Bernadette Dolan 1 - Spiritual Ceremonies

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Bernadette Dolan OSUI

Bernadette Dolan is is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office in the Republic of Ireland. Bernadette will work with you to plan the perfect ceremony that is just right for you and your partner.

Whether you are from Ireland, or planning an elopement, or having your wedding from abroad and are looking for a wedding celebrant you can trust, then look no further.

Bernadette will meet with you to discuss your unique ceremony. From there, along with your full input, she will tailor the full service to your requirements, while observing the spiritual aspects to the wedding service as required by the Rites of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland.

She offers: Ring Warming, Candle Ceremonies, Hand holding, Hand Fastening, Rose Ceremonies, Sand Ceremonies.

Hi Bernie,
Now that we are back from Honeymoon and the dust has settled, we both wanted to take the time to say a big thank you for being our celebrant on the 2nd January.
We couldn’t have had a nicer, more thoughtful ceremony and so many people have said to us since, how touching and heartfelt it was.
We have you to credit with that. You were such a rock before and during the ceremony, and your enthusiasm for our day really shone through.
We are sorry we didn’t get a picture with you on the day or much time after the ceremony – the time flew by.

We hope 2024 is an amazing year for you and your family.
Best Maeve and Siobhan

Siobhan and Maeve
Station House

Could not recommend Spiritual Ceremonies enough!
We were so lucky to have Bernadette Dolan as our celebrant on the day who made it truly special and memorable for us.
From our first meeting right up to the wedding day Bernadette was warm, professional and offered us so much guidance and support along the way.
The day would not have been the same without her! Highly highly recommend Spiritual Ceremonies and Bernadette ❤️

Lauren and Andrew
No 25 Fitzwilliam

Bernie was so helpful from start to finish.
I cannot thank Bernie enough.
So kind, friendly listened to everything…. I can honestly say Bernie helped greatly in making the day as special as it was.
Thank you so much Fionnuala, Vick and Erin Mesha xxx

Fionnuala and Vick
Slieve Russell Hotel

We were lucky enough to have the wonderful Bernie do our ceremony.
She made everything so easy and relaxed for us in the lead up to our big day. On the day we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be there.
All of our guests have commented on how amazing Bernie is and how memorable our ceremony was.
We will never forget how special she made the day for us both and our families

Shaunna and Michael
Darver Castle

Bernadette was an absolute pleasure to work with made everything so much easier from the video calls to the last minute text messages she was just fantastic and a great service by spiritual ceremony in general very easy to deal with.

Lisa and Mark
Hamlet Court Hotel

Bernadette Dolan performed our ceremony and she was absolutely fantastic from the word go, from first meeting to ceremony.
She was always helpful and available for questions and the ceremony was beautiful. She has a lovely way about her and many of our guests commented on how great the ceremony was.

Amanda and Christy
Horetown house, wexford

Bernie is the nicest spiritualist for a wedding you could ask for. She Made our day even more special.
Thank you so much again Bernie

Shane and Janice
Castle Arch Trim

The website for spiritual ceremonies was very user friendly. Picking our celebrant was made very easy as we had met Bernadette Dolan previously at a friends wedding and automatically was drawn to how personal and intimate Bernadette made the ceremony. Bernadette could not have done more for us. Between the call and texts and the catch ups in person, Bernadette was always on hand to answer any question or worry we had in regards to the ceremony. The week before the wedding Bernadette had a call with us and went through how the full ceremony would go which helped put our minds at ease and then the best surprise was how she had put together a few words on what she thought of myself and Fearghal as a couple(this was such a nice touch and brought a tear to our eyes). Bernadette was just the best for our ceremony, she greeted us before the ceremony which actually helped calm our nerves . The ceremony was so intimate with some very personal bits added which made the day extra special. Having Bernadette standing at the top of the ceremony room ready to greet us helped relax us walking up the aisle. She made the whole ceremony so special. We have had people say to us they won’t go to a church wedding again because of how intimate and personal Bernadette made our wedding ceremony in the hotel. We would recommend Bernadette Dolan to anyone getting married as they will have the best day with one of the kindest loving souls with Bernadette as their celebrant. Bernadette is a credit to Spiritual ceremonies

Kind regards
Daniel and Fearghal Fleming Clifford

Daniel and Fearghal
Charleville Hotel

Our Celebrant Bernie Dolan was just the most lovely woman and she made us feel so supported in the ceremony when I was getting emotional! The ceremony was beautiful and we relieved so many compliments and we were so happy with it. We would definitely recommend Bernie in the future.

