I travel Nationally and Internationally
Handfastings, sand & candle ceremonies, natural funerals, plus anything that's a little bit out of the ordinary!
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, The Celebrants Collective, LGBTQ+ Equality Weddings
For a limited period I am offering people the chance to book an event for 2018 or 2019, and only pay the 2016/17 prices. For more information please see the Prices page of my website.
Worthing | May 2020
My father died of old age during the Covid 19 restrictions. This was the second family death is as many months and I was desperately trying to find a meaningful way for us to honour him, given that some of our family were in vulnerable groups unable to attend.....and then Hannah came along. She guided and supported me, not only listening to what I wanted to include but also listening to what I wasn't saying. Together we put together something very special. Yes, there were tears on the day but we all went home smiling, with a great sense of comfort, and this was entirely down to Hannah.
Thank you so much, Jenny. I’m so pleased to have been able to help with your father’s service and the very best of wishes to you and your family. Hannah x
Bexhill-On-Sea | March 2019
We are so happy with our choice of celebrant in Hannah. She has a brilliant flare for story-telling at the same time as creating a fun and inclusive atmosphere. We were looking for someone who would be able to create a narrative of our life together so far for our friends and family, some of who knew us very well and some not, and Hannah certainly delivered that for us and more. From our first meeting together we had no doubt that we were in caring hands and we are forever grateful to Hannah for shaping such a special ceremony that was so personal and joyous.
This is such a lovely review and I really appreciate your words. It was a pleasure working with you both. Thanks so much both of you and wishing you every continued happiness. Hannah x
West Sussex | November 2019
Hannah was an exceptional celebrant from start to finish! She helped us to understand what we wanted from our ceremony, ensuring that it was personal and unique to us. Working with us in the lead up to the wedding, she was pivotal in ensuring the ceremony was memorable for all our guests, while staying true to our individual quirks and values.
Her delivery of the ceremony was wonderful, and she was a warm, charming, and calming presence on the day. She definitely helped us to feel less nervous in the lead up to the ceremony! Any time we felt stressed or unsure of ourselves, she was there to reassure us.
We are so grateful for all her dedication and kindness. Our wedding was special because she was there to help us throughout, and because she delivered a brilliant ceremony. We cannot recommend her highly enough!
Alice & Ross, thanks so very much for your lovely words. So great to have been a part of your very personal, very ‘YOU’ day and I loved every minute of working with you both. Wishing you every happiness. Hannah X
Uckfield, East Sussex | November 2019
We cannot thank Hannah enough for all of her support and help to arrange and deliver a celebration of life event for my Mum. Hannah's warm empathetic manner, great ideas and guidance gave us the opportunity to create a truly lovely afternoon that celebrated and honoured my Mums life perfectly.
Hannah oversaw and delivered the whole event with professionalism, skill and a real commitment to us as a family and our guests. We cannot recommend her enough.
Thanks so much Eve. So appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Thinking of you and your lovely family. Hannah x
Lewes | August 2019
Hannah was our celebrant at our wedding, and we cannot recommend her enough! She was amazing throughout the whole process. We met her a year before our wedding, when we were unsure of what type of ceremony we would like. After meeting her for the first time, it felt like we'd been chatting to an old friend who we'd known for years. She helped us to write a ceremony that was totally unique to us and included aspects that we would never even have thought of without her. On the day she was utterly fantastic, she included some words that were left as a lovely surprise for us to hear, and had our guests laughing (and a few times crying) throughout the whole ceremony. We had so many wonderful compliments from guests about how different our ceremony was to anything they'd seen before, and that the whole ceremony had our personality running throughout. Hannah also helped gather our guests for the speeches, which was so much appreciated! Our wedding was even more perfect than we could have ever imagined thanks to Hannah. Her warmth, genuine nature and big smile gave us the best start to married life, and we will be forever grateful to have met Hannah and had her as our celebrant.
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront | July 2019
Cannot thank Hannah enough for making our special day so personal & memorable. A beautiful ceremony. Hannah carefully guided us from start to finish with beautiful care and attention to every detail. Simply wonderful!
Henfield, Sussex | June 2019
We just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to Hannah for doing such a beautiful job and for being our lovely wedding celebrant. So many of our guests complimented how moving and unique our ceremony was, and loads of people thought we must have already known you beforehand as it was so personal to us. Hannah was so helpful throughout the whole process in preparation for the big day, and we would 100% recommend her to anyone! Thank you for everything!
Kelly and Jason
Thanks so much Kelly & Jason. It was such a treat to be a part of your amazing day and I loved working with you both. xx
The Secret Barn | May 2019
We were both quite nervous about the ceremony aspect to our wedding day. Neither of us wanted to make much of a fuss and we really didn't want anything too gushy. From our first meeting with Hannah she made us feel so comfortable and relaxed that we knew our big day was in the right hands. She is one of the most genuinely lovely and generous people I've ever met and it was an absolute honour to have her leading our ceremony. We were thrilled with the whole service and have received so many compliments about how lovely and personal our ceremony had been, which was all down to the sensitivity and care that Hannah took to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. We can't recommend Hannah enough! We are so grateful that we found her, it wouldn't have been half as special without her!
