Ceremonies to anyone looking for a celebrant ceremony. Thank you so much again for everything Ashleigh and David Reeson
Lucy And Darren
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
Thoughtful, Professional And Outright Amazing
My husband and I booked Joanne for our wedding at Hallington Mill on 7 May 2022. Joanne from start to finish was absolutely faultless. She spent time and care helping us pick out every last detail of the ceremony to how we wanted it. She’s thoughtful, professional and out right amazing. We cannot recommend her enough. No doubt in my mind she would do the best job you could ever ask for. All our guests said how brilliant she was. Before, during and after, Joanne went above and beyond our expectations. She loves her job and it shows. Nothing negative to say at all.
Cayla and Alan
Happy couple Married on August
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
Happy couple Married on August
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.
Location & Contact Details


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

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