Will you write the service for me?
Of course! That's half the reason why you book us!
Price Band: ££ - £££
Typical Price: £650
Price Range: £550 - £750
We strongly believe that your ceremony should not be the bit that everyone has to get through before you can all relax and have some fun.
Your wedding ceremony is the opening event, it totally sets the vibe for your day and as such, it should completely start the party!
We write and deliver ceremonies full of personality and warmth, that engage and entertain, which will make your guests laugh, and possibly cry
We positively encourage guest participation, we love to add in a few surprises where possible, and we feel supremely lucky to be there for you, guiding you through the most important celebration of your life
Will you write the service for me?
Of course! That's half the reason why you book us!
Can we write our own ceremony or vows?
We definitely encourage you to write your own vows - in fact we have a little guide we'll send you to help you do this!
Is there anything that has to be included in a service?
Nope. It's a blank sheet of paper - but given that we've performed 100s of these, we'll have lots of ideas for you!
Do you cater for LGBTQ+ weddings?
Of course - why wouldn't we?!
Do you need to meet us before the wedding day?
Most of our clients live out of Cornwall, so video calling is our best friend! However if you live locallly, or you're bombing down the A30 on hols, we'd love to meet you for a cuppa or a glass of wine!
What do your prices start at?
An elopement for two In Cornwall is priced at £550 - a larger gathering is £650 (2022 prices).
How far in advance should I book you?
If you are hoping for a Saturday in the summer, then ideally 8 - 12 months before - although one couple once booked us four years in advance!
What’s the difference between a celebrant and a registrar?
A registrar will complete the legal part of your marriage. A registrar works for local government in the Register Office or traveling to approved venues - and confusingly some of them call themselves celebrants! A simple legal ceremony can be completed in as little as ten minutes for around £50 (plus notice fees). Our couples generally choose to do this legal paperwork before their celebrant-led ceremony – enabling them to plan and enjoy their celebratory ceremony exactly as they choose, without any restrictions from the local authority. PS. If you are renewing your vows - this is not a legal event anyway, so you should definitely book a celebrant for maximum fun and flexibility rather than book a Registrar ceremony!
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
Well, as the name suggests, we are based in beautiful Cornwall - but we regularly and happily travel to ceremonies in Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. We charge a little extra for ceremonies outside our home county as travel can really impact on time - and of course there is a mileage fee to factor in.
Do you offer a rehearsal?
Generally, we don’t, as firstly, we want to keep all of the magic for your big day, and secondly, we just don’t think it's necessary. We go over all the logistics in advance, so you will feel super-calm and super-prepared. On the day we arrive in good time to make sure everything runs to plan. But if your ceremony turns out to be a more complex event, and you (or we) think a rehearsal would be a good idea, it can be arranged (for an additional cost).
Are you insured?
Oh yes! We have insurance with an indemnity level of £4,000,000 which includes professional, public and products liability. A copy of our certificate can be produced on request (some venues require this as part of their booking process).
Celebrant in Cornwall was born out of our belief that ceremonies should be written from the heart and delivered with warmth, personality and sincerity. We create unique ceremonies which are truly personal and will exceed all of your expectations.
Planning your dream wedding or celebration to renew your wedding vows is such an exciting time - and we would love to create the perfect ceremony for you!
We are Lisa, Sam and Caroline and we believe that ceremonies should be all about what YOU want rather than what the legal process dictates. We are celebrants with the enthusiasm and experience to create a ceremony full of heart and personality, and we are completely in love with what we do! And this comes across in our super-smiley, genuinely supportive and deeply friendly personalities - plus we are highly organised, creative writers and experienced presenters - and we feel supremely lucky to be there for you, guiding you through the most important celebration of your life.
Booking for 2024 or beyond? Then we will hold our 2023 prices for you - which is at least £50 discount off the advertised price.
If you are planning ahead, then we'll happily hold our 2023 prices for you! But you must book before the end of 2022 to receive this special offer!
Terms and conditions
Offer ends 31/12/2022.