Jenny and Conor
Clontarf Castle

Bernadette was a brilliant celebrant. She made us both feel really comfortable from the first time we met and gave us lots of guidance on the ceremony. She was calm and warm on the day of our wedding and lots of our guests complimented the ceremony!

Eilis and James
Tinakilly House

Hi Bernadette,
Words cannot thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony on our very special day. We knew immediately when we met you for the first time that you ‘got us’ and what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. Your warmth, love, compassion and understanding of our personal circumstances made us so comfortable and your wise words and advice were just what we needed. You really did settle us both so much before the ceremony and that meant the world to us, particularly given some very special people were not with us on the day. We have had so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and that our vows were from the heart. For both of us we can honestly say that you made us feel that we were the only two people in the room. The picture we have at the end of the ceremony with you when we were signing the register sums up the day – love and happiness
Thank you for being the special person you are
Love Sharyn, Declan and of course Jake the dog!

Sharyn & Declan Furlong
Clontarf Castle

Dear Bernie,

We just can’t thank you enough for the very beautiful ceremony and making it all so so so easy for us. You were available, open, kind and so understanding of what we wanted, even when we didn’t know!

We are sorry we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye- but it was all chaos!

You were tremendous!

Love Christeneh & Ciaran

Christenah and Ciaran
Marco Pierre White

Hi Bernadette,

We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. We wanted to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional role you played in making our wedding day an unforgettable experience.

From the very first meeting, it was evident that your passion for your craft and genuine care for our love story would make you the perfect celebrant for our special day. Your warm and welcoming nature instantly put us at ease, and your professionalism and attention to detail truly surpassed our expectations.

Throughout the planning process, you guided us with grace and wisdom, patiently listening to our wishes and incorporating them seamlessly into the ceremony. Your expertise and creativity were evident in every element, from the heartfelt words you shared during our vows to the thoughtful rituals and traditions you included to honor our families, passed loved ones and our heritage.

Your presence at the ceremony itself was a source of comfort and reassurance. Arriving early and your calm all through waiting for the walk-in is expectional. You demonstrated such an eloquent delivery set; such a perfect tone for the occasion, leaving both us and our guests captivated by the love and joy that filled the air.

We have received an abundance of compliments from our friends and family, all of whom were deeply moved by the sincerity and warmth of the ceremony you conducted. Your words left an indelible mark on our hearts, and we will cherish the memories you helped create for the rest of our lives.

Once again, we extend our sincerest gratitude for the incredible job you did as our wedding celebrant. Your dedication, professionalism, and genuine care made all the difference in crafting a ceremony that was personal, meaningful, and filled with love. Our wedding day would not have been the same without you, and we are forever grateful for your contribution.

Wishing you continued success and may you continue to touch the lives of many more couples with your extraordinary talents.

With heartfelt thanks,
Aoife and Isaac

Aoife and Isaac
Bloomfield Hotel

Hi Bernadette,

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather that we continue to have. We were so lucky to have had such amazing weather for our wedding. It really added to our special day.
We would like to thank you sincerely for the beautiful and very special ceremony that you put together for our wedding day.
You made us feel very much at ease.
Thank you again and may you always be blessed with health and happiness.
Love Eddie and Dorothy

Eddie and Dorothy
County Arms Hotel Birr

Hi Bernie
We just want to say thank you so so much for making our ceremony so special. We knew from our very first meeting that you would add that magic touch to the day. What we loved the most is how you created such a relaxing encouraging atmosphere from start to finish not just for us but all of our guests as well. Every request we had was accommodated with a smile. You reminded us every step of the way to have the ceremony that we wanted. And I have to say we enjoyed every minute of it. From the meaningful parts to the musical theatrical parts it was just so much fun and magical and it was the perfect start to what was the best day of our lives. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. We were so lucky to have you guide and share the most important part of our day. You are amazing at what you do. Love Carol and Jay xx

