“I was introduced to Sam and from the moment I met her, she made my partner and I feel special and helped us with the planning of our wedding day. When I first met her in Brighton my partner was on the other side of the world and we were able to talk with him via Skype and Sam was able to pick up the natural rapport we both have. We had another call with her 10 days before the wedding to go through the document she wrote to make sure we were both comfortable with what she was going to say. For someone who had met us only once and in the case of my partner only spoken on Skype she captured perfectly the essence of who we were and the special journey we had both undertaken to get to our wedding day on the day. Sam delivered the perfect service, she was funny, engaging and made our special day even more so. Sam – you are delightful, thank you for your guidance on our wedding day.” Simon and Teck

“Sam was amazing throughout the whole planning process for our wedding. Sam was recommended to us by our venue as she has done weddings with them before. We live in Kent and so coming through to Brighton wasn’t always easy but Sam was so accommodating and made this easy for us. Our ceremony was so personal to us and Sam listened to everything we said about what we wanted. Our actual ceremony was on Brighton beach and in true British style in rained from start to finish. However Sam was amazing even though she was getting soaking wet and kept everyone’s spirits up. I cannot recommend Sam highly enough – she made our day perfect!” Grace and Adam S

“The attention to detail was just amazing! Sam really took the time to get to know us and everyone was saying how personalised the ceremony was. She really got to know us and our personalities, making the most of us and the ceremony. She was recommended by another celebrant who wasn’t available on our date but the thing that really swung us was that on her site she said she was LGBT friendly which was so important to us.” Maria and Annie

“We used Sam for our wedding last year as we wanted to have an inclusive wedding for all our friends and family who are from different countries and backgrounds. Sam was amazing, she was professional, friendly, organised, beaming with happiness and energy. Everyone commented on how special the ceremony was and how well she portrayed our vows and thoughts. Sam went to huge lengths to organise and prepare the ceremony and for us to do our vows and our friends and family to do their readings. She gave us total confidence whilst tailoring everything to our personalities rather than do an ‘out of the box’ ceremony. All in all, it really was the best day of our lives and Sam made the wedding party feel part of the big day which is exactly what we wanted. I’d like to say we’d use Sam again but I only plan to get married this one time! Really perfect service by Celebrant Sam, thanks a million!” Mehdi and Kristie

“We would encourage everyone to tailor their wedding service and enlist the services of Sam Goodchild. Sam’s support, guidance, open mindedness, well planned /structured approach was first class!!!” Kirsti and Dave C

“Sam – We loved working with you as you have a stress free and calming presence. We always felt at ease as you were relaxed and had a laugh with us to make the lead up to the ceremony fun. The ceremony was personal to us as you asked the right questions in order to get to know more about us and listened to what we had to say. You were very prompt and efficient during the lead up making sure you reminded us to think about our tasks when we were at a time we could be easily distracted. Whilst we were creating our vows you were very good at advising us on the content and delivery to make the whole ceremony work together perfectly on the big day.” Karly and Perry Charrington

‘Sam – from our first meeting to the wedding day itself, you were supportive, attentive and professional.  Having chosen a non-religious wedding it was still important for us to have a spiritual element to the ceremony.  You listened and understood exactly what we wanted and made sure that the ceremony was exactly as we wanted it.  You made the whole process really enjoyable.  We were so nervous before the ceremony, but you put us at ease and our friends and family really enjoyed it – including family who were unsure of our ceremony choice.  Thank you so much for being an amazing celebrant, the day would not have been the same without you.  Thank you.’ Julie and David Herries


“Samantha visited my Mum and Aunts to discuss the funeral of my dear Nan. The feedback I had from my family was what a lovely caring lady they found Samantha to be. They were also very impressed with the length of time she spent with them discussing Nan’s life.

On the day of the funeral Samantha took the service and she spoke with sadness, care and compassion. She made the day much easier for us all to deal with. The way she spoke, you would’ve thought she’d known my Nan for many years, I guess that is the mark of a true professional.

Having used Samantha on a personal level I would not hesitate in recommending her to any of my family/friends, customers or business associates.

Thank you once again Samantha for giving our Nan the best send off.” James, Shoreham-by-Sea

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Samantha Goodchild on the funeral service for my mother Lady Margaret Matthews at the Worthing Crematorium 22nd June 2017. Her sincerity and caring shone through and several of the congregation commented to me afterwards of how much they enjoyed Samantha’s handling of events.” Thank you Sam from the family Matthews


“I would like to thank you for the most beautiful service you prepared and delivered for ‘Natalie’. I have had nothing but praise for the beautiful service Natalie received. What I found really important and comforting was the eye contact you made with Ryan and I throughout. It was a celebration of Natalie’s life with a mixture of sadness, smiles and a little laughter.

Thank you doesn’t seem enough but, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You captured the soul of Nat perfectly.” Kerry, Hove

“Dear Sam, we just wanted to say a big thank you for conducting a lovely service for our dad. We really felt that you got the ‘feel’ of the man and made the service so personal. Mum was really worried that it would be cold but you helped make it so lovely. Words cannot express how grateful we are for that. Thank you again.”

“Dear Sam,
Thank you very much for delivering such a lovely and caring service for Dad yesterday at the Downs Crematorium.
We certainly appreciated the time you took with the family in preparation. You had a very gentle and calming manner when we were going through such a difficult time.
We think the service did him proud.”

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for helping Dad’s funeral run so smoothly. It was a fantastic service and I appreciate your part in it.”

“I just want to thank you for officiating at my brother George’s funeral yesterday. I should have thanked you after the service but was too pre-occupied with thought. I know George’s children were very happy with everything. Thanks again”

“Just wanted to say thank you very much for this morning’s service. It was exactly what I hoped for and I’m sure exactly what Ted would have wanted.”

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