Lisa is just incredible!! She played such an important part in our wedding celebrations. Lisa got to know us so well, she then wrote such a special & personalised ceremony. Lisa made our special day just that bit more special! Lisa we really can’t thank you enough!
Tom and Jade
If you are looking to renew your vows like we did then look no further than Lisa and her team of super friendly, efficient and imaginative Celebrants. We had Lisa for ours who effortlessly contacted family and friends put them at ease, listened to nervous family members who didn’t feel up to speaking and encouraged those who did with ideas etc. Lisa became part of the family for a short while. Thank you again Lisa for making 20 years even more special. Much love, Charlotte & Jamie
Charlotte and Jamie
Lisa and Caroline were amazing, they helped plan, write and deliver our celebrant wedding. Right from the initial meeting they made us feel comfortable and we really enjoyed the whole experience. We can’t recommend them enough, thank you so much.
James and Amy
Thank you so so much again, we had the best time, and our guests kept saying how amazing the ceremony was.
Phil and Kate
Lisa is so lovely, warm and kind and did an amazing job with the ceremony. We had so many compliments on how personal and special it was, and we've just had our wedding video back from our videographer and were blown away once again by how lovely it all was - albeit completely in line with the multiple comments we had from our guests along those lines. We would definitely recommend Lisa to anyone getting married down in Cornwall or nearby in the future :)
Laura and Adam
Thank you so much Lisa! We were so happy to find someone as excited about our wedding as we were! You were brilliant and everyone kept saying how great you were at delivering such a personal ceremony. We are so glad Cornwall Council let us down - as we found you.
Philly and Jon
We have just made it back home and spoke the whole way about how fabulous the day was and how amazing you were! Your energy and delivery were so so lovely. We got so many comments from guests throughout the day saying how beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you again for joining us on our big day and making us feel so special. A copy of the ceremony has gone straight in our memory box. Thank you for the memories!
Becky and Rory
Sam and Lisa - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We had the best day on Friday. It all went so well and was exactly what we wanted. The ceremony and how Sam took us all through it was just perfect. She did a fantastic job at capturing our personalities, engaging with our families and smoothly reading the whole ceremony! Everyone commented on how they could tell this isn't a job for Sam but something she loves to do. We feel very lucky to have found both of you. Lisa with your writing and Sam on the day - we really couldn't have asked for more! We will absolutely be singing your praises for ever more!
Kirsten and Stuart
Thank you for writing and delivering our 10 year renewal of wedding vows ceremony. We and the boys loved it - and Gwithian beach! - it was such an amazing day - thank you x
Nat and Pete
Lisa helped us to make sure that our big day went as perfectly as it could have, she was so helpful and willing to assist in numerous different ways both in the build up to the ceremony and beforehand with getting our vows and readings prepared amongst other things. Each time we spoke to her we left with a impression that we were in such safe and capable hands and she made us feel completely at ease throughout the entire process. On the day Lisa was still as attentive and supportive and everything went smoothly and as planned, we couldn’t be more thankful to her and couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant!
Robin and Chantelle
Sam, you absolutely nailed it and everybody has said how beautiful the ceremony was. It was the perfect day and everything was better than we could ever have imagined. Thank you again for being part of it.
Gavin and Hannah
Lisa has such an amazing ability to understand who people are as individuals, and as a couple. We were floored at just how right she got the first draft of our ceremony - and wow, how she got us! Then on the day, Lisa was just incredible. Thank you again ever so much for being such a key part of our very special day - we cannot thank you enough for taking our vision and making it a reality.
Sam and Paul
From the moment we contacted Lisa, we felt at ease. She is personable and professional and undertook our ceremony (at fairly short notice) with skill and understanding. She gave up time as we needed, visited us at home and at work and also spoke to us over the phone, thereby always reassuring us throughout the build up. We sought a traditional style ceremony and Lisa built on the details we had given about ourselves and turned our ceremony into an event. Our guests talked about the wedding breakfast, the brides dress and Lisa’s ceremony! Many spoke about it being the best wedding they could remember and so much of that is down to the amazing work of Lisa. The ceremony she provided was perfectly written and balanced our love story whilst embracing the fun that we share in our lives. It is fair to say that what Lisa delivered on the day did not leave many (including the groom and the bride’s father) without a tear in their eye.