Carol and Jay Maher
Knightsbrook July 2022

Bernie was fantastic on our big day. Caring, professional, organised and fun. Bernie brought great warmth to our ceremony and gave great advice as we were designing our day. Nothing was too much trouble for Bernie and we felt we were in very safe hands all the way along on our wedding journey. We both loved having Bernie with us on the day and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant for their big day

Joe and Caio
Smock Alley

We could not recommend Bernadette enough, so professional throughout the whole process. She is a lovely and kind lady with such a warming personality. From when we first made initial contact over the phone to when we met on our special day, Bernadette made us feel at ease and excited about the vows and the ceremony and incorporated our ideas exactly how we wanted. Thanks for being a part of our special day, We are celebrating our first year anniversary this weekend x

Dean & Megan
Castleknock Hotel

Hi Bernadette,

We just want to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony at our wedding last week. You were so helpful and supportive from the first time we contacted you, and you really made us feel at ease on the day. Every element of the ceremony was beautiful, from the readings, prayers, music, candle lighting and hand fastening ceremony. You somehow made the sun shine for us at exactly the right time too! 😂 Every guest was amazed by the beautiful ceremony and how it went, as were we! So thanks again for making our day so special.

Jonny & Ange xxx

Jonny & Ange
Ballykealey House

Hi Bernie,
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony at our wedding.
We were absolutely delighted with how it went, so thank you very much.
You really understood us as a couple, which meant we were able to have a fun and relaxed ceremony which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you so much again, and I hope we can cross paths again soon!
Eoin and Ellen

Eoin and Ellen
Ballintubbert Gardens

Dear Bernie,

There are no words to say how much you added to our day and we were privileged you were on our journey with us.

You were sent for a reason.

As we start our journey as husband and wife, we really want to say thank you from our hearts.

Bernie, you shone with happiness and love 💕.

Love and kindness on your journey of bringing more couples together. They are very lucky


Gill and Mike McGee

Mike and Gill
Gerards Church Drogeda

Hello Bernadette
I hope you are well. We are married one month today!!
Sorry I am only getting in touch now!
Thank you so much for doing our ceremony for us.
You were a pleasure to work with and you were absolutely amazing
. Your such a lovely warm person.
We were so happy with everything you did for us and the kids.
We loved it all.
Thanks again for everything
Caoimhe and Conor xx

Conor and Caoimhe
Mill House Slane

Hi Bernadette

I just want to say a massive thank you.
You were amazing. Everyone thought you were brilliant.

Sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye.

Thanks again ????

Steph and Jason

Hi Bernadette,

So sorry im only getting a chance to email you now.

I just wanted to say thanks so much for everything, you were absolutely amazing, you made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. Everyone commented on how lovely you

Many thanks
Michelle and Mark

Michelle and Mark
Clanard Court

Dear Bernie…Thank you so much for making our day so special.
The ceremony was without doubt the most amazing part of the wedding planning and our day.
So a huge Thank You….You made our day so special!
Le Gra,
Michelle and Stephen

Michelle and Stephen

Gosh where do we start?
Thank you so much for marrying us in the most beautiful and unique to us ceremony!
You are truly magic and played such a big part in our day.
So many incredible memories.
Thanks for everything,
Britt and Andy xx

Britt and Andy
Ballintubbert Garden Co Laois

Hi Bernie
Finally getting round to sending you an email, thank you so much for your lovely ceremony which put us totally at ease.
It was really lovely and meant alot to us both.
Laura and Thomas ❤

Laura and Thomas
Annbrook House

Hi Bernie, on behalf of myself, Michael and all of our guests we cannot thank you enough for such a beautiful, entertaining, laid back and at times funny ceremony. We absolutely loved it from start to finish and would love to do it all over again… you will be hearing from us for our vow renewal ???? you really set the mood for the day and all of our guests complimented how relaxed and beautiful the ceremony was. We wish you all the best. Take care, The Brophy’s x

