Aoife Hurley is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is registered as a solemniser with the General regiatrars Office in the Republic of Ireland.
From the moment we met Aoife, I knew she was the right person to marry us. Her relaxed and easy going manner put us both at ease and we had a lovely chilled out chat while she got to know us over a cuppa in a local hotel for our first meet & greet. We wanted to keep things simple with as little stress as possible and she was the lady to keep us that way. Even on the day of the wedding when I forgot to leave the ribbons and readings at the ceremony venue she stayed so calm as she accompanied Billy to get them, I was on the verge of a flap but she kept us calm. All our guests loved how she led the mood of the room with her quick wit and gentle tones knowing when to give me and Billy the eye to move or do something. It was exactly how we wanted our ceremony to be, relaxed,special ,fun and memorable for both us and our family and all our guests. Thank you Aoife for making our day so special. Love Billy & Sabrina.
Choosing Spiritual ceremonies, in particular Aoife Hurley was undeniably the best decision we made about our wedding. We knew we wanted something custom, personal and unique to us and Aoife completely delivered! It was the most magical ceremony, so sentimental, funny and loving! Everyone, old and young said that it was the best ceremony they had ever been a part of. Aoife gave us so many personal touches to choose from- we had our godmothers, parents and bridal party part of the ceremony and have our sand vase now proudly displayed in our home!
Aoife put us at such ease and spent such time getting to know us and our story. We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony and day and we are so grateful to Aoife for making it so memorable! It’s been 8 months since we married and I still love watching our video of the ceremony and feeling all the love that filled the room that day!❤️
Thanks Aoife and Spiritual Ceremonies!’
We were one of the luckier couples that got to have our big day on March 15th – although it was touch and go in the lead up – we are now husband and wife! 🙂 We got married in our venue and looked to Spiritual Ceremonies for a celebrant – drum roll for the amazing Aoife Hurley Registered Solemniser. We had no idea what this involved but Aoife put us at ease straight away. After our meeting, we were so excited for our big day. Aoife made clear it was our day, and the ceremony would reflect that. She listened and produced something so personal and amazing, both us, nor our guests will ever forget it! Given the announcement that occurred three days before our wedding, Aoife was in touch giving us support, advice and letting us know that she is happy to go with whatever decision we make. True to her word, as we decided to go ahead with the wedding, there she was! Aoife really went above and beyond her call of duty. We have had so many great things said about Aoife and the ceremony – one comment being “Where did you find her?!” – well Spiritual Ceremonies is the place and I’d highly recommend them. Really hope we will get to have Aoife help us celebrate other milestones in the future! Thanks again Aoife, through this unprecedented storm, you got us through and helped us have the most memorable day while we officially became husband and wife! Mr & Mrs Dowling
From the start to finish amazing. Aoife who married us on Saturday captured me and Ger so well the ceremony that Aoife worked so hard on was so special and beautiful we wish we could do it all again. All the guests were commenting on how unique the ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it. Hopefully we will see Aoife again when it comes to a naming ceremony ? from the bottom of our hearts thank you x
We had a naming ceremony for our little girl Sarah. Aoife Hurley was our solemniser. We didn’t really have any idea what to include or how it should all go but Aoife was just incredible. Funny and kind and so reassuring. She was full of ideas and encouragement. I can’t recommend her enough. She made a special day even more beautiful.
All our Love Anna, Wayne, Sarah , Clara & Evan x
Our celebrant was Aoife Hurley on Saturday the 8th of September. From the get go Aoife made us both feel at ease. Before our big day we met up Aoife and discussed the type of ceremony we wanted, the ceremony she wrote for us brought a tear to my eye when she drafted it to me, she captured us perfectly as a couple and a family. So we would just like to say thanks to Aoife for helping create a day we will always remember. Kind regards Claire and Shane Phelan
Aoife was a pleasure to work with from the start, during our first meeting she explained how it all worked and put us very much at ease, she was quick to offer advice and available if we had any queries in the lead up to the big day. She made our ceremony feel very relaxed and personal and also full of laughter, many of our friends came up to use afterwards saying how much they had enjoyed the ceremony.
Sarah & Kev
Hope your keeping well. Myself and Thomas just wanted to write to you to say thank you so much for performing our ceremony on the 16th Sept, in the Westgrove. We were delighted with it and loved how it was intimate and also quite fun with the laughter from the guests. It’s everything we wanted for our wedding. All of our guests were praising you and saying how much they enjoyed it and that was Down to you. So again thank you. I also have a few friends getting married and have passed your name on too them.
