Carol Cotter OSUI
Carol Cotter is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office.
If you want a personal ,warm ,magical ,stress free wedding ceremony then let’s chat . Each of my couples are treated as individuals and my aim is to help them create a ceremony tailored to suit them and their needs. I like to meet all my couples in person but sometimes because of distance this isn’t possible so we can still connect over a zoom call.
However you will never find yourself walking up the aisle to meet me for the first time .
I will always be at the venue beforehand to chat through everything with you both and we will have constant conversations and communication from our first chat . I have married a lot of couples from all over the world and my job is to make your journey as easy and as enjoyable as possible. I will give you direction regarding the legal requirements and how to begin the process.
Your ceremony is created with you, for you, about you ,so you will never be forced to having anything included which you are not comfortable with. As a Celebrant with Spiritual Ceremonies our motto is the same for all. There are no restrictions as to what you can have or who you can have involved. If you have any religious beliefs or traditions please feel free to let me know so we can discuss them further.
I will always be mindful of your families and offer you alternative options to include them if you wish . When we meet to discuss your big day over a coffee I will gather all the relevant information to create a draft document to share with you and from that your ceremony is created . My favourite part is writing a story about you to share with your guests as we begin our celebration.I don’t share this with you until the day so it’s a little fun for you also . When your ceremony is complete I want your guests to say it was A ceremony about you the couple and your character and personalities.
I’m often asked if I’m related to a couple as I come across as knowing them all their lives. May I also add I’m very happy to participate in A Naming Ceremony for your children .This too is a wonderful occasion to celebrate so it gets my same 100% full attention. Please feel free to contact me to see if I’m a right match to officiate on your special day
From the moment we met Carol, we knew we had found the perfect person to officiate our wedding. She not only met but exceeded our expectations in every way. Carol took the time to get to know us as a couple, and this personal touch made all the difference in our ceremony. She was not just an officiant; she became a friend, offering guidance, support, and creativity throughout the entire process. One of the main highlights of my guest’s day was the ceremony. They found it so personal and loved how it was built around us as a couple.
Carol’s calming presence and confident delivery put us at ease straight away. She started the whole day off on a positive note.
If you are looking for a wedding celebrant who will go above and beyond to make your day truly magical, Carol is the one. We wholeheartedly recommend her to any couple looking for a memorable and meaningful wedding ceremony. Thank you, Carol, for making our day absolutely perfect!
9th of May 2024
We recently had Carol Cotter preform our wedding for us, and all we can say is wow. From meeting Carol for the first time, to working together to build our ceremony and the actual wedding day itself, Carol went above and beyond and gave us the ceremony of our dreams. We planned our wedding from overseas and Carol had been amazing and accommodating every step of the way. So many people at our wedding came up after and have said how amazing she was; she truly made our experience everything we could have ever wanted and more. We will never be able to thank Carol enough, and we highly recommend booking her and Spiritual Ceremonies as they really went above and beyond. Thank you for everything, Carol!
From the very first day we met Carol to the day she married us , she has been nothing short of amazing! She was so helpful with the run up to the wedding. Carol preformed a beautiful ceremony for our wedding and even threw in a few jokes which was brilliant. Carol is such a beautiful person and a beautiful celebrant, I’m so glad we picked her. I would highly recommend for such a beautiful meaningful Ceremony. 10/10 would highly recommend.
We had the privilege of having Carol Cotter as our Celebrant. Carol is an absoloute lady, and was so incredibly kind, caring and generous with her time and advice in the lead up to our ceremony. This was the first non-church marriage ceremony in our families and we knew that Carol would do a magnificent job and she did.
It is difficult to put into words how special Carol made the cermony, but she did – she looked after us so well during the cermony and guided us where we needed it.
Afterwards both families commented on how beautiful a cermony it was and how the celebrant had put everything into the ceremony to make it so special. It was commented on how meaningful the ceremony was as it focussed on what was important.
Thank you so much Carol, we are forever grateful that you agreed to be part of a very special day our lives.
If you are wondering who to ask to be your celebrant – ask Carol Cotter…. choose Carol Cotter…….pick Carol Cotter………She is one in a million.
