Carol Cotter OSUI

Spiritual Ceremonies - Carol Cotter

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 44 ratings)

Carol Cotter is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office.

We just wanted to leave a review for Carol Cotter who officiated our wedding on the 19th of August.

When we first met Carol we knew she was the one who we wanted to marry us. Carol was so warm, friendly and couldn’t have been kinder. She answered all of our questions and nothing was too much to ask for. She made us feel so at ease.

On the day, Carol’s calming and warm presence was exceptional. The ceremony went above and beyond all of our expectations, it was out of this world amazing and we can’t thank Carol enough for making it so personal to us. Every single person we spoke to on the day commented on how fantastic they thought the ceremony was and how wonderful Carol was.

Carol was so lovely to all of our family on the day and really reassured everyone who had a part to play in the wedding.

There aren’t enough words to thank Carol enough for all she has done for us, our ceremony was our favourite part of wedding day ☺️

Thank you so much again,
April & Aaron

April & Aaron

We would absolutely recommend Carol. From the outset she was extremely personable, warm and helpful. In the run-up to our wedding, Carol was very good to touch base and to answer any questions we might have had. Our ceremony was so personal to us and Carol did a tremendous job. She was so warm and put us at ease straight away. We had a brilliant ceremony and Carol played a hugh part in that. Thanks again Carol!!

Brian & Killian

Carol is such a lovely lady and we couldn’t have asked for more for our wedding. I remember a number of guests asking me after if Carol was a friend of ours as she seemed to know us so well! She was a pleasure to deal with and our ceremony was just perfect for us. Thank you Carol x

David & Celina

Carol Cotter what a lady, an absolutely amazing Celebrant.
We had Carol as our Celebrant for our wedding ceremony in April and from the start to finish she was brilliant ♥️ …She came to see me personally before the Ceremony and to reassure me & organise things. She was so calm & professional always…ensuring we were happy at all times. The Ceremony itself was beautiful and so personalised to us both ♥️ and Carol made THE ROSE ritual a beautiful piece ❤ both sweet & emotional 💞
I would highly recommend Spiritual Ceremonies but especially Carol to make your Wedding a day to remember ♥️
Thank you so much for everything Carol ❤
Dee & Les

Dee and Les Grant

Carol made our ceremony so special. From start to finish Carol made us feel at ease, included our family members in the ceremony which made it all the more special to us, From the first meeting with Carol it was like we had known her forever. My sister in law got engaged shortly after our wedding and was so impressed with Carol that she has booked her for her own Wedding. Thank you so much Carol. You are the best. 🙂 Lots of love Amy & Mark.

Amy & Mark

Carol scheduled a quick call with us a couple of months before our wedding and from that one conversation, she fully understood not only our vision for the ceremony but also our dynamic as a couple. We asked for short and sweet and we received a short but beautifully sweet and refreshingly authentic ceremony. On the day Carol put us all at ease. The wedding party knew exactly what to expect and the guests felt welcomed and engaged. Carol’s delivery was warm, good-humoured and very captivating. Wherever she could, she added a few well placed laughs to the carefully crafted script she agreed with us. We’ll be forever grateful to Carol for the most beautiful ceremony and we cannot recommend her highly enough.

Barbara and Damien

We couldn’t have asked for more from Carol. From the moment we met her, we loved her. We had no idea what we needed to do so she was a huge help to us. I loved our meetings and the lovely messages of support she send in the run up to the big day were a great comfort. I had no doubt everything would run perfectly with Carol at the helm, but it was so much more. She made the ceremony ours, about us, about our children, about our journey and our love for each other. She made us laugh and cry and laugh some more. Everyone of our guests commented on the ceremony and how wonderful it was. We loved every moment, Carol made it so special, I can’t thank her enough.