Katie & Thomas
Aoife Hurley from Spiritual Ceremonies married Jason and I. I’ve known Aoife since I was 5 and when I decided to ask Jason to marry me Aoife popped straight into my mind because she has known me for so long and her and Jason hit it of off like a fire work when they met for the first time. Aoife guided us through all the aspects of the ceremony and what Spiritual Ceremonies offered. She was so professional and personal. Everyone, especially Jason and I, loved how Aoife performed our ceremony. We all laughed and cried, but most importantly Aoife made everyone at our wedding feel like they were on our journey with us. Thank you so much for making one of the most important days of our lives so beautiful, love filled and full of laughter x x x anyone that chooses you is in for a very, very special and beautiful day. All our love S&J x x x
We got married on New Years Eve 31/12/18 in Killashee NAAS, We decided to go with a spiritual ceremony and chose Spirtual ceremonies – this decision was one of the BEST decisions we ever made!!! Aoife Hurley was our celebrant and we absolutely lucked out in having Aoife to share our special day. From the 1st meeting we had with Aoife she immediately put us at ease, she explained everything and took everything we wanted on-board. Aoife sent over the ceremony well before the big day for us to read through and be comfortable with – we were so impressed with how she pieced everything together and told our story- This all made for an amazing ceremony on the day itself, a lot of love in the room, it was SO relaxed and SO personable – making our two little girls be part of the ceremony aswell which went down a treat, it honestly went absolutely perfect and we couldn’t recommend Aoife enough, wouldnt change a thing about it!! We had so many friends and family afterwards commenting on how brilliant the ceremony went and how fantastic Aoife was 5***** Thank you once again Aoife
Amanda & Darren Brennan
We couldn’t recommend Spiritual Ceremonies enough in particular Aoife Hurley. Aoife made the whole process simple and put together the most amazing ceremony. All our guests commented on how enjoyable the ceremony was. There were so many options to include friends and relatives in the ceremony. We included the sand ceremony with our kids and we will have a beautiful vase as reminder of our day. In all honesty we can’t thank Aoife enough for getting the day off to best possible start! Legend !
Paul & Lorraine
Aoife Hurley from Spiritual Ceremonies performed our marriage ceremony. From the first moments we spoke with Aoife, she put us completely at ease with the process. Our aim was to create a personal and engaging event for our family and friends, with humour and music. Aoife was open to everything we suggested and drafted a fantastic presentation that captured everything we are about. All our guests were very moved by it and kept telling us how beautiful and personal it was. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to have it, and for a better person to perform it! Aoife made it light and funny and everyone in the room was very impressed. Many guests approached us and said that they would like the exact same ceremony when they’ll get married ! :)”
It was a real pleasure to have you officialise our big day and we are very thankful for everything. You gave us ceremony and a wedding day that we will remember and talk about for years to come !
THANK YOU ! 🙂
Richard and William
We worked with Aoife Hurley for our ceremony and we cannot sing her praises enough. From our very first meeting, we knew we had found the person to marry us. Aoife was amazing to work with and she crafted such a personal, moving and humorous ceremony that truly reflected us. We had so many guests who said that Aoife was just fantastic as well. Aoife was so helpful and patient as she guided us through the process. We would absolutely recommend Aoife to any couple getting married.
We mean every word of the review Aoife, you were amazing to work with and we will forever be grateful to you for helping to give us the perfect ceremony.
Love Suzie & Emma
Thank you from Uwe and I for conducting our ceremony , you did a splendid job and we will be eternally grateful to you.
The fact that we could tailor elements of the ceremony and include Uwe’s brother and Fr. o Reilly in it meant so much to us and all our friends and family .Everyone spoke about the ceremony saying they had never seen such a lovely and such an unusual one and of course the music by Jenny and Jimbo added to it and created a magic around it.Despite the crazy disorganisation on my part we got there in the end .
you are such a calm and relaxed person and it really helped as we had both been under enormous stress before the wedding…..and it was not stress caused by the wedding !
so thank you Aoife and We wish you every happiness and good fortune into the future
MJ and Uwe
Jake and I wanted to say a massive thank you to Aoife Hurley for being the celebrant at our ceremony on Saturday. We have had so many compliments about the ceremony (especially from the regular church goers who were not used to/may never have been at a spiritual ceremony). We may have swayed them.
