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About Me

Claire Western – I am an Independent Celebrant, which means that I am not aligned with any particular religion or belief. I will follow your wishes for your ceremony and will make suggestions according to my experience.

I offer wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, renewal of vows, baby naming and Funerals or Memorial Ceremonies to clients throughout the South East of England and elsewhere.

How it works is that I come to see you for an initial consultation. If you decide to work with me, then I will put together ideas from our chat and my own research and will email you. There is a wide range of readings, poems, songs and music that can be included. Elements from any culture can be incorporated into the ceremonies.

I will then prepare your unique ceremony. For weddings/civil partnerships, I will of course conduct a wedding rehearsal, though will not give away too much of the actual ceremony if you want the vows to be a secret for the big day!

I have over 6 years experience as a Wedding Celebrant and have conducted many different styles of wedding in as many different types of venue. I am also an experienced Funeral Officiant.

I have a background in the arts and event management, so I can also advise on the choreography and staging of the ceremony. I am also a trained Counsellor, so you can feel very comfortable in my presence.

“Diana and I thank you so much for your patience and fantastic deliverance of our service on Saturday. You had rave reviews from our guests and in the evening I heard so many of them pass on to our evening guests how great you were….Top lady..Thank you again and when we want our vows renewed hopefully you will still be available!

All the very best to you, Alex”


  • Claire Western, Sussex Wedding Celebrant.
    Phone 07535 090577.

  • 'My role is to find out what is important to you, put together a ceremony that is filled with special meaning and deliver for you a beautiful, heart felt celebration.’
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