Chris and Lisa
Lisa is amazing.. she has such a great vibe and she was genuinely interested in us and our story, we got along so well right from the start. She gathered all the information she needed over a period of months and truly personalised our ceremony.. to the point that many of our guests thought we had all been friends for years! Lisa did a fantastic job from start to finish, going above and beyond for us, and we couldn’t recommend her more!
Nick and Nina
We contacted Lisa to help plan a renewal of our vows, we had excellent communication throughout planning and she was brilliant at helping us put ideas together, Lisa is so relaxed and helped put us at ease, very friendly and was excellent with all of our children on the day and involved them from start to finish. This will definitely be a day we will all remember. We would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking for an amazing celebrant.
Shane and Annmarie
Lisa was absolutely fantastic! From the first time I contacted her until the day of our wedding, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. She captured us as a couple so perfectly and pitched the ceremony brilliantly. It was so much personal than a legal ceremony and everyone commented on how great it was. Lisa’s words were the perfect balance of sentimental and light humoured, which made the ceremony so enjoyable and memorable. Thank you so so much!! Lauren and Craig xx
Lauren and Craig
Lisa helped us to make sure that our big day went as perfectly as it could have, she was so helpful and willing to assist in numerous different ways both in the build up to the ceremony and beforehand with getting our vows and readings prepared amongst other things. Each time we spoke to her we left with a impression that we were in such safe and capable hands and she made us feel completely at ease throughout the entire process. On the day Lisa was still as attentive and supportive and everything went smoothly and as planned, we couldn't be more thankful to her and couldn't have asked for a better celebrant!
Robin and Chantelle
Lisa was WONDERFUL! We absolutely loved our ceremony and we’ve had so many lovely comments on how nice it was - relaxed, fun yet still full of so much love and so many guests said how they loved Lisa. Thank you again from Mr and Mrs Palmer!
Kate and Jake
Lisa made our day very special. We didn’t know what to expect from a Celebrant wedding but from the emails we exchanged and our video calls we felt very assured that we made the right decision in choosing Celebrant in Cornwall. Lisa made everyone feel at ease and engaged every guest in the ceremony, especially our children, which is what we wanted. The suggestion that they be our witnesses for signing our wedding certificate was amazing and the children loved every minute of this and the entire ceremony – so thank you so much! We highly recommend Celebrant in Cornwall to anybody who would like a very personal magical wedding however big or small. You won’t be disappointed!
Adam and Claire
Lisa of Celebrant in Cornwall exudes compassion, warmth and confidence. She takes the time to get to know you as a couple, which helps to make your ceremony unique and personal. Lisa makes everyone that she interacts with feel at ease and special.
Lindsay and Tom
We contacted Lisa with only about 3 weeks to go before our ceremony, due to being let down by another provider, yet on the day you would have thought she had been involved since the outset. We had a super day very much helped by Lisa’s relaxed but also professional style. Ruth and I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a celebrant who really knows their trade and how to relax people on what can be a stressful event… Thanks again :-)
Martin and Ruth
Working with Lisa was hands down the easiest and most relaxed process we could have imagined – definitely something you want when planning a wedding! Everything she did from the moment we began working together was personable, friendly and supportive, and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us. Even when navigating a global pandemic and a postponement! Lisa’s warmth and attention to detail in getting to know us as a couple really just made the day that much more special, and she wrote and delivered the most beautiful ceremony ever. If you are looking for a ceremony that is all about you as a couple, delivered by someone who is as invested in the day as you are, then you honestly couldn’t ask for a better person. Thank you so much for marrying us Lisa, you will always be remembered as a huge part of our day.
