Modern, innovative, inclusive celebrant courses
We're Claire and Natasha from the Celebrants Collective, and yes we really do laugh this much!
We help awesome people (like you!) to become awesome celebrants. It's really as simple as that. Whether it's for wedding celebrant training, funeral celebrant training, or both!
With almost twenty years of running our celebrant businesses between us, we've taken everything we know, everything we've learnt from our successes and our failures and we've wrapped them all up into A-star celebrant courses and celebrant training for you.
We take your personality and existing skills, blend in our expertise, guidance, and knowledge, and show you how to become the awesome certified celebrant that you can't wait to be.
We'll give you the tools to create and run a business that you love, and we'll support you every step of the way, from training to launch, right through to your first ceremonies and other celebrant milestones.
do you want TO HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD?
We're pretty sure that we don't need to sell you on the fact that being a celebrant is pretty amazing. You wouldn't be reading this otherwise! But just in case you've any doubts, it is!
To be able to help couples celebrate one of the most awesome days of their lives, to be surrounded by love and happiness, at the most amazing venues which you get to call your office, what's not to love? Not to mention the freedom and satisfaction that comes from running your own business. It's a win-win situation, right?
To be able to help people say goodbye to their loved ones and to reflect that person's whole life and character in just one ceremony. Holding space for all the feelings and voices of the people who are there, listening to and retelling cherished stories… it’s a huge honour and a huge responsibility.
To do this work is rewarding yet humbling; emotional yet life-affirming; hard work yet so fulfilling. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – being a celebrant is the best job in the world.
So here you are with heaps of excitement and a huge dose of the celebrant bug, but now you need the celebrant know-how and celebrant training to match, and that's where we come in!
The Celebrants Collective celebrant training courses will give you what you need and more, to help you kick start your new career as as a certified wedding and/or certified funeral celebrant, and set you up with all you need to have for the best job in the world.
Be your own boss
There is nothing quite like working for yourself. Running a business that you love and shaping your own life in its own way, nothing beats it.
Work with fab people
Getting to help and serve wonderful people and to carry out their ideas and wishes is an absolute joy and privilege. We're so lucky!
LEAD WITH LOVE
Run a celebrant business that is heart-centered and focuses on love, the love that a couple has for one another, the love of a family for their beloved family member and the general love of humanity.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
There are lots of certified celebrants, but there isn't a certified celebrant like you. Your uniqueness will bring something else to the table and allow couples and families to have the choice they deserve.
It's your time, are you ready for the next step?
Modern, innovative, inclusive celebrant training and celebrant courses
Our online wedding and funeral celebrant courses are designed to help you be the best certified celebrant that can be, to complement the fabulous human being you already are.
By the time we have you ready to sign up your first couples and/or funeral clients, you'll be full of confidence and have all the tools you'll need to be an amazing celebrant.
Our online celebrant training courses and group tutorials are bursting at the seams with practical advice, knowledge and wisdom. And with personal training and celebrant support from us too, you'll be more than ready to kick-start your new celebrant business with a bang!
Our course prices start from 1200 Euros.
Check out our training course pages for full info and pricing.
The most modern-thinking, progressive & diverse online celebrant training that you're likely to find
Inclusive celebrancy that embraces the world that we live in.
Check out our training bursary for people of colour.
what you get From us
Our online celebrant courses can be studied at your own pace, so that you study to be a celebrant at your own rhythm, taking as much time as you need.
We don't just help you to become a certified celebrant, we help you to get your business off the ground too.
You'll automatically become a Celebrants Collective member & continue your development with us.
Create your profile in our Celebrants Collective members directory, and highlight your services.
Proudly showcase your Celebrants Collective Celebrant badge and certificate.
You'll belong to our incredible global celebrant community for extra support, friendship and fun. We have your back!
As a member, you'll get discounted prices for our events, workshops and retreats.
Learn from Leaders
Be safe in the hands of two widely-respected celebrants and celebrant educators at the top of their game.
Our celebrant course prices start from 1200 Euros.
Check out our online celebrant training course pages for full info and pricing.
Graduate Success Stories
CC Graduate Sarah Bentley
Sarah was a journalist and radio broadcaster for 15 years and then in 2012 she founded the UK's first fully vegan community cookery school and charity - Made in Hackney - which she's been co-running ever since. She got accepted into the Collective in April 2021, finished her training in September, 2021 (she's a busy woman!) and has just recently led her first wedding ceremony.
I'd been wanting to do train as a celebrant for years but never found a training collective that really resonated until I found Claire and Natasha. Their website and messaging resonated with me. A lot of courses I'd looked at seemed very formal and quite traditional even. Their website talked about inclusion and diversity which is really important to me. Natasha and Claire's approach just spoke to me on so many levels and so I applied instantly!
I was very impressed with the structuring of the course and the breath of topics covered. It really prepares you for life as a real-life working celebrant. I felt really ready to get started once I'd completed it. It's such an honour and privilege to create ceremony for such special milestones in people's lives.
CC Graduate Vim Mukuze
Former marriage registrar Vimbai Mukuze finished her wedding celebrant training with the Celebrants Collective in 2022, and she's not looked back. She's now finally getting to lead ceremonies for her ideal couples and has recently been recorded by the BBC for a new series on weddings.