Elaine and Michael
The Abbey Athy

Hi Bernie, just want to say a huge thanks again to you for Saturday. It was just a lovely ceremony and so many people have come back and said that to us. My Mum said that she has never been to a religious ceremony before that she liked but she loved our one so that’s a huge compliment in itself!
We can’t thank you enough for making it so special for us

Orla and Shane
Airfield Estate

Hi Bernie,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you from myself, Melissa & fíadh. Without you there ceremony would not have been possible and I definitely owe a massive thank you as you kept me calm as well as could be.

The ceremony was so beautiful and literally everyone has said it to us. We are so grateful in everything you did.

Thank you again
Craig & Melissa McKeown

Craig and Melissa
Knightsbrook Hotel

Hi Bernadette,

Just a quick email to say thanks! We were both so nervous about being the centre of attention, hence why it took us nearly 20 years, that’s until we met you.

You made us both feel so at ease and gave us the most beautiful ceremony, it was small, no fuss and exactly what we wanted!

Your amazing at what you do, so a massive thanks from myself and Darron. I have and will always recommend you to everyone!


Best wishes and stay Safe,

Emma & Darron Dunne ❤️????

Emma and Darron
Fallons Kilcullen

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Bernadette for making our ceremony last November so so special. We met Bernie at a wedding fair the precious January and she made us feel so at ease and relaxed we knew that we wanted her to celebrate our wedding with us. The ceremony was so personal and special for us. Our nerves were diminished as soon as we sat down at the top of the aisle and Bernie was so calming and reassuring. All our guests really enjoyed our ceremony and we felt that was the most special part of our day, it reflected who we are as a couple and everyone commented on that too. Thank you Bernie. We really appreciate all your hard work you put in to making it so personal and special for us. xxx

Rachel and Alan
The Clanard Court Hotel

Hi Bernadette,

Just wanted to drop you a mail to firstly apologise – I’ve only just found your final draft in my spam folder!!!! So sorry for not getting back to you last week, I’m sure you thought we were so disorganised haha!

We both cannot thank you enough for last Saturday. I can only speak for myself in saying I was so nervous beforehand but as soon as I saw you the nerves were gone – throughout the whole ceremony (and process leading up to it) you made everything so easy and relaxed. We felt safe and cared for and I can honestly say the ceremony was our favourite part of the day because of how personal it was for us and how we were able to really enjoy it.

We have had nothing but amazing feedback about the ceremony from our guests – people were absolutely blown away by it. We are eternally grateful to have had you be such a huge part of our day.

Wishing you all the love and hoping our paths cross again in the future.

All our love,
Chloe & Mark xxx

Chloe and Mark

Hi Bernadette

We just want to thank you for making our ceremony so special. It was everything we wanted and so many people commented on how lovely it was. You are a wonderful soul and we wish you every bit of success.

Lots of love

Mr and Mrs Halligan 🙂 x

Aanita and Patrick
Four Seasons Carlingford

Hi Berni
We are finally getting around to thanking you for the most amazing ceremony. We’ll never forget it, it really was special. So many guests went out of their way to single out the ceremony as the highlight of the day!
We were ushered down the aisle and onto the madness, so didn’t get to thank you properly in person..we loved it!

It was a pleasure to meet you

Gillian & Allan

Gillian and Alan
Boyne Hill House

Dear Bernie,
We would like to thank you sincerely for being our celebrant at our wedding on Friday 2nd August, 2019. Your personal, friendly yet professional touch made us both feel at ease from the time we first met you. Our ceremony was a focal part of our day and we were very moved by the whole ceremony. The feedback we received was very moving.

