Phil Donoghue Celebrancy Services

Weddings booked for 2016 include Susie and Phil's at Busses Farm in April, Kate and Dave's at Busses Farm in May, Flo and Tim's in Wisborough Green in June, Jonny and Amanda's at Thakeham in July, Aaron and Claire's at Patrick's Barn in July, Anna and James' at Cowdray House in August, and Kate and Lindsay's at Busses Farm in September - a pretty busy year.  I'm looking forward to each and every one of them.  Take a look at some weddings already conductedbelow.

Susie and Phil's wedding ceremony took place within the beautiful barn setting at Busses Farm on 30th April 2016 - a lovely sunny day if a little chilly. 

Thank you so much Phil - that was perfect; just what we wanted.  It was great that you were able to put us at ease and introduce some humour in an appropriate way.  Phil and Susie x

Danielle and James' Wedding Ceremony took place in the beautiful Walled Garden setting at Patrick's Barn, Chiddinglye in  September 2015

(Photos courtesy of Julia Toms Photography)

Thank you Phil for the lovely Ceremony you conducted for us.  What a beautiful day and setting we had and your Ceremony was just what we wanted to have.

Thanks for all the advice, support and your calm presence on the day.  We would certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a personal wedding ceremony tailored to their own desires.

Good luck for the future and thank you again.

Danielle and James

Simon and Marie's Wedding Ceremony took place in the Victorian Orangerie at Wentworth Castle Gardens in Yorkshire.  Simon is my nephew and Godson and I was delighjted to conduct his wedding ceremony for him.

Just want to say thank you for all your hard work and the beautiful ceremony you gave us.  Simon and Marie.

Dan and Rhiannon's Weddng Ceremony at the wonderful outdfoor setting at Wakehurst Place, Ardinglye in July 2015

Hi Phil,

I love the 1st draft that you sent through, with some changes it’ll be perfect!

I was reading it through with my sister and we were both in tears!  Happy ones of course.  It’s wonderful, just how we wanted it to be. 

We are very honoured that you are our celebrant for our wedding. 


Emma and Pete's Wedding Ceremony took place in the romantic woodland glade at Busses Farm, East Grinstead in June 2015

Sand Ceremony

Sand Ceremony at the end of the Wedding Ceremony

Dear Phil, we would both just like to thank you for conducting a beautiful and personal ceremony for our wedding in the Sussex woods in June 2015; it was exactly what we hoped for.

From the moment I contacted you, you maintained close contact with us to ensure that we developed a great script for the ceremony and included the elements we wanted in the ceremony.  You listened to us and our story as well as tweaking elements so that the ceremony reflected us a couple and created the right balance of sincerity and joyfulness.  

So many of our guests commented on how personal and emotional the ceremony was and we could not have been more pleased with how the ceremony went and contributed to our perfect day.

Thank you so much.  Emma and Pete 


Emma and Mark's Wedding Ceremony at Duncton Village Hall with the splendid backdrop of the South Downs in August 2014

Emma and Mark wrote their own individual vows

Friends contributed to the Ceremony with lovely poems

After the Ceremony, Emma and Mark wrote a lovely note of thanks saying:

Phil we are so happy we chose you as our celebrant. On the wedding day itself and since then, many of our friends have commented on how personal the service was.

You took so much care in helping us choose the details and it turned out perfectly (even the fallen down arch made me laugh when otherwise I would have been nervous!). You gave us exactly the start to married life that we wanted. Even the people who weren't sure about the separation of the 'legal bit' were converts after the ceremony!

We would happily recommend your services to anyone, we really appreciate the contribution you made to making our day so amazing.

Thanks again,

Emma & Mark

Ryan and Nikki's Wedding Ceremony in the splendid All Saints Chapel min Eastbourne in September 2013

After the wedding, Ryan and Nikki sent these photos and a thank you card which read:

"I knew the minute we first spoke that you were the perfect person to officiate our blessing ceremony.  You exceeded every expectation we had!  Our ceremony was flawless and truly breathtaking!  Thank you for your willingness to help make our day beautiful and perfect.  We are sincerely grateful!!!

XOXO  Ryan & Nikki"

Ian and Anita's Wedding in The Octagon Room  at The Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham on 17th September 2013

After the wedding Ian and Anita sent this lovely message:

We wanted to drop you a line now we're back from Hungary to say an enormous thank you for marshalling our wedding and making it such a romantic and enjoyable day.  It was definitely the best wedding we've ever been to!

We had the best of days!

 Love and best wishes 

 Anita and Ian

Rob & Lou's Wedding Ceremony starts with Brian giving Lou away.

Rob & Lou exchange their vows

Rob & Lou exchange rings

Rob & Lou conduct a Sand Ceremony to represent the merging of the two families into one

Darren and Sarah's Wedding begins in the ruins of Slaugham Place

The ceremony is introduced

Darren and Sarah exchange their vows

Even a short shower cannot dampen their love or everyone's enjoyment

After the wedding Darren and Sarah send a Thank You card which says:

Dear Phil, We can't thank you enough for creating such a wonderful ceremony.  From beginning to end it was so well structured and the fact that you were so organised meant that we felt totally relaxed and really able to enjoy the day.  Your choice of words struck the perfect balance between humour and sincerity and the beautiful poem you chose completely captured the sense of the occasion.  Thank you so much for making our big day so special.  All our love, Sarah and Darren xxx