Woodvale Crematorium Brighton | December 2018
When I first came to Hannah, to say, I was nervous and scared was an understatement. I had not got a clue what to do. When we left my 100 year old mothers funeral this week, I felt so very proud with what we had achieved. I can honestly say it was beyond my wildest dreams to be able to provide a service that my mother would’ve been so prokud of. This Was with Hannah’s help. I will always be eternally grateful. Thank you Hannah.
Mannings Heath golf club & wine Estate | November 2018
All I can say is we had an absolutely fantastic evening renewing our vows- which was a complete surprise to all of our guests! Hannah was amazing and wrote the most beautiful service for us and it couldn’t have been more perfect! I can’t recommend Hannah enough!
Worth Crematorium | November 2018
Hannah was recommended by the undertaker, we couldn’t have been happier with her . She was professional, caring and sensitive. She quickly understood what we wanted and some of challenges . I can honestly say the way she conducted the service was wonderful. People commented on her afterwards .
I would highly recommend she made a difficult time easier. Thank you Hannah.
The Gallivant, Camber, East Sussex | September 2018
We were keen to find a celebrant who could deliver a personal but very unconventional wedding ceremony for us. When we met Hannah we connected with her straight away and realised she was exactly the right person for the job! From the very beginning Hannah gave us lots of time to get to know us & showed genuine interest in our stories. This was evident on our Big day and many of our friends & family commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony & how fun and professional H's delivery was too. We were both thrilled with Hannah for helping to make our day so special. We thoroughly recommend Hannah & will certainly be keeping in touch for future events. Thank You !
Barcome Village Hall | September 2018
Hannah was the perfect wedding celebrant for our big day!
When planning the ceremony she was quick to respond and came back with brilliant suggestions. Before the wedding we had a brilliant plan for the ceremony and knew exactly how it was going to go. She came down to the venue on the day before to run through everything with us and make sure we were happy with it.
On the day, she arrived ahead of time and made sure everything was ready to go. She took charge of getting people in the right place at the right time and made sure everything went flawlessly.
Lots of our guests hadn't been to anything other than a church wedding before and we had many comment about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. It was more personal than most of them were expecting.
We would both highly recommend Hannah to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant. She made the start of our wedding very special.
Matt & Sam
Dear Matt & Sam,
Thank so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely comments. It was a real pleasure working with you both, and being part of you fabulous day.
Wishing you both every continuing happiness. And look forward to hearing when you've got that new four-legged canine addition to your family ;-)
Best wishes, Hannah x
West Sussex | June 2018
Thank you for the brilliant service you did at such speed.. I know you ended up working late into the evening for us and it is really appreciated. The service was perfect and I had 2 separate people say to me that it was the nicest service they had attended. Thank you so much for your efforts.
Sussex | May 2018
You are indeed a "class act" and I just want to say how much I appreciated your leading the funeral service of my wife on Friday. We all thought that you set exactly the right tone and balance, and that very favourable view was echoed in the comments made to us by all those present.
Sussex | August 2018
Thank you for all you did to make today's service so personal and memorable. If I may say so you conducted the service immaculately and as far as it is possible to enjoy a funeral service you did that for us perfectly. And can I say it has been a pleasure to work with you in putting it all together.
Longfurlong Barn, Sussex | June 2018
Hannah came recommended by our friends, and we couldn't have been happier working with her. Hannah took on the challenge of working with us from 5000 miles away, and was always flexible and proactive in meeting with us by Skype (and eventually in person) to help us plan our wedding day. Hannah carefully listened to our story and personal situation, and worked hard to incorporate personal touches and recommendations to make for a truly personalized plan. On the day, she delivered a perfect ceremony, interacted with our guests and made them feel part of the experience, and most importantly made my husband and I feel relaxed and well prepared. Too top it all, Hannah is just fun to work with, and she genuinely makes you feel special and cared for - she really does understand just how nervous you are and does everything to make sure everything runs smoothly. We were absolutely thrilled with our experience working with Hannah, and would recommend her without hesitation.
Burpham | May 2018
Hannah helped me and my partner Tom plan our wedding ceremony. From the beginning she was so approachable and friendly, and I felt she understood what we wanted almost before we did! The ceremony she wrote was so personal and touching, with humour too. We've had lots of friends and family comment on how moving the ceremony was. It was exactly the wedding that we were hoping for, and we're so grateful that Hannah helped us to make the day so special.
Hookhouse Farm, Surrey | June 2018
We booked Hannah for our wedding ceremony in June. Straightaway she was so friendly and from the minute we met I knew we had made the right decision. Hannah completely understood what we wanted. The ceremony she wrote was perfect and it was so personal to us as a couple. We've so many of our friends and family comment on how special the ceremony was, with lots telling us it was the best ceremony they've been to.