Carol made the best day of our lives even more amazing. She is such a gentle and kind lady, that from the first phone call we knew she was the perfect celebrant for us. On the day she really put us at ease and all our guests loved the ceremony so much so there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I would highly recommend Carol to all newly engaged couples who are looking for the perfect addition to their special day xxx
Liam & Danielle
Carol was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We loved every detail of the ceremony, she made it very personal to us and everyone got involved. I’d highly recommend her for your ceremony, she really is the best!
Claudia & Bill
We had the pleasure of having Carol officiate our ceremony recently in the Maryborough. She was absolutely amazing, and really took the time to make the ceremony about us. All the guests commented that it was once of the nicest ceremonies they had ever been at and that Carol really made the ceremony feel very intimate.
She was fabulous to deal with and helped us plan the ceremony that we wanted. Highly recommend Carol..
Our celebrant Carol Cotter was absolutely fantastic, she made our day so special and beautiful. She really made the ceremony about us and our story. She is a beautiful soul and it really shows through her work. We are so thankful for Carol and how amazing she did. Thank you Carol we really appreciate it ❤️ Stephanie and Evan Bermingham.
I can’t put into words how delighted we were with Carol our celebrant. My wife and I got married last weekend and the ceremony was magic. I’ve never been at a wedding where so many people commented on the ceremony. It was so personal, Carol designed it perfectly and was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole planning process. She was responsive, informative, and just so lovely. We picked her at random when we saw she had the same surname as me (no relation) and we are so happy that we did. If you’re planning a civil ceremony, we cannot recommend her highly enough. 10/10. Thank you Carol
.Mr & Mrs Cotter xx
We had the pleasure of having Carol Cotter from Spiritual Ceremonies as our celebrant for our wedding ceremony May 5th in Cork. Carol was incredible and made the whole journey special for us, from start to finish. Nothing was ever a problem, no question too big or small. Even though we planned the ceremony from afar, she was often in touch and we felt like we had known her for years by the time our day came – even if we had never met in person! She made everyone feel at ease on the day, she made sure everyone knew what they were doing and she made the ceremony so special for us. Thanks to Carol, we have memories we will cherish forever. Thank you Carol! Lisa & Mahel
Carol was an absolute pleasure to deal with and we were so happy to have her officiating our marriage. Many guests commented on how personal and heartfelt the ceremony was, which was all thanks to having Carol as our celebrant. We would definitely recommend having Carol as part of your wedding day!
Emily & Rob
We got married in November 2022 and had the pleasure of Carol as our wedding celebrant. Carol made the process of preparing our ceremony so easy and stress-free!
We absolutely loved that Carol prepared a personal piece for us for our ceremony. This really made our ceremony so special and the ceremony was our favourite part of our day.
Carol is such a calming presence and has such a flair for this and really engages with the bridal party and guests.
All of our guests commented on how lovely our ceremony was and it was all down to Carol.
We couldn’t recommend her more!
Jade & Colin Walshe
We had a wonderful day with Carol Cotter our celebrant. Carol made a nervous few moments calm & was able to enjoy the moment. She told of of a beautiful story of how we met. Thank you Carol for making our day special.xxx
Keith & Viera
September 8th 2022
From the minute we met Carol we know she was the perfect person for our wedding. The ceremony was intimate and personal, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Carol did a great job at putting us both at ease throughout the whole ceremony. It really was perfect! Thank You Carol
Sarah and Darren
Mr & Mrs Stanton
I would highly recommend a booking with spiritual ceremonies, and if choice is available to select a celebrant you won’t go wrong with Carol Cotter. From the initial booking of process, online payments, email communication, it was a very easy guide to follow. Carol was a Angel sent to us, guiding us and maintaining contact until our 1st face to face meeting where she walked through the whole ceremony and answered any questions we had. Her friendly and warmth manner put any stresses at ease. Carol helped design the ceremony booklet , offering support & suggestions throughout. She kept us both very calm on the big day and conducted the most amazing ceremony we could ever have wished for. I cannot thank her enough xx
Our wedding took place on December 9th in the Stephouse in Borris, Co. Carlow. We had the pleasure of seeing Carol celebrate a wedding in 2019 with our friends and we knew from then we wanted Carol on our special day.