Lorraine & Sean

Our celebrant was Carol Cotter and she was a dream to work with from start to finish. We were a little nervous as we didn’t know what to expect but she made the process easy and fun the whole way through, she made it what it is all about, our love for each other. We had a lot of ideas that we wanted to bring into the ceremony and Carol did this effortlessly, she made it so personal for us and kept us calm in the build up to the wedding. On the day, she exceeded all our expectations, we knew from getting to know her that the ceremony would be beautiful but it was honestly so amazing and even better than we expected. Everyone felt so calm and relaxed and it was just all about our love for each other. I couldn’t recommend Carol highly enough, I can’t wait to watch our video to relive one of the best days of our lives.

Ian and Ellen

Carol was a great support in all aspects of planning our wedding day and left no stone unturned in making our day a very personal tribute to our love.All our guests commented on the beautiful ceremony and how well Carol spoke.She put us well at ease and elicited many laughs,smiles and cheers from all those present.

For anyone looking for a celebrant to truly make their day a special and personal tribute to their relationship then look no further than Carol.

We couldn’t be happier to have had Carol be part of our day and would highly recommend her.

Jimmy and Margaret

Jimmy and Margaret Conway

Carol was amazing from start to finish. We knew from the first time we spoke with her that she was the perfect celebrant to officiate our ceremony.
With restrictions changing from week to week Carol kept us reassured and was very calm and easy to work with. On the day itself everything was so relaxed and all our guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony Carol delivered.

Thanks again Carol for helping have the most incredible wedding day
Aoife & Gemna

Aoife & Gemna

cannot recommend Carol Cotter enough. Our wedding ceromony was perfect she listened to what we wanted and bought so much more. She focused on us as a couple and spoke like she knew us perfectly. She included our son in the cermony and made him feel involved in the whole thing. The main thing she bought to the cermony was her focus on family and love. She was so warm and friendly in nature. Thank you so much Carol I wouldn’t want our cermpny any other way
Roisin & Thomas

Roisin & Thomas

A heartfelt thank you to Carol. We cannot thank Carol enough for making our day so very special. From our first phone call with Carol we knew we had chosen the right person. Carol put us both at ease from the get go and it honestly felt like one of our relations was officiating the wedding. We both felt so completely relaxed on the day of our wedding and this was all down to Carol. We just felt she had everything under control and delivered such a really beautiful ceremony. You have to meet Carol to witness the warm, calming and positive energy she radiates… it is pure magic. When we meet family and friends now after the wedding it is Carol they talk about the most, as they absolutely loved the ceremony. We are so glad we chose Carol as the day simply would not have been the same without her. We cannot recommend Carol enough as she truly adds that something special to your wedding day. Carol from the bottom of our hearts thank you for everything we will have the memories of our very special day forever. Lorraine & Paul, Aug 2021.

Lorraine & Paul

Carol was amazing. So warm and friendly. She made everything so at ease and helped give us our perfect day. She listened to us and gave us exactly what we wanted and so much more. She included our son in the cermony and it was beautiful. Thank you such for everything. The feedback we got from our guests was so positive. I couldnt recommend her enough

Thomas and Roisin Kavanagh

Just wanted to say thank you so much for giving us the most wonderful ceremony that we could only have dreamed of yesterday. It was a long wait to get to have our day but it was worth it for every second in the end. I don’t think we could have asked for a better person to marry us. From your incredibly calming, reassuring presence to all of your considerations and details it was more than we could have asked for. I have to say I really loved the personal piece at the beginning of the ceremony as it helped relax me a lot with the humour and the fact that I wasn’t aware of what exactly the content was going to be. It’s a really nice touch. So many of our guests were full of compliments for you and so many said it was the nicest ceremony they’ve ever been to. What more could the new Mr and Mrs ask for?????xx

Emer and Regev

Carol was absolutely brilliant to deal with from start to finish. She really took time to get to know us and put together a personal ceremony for us.

Loads of our guests complimented us specifically on the ceremony afterwards and we were thrilled with how it went.

Carol kept in touch with us in the lead up to the wedding day and she was a very calm presence on the morning of the wedding and she took time to speak to us both before the ceremony which we really appreciated.

We couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Eoin and Anna

Hi Carol,

we just wanted to thank you for being part of our special day.

