How much does a Wedding Celebrant cost?

Celebrants are self-employed and set their own fees. I aim to provide outstanding ceremonies and excellent value for your investment.

My fees are dependent on a number of factors, but to give you an indication, for a totally bespoke wedding or civil partnership ceremony, in Liverpool City Centre (in 2022), my fee is only £545 (interest-free payment plans are available, please ask for details).

I aim to provide excellence at a fair and reasonable cost. My fee reflects the professional and personal service that I provide, underpinned by my training, many years of experience and award-winning expertise, and taking account of the commitment and costs involved with retaining my Humanists UK accreditation and running and promoting a small business.

And, of course, I spend A LOT of time crafting your unique ceremony - I don't just turn up on the day of your ceremony with a generic script and a packet of Post-It notes! It is unlikely that I would spend less than 30 hours working on your ceremony (often it is many more!).

Totally bespoke ceremonies are for couples who want their ceremony to be a major part of their day. Couples who want their ceremony to reflect them, their personalities, and their relationship. Couples who want all of their guests to know that they have been to THEIR ceremony - not just any old ceremony!

Liverpool based wedding celebrant, Lorraine Hull
Celebrant: Lorraine Hull | Photo by: ARJ Photography | Venue: The Bombed Out Church

I have always believed that the ceremony is the most important part of a Wedding or Civil Partnership Day - without the ceremony it is just a party with a really nice cake! I believe that the ceremony should feel authentic and personal to the couple and set the mood for the rest of the celebrations. I also strongly believe that everyone should have a great ceremony that is perfect for them. I suppose you could say "Obviously, you believe that, you're a Celebrant" (Which I have to admit is true but I also know, from experience, the difference a great ceremony makes!) I have the utmost respect for the Registration Service, but after many years working at a Register Office I know that, by law (and logistically, because of the sheer volume of ceremonies that they have to complete) the registrars have to use very generic scripts, with prescribed wording, lots of restrictions, and very limited opportunity for personalisation - plus you would rarely have the opportunity to know who will conduct your ceremony, let alone choose them, have them design your ceremony and have the opportunity to meet with them before your Big Day.

I accept that would not be a problem for some people and they would be absolutely fine with a routine registrars ceremony, which is exactly the same as everyone else's - apart from the names. I honestly do understand that, for quite a lot of people, that is good enough. But it doesn't have to be that way. No ceremony should just be 'good enough'; everyone should feel that their ceremony was the best that it could possibly be - or even better!

Lorraine Hull, award winning Liverpool Wedding Celebrant
Celebrant: Lorraine Hull | Photo by: Rachel Burt | Venue: The Athenaeum

Your investment reflects the many hours (and hours!) of work that I would put into making sure that you, and your guests, remember your Wedding or Civil Partnership as the best that you, and they, have ever been to - EVER! However, I appreciate that keeping to a budget is crucial and although I believe my fee offers tremendous value for money, I would never want someone to choose me if it is beyond what they can afford or want to pay. As I have already mentioned, interest-free payment plans are available, please ask for details.

Humanist wedding celebrant Lorraine Hull
Celebrant: Lorraine Hull | Photo by: Jade Maguire | Venue: Constellations

I promise that from the moment you book onwards, your special day will always be pretty special to me too (cheesy but true)...

You can book up to three years ahead and, once you have paid your booking fee, the total fee will not increase - for any reason (should you need to reschedule you will be able to move your ceremony to any date that I have available, without any surcharge or rebooking fee).

I offer unlimited contact from enquiry to the day itself.  I get to know some of my couples really well - because that is what they want.  Others, I know less well - because that is what they want. 

Irrespective, my aim is for all of my couples to feel confident that they have entrusted their ceremony to safe, capable, hands and to always be able to feel, and remember, that that their wedding was very, very, special.

Liverpool celebrant, Lorraine Hull, Independent Humanist
Celebrant: Lorraine Hull | Photo by a guest | Venue: Kings Acre, Saughall

I am professionally trained to the highest standard. My ceremonies are quality assured by Humanists UK. I am an accredited member of the Humanist Ceremonies Celebrant network and I adhere to their strict code of conduct. I am also a member of the Celebrants Collective, a professional organisation that aims to support Celebrants to be the best that they can possibly be. I am fully insured and registered with HMRC and last, but by no means least, although you can't put a price on it, I just wanted to mention (in case you didn't already know): I REALLY love being a Celebrant!

If you would like to check my availability, or would like more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I will come back to you as quickly as I can.

To contact me please email: or call/message: 0744 932 3988

Lorraine Hull, Liverpool Celebrant, at home or abroad

Hi, I am Lorraine Hull, an award-winning Celebrant, based in Liverpool.

I am most usually asked to conduct ceremonies in North-West England and North Wales but I am happy to travel anywhere within the U.K. or abroad.

At the risk of shouting (and sounding extremely cheesy) "I LOVE MY JOB!".

I really love getting to know the couples and families that ask me to be part of their special celebration, whether that is for a Wedding/Civil Partnership, Renewal/Reaffirmation of Vows, Naming/Welcoming, or Celebration of Life/Funeral

I love hearing, writing and telling love and life stories (and also finding out about hopes and dreams - which are the stories of the future!)

I love to create and conduct unique, meaningful, non-religious ceremonies that are perfect for each couple, individual, and/or family.

I love helping to create and celebrate happy and poignant moments, which form memories that will last a lifetime (that also includes the memories that I get to keep too - what's not to love?)

I believe that ALL people (and animals) should all be treated kindly, fairly and with respect.

We are all unique and we all matter. I think for myself and act for others. I advocate anti-racism, the appreciation and celebration of diversity, justice, equity and equality for ALL through everything that I say and do: Love is Love, Family is Family, Life is Life.

You may also like to know that I am accredited by Humanists UK and a recommended LGBTQ+ Equality Weddings supplier. I hold Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance, I adhere to a strict code of conduct and I am committed to developing and sharing best practice with my Independent and Humanist Celebrant colleagues, so that we can all be the best Celebrants that we can possibly be.

To contact me please email: or call: 0744 932 3988

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