Hellingly | July 2017
Hannah was such a joy to work with in creating our wedding celebration last year. We had no idea what we wanted in terms of how the ceremony would flow and what we wanted to evoke...she helped focus us on what 'we' wanted to share with our friends and family and she did this in such a gentle and sensitive way...it seemed to evolve into something completely personalised and unique but it was done in a very natural way and it never felt forced or contrived...she completely saved us too when we couldn't locate the sand ceremony vessels and managed to find creative replacements! Hannah is so passionate about what she does and this really shines through, I couldn't recommend her highly enough!
The Spire | July 2018
Having had no real idea what exactly using a celebrant entailed, both my wife and I were absolutely thrilled by how magical and special Hannah made our ceremony. I am a natural sceptic; but the ease with which Hannah made me feel comfortable about spilling my feelings out in front of a hundred people made the entire experience so easy. It was the perfect balance of humour, informality, love and and just enough of the traditional wedding ceremonies. Hannah made the entire process so effortless(really important when you're planning a wedding and have million things to do!) and working with her was nothing but awesome, from the moment we decided to work with her, right the way through the buildup, and the day itself. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Wotton House | December 2016
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED; I was lucky enough to have the lovely Hannah conduct my ceremony for my wedding. She Made our vows so beautiful and personal making sure she went out of her way to gather a story of how my husband and I met to create something that made many of my guests cry of happiness. I could not have asked for anyone better to make my wedding day feel special
Hawthbush Farm | August 2017
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for conducting a lovely ceremony on Saturday. It was just what we were hoping for, personal and warm whilst still feeling like a wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests about you and you played a big part in making our day so special. I can't recommend Hannah highly enough!
Burgess Hill | September 2017
Hannah has been an absolute star from start to finish helping with my little boys naming ceremony!! She has been flexible and so kind, visiting me at my home for a chat and to get to know us so that she could write a personalised ceremony just for us, everyone of our 70 guests loved the ceremony and that was all down to Hannah!! In my panic and unorganised state I booked the wrong time with Hannah and despite the stresses of the day Hannah worked to my times at her own detriment. What a truly beautiful person!
Haywards Heath | July 2017
We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did for our Baby Naming Ceremony recently. From the first moment we met with you we knew you'd be able to make it magical.
Your knowledge and ideas really helped us to choose exactly what we wanted for our daughter and your friendly yet professional nature put us at ease and meant we had the relaxed ceremony that we hoped for.
All of our guests commented on how lovely you were and several mentioned their admiration for your ability to keep things running smoothly despite several moments of distraction caused by the many children we'd invited to join us.
It really was a fantastic afternoon for everyone and one that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We'll definitely be recommending you to all of our friends.
Clock Barn Hall | August 2017
Hannah was a wonderful and natural celebrant - the whole process was fun and full of laughter and love. She can easily see what suits a couple and how to bring family and friends into the ceremony and make it special. We could not have chosen anyone better and we had the most wonderful and memorable day. Hannah was a highlight of our wedding day! x
Barcombe Village Hall | May 2018
We're so pleased that we chose Hannah to be the celebrant for our wedding. She totally got us from the very beginning, understanding our personalities, history and delivered our perfect ceremony - a mixture of sentiment and humour, which was perfect for us. I'd recommend Hannah to anyone, a pleasure to work with and such a calming force on the day!
Private Residence - Telscombe Cliffs | June 2018
For our Pearl Wedding Anniversary I had arranged a surprise for my wife to renew our wedding vows. A year of secretive planning went into ensuring my wife had the best day possible and Hannah was without doubt key to providing us with the most beautiful and memorable service we could have ever of wished for. She knew instinctively how to tailor the service to include all that was important to us and on the day eloquently spoke and delivered a service we will cherish forever.
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Becoming a celebrant has been the best decision I've made, and I am so happy and grateful to be doing what I do, and I've met a lot of FABULOUS individuals along the way - people just like YOU!
It combines most of my great passions - meeting new people, visiting new places, organising events, creative writing and cats - okay well, not so much the cats (but if anyone would like to involve their cat in one of their ceremonies I'd be delighted!)
I'm told I'm a calming force - always a good thing whatever the occasion - warm, approachable, thorough and organised. I also pride myself on being empathetic, reliable, and a good listener.
This job is a real privilege and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet wonderful people, and share in their deepest joy with them, and of course sometimes their deepest grief, as well.
Finding fresh approaches is one of the things that drives me, and with a long history of working as a project manager and producer within the creative and cultural industries, I am used to problem solving and thinking on my feet.
If you’re a same-sex, interracial, multi-cultural or multi-faith couple looking for a celebrant then please know that you’ve come to exactly the right place. The ‘House of Hannah’ is a house of absolute love, acceptance and support for everyone, everywhere.
You can also see some more Kind Words people have said about me by visiting the relevant page on my website, and hopefully they might persuade you to pick me! www.hannahosmondcelebrant.co.uk