You were a great support for our long journey, from when we first started planning our wedding in August 2019, through the rescheduling of all our plans during the pandemic, and then when we had barely 6 weeks notice to replan everything for the summer of 2021. You were not just a big support in planning our wedding but also an emotional support in the moments when we were struggling with how to best plan the wedding during the pandemic.

On top of that you led the ceremony in such a calm way, taking away our nerves and leading us through the ceremony in such a thoughtful way that we had a very special and beautiful wedding day. Furthermore you managed to incorporate our familys in Ireland and abroad (through a livestream) in a way, that everyone had a very special ceremony and we heard from everyone afterwards, that you did a great job and that they absolutely loved it.

Thank you again.

Best wishes
Leigh-Ann & Joshua

Leigh-Ann & Joshua

A perfect day thanks to Carol Cotter . Wedding Ceremony went as planned and everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We were very happy with the way Carol put everyone at ease and kept everyone smiling. We would definitely recommend Carol for any event to give that professional touch. Carol was more than supportive very kind and warm lady . God bless you Carol and thank you very much for everything .

Glyn and Amanda

Carol , we want to thank you for making the day so magical and special for us. Everyone at the ceremony thought you were superb – they loved the combination of humour and seriousness when required.

We were looking forward to the day but with your help and guidance the occasion far exceeded our expectations.

Thanks so much for everything.

Glyn and Amanda

Carol, thank you!

Carol, thank you so much for officiating our wedding. It was without a doubt, absolutely perfect and you played a vital role in making it such a special day.

We had so many comments from our friends regarding how beautiful and intimate the ceremony was. Your personal touch made it extra special.

Thank you so very much for making the ceremony so magical and run so perfectly. The preparations ahead of time were greatly appreciated and we have so much gratitude for the whole experience.

Thank you again!

With Love,
Taylor and Christopher Thompson
26th July 2021

Taylor and Christopher

On Sunday 11th July we got married in Castlemartyr Resort and Carol Cotter was our celebrant.

We can’t say enough good things about Carol – she is nothing short of amazing. From the moment we met her on Zoom, it felt like we’d always known her. She radiated a warmth and kindness that put us so much at ease. After that, we were in regular contact. Carol suggested we set up a WhatsApp group between the 3 of us and it was the best idea. Carol was always available to answer our many questions no matter when we text or called her. She listened and guided us every step of the way to make our ceremony so special and personal to us.

We have a 2.5 year daughter, Mollie. The way Carol included her in to the ceremony is something we’ll never forget. As with all toddlers, they don’t perform on queue! Mollie stole the show, but while we were panicking inside and anticipating her next move, Carol kept things so relaxed and calm. She was an absolute natural. The ceremony was delivered beautifully. It was everything we wished for and more.

Like us, our family were blown away by Carol. She was the topic of conversation for several days after.

We could not recommend Carol more. She is an absolutely beautiful soul, a true professional and was made to do the job she does. If we could change one thing it would be that Carol could’ve stayed with us for the whole day!

We wish we could do it all again Carol.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Much love,

Fiona, Cathal & Mollie xxx

Fiona and Cathal

We were delighted to have Carol marry us at the weekend. From our initial contact with Carol she has been a pleasure to deal with and made the whole process very easy. Any query we had she replied to us very quickly.
The ceremony itself was amazing, it was so personal and emotional Carol made us feel at ease and she is so well spoken there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
I couldn’t recommend Carol more she will make your wedding day so so special.

Rory and Jennifer

Leanne Casey

Myself and my new husband Gary had the pleasure of having Carol Cotter as our celebrant on Friday 2nd July last. Carol was fantastic and made us both instantly relaxed. Carol made the ceremony very personable and we really enjoyed it . Both our families commented how lovely Carol was and how intimate and wonderful the ceremony was. Highly recommend Carol and any couple would be lucky to have her.

Leanne & Gary

We couldn’t recommend Carol highly enough. From our first phone call (due to Covid) Carol put us both at ease. She explained everything so clearly, went through every aspect of the ceremony, giving us all the information but letting us ultimately decide on what we wanted for the day. She also provided great support to us, calling us to check in, meeting us both just before the ceremony, which really helped calm nerves!

