Neela and Nigel

Creating a fusion wedding from scratch, mixing Hindu and Celtic traditions, instilling warmth and humour into the mix, our lovely celebrant Sam did a brilliant job when we got married last month. She was hugely helpful throughout the planning process, guided us through a fun wedding rehearsal and led our ceremony beautifully on the day itself. Sam, you were a source of inspiration and creativity as well as a great support on our big day and we cannot thank you enough for your energy, presence and hard work.

Erin and Stephen

Sam was the celebrant at our wedding 2 weeks ago. From the bottom of our hearts we just wanted to say a huge thank you to Sam. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and EXACTLY what we imagined...better in fact! She was so calm and friendly and really got to know us as people before hand which made us feel so relaxed. Everybody commented on how lovely Sam was and especially how stunning the ceremony was. Would 100% recommend Sam!

Alex and Lucy Hill

Thank you so much Sam on behalf of Alex and myself for all of the hard work, care and attention you put into our wedding ceremony. You made us feel so comfortable and by the time the day came it felt like we had a friend rather than a stranger delivering our ceremony. As two people who didn’t know much about how wedding ceremonies tend to go down, you gave us so many ideas and we felt so supported whilst still having tons of involvement. You always gave us the final say and we never felt forced into anything that wasn’t us. Everything felt so personal and we really could not have asked for a more meaningful day. It will live with us in our memories for the rest of our lives and we’re so thankful that we found you. Lots of love, Alex and Lucy x

Ashley and Barney

Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. It was truly the best day of our lives and we loved every minute of it! Our ceremony was just everything we hoped in would be and more - heartfelt and meaningful, with lots of joy and laughter. I don`t think we were expecting everyone in the room to be teary eyed but that just goes to show how moving and authentic the ceremony was. We know you had to do things a little differently like spending unusual weekend hours on Skype or calls, working with American and English traditions and revising my vows the night before the wedding, but all of your efforts didn`t go unnoticed. Thank you so much for continually working with us and helping us create personalized touches, an amazing day, and a truly unforgettable memory. We couldn`t have dreamed of a more magical ceremony with any other celebrant.

Simon and Teck

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.

Grace and Adam S

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!

Maria and Annie

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.

Mehdi and Kristie

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!

Kirsti and Dave C

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!!!

Karly and Perry Charrington

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.

Julie and David Herries

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.

James, Shoreham-by-Sea

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.

family Matthews

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.

Kerry, Hove

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.

Wendy and Kev

Thank you Sam for a lovely service for our son Callum,you made a difficult time abit easier everybody has said what a lovely send off he had thanks wendy and kev x

Angie Chillingworth

Thank you Sam for all your help us in preparing the final journey for Jean Chillingworth, we now know with you conducting the service it will truly be a special one ............thank you


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 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.