Providing Humanist Services across Scotland.


The day that you join in marriage or a civil partnership is your big day and we will do everything to ensure that it is a day that you will remember for the rest of your lives. Independent Humanist Ceremonies is a supporter of Equal Marriage and our Celebrants are legally authorised to conduct same sex marriages and civil partnerships across Scotland.

If you feel your needs are greater than the standard package, maybe you have decided to get married on an Island, please do speak to us and we will do our very best to accommodate. 

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If you are interested in meeting a Celebrant, let us know your date, venue, and the area in which you stay. We will then forward your details to an available Celebrant who will get in touch to arrange an initial meeting. Our fee is £425 for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships. This includes an initial home visit and 100 miles of travel. A £75 deposit is payable after meeting your Celebrant and only if you are happy to proceed. The remaining balance isn't then payable until two weeks prior to the ceremony. There is no obligation to join our organisation and therefore no annual membership fee. I.H.C. celebrants contribute part of their fee to support our campaigning on issues of equality, social justice and promoting the humanist cause.  All IHC Celebrants are fully insured.


Your humanist ceremony is a unique opportunity to pledge your love and to express how you feel about each other and why you want to join the rest of your lives together.  Your ceremony is for you, it’s about you, and we are sure that an Independent Humanist can assist you in creating  a  ceremony that reflects the depth of your feelings for each other.

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So, you’ve decided to tie the knot. Why not make the biggest day of your life truly reflect your personality and be what you always dreamed it could be.
 We will visit you to discuss ideas and get to know you as a couple. After which we will prepare a ceremony that is uniquely yours. We then send you a copy which can then be edited and fine tuned to be exactly the way you want it.

We are authorised by the Registrar General for Scotland to conduct legal wedding ceremonies anywhere in Scotland (Not just in licensed hotels). We pride ourselves in providing a unique wedding experience with greater flexibility, but we always ensure each humanist wedding ceremony is exactly the way you want it.


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If you are interested in booking a Celebrant, or have questions that are not answered here. We have vast experience to draw upon and we can help provide answers and plan your personal event.

Independent Humanist Ceremonies (IHC) comply with General Data Protection Regulation. Your email and contact details are retained by IHC and your Celebrant only for the purposes of maintaining contact with you. This is necessary to provide our service and no details are shared with third parties. You have the right to have us remove your data at any time, however in doing so before the conclusion of your contract (i.e. conducting your ceremony) IHC and your Celebrant will be unable to fulfil their obligations to you.


Tel: 0800 014 8342

or email us: ask@humanist-ceremonies.org

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