During the ceremony Carol put everyone at ease. It was the perfect mix of formal but relaxed. We all laughed. She delivered the ceremony beautifully and kept everyone engaged. Also, including our son in the unity candle part was one of the most special moments for us, and We are so thankful that Carol suggested it.

We honestly couldn’t recommend Carol enough. Thank you for helping us make our day so special.
Carla & Mark
28th May 2021

Carla and Mark

After booking Garryvoe Hotel and a local east Cork church for 130 plus guests covid hit. We had already rebooked and changed dates before the dreaded corona virus hit and we genuinely thought we’d be OK. We decided if we had to cut numbers a civil ceremony might be nicer (still hoping for the 100 guests) we were put in touch with Carol through spiritual ceremonies. After speaking with nearly 7/8 different celebrants from different companies and backgrounds I knew Carol was for us, and that was only after a phone conversation.

Everything she had in mind was exactly what we wanted but we couldn’t put it into words.
From the vows to the remembrance candle to helping us to include our daughter she really thought of every detail. Her communication and response to any query we had was imminent.
Carol rang me the week of, incase I had any last minute issues or changes and kept in constant contact.

On the morning of, she had a chat with my now husband and really put him at ease she then called up to me in the suite and it was so lovely to have a one on one with her as she really was the most important part of our day.
Nothing was a problem and everything was so relaxed. I can honestly say she is amazing at what she does. A true sweetheart. The way she spoke about our relationship was very touching. Even though we only had 6 guests it was all i could have asked for and more.
Everyone complimented on how beautiful the ceremony was. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing. Thank you Carol.

Keeva & Dan

Hi Carol. Me and steve just want to thank you again for yesterday. You were amazing and you are such a lovely person. After meeting you yesterday we think we actually met you before at a wedding fair in kinsale and we think you had told us then about the sand ceremony we hadn’t heard about it before and we thought it was amazing and we remember thinking at the time of the wedding fair about how much of a beautiful person you were so it really worked out amazing that you were part of our day. Also we hope we are right that that was you but we think it was anyway ?? We can never thank you enough for making our ceremony so perfect and at such short notice also. Thank you so so much xxx❤️❤️❤️

Louise & Steve

We got married the weekend just gone and we were lucky enough to have Carol Cotter as our wedding Celebrant. She was amazing and her attention to detail during our ceremony was lovely .She helped us to feel complete at ease and there was a relaxed and fun atmosphere on the day.
I’d love to thank Carol for making our day so special ,it truly was the best day of our lives.
Orla & Keith

Orla and Keith

Carol was absolutely amazing!! We knew she was the perfect celebrant for us the moment we met her. She is so friendly, warm and down to earth! Carol checked in on us so many times in the lead up to our big day, making the uncertainty around covid restrictions so less stressful! She put the most beautiful, personalised ceremony together for us and had everyone saying how beautiful it was, and how lovely she was at the end. We honestly couldn’t have asked for more! We loved our day and would recommend Carol and Spiritual ceremonies in a heart beat! ❤

Stephanie and Darren

Here’s our review from myself and Brian ???? we honestly couldn’t have been happier so thank you again.

My husband Brain and I count ourselves extremely lucky to have been assigned Carol to officiate our wedding.
We had only ever been to one spiritual ceremony and weren’t exactly sure what was involved. We both just knew we wanted something personal to us and seeing as we aren’t particularly religious it seemed like the best fit for us. We couldn’t have been more right!

From the very start of our planning in Australia Carol was preparing us and giving us all the different ceremony options. We even had a chat over the phone to get to know each other before we moved back home a few months before the big day.
Unfortunately we were one of many couples that had to postpone due to covid but Carol couldn’t have been any more supportive and her positivity about going ahead with our big day with six guests really put our mind at ease.

We never got to meet Carol before our wedding but because of her constant checking in on WhatsApp and Zoom we felt so relaxed and she made everything so easy.

