The Ceremony Company

The Ceremony Company provides a bespoke wedding ceremony service covering the UK which matches your individual style, with no restrictions on venue, date, time and content. We love what we do.
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Celebrant / Officiant
Full Description
I set up The Ceremony Company in 2013, having previously worked as a Local Government Registrar and Celebrant for 9 years. I believe couples and families should have a choice of ceremony for their special day. Having listened to what is important to couples during my 9 years with Registration Services - these are the things which they wanted - meeting and choosing their celebrant, having a rehearsal, including their choice of vows, promises, music and readings with no restrictions. Including their story, hopes, beliefs, religion, traditions, personality and humour. As most couples work and can't make midweek 9-5 appointments - so the Ceremony Company was created to include all the above. Whether you live here in the UK or abroad we arrange a mutually convenient date and time to meet you, either face to face or via video call, it is important to listen to all your ideas and to see if we are the right fit for your special day. If you then wish to book, we ask for a deposit to secure your date and celebrant, then we guide you through the process making sure you have a relaxed and memorable day. What is important to you is important to us. Your ceremony can have any content whether it remain traditional or be something different like a Handfasting, Memory Box, Unity Candle, Sand, Flower Bouquet, Blessing style ceremony. We never take a booking without having met you - we encourage you to share all your ideas for your big day. We never say anything which has not been agreed. We arrive in person up to an hour before your ceremony, your ceremony can be held on any date anywhere in the UK (indoors or outdoors) and at any time. We only book one ceremony per celebrant - so if there are any unforeseen time changes these can be easily accommodated. We present you with a keepsake commemorative certificate which can be signed as part of your day. Please get in touch to arrange a free no obligation meeting.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Louise Burns
Hi, Many congratulations on your upcoming Wedding, how exciting! We would absolutely love to listen to all your ideas for your special day at a free no obligation meeting, get in touch. We can listen, get to know you both, share advice and discuss options to creating your perfect ceremony which will make your wedding day memorable and stand out from the crowd. Start your Adventure together the best way possible. Louise x The Ceremony Company


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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No. of People In Team
Tracy & Phil
Happy couple Married on November
November 2018
Ceremony was amazing
Hiya Cate. Thank you so much for our ceremony x it was amazing. Everybody loved the ceremony. And it set us up for an amazing day and night. Everybody danced their arses off and had a great time. The honeymoon in Tenerife was fantastic, and I managed to slip a note to the cabin crew, and at 35,000ft we got a mention from the captain of the flight xx Thank you again. Phil and Tracy xxx
Emma & John
Happy couple Married on September
September 2018
Our day was Magical
I cannot even begin to recommend the Ceremony Company and Cate enough. Our day was magical and Cate was absolutely amazing. From our first conversation over the phone to meeting, to the many emails making sure everything went smoothly to the end result- PERFECT! Every one of our guests loved the Ceremony and how personal it was to us with so many elements that were so special. We could not be happier or sing your praises higher. Love Mr and Mrs Traynor xxx
Louise and Jason
Wedding: September
September 2018
Cate has amazing presence
If you want a wedding ceremony where the bride and groom are centre stage then choose The Ceremony Company. Cate has an amazing presence and her presentation skills and personality made it so personal. The whole event was a joy for the bride and groom and all the guests. The words were crafted to the two individuals and the guests all said what a lovely ceremony it was. Thank you so much Cate.
Suzanne and Bevan
Happy couple Married on January
January 2018
Her delivery was spellbinding!
From the moment we met Cate Baines we knew she was the the lady to deliver our ceremony. A warm, kind hearted and intuitive lady - she got us and what we were about straight away. She took our ideas and wishes on board and crafted a beautiful ceremony, which was unique to us and our wider family. Her delivery of the ceremony was spellbinding and a number of the guests mentioned they had goosebumps, tears and laughs (as did we). We cannot thank Cate enough for being a part of our wedding. She was professional, charismatic and creative. Weddings are expensive but this was money that was very well spent. Thank you again. With warm wishes Suzanne & Bevan
Mr & Mrs Jason Murphy
Happy couple Married on November
November 2017
Louise did an amazing job at our wedding renewals see you in another 10 years
Mr & Mrs Brookes
Happy couple Married on October
October 2017
Wonderful Ceremony
Heather, We honestly can't thank you enough for presenting our wonderful ceremony! Every single guest commented on how personal it was and how much they enjoyed it. I have recommended the way we did it to everyone! It took so much pressure off! Which meant we could truly appreciate our day! I wish you all the best of luck! And I really hope this option becomes more popular than ever. You made it all about us instead of the scary legal, serious stuff! We're so glad we found you! Good luck! Mr & Mrs Brookes
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Leyland, Lancashire, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

They are all very memorable. I am very lucky!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, approachable, professional, compassionate, courageous

What about your business are you most proud of?

All of it - we are a great service.

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

Remember your wedding day is about you two, keep to budgets, most importantly keep everything fun.

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

When couples create personal promises and keep them a surprise from each other. I love this!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Always respond to enquiries quickly and set out clearly the process, arrange a free no obligation meeting whether it is in person or via video call, then if the couple wish to proceed a deposit confirms their booking and a first draft ceremony is sent. This is then a work in progress until a final draft is agreed upon. A rehearsal or meeting during the week before the wedding ceremony. On the day, we arrive up to an hour before their chosen time, so that they have a relaxed, enjoyable, fun and memorable experience.

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

A ceremony which included a flower bouquet being made by guests bringing flowers forward and then the maid of honour creating a bouquet which was handed to the bride. It was lovely as I described the meaning of each flower being presented. It was an awesome and unique idea.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Being there to answer any queries the couple may have, from enquiry until their special day, we explain all the processes therefore expectations are met, a rehearsal or a meeting always helps with any last minute nerves. We arrive at the couples chosen place/venue in plenty of time, making sure the couple are relaxed, we never rush our couples on their special day.

What do you love most about your job?

I love everything about what I do.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

When the bride or groom makes their entrance and it is the first time their partner sees them, this always gives me goosebumps.

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