Aoife Hurley - Spiritual Ceremonies

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 35 ratings)

Aoife Hurley OSUI

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.

We first came across the Spiritual Ceremonies website in late 2021 when we were looking for a celebrant for our wedding. After reading all the lovely reviews that were written about her by other newlyweds, we wanted to meet with Aoife Hurley…and we were not disappointed! From the first time we met her over Zoom we knew she was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. Aoife was so warm and friendly…no question was too small or silly. We felt at ease immediately with all the arrangements for our big day.

We met closer to the day to go through the all the details for our ceremony, and spent a lovely evening with Aoife as she sought to hear all about ourselves and our story. As a result, Aoife put together a wonderful ceremony that captured us so perfectly. Aoife delivered the ceremony with such warmth, sincerity and sense of fun…it honestly felt like it was being officiated by one of our close friends. All of our guests commented on how fantastic Aoife was and how the ceremony was one of the nicest and most heartfelt they attended.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Spiritual Ceremonies, and in particular, Aoife Hurley to anyone who asks. Aoife was a huge part of making our day so special and memorable, we are so grateful to her.

Jacqueline & Niall
Castle Leslie

Aoife was the very best person we could’ve asked for to perform our ceremony. Engaging, collaborative and open to our (slightly) less than traditional ideas for our ceremony, she helped us craft a day that was 100% us. Our guests commented how unique and personal our day was and that certainly wouldn’t have happened without Aoife’s input. We felt genuine care had been poured into our day. We laughed, we planned, we laughed some more and then we had the best day of our lives. Thank you Aoife!

Robbie & Sinead
Mount Druid

Full five stars and more if we could. Absolutely loved that Aoife married us last Saturday, 22/10/22 in an outdoor ceremony in Station House Hotel, in Kilmessan. She is just so so friendly, professional, funny, easy going, we feel like we really clicked and connected with her. She really put us at ease, made our ceremony what it was, one that was heart felt and personable. We loved every minute of it, and all of our guests when they left the Turntable (where the ceremony was held) and we greeted them as they came out, were all simply raving about it and her, some even said it was the best ceremony they’d ever been at, which is unbelievably high praise indeed. For us, there’s nothing about it we would have changed, it was perfect, not least of which during the whole ceremony we also had a visit from two butterflies (in October!). With v close relatives that have passed on, it had extremely special meaning. We didn’t see them with our backs turned, but Aoife understood the significance and made sure to tell us about (as did so many others later on). It really meant something. Thank you Aoife!!

Rachel and Sean
Station House Hotel

Aoife Hurley was the perfect celebrant for our wedding in August 2022. We initially met with Aoife last summer and instantly knew we wanted her to marry us. Over the past year, she kept in contact and made sure that together we created the perfect ceremony to celebrate our ideal wedding with our friends and family. Her warm persona, her attention to detail about our relationship, and her genuine care for the celebration of love, made it feel like we were being married by a friend. Since our wedding, many of our guests have commented on how beautifully Aoife performed the celebration, bringing in the right amount of romance, professionalism, and fun to the ceremony. We could not recommend her enough!
Eamonn & Claus

Eamonn & Claus
Smock Ally

We recently had our big day and made the brilliant decision of having Aoife Hurley from Spiritual Ceremonies as our celebrant. The ceremony is obviously the most important part of the day and sets the tone for the rest of the wedding. Aoifes relaxed and confident manner made the ceremony a thoroughly enjoyable experience, not just for us but for everyone involved. She encouraged our children to be an intrical part of the proceedings and introduced brilliant ideas to make the ceremony extremely personalised. All of the guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was, and this was all down to Aoifes ideas and planning. From the moment we initially met, to the end of the ceremony, Aoife put us at ease and has provided us with memories that will last long after the day has now been and gone. If you are lucky enough to get Aoife as your celebrant then you’re assured of having an absolutely brilliant wedding day. I can not recommend Aoife highly enough and wanted to end by saying a massive Thank You Aoife for everything you have done for us.

Dean & Pamela
Keadeen Hotel Newbridge

We had Aoife Hurley for our ceremony and I can not recommend her enough. I wanted someone who could offer a personal, laid back ceremony with many moments of laughter and special memories! Aoife delivered all of this and more ! At the end of the ceremony Alot of our guests commented on how special and personal the ceremony was and asked was she a friend of ours as she seemed to know us so well !! Thanks so much Aoife for adding all this to our day . ❤

Siobhan & David
Amber Springs

Myself and my wife Fiona had Aoife for our beautiful ceremony at Martinstown house on the 23rd of April 2022.

Aoife made our ceremony so special and she made sure to get every important detail from us to share our story to our guests.
We felt Aoife went above and beyond for us to make our special day the most magical.

We would always recommend Aoife for a ceremony because if it wasn’t for Aoife our day wouldn’t of been as special.

Thank you so much Aoife, it was a pleasure having you apart our day.

Lynsey&Fiona Balfe.

Fiona & Lynsey Balfe
Martinstown House

We had our wedding ceremony in April with Aoife Hurley. We really could not recommend this truly lovely celebrant highly enough. We first met Aoife when she was celebrant for my sisters ceremony in September 2020 and instantly knew we wanted her to be at ours. She was so easy to talk to and by the time we had our wedding Aoife was not a stranger to us but more of a friend. She kept us both calm on the day & made our day so personal, the amount of comments we received from friends and family about the ceremony blew us away! Thank you so much to Aoife & everyone at Spiritual Ceremonies for making our wedding day so special.