At the initial meeting, Carol was thorough and understanding of our wishes. There was instant connection and we were confident that part of the day would be extremely special. In the midst of the planning, Carol was a breathe of fresh air and a reminder to slow down and enjoy the process.
On the day of the ceremony, Carol was incredible. She was the highlight for many guests and the feedback has been amazing. She guided us through the ceremony with tears and laughter and created the most special memories for us. The lighting of the candles with both our mother’s is a standout moment for me, as she spoke about significance having our mother’s present on the day.
Carol helped us with a sand ceremony together with our 2 young children. Carol did this fantastically and with great humour as we laughed our way through sand spilling everywhere!!!
Carol is a special of our journey starting this next chapter of married life together. If I could do the ceremony with Carol again, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
Thank you for being with us,
Mr & Mrs Keating
We had the amazing Carol Cotter carry out our ceremony in Cork. From the day we contacted Carol to the ceremony itself she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Everyone commented on how personal the ceremony felt and it was just perfect for us. Thank you for making us so comfortable on the day. xxx
Tom & Orla
Carol showed such a genuine interest and care in our relationship from the moment we first spoke with her. I felt so much pressure lifted knowing our ceremony was in her hands. She was so kind and her warmth was felt by everyone at the wedding. Even weeks after the event guests are still telling us how amazing she was and how beautiful and personal the ceremony felt. It was a pleasure to share the day with her and I couldn’t recommend her more!
2 months ago in the majestic Hotel Tramore
We had Carol Cotter for our wedding ceremony on 27th of August. She performed a beautiful ceremony for us. She made everyone feel relaxed and I would highly recommend Carol to friends and family looking for a celebrant.
Sarah & Brian
Mr. & Mrs. Walsh
What an amazing experience from start to finish. My husband and I got married on the 20th October 2022. From our first meeting with Carol Cotter she was so helpful and friendly and made us feel relaxed about the commitment we were making to each other. She explained how the ceremony would work and went through all our options available. She was available to answer any questions at any time. As we are living in the UK, she made herself available when we were back in Cork to meet us to go through all the arrangements for the ceremony. On the day itself she made us so relaxed. The ceremony was beautiful and Carol helped us to make it so personal. Some of our guests at the ceremony had only experienced church weddings before and they were very pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and refreshing the ceremony was. Carol was amazing and would definitely recommend Spiritual Ceremonies to any couples looking to marry outside the church.
Aine & Tony
Carol cotter was outstanding every single way possible from start to finish. From the first day we met her she woz so professional till the day we got married on the 22nd October 2022. She gave our guests a day to remember and I’d recommend her to any of my friends getting married.
Donna & Jennifer
What can we say about Carol Cotter well firstly Myself and My husband Stephen were orginally to have a different celebrant but due to a change in circumstances Carol was given to us and we were so glad we got Carol,From day one she was a superstar always in contact making sure our cermony was ours and everything was about us and our families and she helped so much along the way,with a change of venue thrown in and eveeything else nothing was too much for Carol, we would honestly recommend her to any couple getting married and the cermony on the day guests are still ringing and texting saying they never seen a cermony like it, it was the most beautiful they were at and that was down to Carol and her ideas because as a couple we didnt even know where to start. Thank you so much Carol lots of Love Jacqueline Stephen Luke Alesha Evie and Millie xxx
Carol is fantastic at what she does and allowed us to have the wedding ceremony we always wanted. We loved that Carol helped us to really personalise the ceremony and include many family members and friends. The support from Carol throughout was really appreciated and helpful, we were able to enjoy the ceremony fully. Thank you, Carol!!!
Carol was absolutely amazing to both myself and my husband George from the moment we booked with Spiritual ceremonies. She guided us through the pandemic, helping us out when we had to postpone our wedding twice and when our day finally came she had everyone laughing and crying with her wit and humour. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony led by the loveliest person. She made our day so special, there isn’t a thing I would change. Thank you so much Carol ❤️Sharon & George
We recently got married by Carol Cotter in the Kinsale Hotel and Spa.