The ceremony was absolutely perfect, better than we could have ever imagined.
It was so personal to us and she added an amazing piece about us that had us all laughing and crying. Carol is so down to earth and made the whole experience and day fun and enjoyable.

Thank you again
Mr & Mrs Flavin.

Susan & Brian Flavin

Carol, We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything on our wedding day and in the lead up to it. Everyone loved you on the day, they all commented on how friendly and welcoming you were and I think there wasn’t a single person you didn’t introduce yourself to before the ceremony making everyone at ease from the start. You made us feel so relaxed throughout the ceremony and we really couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant.
Thank you so much for everything,
Fiona & Conor xx
Radisson Hotel
January 2nd 2021

Fiona and Conor

Hi Carol, We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything on our wedding day and in the lead up to it. Everyone loved you on the day, they all commented on how friendly and welcoming you were and I think there wasn’t a single person you didn’t introduce yourself to before the ceremony making everyone at ease from the start. You made us feel so relaxed throughout the ceremony and we really couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant.
Thank you so much for everything,
Fiona & Conor xx
The Radisson Hotel 1/1/21

Fiona and Conor

So lets set the scene, booked the wedding early in 2020, thinking normality would be restored by the time Jan 2021 came around, basically a pandemic wedding and getting married the second time round for both of us and being clueless!

You’d think scary times to plan a wedding but not with our solemiser Carol Cotter! This lady is fantastic. We are living in Limerick but for family reasons, married in Cork. We met Carol when restrictions were lifted a few months before out big day, no idea what to expect. Carol put us both at ease. She’s probably the nicest and most professional person you could ever meet.

She was always an email away, and when I panicked, she was a friend reassuring me, that everything would work out. She was 100% right. Even when I thought I’d have to change my wedding day, she was on board and so accommodating and nothing was too much!

This woman will give you the personal touch to your big day and for that I thank her. Lots of answered emails and phone calls, above and beyond. The ceremony, thanks to Carol, had some funny aspects in it which calmed us down as we were a bit shaky. It was just a beautiful ceremony. I thought second time round would be a bit robotic but Carol made our wedding ceremony, romantic, intimate and all about us and our family, which made it out of this world special

I met Carol the morning of my wedding and she gave me some great advice, initially I was surprised but she gave the hotel staff strict instructions and voila…. you’ll have to book her to get that advice…sorry but well worth it❤❤❤

Thank you Carol for being our rock during such a tough time. I would say I’ll definitely book you again but probably not the best thing to say at this But in all honestly, thank you so much. We genuinely hope we somehow cross paths with you again in the future.

All our love, Mr & Mrs Hayes”

Emma and Kieran Hayes

Spiritual Ceremonies and in particular Carol Cotter ( our Celebrant )come with a very strong recommendation from us. We want to let you know how much we appreciated her contribution to our Wedding last Thursday. She had a professional and caring approach to the planning and the execution of our beautiful ceremony. We were put at ease at all times, and words fail to express how much we enjoyed it all. Our families and friends loved sharing our special day with us. It surpassed our wildest expectations.
Thank you Carol.

Catherine & Joe.
October 8th 2020

Catherine and Joe

Carol, you made our day amazing with your attention to detail and calming presence. The very sight of you before the ceremony instantly calmed my nerves. How you managed to tailor a ceremony that completely reflected our personalities with only one meeting, ( due to circumstances unforeseen ) is beyond us. There was not a dry eye in the room all guests fully enjoyed the ceremony of course we had some laughter too. We cannot find the appropriate words to convey how grateful we were to have you as our celebrant so we will just say thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope you know how much we mean it!
Mr. and Mrs. Ross.

