Julia Hawkes Your Celebrant in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds Celebrant creating weddings of distinction for discerning couples
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Celebrant / Officiant
Full Description
Julia creates memorable, heartfelt wedding ceremonies in the beautiful Cotswolds. With a wealth of knowledge and experience she will create a bespoke ceremony that will capture the spirit of you both. If you are planning your Cotswold wedding from afar and need help choosing the perfect venue or other Cotswold suppliers she will offer recommendations. Beautiful speaking voice that will deliver your ceremony in style.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Julia Hawkes
Thanks for viewing my profile. I am delighted you are planning a wedding in the Cotswolds. Do get in touch to find out how I can make your ceremony the perfect 'fit' for you both. I look forward to hearing all your ideas and plans x


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Montana and Stephanie
Married in December 2019
March 2020
From the USA to the Cotswolds!
Julia, thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. After some searching and misses on finding the right celebrant for our ceremony we were able to find you. Being a couple from the United States, searching for a celebrant abroad was difficult and a little nerve wracking, but our concerns were put to rest from our initial Skype conversation. You were very easy to work with and accommodating especially working from a distance. You crafted a beautiful ceremony for us and enlightened us to a fun Sword and Chalice ceremony that fit perfectly with our Castle wedding venue!
K & P
Married in December 2019
March 2020
Winter Wedding
Where to begin? Firstly, Thank you so much from the Very beginning phone call where we spoke about potentially booking yourself through to the end of the ceremony everything you did was perfect. I have to say , we initially searched around for celebrants and nothing fitted or sat right with us, however the moment we spoke with you it was meant to be, you have gone above and beyond every step of the way. Extremely thoughtful, all the gifts and goodies you bought our child to keep them occupied, the help with the vows , the way you wrote such an outstanding ceremony, honestly I couldn’t recommend you more. And just a personal note for yourself , you are an incredibly kind human being, you are warm welcoming and amazing at what you do! Keep being you. You will always remain a very important part of our wedding day & you’ll always be a part of lives now! Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts!”
Georgie and Matt
Married in October 2019
March 2020
I will highly recommend you to anyone I know who is getting married.
We really can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. As the person who was indispensable, you made such a crucial difference to the day - we couldn’t have been more pleased with how it all went. It was also such a pleasure to work with you to create the ceremony content beforehand. You only ever encouraged our ideas and helped create something out of them. We received so many compliments about the ceremony and your delivery of it. I will highly recommend you to anyone I know who is getting married.
Diane and Steve
Married in October 2019
March 2020
Our Vow Renewal
We visited The Greenway Hotel in Cheltenham to arrange our wedding vows renewal and recommended to Julia Hawkes as a possible celebrant for our ceremony, thank goodness we took their advice! From our first telephone conversation Julia was professional, helpful and friendly without crossing any barriers. After meeting Julia for the first time our decision was made to use this lovely lady for our celebrant. Julia spent many hours writing and rewriting the order of service with changes as we requested and her own suggestions to make a perfectly personalised event. After 41 years of marriage this event meant so much to us both and Julia made that day as special as our wedding day, possibly better as it was personalised to us! Our guests commented on the high standard of Julia’s presentation and her knowledge of our lives. Thank you so much Julia for making our day so very special, we will remember this day for ever and will always recommend you for such events. Diane and Steve 19th October 2019
Katherine and Andrew
Married in August 2019
March 2020
Our Riverside Wedding
Julia was absolutely lovely, she helped us create the perfect ceremony for us. We went through all the details together, tweaking as needed until we were happy with it. It truly was perfect and magical. Thank you!
Flower and Dominic
Married in August 2019
March 2020
We couldn't recommend Julia more!
We were looking for a celebrant to officiate our wedding, as we wanted something that was personalised and special to us. Julia Hawkes not only provided this for us, she couldn't have shown more care and interest in making our ceremony the perfect fit for us. She provided us with ideas and guidance and was showed such interest and care. So many guests commented on how wonderful she was on the day and we really felt we were able to connect with her and that was really special. We couldn't recommend Julia more! Thank you again for helping to create such lasting and magical memories for us.
Location & Contact Details


Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 junction 11 or 10

Nearest Train Station

Cheltenham Spa

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Fellowship of Independent Celebrants
NOCN Diploma in Wedding celebrancy

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Business Awards. South West Regional Best Celebrant of the Year 2020

What is your most memorable wedding?

A December wedding at Cripps Barn, the candles were aglow, the fire was a beautiful backdrop and the sense of togetherness and unity was palpable.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

creative, professional, calming, organised and warm

What about your business are you most proud of?

The links I have with many high end Cotswold Wedding venues

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Give yourselves plenty of time to organise so that the last few weeks before the big day can be calm and enjoyable

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Involving eight members of the bride and grooms families in a unity ceremony where a flame was passed between family members to the bride and groom to light their unity candle

Describe your typical process with a couple.

initial email exchange, meeting in person or skype, booking, exchange of questionnaires, meeting, exchange of ideas, writing first draft, re writing as required, agreed final copy, rehearsal if required, delivery on day, presentation box

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

An alpaca ring bearer

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

my maxim is 'Failure to prepare is preparation for failure' I will arrive early and triple check all aspects relating to the ceremony and delivery.

What do you love most about your job?

Give yourselves plenty of time to organise so that the last few weeks before the big day can be calm and enjoya

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

When couples read their own personal vows to each other.