After meeting her for a coffee beforehand to discuss details we never had any fear about her doing a great ceremony but what she did outdid all our expectations.
Carol was the topic of conversation for the weekend in the most amazing way. She made our wedding so personal and special.
Cant thank you enough Carol ❤️
Lots of love Mr&Mrs Cian Buttimer x
Carol Cotter was a fantastic celebrant. She made the whole ceremony very much relaxing and put everyone at ease. Everyone commented on how beautiful a ceremony it was and I will forever remember it. Thank you so much Carol, we are so grateful that it was you who married us and brought us together with our families. It was really perfect.
Scott & Anna
Carol Cotter was our celebrant for our recent wedding. From the start, she was a pleasure to deal with and made the process so easy. She guided us through the ceremony planning process and offered advice when needed. She always kept in touch in the lead up.
On the day she was calm and warm to all, she made us feel at ease and relaxed and created a beautiful atmosphere for our marriage, despite the windy outdoor conditions!! It’s a ceremony we will never forget, as well as our guests who so enjoyed it, and spoke highly of Carol after. We can’t thank her enough, Ruth and Chris
We had Carol Cotter as our celebrant for our wedding day in August. From day 1 of planning Carol was fantastic. She was so approachable and easy to talk to about any concerns we had. On the day, Carol was so calm. She spoke to us both before we began which helped settle any nerves. The ceremony was so relaxed and personal, I wouldn’t change a thing. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how nice Carol was. We are so happy with how the day went 😊
Aisling & Jamie
Carol officiated our ceremony and she was excellent. We communicated throughout the 2 year postponement of our trip and wedding and finally June 8th 2022 it happened! She was so easy to work with and sent us suggestions on readings and poems Irish traditions for weddings. She was flexible and performed the ceremony just as we had envisioned. She arrived early on our day and even helped me find a wedding photographer prior to. It was stressful planning a wedding overseas in a place we had never been, or hotel we had ever seen. Carol helped us put it all together effortlessly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to have a meaningful wedding.
We got married May 28th at Blackwater Castle, Co Cork.
Our celebrant was Carol Cotter, and she was amazing.
From the onset she made us feel like old friends, very comfortable and easy going made us feel relaxed and help settle the nerves. On the day it was just perfect, everything we imagined and more.
Thank you Carol for being a part of our special day we will always hold fond memories of you.
Anji and Eoin ❤️
Our celebrant, Carol Cotter was exceptional from the first phone call to go through everything right up to our wedding day. Carol took the time to get to know us and understand exactly what we wanted from our ceremony. She explained in detail exactly how it would all go and provided a shared google doc with the full layout of the ceremony that we could update / add notes to as needed.
On the day Carol made us both feel so calm and comfortable throughout the ceremony and really made it feel personal and special. Almost all of our guests commented on how nice the ceremony was and what a great job Carol did. We are so grateful to have had Carol as the celebrant for our wedding.
Emily & David
From start to finish Carol made our day really special and personable. We wanted something really minimal and Carol really tailored our ceremony perfectly. All our friends and family were blown away with how special the ceremony was and how well Carol involved our two kids in it. Cannot compliment Carol enough and also the booking experience with Spirtitual Ceremonies is really efficient and user friendly. Would definitely recommend this to any friends or family in the future. Thank you once again for making our ceremony so special.
Chris & Leann
We had our wedding in Cork City in July 2022 and our celebrant Carol Cotter was amazing every step of the way.
She put together our unique ceremony which everyone enjoyed and said was very touching and was completely personal to us.
Carol was always on the ball and very prompt to answer any questions we had or to make any changes we wanted to the ceremony.
She made us both very comfortable on the big day and made sure there were no fears or worries leading up to and during the ceremony itself.
I would highly recommend anyone getting married to use Spiritual Ceremonies for their big day.
Thank you so much Carol!
Olive & David
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
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!!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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!
Taylor and Christopher Thompson
26th July 2021
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.
Fiona, Cathal & Mollie xxx
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.
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.
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
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.
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❤️❤️❤️
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
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! ❤
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.
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
January 2nd 2021
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
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 point..lol. 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”
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
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.
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 ❤️
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 ❤
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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