My biggest fear with becoming an independent celebrant was some of the push back I’ve had from people who don’t expect a person of colour to be doing this job. Unfortunately the few instances I’ve had over the years as a registrar where the couple and/or the guests haven’t been too happy to have had me as the registrar on their day, purely based on my heritage or skin colour, had quite profoundly knocked my confidence. Although I can’t stress enough how these instances are very few and far between, it’s surprising just how much of a “thick skin” you think you have and yet you don’t.
Then I came across Claire and Natasha who were cheering me on. Who made me see that I could be the representation other people of colour would love to see and that, coupled with the confidence I do get from the amazing couples I’ve “married” in the past, who don’t give a hoot about my ethnicity, it became a no brainer to train with them. I am forever grateful for the opportunity and belief they had in me as it’s literally changed my life! Now I get couples who choose me, for me. And what an honour that is!
Vimbai Mukuze, Forever Loved Celebrancy
CC Graduate Tash Minto
Hampshire-based, South African born certified wedding celebrant, Tash Minto has hit the ground running since becoming certified in February 2021. She already has been booked for a wedding and vow renewal ceremony and has more client meetings lined up!With her new business Nova Verde Celebrations all set up and ready, Tash is excited for her future as a wedding celebrant, which has started amazingly with a stream of bookings and her first ceremonies under her belt.
Claire and Natasha have the experience of BEING working celebrants so they are teaching you from that point of view, so everything you learn is very much practical and relevant. The tips and tricks around presenting yourself and starting your business have been invaluable!
Since my training, I have hit the ground running by writing and submitting a few blog pieces on why I decided to become a celebrant and a bit about my back story. I was part of an IGTV live interview with another wedding supplier (Hopefully a few more of these in the pipeline). I have now been booked for a wedding and vow renewal and I have had 3 other meetings with potential wedding clients so far.
Tash Minto, Nova Verde Celebrations
CC Graduate Therese Coyne
Before becoming a celebrant Therese had a long career in learning & development. A life change in 2020 saw her launch a mobile catering business set squarely at the boho and eco weddings market. She certified as both a wedding and funeral celebrant in 2020-21 and is now successfully combining her catering and celebrancy work and loving every minute of it!
My road to becoming a celebrant was not straight and I evaluated a few training providers and was quite disheartened until I found Claire and Natasha! From the first click on the website I loved them. Equally delighted to find out they are even more bubbly and enthusiastic in real life and the face-to-face (Zoom) tutorials have been the highlight of my week.
The online learning was well paced and the audio track helps to reinforce the lessons and is portable and provided "just in time" learning for new celebrants and there are some great practical lessons about running a business with tons of resource sheets and recommendations coming from the huge and talented Celebrants Collective via Facebook and the HQ - these ladies don't just train you and drop you - they are with you for the long haul and the addition of Rosalie has added another dimension. Would not have continued down this road without this group. Highly, highly recommend this "family".
Butterfly Heart Celebrations
Are you ready to start your celebrant journey and join our celebrant family?
STEP 1. WATCH THIS VIDEO.
When you've had a good read of our website, and you know which celebrant course or celebrant courses you want to take, watch this video for a litte welcome from Claire and to get a flavour of what's to come.
STEP 2. COMPLETE OUR APPLICATION PROCESS
Our celebrant training isn't for everyone. We want to work with awesome human beings who share our core values and our modern, diverse and fun approach to life and to being a certified celebrant. This will be your chance to tell us about you, to give us an idea of the kind of celebrant you'll be and whether you'll be the right fit to be a Celebrants Collective Certified Celebrant.
STEP 3. START YOUR TRAINING
After we've gone through your application, and done some other checks, if you're successful, we'll get you fully signed up and ready to start this amazing journey with us. And the good news is that if you want to do both our wedding and funeral celebrant course, you only need to apply for one, and you'll be automatically approved for the other. So what are you waiting for? Good luck!
Our celebrant course prices start from 1200 Euros. Check out our celebrant training course pages for full info and pricing.
Everything you want and need to know about being a certified celebrant and training to be a celebrant
Frequently Asked Questions about celebrant courses
The Celebrants Collective is many things, but first and foremost it's a community where celebrants come together for education, support, advice and buddyship. From training to celebrant development, we help celebrants to be the best that they can be. With members from the UK, all over Europe, the USA and Canada, our collective embrace spans far and wide. To learn more about the Collective, visit our main site here.
Celebrants who train with us and who successfully complete our courses and all the required tasks and assignments, will become certified Celebrants Collective Celebrants. Our certified celebrants then graduate to our Members HQ where their membership entitles them to become Accredited Celebrants, which requires them to continue their development with us and to be mentored and guided by us.
Yes! We're going to have our first in-person celebrant training in 2022. So make sure you're on our mailing list if you're interested in training in person with us.
Our online celebrant training can be studied by anyone, regardless of where they are in the world. Our course teaches the practice of being a celebrant and the art of ceremony, which are universal skills that can be taught to any individual who wishes to learn how to be a celebrant or who is already working as a celebrant or officiant and would love to improve their practice and know-how. We 've had trainees from France, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA and Canada. As long as you have time, computer and internet, we'll be able to share our knowledge and wisdoms with you.
HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A CERTIFIED CELEBRANT?
Want to get a feel for whether being a celebrant is for you or not? The fact that you're here means it probably is! Sign up for our FREE 13 page e-guide 'So You Want To Be A Celebrant?' and find out EVERYTHING you need to know about being a certified celebrant, including our useful checklist and self-survey too!
If you're excited now, you'll be even more excited once you've read it!