About Me


My name is Ruth Gwilliam and I am a fully qualified celebrant gaining an accredited Level 3 National Diploma from Civil Ceremonies Ltd., recognised as one of the UK’s leading celebrant training companies being both a NOCN and a One Awards Recognised Learning Centre.

My interest in becoming a celebrant was highlighted whilst living in Australia for 6 years, where I witnessed many beautiful and personal ceremonies in a variety of locations, such as wineries, beaches, gardens and even golf clubs. The common factor of them all was the personal, professional and relaxed atmosphere – which is what I set out to achieve for my clients.

My most recent employment has been in the education sector, and many of the skills needed in that employment have transferred to my role as a celebrant.

I enjoy meeting and communicating with people and am a good listener. I am experienced at speaking to large numbers in a confident, professional and easy-going manner. Working in education has also given me an insight into being non judgemental and to be open to ideas.

I am highly organised, extremely positive and motivated. My attention to detail is paramount to ensure your ceremony is exactly as you want it to be.

Why Choose Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies?

  • Do you want your wedding ceremony in a venue which isn’t licenced for marriage?
  • Do you wish to have a personalised ceremony, unique to you, where you decide on the content, time and location?
  • Are you planning a baby/child naming ceremony and want to acknowledge their arrival and make promises to them?
  • Do you want a commitment ceremony to show your love for each other in your partnership without the legalities of a wedding?
If the answer is yes to the above then I would love to discuss the next step towards your dream ceremony

Ring me in the first instance for an informal chat on 07736 039705 – you’ve nothing to lose but everything to gain and you will be one step further forward to the ceremony of your dreams.

What is my commitment to you?

  • To listen carefully to your ideas
  • To prepare and deliver a personal ceremony in a relaxed and professional way in the location of your choice
  • To ensure your ceremony is entirely as you want it to be.
Investing in Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies enables you to invest in my passion to create and deliver your bespoke and personal ceremony and make it a day to remember.

Over Barn, Gloucester – September 2019

Dear Ruth,  Firstly thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you did for us on Saturday.  It was beautiful and everyone loved it.  Josh and I just wanted to say how kind, friendly and approachable you were from the start to finish.  You listened to every word we said and created the most perfect wedding ceremony.  We could not have asked for anyone better.  Thank you.


Josh and Kirsty – September 2019

Hilles House, Stroud Glos – September 2019

Dear Ruth, Thank you!!  Tom and I had such a wonderful day – I enjoyed myself way more than I imagined I would or could.  It all felt so relaxed, so thank you for getting the day off to the right start.  So many of our friends and family commented that the ceremony was very special and personal.  Exactly as we had hoped.

Laura and Tom Steventon – September 2019

Lapstone Barn, Glos – August 2019

Ruth, you conducted a beautiful and personalised ceremony for us at Lapstone Barn, which was the cornerstone of our wedding day.  Although we don’t live in the UK and weren’t able to meet you before the ceremony, you made the effort to really get to know us over the phone and made the ceremony very intimate and personal.  It was a real pleasure dealing with you.  A number of people commented on how the ceremony was so personal and intimate.  Thanks so much again.

Helen & Morgan (from Dubai) – August 2019

Twyning Park, Glos – August 2019

Thank you, thank you, thank you Ruth.  It was so easy to work with you from the initial meeting to creating our bespoke ceremony and thank for the idea of including our little girls in a sand ceremony.  You played such a special part in our day, worked incredibly hard to make sure everything was just right for us and we couldn’t be more grateful to you.  You are a wonderful lady who we are so glad to have met.  Thank you again for everything.

James & Kirsty – August 2019

Welcome Hotel, Stratford – August 2019

Thank you Ruth for making our wedding day so fantastic.  It was a beautiful, intimate ceremony with our children joining in and the ceremony was the foundation for our perfect weekend.

Many thanks

Dexter and Laura – August 2019

Wedding Jinney Ring Worcs – July 2019

Dear Ruth

Thank you so much for being our Celebrant.  From day one you made us feel at ease and you worked so hard to make our celebration personal to us.  Even when we thought we were happy with the script you came back and made it even better!  It really meant that we had a perfect ceremony that was so ‘us’.  So many guests on the day came and told us how lovely it was.  We are so lucky to have a souvenir script to read through and remember the day.  Thank you from the new Mr & Mrs Birkinshaw

Bredon Wedding June 2019

Dear Ruth

Just to say thank you so much for writing such a beautiful ceremony for our wedding on Sunday.  It really was spot on for the kind of day we wanted to have.  Many thanks

Stephanie & Mark – June 2019

Vow Renewal – May 2019

Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for our beautiful vow renewal ceremony.  It was amazing.  You made our day extra special and we are so happy we picked you for our ceremony.  Thank you for our beautiful souvenir script which made me cry yet again.  It will go in my lovely memory box.  You made our day so special and you felt like part of the family.  You were brilliant. Thank you

Cath & Paul – Winchcombe Glos. May 2019