Celebrants, you are more than welcome to join us for the Celebrant Retreat: Handfasting Ceremonies & Handtying Rituals, hosted and facilitated by the Handfasting Mistresses – Rachel Cheer, Jacqui Harding & Veronika Robinson.


Friday afternoon, 1st March to Sunday afternoon, 3rd March 2024



Glassonby Old Hall, a luxury five-star 15th century longhouse in Eden Valley, Cumbria



To enjoy a weekend of workshops, sample ceremonies, craft your own cords, learn different knot and bow styles, the symbolism of fabrics, and to leave feeling empowered, confident and rejuvenated.

Yes, there’ll be a hot tub!


Retreat Investment:

£160 (includes all workshops, materials, food and hot tub)

Accommodation suggestions available when booking (some rooms are available on site). Contact Veronika Robinson for a booking form. Limited places available.



Who the heck are the Handfasting Mistresses?

Veronika Robinson, Heart-led Ceremonies, has been officiating bespoke ceremonies since 1995. She’s also the author of several books for celebrants, and celebrant trainer at Heart-led Celebrants.

Jacqui Harding, Ceremony By Design, is an amazingly creative soul, textile maker and Heart-led Celebrant in Stroud.

Reverend Rachel Cheer, Hope Ceremonies, is a sacred celebrant with a natural affinity for cultural diversity, creativity and celebration.