Pam and Billy

Carol was beyond amazing. She was so genuine, caring and kind. She really listened and came up with the most beautiful, elegant ceremony. No ask was to much and she was so supportive through every step. She was in constant contact with us and so helpful.
Carol would make any one feel calm and relaxed which is exactly what you need on your wedding day.
Everyone commented on Carol, how she created such a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
Carol once again. Thank you ❤️

Samantha and Saran

We cannot praise Carol enough. She went above & beyond in making sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Everyone present complemented both Carol & our Ceremony on the day. You are a beautiful woman Carol & we will always be grateful that we had you as our Celebrant. Thank you for everything ❤

Paul and Jean

We could not have been happier with how our wedding ceremony went, and the majority of that was down to Carol. She made it so personal and was so professional and friendly from the first moment we made contact. We have had so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony it was – people asked how long we’d known Carol (as they thought she was a personal friend!) Thank you so much, Carol, for making our day so special x

Siobhan & Thomas Twomey

Carol. A massive thank you for a beautiful ceremony Friday . It was everything we wanted and more. Thanks so much from us both x Mr and Mrs Murphy ?

Sarah and James January 3rd 2020 Rochestown Park Hotel Cork

Sarah and James

Carol was an absolute pleasure to work with through the entire process of planning and executing our wedding this December. Not only did she take the time to meet with us and answer our questions in person before the big day but was also extremely responsive with questions leading up to the wedding. We had some anxiety with getting married abroad (we are from the U.S.) and Carol checked on things to make sure everything was legal and easy for us. Finally, we would like to say that she made the ceremony itself very special. She took fun stories from each of us and wove those into ceremony and even have a beautiful reading piece that she shared about marriage. It was absolutely perfect and we were so pleased with our experience!

Maddi and Jack Keegan

Please put this review on Carol Cotters profile as she is a beautiful kind lady)

I would like to thank Carol Cotter for our beautiful wedding ceremony, It was magical in every way and Carol performed a beautiful and calm atmosphere
for us throughout the whole journey, We are both quiet nervous and shy and we wanted a calm and relaxing environment, Our wedding party was intimate with very close friends and family. Carol connected with us both and her intuition and perception of what we wanted and needed was immediate.She guided us through the ceremony and suggested ideas which would help create a simple but effective and beautiful blessing. Her calm and gentle approach helped us both as we were both very nervous with tears and laughter too.

Thank you Carol , everyone at the blessing said you were wonderful and performed a beautiful ceremony and atmosphere, You should marry everyone! xx

Valerie and Pete
October 11th 2019

Valerie and Pete

From the moment we met, it was an absolute pleasure working with Carol Cotter. Together we designed a special ceremony unquie to us.Carol made us both feel at ease prior to and during our marriage ceremony. She listened to us. She dressed well and looked and sounded tye part of solmeniser on the day, we received many compliments from our wedding guests on the ceremony. The wedding ceremony was the favourite part of our day
Monday and Bill

Monica and Bill

We had our wedding on 19/07/2019 with the amazing Carol Cotter. From our first minute with Carol I felt like I had known her all my life,she was always at the end of the phone to answer any questions either me or John had to ask. Our ceremony was so personal and special to us. Shes truly an amazing lady and we are so thankful she was our Celebrant ❤.There isn’t enough stars to recommend Carol

Aileen and John

Everything from start to finish since choosing Spiritual Ceremonies was perfect.Carol Cotter our celebrant was just what we wanted and more .A true gem?August 2019

Greg & Graham

Carol words cannot describe that ceremony. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.Everyone said it was amazing. People even thought we were related to you ?.You done an amazing job .See you in 10 years for our renewal vows.Thanks so much Carol
Toni &Noel Flood
Smock Alley Dublin


Carol Cotter we cannot thank you enough .We met Carol in a hotel in Youghal in April to discuss our ceremony. From that moment we met we knew it was going to be amazing. The morning of our wedding Carol popped up to my room to settle my nerves,it was like I had know her all my life.The ceremony itself was breathtaking. We had tears and laughter and most of all we had all the people who we love under one roof . For many of our guests ,it was their first Spiritual wedding and the amount of comments regarding their love of the ceremony was unbelievable and only highlighted what we thought ourselves. Thank you for making our dreams come true.
Ryan and Caroline
9th August 2019

Ryan and Caroline

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