Kate and Joe
Wow where to start with – lovely Lisa. A part of the day that is often seen as the formal part quickly became one of favourite parts of my wedding day. Our ceremony was relaxed, fun and full of happy tears and laughs. Having been witness to many ceremonies in the past, I knew I wanted a celebrant from the get go. I never liked the conveyor belt feel of a registrar-led ceremony and so it was great to not have their restrictions of what could and couldn’t be done as well as essentially being able to get married wherever we wanted. Then on to Lisa herself. As soon as I saw pictures of her I weirdly fell in love with her face! Such a warm, friendly and happy person she was exactly as I had imagined she’d be in person, her beaming smile just instantly puts you at ease. The ceremony was just perfect, it was so different to anything our friends had seen before and adding a few quirky additions of our own – it really was brilliant. We were both screaming with laughter and dabbing plenty of tears, I think the ultimate testimony to just how well delivered it all was. Thank you Lisa from the bottom of our hearts, you gave me a ceremony I’d always dreamed of and I’m so grateful for that, you are wonderful. Love from the Moores xx
Sam and Adam
Well, what an amazing day ! It was always going to be special but Lisa just put a big capital S in our Special. We had been trying to get the Wedding organised since 2019 but,like many others, we had to cancel ( twice ) due to the Covid situaton. But throughout that whole process, Lisa was exemplary with her patience, professionalism, empathy, kindness and perfect levels of communication. We feel we have got to know her so well and she us, that bond inspiring what for us was a Perfect ceremony. Just what we wanted, totally justifying our decision to opt for the Celebrant route.She wrote and conducted the most amazing, personal, intimate, funny yet poignant ceremony. She “got us” to a tee and our friends and family were totally engrossed in the whole emotion of it all. She worked with us on the personal bits, including our vows, that we wanted to include and nothing was too much trouble for her.Lisa, we can’t thank you enough for the time, effort and genuine care you put into Our Day. We will never forget it, nor you and would not hesitate to recommend you to other couples to inspire their Day, Love Malc & Jackie.
Malc and Jackie
Over a year ago my wife Catherine and l agreed to mark our 25th Wedding Anniversary by renewing our Wedding Vows. Although we live in Scotland, l come from Cornwall and so we decided to travel to my childhood home near Mousehole, and for the Ceremony to be conducted there. My daughter suggested Lisa as our celebrant, and as soon as we got in touch, she seemed like the perfect person to carry out our celebration. Due to the pandemic and with us being in Scotland we had to carry out Zoom calls with Lisa, but due to the way she is, we immediately felt totally relaxed and knew we had made the perfect choice on choosing her to help us make our day very special and memorable. Lisa assisted with the planning for the day, we asked her to write our personal vows, which were perfect and she was constantly in touch to ensure we were completely happy with the way things were going. Despite us making changes nearer the event, like increasing the size of the party from 6 to 26, she remained calm and organised. Lisa carried out our celebration with our Vow renewal on 24th June, in the sun, overlooking Mounts Bay, and the day was perfect, with Lisa making us feel very special, and all our guests too. What we had planned over a year before was a fantastic day when it happened and that was in no small part to Lisa making our day so special and wonderful.
Peter and Catherine
Lisa was amazing! Every aspect of the ceremony was designed around us and the whole way through she made sure we were comfy with the ceremony , she got it right the first time . Lisa’s style and personality suited exactly what we where looking for . Lisa was always on hand to provide help when needed and also guided us through writing our own vows . I’ll say it again – Lisa was amazing and we could not have wished for a better wedding ceremony!
Jodie and Hayden
We were lucky enough to be able to book Lisa for our humanist wedding ceremony in Cornwall – she was absolutely fantastic! Amazing, prompt organisation, wonderfully personal touches, and just all round lovely human being, we felt so well looked after throughout the whole process.Lisa really helped put us at ease throughout all the planning, was so patient with our lack of organisation, and just helped our day so special – it really wouldn’t have been the same without her!The ceremony itself was just beautiful – so inclusive of all the guests, and so personal to us; everyone has spoken to us since about just how wonderful it all was.Thank you Lisa!Jake and Kathy xx
Jake and Kathy
Incredibly beautiful personalised ceremony. It was perfect! Lisa was there for any questions or query leading up to our wedding with regular video calls. She guided us through an unfamilar process perfectly. Caroline was amazing at keeping Mr H calm leading up to the ceremony. To top it all of a beautifully presented box containing a printed copy of our ceremony as a keepsake. Thank you so much Celebrant in Cornwall!
