Well hello! My name is Veronika Robinson, and I’m a wedding celebrant in Cumbria. I’m actually an Aussie, but have lived here since 1999. I began my celebrancy career back in 1995 in New Zealand, and have officiated across all rites of passage, internationally. I’m also a celebrant trainer and publisher of The Celebrant magazine. You can probably guess: I am passionate about celebrancy.

The Happy Celebrant: Veronika Robinson

There are so many aspects to being a wedding celebrant that I truly love and one of them is that every single wedding is so different. Unlike a registrar service where you have a choice between three set scripts, every ceremony I write is bespoke from beginning to end. When you book me as your wedding celebrant, of this you can be certain: I am as invested in your wedding ceremony as you are. It is important to me that it is 100% perfect for you.

Karen and Nicky’s elopement ceremony in Cumbria. Photo by Kathryn White.

My style is relaxed, warm, friendly, gentle and with a touch of humour (or more) if desired. I offer multi-cultural, spiritual, religious, humanist and agnostic ceremonies, and tailor the style depending on your wishes. Some couples prefer a traditional and formal feel while others want something laid back or alternative. I’ve worked in a variety of places over the years from castles to flower meadows, beaches to vineyards, stone circles to stables, riversides to waterfalls, barns to living rooms, gardens to woodlands, canal boats to lofts.


Some of the venues you can find me officiating at include: Askham Hall, Low Hall The Lakes, New House Farm, Eden Barn, Hidden River, Crown Hotel Wetheral, Roundthorn, Appleby Castle, Augill Castle, Three Hills Barn, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Long Meg Stone Circle, Callanish Stones, Cragwood Country House Hotel, Limetree Farm Stone Circle, New Dungeon Ghyll, Swaledale Yurts, Blencowe Hall, Glassonby Old Hall, Kirkbride Hall.

Ringing the Tibetan Prayer Bell at Pam and Doug’s spiritual wedding ceremony on the Summer Solstice at Callanish Stones. Image by Sandie Photos.

If you’d like a handfasting ceremony or a handtying ritual, sacred-oil anointing, Irish sundial ritual, matrimonial handwashing, jumping the broom, caudle, quaich, minna or any other symbolic element in your ceremony, I will work with you to co-create a beautiful wedding ceremony here in Cumbria (or beyond).

Matrimonial handwashing ritual. Image by Kathryn White.


Hannah and Jaret’s woodland wedding at Low Hall The Lakes


Nicola and Lee’s gorgeous wedding at Askham Hall


Darryl and Greg’s gorgeous Scottish-themed wedding was at Three Hills Barn.

Katie’s grand processional at Appleby Castle


Ryan and Andrea had their wedding ceremony, and Tom’s naming ceremony, in their own barn.

Laura and Gina’s gorgeous wedding ceremony was at the fabulous Hidden River barn.