Have you been looking for a place of beauty for your dream wedding ceremony, but do not want to be restricted to just approved licensed venues?

Are you looking for something personal and different from the traditional, mass produced weddings, where the same words for every couple are read from a book?

Do you want a ceremony that celebrates you love and commitment to each other exactly as you wish, with your own personality, style and beliefs as a couple included?

Having Your dream Day, Your Way!

Unlike a ceremony with a registrar or in a church, by choosing a celebrant there are no limitations! You can have the ceremony that YOU want, where YOU want, and with a content of your choice.

Bride and Groom for Tim Downer Independent Celebrant

Celebrants do not marry couples – We celebrate the marriage. We will put together and create a unique, bespoke wedding ceremony with you. The Wedding Ceremony is there to celebrate a couple committing to themselves in front of their family and friends. Whereas the scope for personalising the registrar led ceremony is very limited.

Everyone wants to have the wedding of their dreams and on most occasions everything is planned down to the last letter . . . . however most couples think that they have to have their wedding at a licensed only venue with a registrar, or have it at a registry office in order to be married.


Well, this does not need to be the case! Using an independent celebrant like myself, you can have the wedding of your dreams and have the ceremony ANYWHERE you would like to have it, whether this is in a forest or on the beach, a marquee in a back garden, or even in the restaurant that you both had your first date in!


What is not so commonly known or understood in this country, is that ONLY the ‘Declaratory words’ and the ‘Contracting words’ have to be said in a registry office or licensed venue in order for the marriage to be recognised in law and for a marriage certificate to be issued!

So the main difference between a registrar and a celebrant, is that a celebrant led ceremony does not contain the legal aspects of a marriage contract, whereas the registrar’s ceremony obviously can. So, a couple choosing a unique celebrant led ceremony will complete their legal paper work on a separate occasion with their two witnesses at a register office.

In my home town in Hertfordshire, this ‘legal’ part is just £44.00 to have your marriage recognised – The rest of the wedding ceremony, including the exchanging of rings and saying your vows to each other, is purely ceremonial and can therefore take place literally ANYWHERE, and at anytime night or day.

Exciting stuff!!

Where do we go from here?

I will meet with you both as a couple and based on our chat i will create a ceremony that will celebrate your love story, with your personality, style and beliefs as a couple as part of this awesome ceremony. I am sure that you both will have many questions to ask and if you would like to know what this first meeting would be like, please read my blog ‘What does the initial meeting with me look like’

The price you pay for this service would typically include such things as two home visits, a rehearsal. I will also be at the chosen venue and hour before we are due to start the ceremony to make sure everything is in place for you, all my travelling and also many hours writing/re-writing the script for your unique ceremony.

Further help and advice?

Personally, I’m passionate about creating ceremonies that are unique and individual.

I love to meet with couples like you to find out your love story and the things that make you unique as a couple, and helping all my couples like you to celebrate in a way that feels right for you all.

If you want to know anything else about working with a celebrant for weddings or any other occasions, please feel free to give me a call or drop me an email, and I’m always happy to offer advice.

Price for the above ceremony is £450 (payment either through BACs or through PayPal and travel of 50 miles or more from my office just may incur some cost for the fuel)

If this sounds like something you would like to have for your ceremony, or you wish to know more, then please give me a call on 07557 803814 or fill out the contact form below and i will get back to you.