Weddings/Baby Naming Celebrant Training

Weddings/Baby Naming Celebrant Training 

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Space is limited to 12 delegates per course, so early booking is recommended

Course Cost £720.00 (£600.00 plus 120.00 VAT)

Next training courses for Marriage Celebrants

DateLocationCourse Leader
Thursday 20th - Friday 21st June 2019Arundel, West SussexTerri Shanks
Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd August 2019Leeds, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Monday 19th - Tuesday 20th August 2019Royal Wootton Bassett, WiltshireTerri Shanks
Thursday 19th - Friday 20th September 2019Surbiton, SurreyClaire Bradford 
Thursday 7th - Friday 8th November 2019Bishopsteignton, DevonClaire Bradford 

As soon as we have any new course dates and locations confirmed they will be added to this website immediately

The 2 DAY course will cover aspects of Marriage Celebrancy, including:

Certificate in Marriage and Family Celebrancy

  • Legalities and how they affect celebrants in England, Wales, Scotland and Overseas
  • Wedding Blessing content
  • Renewal of Vows content
  • Civil Partnerships content
  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • Divorce Healing Ceremonies
  • Where to hold a ceremony
  • Charging for your ceremony
  • Ceremony preparation 1st meeting
  • Questions for your customers
  • Music and Licenses
  • Enhancements for your ceremony
  • On the day of the ceremony ( appearance, timings, problem solving)
  • Conducting your ceremony
  • Certificates
  • Materials and resources

The course fee does not include accommodation, but there are plenty of Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts close by.

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Satisfactory completion of this course will lead to membership of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (*membership is optional and currently costs £85 for lifetime membership)


Course Leaders

Terri Shanks

Managing Director and Principal Course Leader

Terri Shanks is a highly experienced Wedding & Funeral Celebrant having conducted over 3000 ceremonies. Her personal training saw her travelling the globe to study under some of the world’s leading Celebrants, Bereavement Specialists & Celebrant Trainers. Terri was also fortunate to attend the first ever International Convention of Celebrants in America.

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Lita Hallyburton

Course Leader and Training Manager for Scotland

Lita spent over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sectors; initially as a teacher; with a PGCE degree after achieving a BSc, and then as a safeguarding coordinator; with a CQSW degree, a Social Care Manager; with a Management Qualification, and during that time was a consultant and trainer; with a Training the Trainer Qualification.

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Claire Bradford

Course Leader

Since completing her Marriage and Family Celebrancy training with Terri, Claire has gone on to be a successful and sought-after celebrant in the Sussex area. South East Regional winner and National Winner of ‘Celebrant of the Year 2018’ in The Wedding Industry Awards and content editor for the European Celebrants’ Collective, she is passionate about promoting the visibility of celebrants in society.

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Read what past delegates have said about this training course


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