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The Guild of Cornish Celebrants

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Put the heart into your day with a personal, unique and bespoke ceremony. We work with you to create a beautiful original ceremony to help you celebrate - it truly is your ceremony your way!
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Full Description
We worked for Cornwall Registration Service for a total of nearly 30 years between us covering the registration of all life events, including conducting over two thousand legal marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. After a re-organisation in 2014, we set up The Guild of Cornish Celebrants to provide a more bespoke offering for ceremonies free of any legal restrictions. With a wealth of experience of dealing with people at key and emotional times of life's journey, we pride ourselves on our empathetic outlook and ability to adapt to any circumstances as they unfold. We are delighted to be South West Regional winners in the Celebrant Category for The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 and 2019. We are also happy to travel across the border into Devon for your ceremony. Our aim is to ensure that the ceremony takes centre stage for the day, it truly is “your ceremony, your way”. We work with you to include elements such as handfasting, “tying the knot”, sand ceremony rituals, songs or religious readings or anything else that you feel will enhance your celebration. We love to conduct ceremonies in the wonderful locations in our beautiful county, from beaches and cliffs, to moorland and woodland glades, river banks and open fields it is your choice. When you book us you can be assured that we have the time to talk to you about your vision and to craft a ceremony that fits you both perfectly, and on the day - we are yours for as long as you need us, we only book one wedding per celebrant per day. As the popularity of celebrant led celebrations has grown we have taken the decision to affiliate other celebrants who share our ethos of quality and client centred focus. We are delighted that this enables us to offer more couples the chance for a unique and bespoke ceremony and the qulaity of our offering is assured.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nicola and Denise
We would love to help you celebrate your ceremony. Its so easy to lose sight of the ceremony in the excitement of choosing a venue, the dress, suit, caterer, florist – but the ceremony – that heart stopping moment when you look into each others eyes and pledge your love, deserves to be at the centre of your day. After getting to know you both and talking with you about your vision for the ceremony we can craft a unique and bespoke script which will speak to you both and entrance your guests.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Amy & Neil
Married in November 2018
February 2019
laughter and the joy
Amy Potter recommends Cornish Celebrants. 22 November 2018 · Nicola and Denise are some of the most fantastic humans I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with....
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Tom & Sean
Married in August 2018
February 2019
highlight of our day!
Denise, We simply can't thank you enough for performing such a beautiful wedding ceremony for us. It genuinely was the highlight of our day! Your calm and caring nature r...
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Malc & Kathy
Married in July 2018
February 2019
the most perfect day!
I can't thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony so special and memorable. So many people said it was the nicest wedding they'd ever been to! It was lovely to be ...
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Matt & Danielle
Married in June 2018
February 2019
We’re eternally grateful.
We traveled to the UK from Kentucky, USA, for our wedding ceremony, and we are so glad we did. From our first FaceTime session with Nicola, when she made us laugh and eas...
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Emily & Sean
Married in May 2018
February 2019
We loved working with you
Hi Denise, Wanted to share a HUUUUGE thank you for conducting such an incredible, personal and memorable ceremony. It couldn’t have gone more perfectly, and we have had...
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Dan and Matt
Married in May 2018
February 2019
The ceremony was perfect
We are so grateful we had Nicola conduct our ceremony in the grounds of Enys Gardens, in Penryn. From the minute we met her, Matt and I immediately warmed to Nicola - she...
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Location & Contact Details


Claremont, Talskiddy, St Columb Major, Cornwall, TR9 6ED, England

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Nearest Town

St Columb Major

Nearest Train Station

Bodmin Parkway

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Civil Ceremonies Ltd NVQ3 Funeral Celebrant

Industry Awards (1)

The Wedding Industry Awards SW Regional Winner 2018 & 2019

What is your most memorable wedding?

So many - but the weddings where we are immersed in nature, on the beach, clifftops or in a woodland glade are especial favourites. We love including family (and pets) to join in, one of the most memorable was when a great granddad of the bride did a mini speech just before their vows - not a dry eye left amongst the guests.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Engaging, friendly, professional, fun, and a truly safe pair of hands!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Building it up from nothing and seeing it grow, and all the wonderful reviews from our couples and families.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Stay true to yourselves, everything about the day should speak to your hearts.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Apart from the inclusion of personal heartfelt vows, it has to be the inclusion of family and friends (and pets!) in the ceremony.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initial contact by phone or email, then further consultation by personal meeting or Skype/FaceTime meeting. Once the deposit is paid we send some ceremony suggestions, outline of rituals, a fact finding questionnaire, our T&C's and booking forms. Communication is key and we are happy to meet up, or phone/Skype throughout the process. We start the writing process about 6 weeks before the date of the ceremony to ensure that the content remains fresh and relevant. We always arrive at the venue at least an hour before the time the ceremony is due to start and leave when our part has been played.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

Location finding for couples from abroad, often they want a typically Cornish view - sea, cliffs, ruined tin mines, and sometimes ask if we can find out where they are filming Poldark so they can have pictures with the cast!

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

It is a stressful time, brides and grooms want a perfect day. We are prepared - we have copies of all readings/poems/song lyrics/vows. We have an emergency kit of safety pins, string, plasters, ribbons, tissues, (lots of tissues), pens, plastic bags and lots else besides - the kit grows every year! With our experience of dealing with people at key life events we are adept at reading situations and defusing potential problems.

What do you love most about your job?

Don't panic! Keep everything in perspective. Everyone will remember the look on faces when you say your vows to each other - they will not remember that the ribbons on the table weren't the exact shade of your flowers.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

There are two - when the couple first see each other as they enter the ceremony - and as they look into each others eyes as they say their vows!