My fees are based on creating, writing and officiating your ceremony as well as whatever time is required face to face, by Zoom, phone or email to get your ceremony exactly as you’d like it to be on the day. There are no limitations on your contact with me (once you’ve booked me as your celebrant).
Although my fee is determined, not by an hourly rate, but by experience, quality of experience and expertise, on average I spend between 10 to 15 hours (funerals) to 25 to 30 hours per ceremony (weddings) depending on the nature of it, amount of travel, time spent liaising with my clients, writing the ceremony and drafting process, research required, and time spent at the venue before and during the rehearsal day, and the ceremony.
For weddings and handfasting ceremonies, I can include the handtying cords, flowers or herbs required for rituals, use of candles, quaich, caudle, druid’s besom (jumping the broom) etc., as part of my celebrant fee.
I have my own sound system (amplifier and lapel mic) so you can be assured all your guests will hear me.
Prices from £640 – £800 (includes all meetings and correspondence, travel time, creating the ceremony, writing the script, research, rehearsal, venue liaison/site visit, rehearsal of choreography the day before your ceremony, officiating on the day; as well as amplification, use of quaich and other ritual items, such as bespoke handtying cord)
Venues within 20 miles of Penrith are £640.
£640 – £800 (includes all meetings and correspondence, travel time, creating the ceremony, writing the script, research, rehearsal, venue liaison/site visit, rehearsal of choreography the day before your ceremony, if requested, officiating on the day; as well as amplification, use of quaich and other ritual items, such as bespoke handtying cord)
Naming (babies, children, adults including transgender)
Parting of the Ways
Funeral or Memorial
£220 (plus travel for venues 30 miles or more from Penrith)
Interment or Scattering of the Ashes
£50 plus travel for venues more than 20 miles from Penrith
All other rites of passage: (e.g.) Menarche, Sagesse, Amputation, New Home or Business Blessing, Graduation, Coming of Age. Ceremonies are available for all rites of passage.
Please note: The only ceremonies I officiate on Saturdays are weddings and vow renewals.
I ask for a 50% deposit (non-refundable) which allows me to secure the date for you (I don’t officiate more than one ceremony a day), and begin working on your ceremony.
The balance is due no later than one calendar month before your ceremony. (Funeral fees are due on the day of the ceremony)
No Obligation Enquiry
If you’d like to make a no-obligation enquiry to check on my availability, please get in touch, with your details, such as ceremony date, location, venue and if you have a particular theme in mind.