Celebrant Training Courses

Celebrant training courses are offered across West Yorkshire by Celebrant Number 1. Family celebrants are becoming more popular as more and more people today decide on having personalised ceremonies. Each ceremony is unique and should reflect you and your partner in every way.

If you are interested in becoming a family celebrant, please contact me for details of celebrant training courses in Leeds, Bradford and across West Yorkshire throughout the year through my company Celebrant Number 1.

The Yorkshire celebrant training courses will cover marriage and commitment, child naming and funeral celebrations and ceremonies – not just contemporary, but also alternative!

I was trained up by The Professional Fellowship of Celebrants and their foundation gave me a fabulous starting point back then.

Families and couples needs and wants for their ceremonies change all the time.  My celebrant training courses are based upon my own experiences and will share with you in-depth, up to date, challenges, symbolisms and families stories in order to cover you for all potential situations, as well as the preparation, writing and conducting techniques required – making your ceremonies all the more unique and special to all concerned.

If anybody out there would like to train up as a Family Celebrant specialising in wedding and child naming, please let me know. This course is designed to cover a full weekend but if weekends are not suitable, it can also be run over 4 evenings of your choice or also via Skype at your own pace and convenience – I can be flexible to help you. At the end of the course all successful graduates will be awarded with a certificate and will be able to practise immediately. All necessary materials will be provided – all you need to bring along is fun, enthusiasm and a sense of joining in.

In house training courses run as small groups.

Due to popular demand I also offer the same course as a distance learning course via Skype and online and will work around times that are most suitable to you.

Once you have qualified you will receive a certificate, ongoing support, chance to shadow a wedding which I am conducting , your own handfasting ribbons and will be invited to join the Celebrant Number 1 Facebook forum page ( currently under development ).

You will be qualified and ready to manage your own business as a professional independent Family Celebrant specialising in Wedding and Commitment Ceremonies.

By the time you have conducted two weddings you will have recouped your cost from the training!

If you would like more information, please message me.
looking forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to become part of Celebrant Number 1

Lucy Taylor – Director and Founder of Celebrant Number 1 xxx

All in house celebrant training courses are held in West Yorkshire around the Leeds/Bradford area.

You will be awarded with a certificate from Celebrant Number 1 upon succesful completion.

Course content for Marriage and Commitment Ceremony training

Who am I ?- characteristics required to be a successful Celebrant.

History behind marriage through Rites of Passage a Coming of Age.

Circle of life and family sensitivies involved around marriage.

Who, What, When….the Registrars.

Differences between Marriage and Civil Partnership.

Expectations re Registrars.

Differences between Registrars and Celebrants.

Lets do it! Writing your first Ceremony – step by step.

Wedding Planning as a non Wedding Planner.

The Ceremony Itself!

Getting Guests involved.

The Love Story.

Writing Vows.

Music considerations.

A few pointers to get you started.

Making it Different and personalised.

Wedding Customs from around the world.


Specific Focus on Handfasting.

Renewal of Vows.

Divorce and Separation Ceremonies.

Poems and Readings.

Starting up your own business as a Celebrant.


If you would like more specific details on our celebrant training courses in West Yorkshire with regards to timings, venues, and content- please feel free to email me.



Next in house course will run 26th and 27th January– £699

Skype courses are run continually – £799