You delivered Jakes Limerick really well and your ceremony set the day off to a great start. You have such a warm, friendly and relaxed personality and you were just what we were looking for in a celebrant. We would definitely recommend you in the future. Thanks again, Darina and Jake xx
Dear Aoife, We just wanted to send a note to say thank you. When deciding on the details for our wedding, we were immediately drawn to the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. As a same sex couple, we weren’t going to have a traditional church wedding but wanted a legally binding ceremony that could be personal and spiritual without being religious. We imagined a lovely ceremony but never dreamed it would be as unique and special as it was with your guidance. You listened carefully when we met to discuss what we wanted. You were able to address all of our concerns confidentially and thoughtfully. We wanted to be as involved as we could in the writing of our ceremony and you gracefully obliged. Once you put together the bones, we really loved getting to add our own touches. Thank you for being always available and quick to answer any questions we had in the lead up to our big day. On the day of the wedding, you were just the calming presence we needed. You kept our guests at ease as they waited for the (just a little late) brides. You reassured Elaine and I and banished our last minute jitters. Most importantly, you crafted an absolutely perfect experience for us and our guests. Our ceremony had laughter and tears, yes – but you also managed to make every single person in the room feel included and engaged in our love story. With your gentle direction, our guests all understood what was happening, even if they hadn’t experienced some of the Spiritualist rituals before. Everyone was at ease, even if they hadn’t been to a wedding outside of a church or to a same sex wedding before ours. All of this was down to your easy confidence, humor and thoughtfulness. We will never forget our day and the very special role that you and the SUI played in making it perfect. Thank you for being the best celebrant a couple of gals could ask for. Jenny & Elaine
Hi Aoife , Thank you so so much for our magical wedding ceremony last Saturday. We loved every minute and everyone remarked how nice it was and how great you were. We’ve created such special memories and just wanted to say a massive thank you and we wish you very well in your future. Rachel & Alastair xxxx
On the 17th of September 2016 I had the absolute pleasure of Marrying my Best Friend, I decided to choose Spiritual Ceremonies as they came highly recommended. I was very lucky to have been assigned Aoife Hurley to do our ceremony (at the time of booking Aoife hadn’t even finished her course) but something inside me said Aoife is the one for you. From the time I first made contact with Aoife I knew everything would be perfect on the day, Aoife was punctual, polite very funny and so down to earth and easy going. Aoife made all my fears and nerves disappear. Our wedding was tailored to suit both myself and hubby and of course our 3 small children. Aoife did the sand ceremony too which was so beautiful and held a significant part in our marriage. Aoife was so professional and we were honoured to be her 1st ever wedding that she performed! Spiritual Ceremonies themselves were fantastic from the 1st phone call they assured me we would have someone to marry us as wenonly had 4 months to plan everything and u really need to book a yr or more in advance as these men and women are so good that they are in high demand, and sure doesn’t that say it all.
Kinda like walking into 2 cafés ……. One is empty the other is buzzing with ppl enjoying food and company, which cafe would YOU dine in????!!!!
Without Aoife doing our ceremony I don’t think my day would have been near as special as it was. It made things much easier in the fact that I instantly clicked with Aoife like I’d known her for yrs and yrs. I am pleased to call Aoife a friend now too.
If I could give more than a 5 star rating I would!!!!
Myself and my wife Emer would like to say a big thank you to Aoife Hurley who performed our wedding at the Springfield Hotel on 22/4/17. From the moment we met with her until our ceremony was finished she was fantastic. We will be recommending Spiritual Ceremonies in future.
Tammy and Emer
‘Aoife was our celebrant for our wedding in June this year. From the moment we met Aoife, we knew it was going to be plain sailing as Aoife is a warm wonderful person who put us both at ease from the moment we met her. Aoife put lots of time, effort, energy, and enthusiasm into writing our ceremony with us and we, our families, and friends absolutely loved it. Aoife was a very special part of our wedding, and went to lengths to make everyone feel comfortable – but it’s not an effort for her, she’s just a natural! Aoife is a fantastic celebrant and a fantastic person, and I couldn’t recommend her more highly to any bride & grooms, bride & brides, groom & grooms’
“Aoife was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. From getting to know us, in a very friendly, informal way, and through to adapting that into our service and making it very personal to us. She put us both at ease throughout the ceremony itself which was in every way beautiful”
from Darren & Niamh
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