From the moment we first met Lisa, we knew she was the perfect person to be our Celebrant. We didn't know what to expect & we were nervous, but she immediately put our mind at rest and made us feel totally comfortable and relaxed. We had our vision of how we wanted our wedding to be conducted and Lisa listened, was very positive and made that happen. Lisa is professional, friendly, compassionate, an amazing speaker and is such a genuine person. Thank you Lisa for being our fabulous celebrant, Sam & Jon x
We originally chose Lisa because she gave off a such a lovely vibe, was happy and vibrant. Since choosing Lisa, she has been nothing short of brilliant and has hit all of our expectations and more. She played a key role at our wedding and everyone complimented how personal she made the ceremony to us and gave it that special touch. Thank you very much Lisa, we won’t ever forget you for being a part of our special day. Mr & Mrs Wilson Knowles, and Minnie. X
As soon as we met Lisa via a video call we knew she was the celebrant we wanted to officiate our marriage. Her energy is infectious and through the whole process she was so kind and supportive. On the wedding day we loved every minute of our ceremony and all our guests commented on how relaxed, personal and intimate it was. Thank you so much Lisa from both of us! Thom and Alex Cole
As soon as I saw that lovely smile on the website, I knew she was the celebrant for us! After our big wedding was postponed twice we’d already made it official at the registry office which was about 15 mins in me out. For our big party we wanted something more personal and inclusive and that really told a story. Lisa responded to my enquiry quickly and immediately she made me feel at ease and I could tell she really loved her job. She took time to find out about us and our lives, how we met, our kids and what we loved about each other and made the ceremony one that everyone said was so much lovelier than a formal legal ceremony. We laughed, we cried, and everyone played a part in the ceremony and that was down to Lisa. We can’t recommend her enough. Thank you so much Lisa for making our ceremony so memorable, and exactly what we wanted after waiting so long for our big day. ❤️😘
We were let down at the last minute and had to find a Celebrant just 2 weeks before the wedding! It was Lisa's warm smile that drew me to her. I dialled her number crossing my fingers and toes that she would be available for our big day. A stroke of luck... She was! I was slightly stressed when I called her but after speaking to Lisa for a little while I felt totally relaxed and had a feeling this was all meant to be! Throughout the process, Lisa was supportive and very quick to respond to questions I had. The ceremony itself was PERFECT and so us. There was laughter and tears of joy! I was amazed how she totally understood our vibe in the space of 2 weeks without even meeting us in person. We had lots of comments from our guests about how beautiful and unique the ceremony was. My only regret is that we didn't meet sooner, I would have loved to have spent more time getting to know Lisa. Thank you for everything!
Lisa was the perfect addition to our wedding!!!! We couldn't recommend her enough. We (like some of the other reviews we've read) didn't really know what to expect, having never experienced a celebrant at a wedding before- but we wouldn't have wished it any other way. Lisa was amazing. Both of our families loved it, and our guests are still talking about how wonderful the ceremony was. Lisa was there throughout the planning process and offered really insightful feedback for the ceremony. It was magical- thanks Lisa! Polly & Tom
We can’t talk highly enough of Lisa, she is genuinely one of the nicest, warmest and friendliest people we have ever been fortunate enough to meet. Lisa was extremely professional from the moment we enquired and as soon as we met her it was a complete no brainer that she was going to be our celebrant. Lisa worked with us, listened to us and also gave us ideas to help create our perfect ceremony. Lisa delivered the ceremony flawlessly and we have ended up with memories that will last forever. We are definitely going to stay in touch with Lisa and hopefully cross paths on our one year anniversary.
Nick and Vicki
We don’t really know how to praise Lisa enough. From the very first conversation to the last moment, she was out of this world. Super smiley, 100% on the ball with keeping us on course for the many things we needed to do, and also brilliant on the day, particularly at keeping the groom and best man in check! If you are looking at these reviews to help you decide on your celebrant – you can stop looking. Thank you Lisa, thank you for helping make our day so wonderful.
Paul and Mouna
Bodmin, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, PL30 5LN