As Humanist Society Scotland is a registered charity, all of our Celebrants contribute part of their fee to allow us to continue to invest in the development of humanist ceremonies and to develop our campaigns and charitable work.

The fee you are charged will reflect: the time taken to arrange your ceremony; a meeting to discuss it; its preparation (which includes all correspondence and communication); and, of course, its delivery on the day.  There may also be additional expenses such as travel costs: your celebrant will be able to advise you.

Our Celebrants are all self employed and, therefore, you are advised to confirm fees with them directly.

The following fees are a guide as to what you can expect to pay.

Ceremony Type What you can expect to pay (around)
Wedding £450*
Naming Ceremony £175 – £250**
Funeral £160
Extended Funeral £200
Funeral (under 16 year old) £0***

* This includes the fee for your celebrant and two years membership of our charity.  Membership of Humanist Society Scotland gives you access to the members area of our website, lets you keep up to date with all our campaigns and good work, and helps us make the world a fairer place. You can join or find out more here.

** The requirements for Naming Ceremonies vary greatly.  Therefore, the fees for Naming Ceremonies can also vary quite significantly.  Your Celebrant will be able to discuss your individual requirements and advise of their fee.

*** HSS Registered Celebrants take no fee for a funeral for a child or young person under the age of 16 years.

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