We are a Registered Charity and all our Celebrants contribute part of their fee to the HSS to allow us to continue to invest in the development of humanist ceremonies and develop our campaigns and charitable work.

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

The fee you are charged will reflect the time to arrange your ceremony, a meeting to discuss it, and 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.

The following fees are a guide as to what you can expect to pay for ceremonies in 2017.  The cost in future years may be slightly more.

Ceremony Type What you can expect to pay (around)
Wedding £410*
Naming Ceremony £175 – £250**
Funeral £160
Extended Funeral £200
Funeral (under 16 year old) £0***

*Membership of Humanist Society Scotland

We conduct legal marriages for our members and members of other national humanist organisations outwith Scotland.  We therefore ask that you join the HSS or your relevant national humanist organisation.  HSS membership is currently £43 for a couple, initially for two years.  Membership of the HSS gives you access to the members area of our website, lets you keep up to date with all our campaigns and good work, and our local groups are a great way to meet people with similar beliefs.  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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All our celebrants are trained and regularly reviewed. We have clear standards for our ceremonies to ensure we deliver a consistent and high quality service. We’re the only provider to offer the HSS Ceremony Promise.

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All our celebrants are trained and regularly reviewed. We have clear standards for our ceremonies to ensure we deliver a consistent and high quality service. We’re the only provider to offer the HSS Ceremony Promise.

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