Warmest wishes,
Noel & Owen

Noel & Owen

Hi Berni sorry that I am only getting to text you now but since our wedding life has been quite busy..both myself and anita for what was the biggest day of our lives could not have got through it without your support long before our big day and when the day came itself you made us feel so at ease your ceremony from beginning to end was truly amazing and extremely powerful that there was not a dry eye in the place all of our guest passed comment on how beautiful and relaxed the ceremony was ? so from the bottom of our hearts thank you for jyst being you and for making our day truly the best day of our lives..siobhan/anita ? XX

Siobhan & Anita

Dearest Bernie,

So we are finally coming back down to earth after an amazing few weeks.. Got back from Spain last night as part of honeymoon part deux with aaron .. Great time and Italy was just gorgeous although was tough missing the little man!!

Sorry it’s taken this long but we both want to say a massive thank you for giving us the most amazing ceremony.. You were so so wonderful and are just an amazing, warm and kind person .. It was so lovely to have met you and we are so thrilled you could do our ceremony.. It was hilarious and relaxed and down to earth .. Exactly what we wanted!!

So please know how grateful we are are to you, and know your kind heart will not be forgotten!! Xx

Rowena & Dave

Ah bernie! The ceremony was brilliant! Just how we all planned it! Everybody said it was so special! We all had a great time after! Delighted with ourselves ! Thanks so much for everything you did!!

Eoin & Vivienne

Hi Bernie,

We cannot express fully how privileged we feel to have had you officiate our wedding. You have been amazing from beginning to end. Thank you so much

Lots of love, light & Angel blessings

Cathy & Kenny

Cathy & Kenny

Hi Bernadette a massive thanks from Jamie and I for the most beautiful ceremony you performed for our wedding. So many of our friends and family said it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended. You made it really special thank you so much. Hope you enjoyed the setting of Dromquinna xxxx

Jamie & Audrey

Bernadette Dolan performed our ceremony last Saturday in Dromquinna Manor in Kenmare Co. Kerry. From the 1st time we met Bernadette she was so warm and listened attentively to what we wanted. It was so easy to work with Bernadette and we came up with a very personal and meaningful ceremony. Bernadette did such a professional job on the day and made us so relaxed. All of guests are still talking about and thought it was one of the nicest ceremonies they ever attended. Thank you so much Audrey and Jamie x

Audrey & Jamie

Dear Bernadette,
Thank you so much for being a very special part of of our wedding day.
Your beautiful ceremony struck just the right cord with the two of us and all our guests. It was both solemn and relaxed and allowed us to enjoy your words and reflect on our commitment to one another.
A huge number of our guests have also asked us to let you know how much they enjoyed the ceremony.
We wish you all the best and enjoy the lovely job of marrying happy couples !

Annmarie & Simon

Dear Bernadette,
Thank you so much for being a very special part of of our wedding day.
Your beautiful ceremony struck just the right cord with the two of us and all our guests. It was both solemn and relaxed and allowed us to enjoy your words and reflect on our commitment to one another.
A huge number of our guests have also asked us to let you know how much they enjoyed the ceremony.
We wish you all the best and enjoy the lovely job of marrying happy couples !
Gra agus solas
Ann Marie.

Ann Marie & Simon

Hi Bernadette,
Anthony and I are back now from a wonderful honeymoon in Italy! I wanted to write to you and thank you again for such an incredible wedding ceremony. It was everything I could have ever wanted. You put us at ease, you made sure our ceremony allowed us to reflect on the moment and take everything in. I will never forget how wonderful it was. Thank you for everything leading up to the ceremony as well. I felt you truly cared that Anthony and I had a ceremony where we expressed our love for each other and our family and friends in a way that suited us personally. Thank you again, Bernadette! We will always have such fond memories of you. Take care! -Timory and Anthony

Timory & Anthony

Hi Bernie,I just wanted to text you to sat thank you somuch for Sunday and making our day and the lead up to it so special. We had a fantastic day– Aoife and Rob

Aoife & Rob

Dearest Bernadette, We couldnt have hoped for a more perfect celebrant. You made it so easy and so personal.. We feel so lucky that you were part of our special day. We are sorry you could not stay to continue the celebrations. Lots of Love, Linda and Ev xxx P.S You look great on TV

Linda & Ev

Hi Berni, Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday….you were amazing…it wouldnt have been the same without you being our celebrant. Thank you so much from both of us, Dervla and Danielle xxx

Dervla & Danielle

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