Jennifer & Brendan
Butler House Kilkenny

We had Aoife Hurley marry us in Feb 2022 in Kilcullen. It was over 2 years from the day we met Aoife to the day we got married because of the postponements due to covid. During that time Aoife was amazing and we feel very honoured to say that during those two years we not only met our celebrant but gained a great friend.

During the build up to the wedding, Aoife helped us to create the ceremony that was perfect for us. She met with us a few times to go through bits and pieces. Of all the questions and queries we had (of which there were many), Aoife was on hand to help out and nothing appeared to be too much trouble for her.

For the ceremony, Aoife was absolutely outstanding. It was everything we wanted and more. Every one of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it, how special it felt and that Aoife created a ceremony that really “got us”. So much so that several people told us they were going to renew their vows and ask Aoife to perform the ceremony.

We really cannot speak highly enough of Aoife 😊

Nikki & Lisa
Fallon Kilcullen

Aoife officiated our wedding on the 12th November and couldn’t have been more amazing. From the very first video chat with Aoife when we first booked our wedding, we knew we had made the right choice. Aoife is great craic, friendly and approachable whilst always being her amazing professional self. Aoife was brilliant and sent us sample ceremony booklets, to give us some ideas on readings and what we wanted to include in our ceremony, this was so helpful. A couple of weeks before the big day, we met Aoife for a coffee and a chat so we could all get to know each other and this was so lovely and really helped with nerves on the day. Aoife was very kind to send us our ceremony draft in advance, so we could see what she was going to say about us (she did an amazing summary of how we met and our journey together so farm which was great and we enjoyed it so much), which I think was such a lovely touch. On the day itself, Aoife was calm and friendly and delivered the most personable and brilliant ceremony. We were both so at ease and Aoife’s great nature kept the nerves at bay and kept us smiling constantly throughout. Still have guests weeks after our wedding complementing how great the ceremony was. We are so glad we had Aoife marry us, as it made it the more memorable and amazing than we ever imagined. Thanks so much Aoife, hope to cross paths again with you some day.

Ciara and Padraig
The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge

We found it quite difficult to pick a celebrant but we had a video call with Aoife and within 5 minutes of chatting we knew Aoife was the perfect choice for us. Aoife was very easy going and when we met up for a chat it was like talking to a friend we had known years. She made the ceremony so personal and let us take the lead on what we wanted to include. One of our priorities was to include our twos boys and we did this through the sand ceremony. Everyone commented on the ceremony and how personal it was to us. Our guests even asked did we know Aoife on a personal level. We couldn’t recommend her enough.

Lee & Ashley
Ballymagarvey Village

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Aoife Hurley who married us a few weeks ago. Aoife met us for dinner a few weeks before the ceremony and we had such a lovely evening telling her our story and to be honest she was one of the reasons we decided to keep going no matter what and get married in a Pandemic. Through telling her our story she confirmed the whole reason we wanted to be married and we held on to this when our hotel was on lockdown only the week before our wedding date!!!! The service was wonderful and she really understood us as a couple. We could not have wished for more.

Lisa & Kenny
Clanard Court Hotel Athy

We were so lucky to have Aoife Hurley as our celebrant for our Covid wedding on Thursday.
Aoife was excellent throughout the whole process. From changing dates due to Covid to organising a beautiful, intimate and personal ceremony for us.
Everybody commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Aoife has such a lovely way with words and a personal touch that it made our day feel all the more special. We could not recommend her enough.
We have already booked her for our vow renewal next year! Thanks so much Aoife. Love, Lena & Trev xxx

Lena & Trevor
Johnstown House Estate Enfield

We were married at the weekend by the amazing Aoife Hurley. I can not recommend Aoife enough. From the beginning Aoife put us at ease and was always at the end of the phone. Due to Covid our wedding plans changed weekly (and in some cases daily). Aoife was always accommodating despite loads of changes to the planned ceremony start time. Our original ceremony venue did not work out but Aoife came to our rescue and organised for our ceremony to take place in the Spiritual Union of Ireland Sanctuary. Aoife got to know us as a couple and made our ceremony very personal and unforgettable. We will never forget the kindness and compassion shown to us throughout the last couple of months and will be forever grateful to her for being a part of the best day of our lives.

Chloe & Chris
Spiritual Union of Ireland Sanctuary

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.

Billy & Sabrina
Balyna House Moyvalley

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!’

Amy & Dan
Kilkea Castle

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

Niamh & Stephen

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

Leah & Ger

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

Claire & Shane

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

Sarah Deegan- Naming Ceremony

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

Lorraine & Paul

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

Darren & Amanda

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

Stephen & Jason

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.

Kind regards
Katie & Thomas

Katie & Thomas

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

Sarah & Kevin

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

Jake & Darina

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 !
Richard and William

Richard & 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

Emma & Suzie

Hi Aoife
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

Uwe & MJ

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

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

Rachel & Alastair

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!!!!

Claire & Wayne

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

Emer & Tammy

‘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’

Maria & Fiona

“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

Darren & Niamh

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