Dan Collins - Spiritual Ceremonies

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 21 ratings)

Dan Collins OSUI

Dan Collins is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. He is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office in the Republic of Ireland.

Dan is a wonderful, easygoing, personable celebrant who was a joy to deal with throughout our engagement and fantastic on the day. He was conscientious throughout, could never do enough for us and was very understanding and accommodating of anything we wanted to include in (or leave out of) the ceremony. We were especially keen to include our son (almost three years old) in the ceremony and to allow him to wander wherever he wanted throughout. Dan was particularly accommodating in this regard. Our guests and families were full of praise for how warm and welcoming he was on the day of the wedding and Dan went to great lengths to help us personalise our ceremony as we wished. We felt reassured throughout that the wedding would be handled in a very professional but relaxed manner and that’s exactly what Dan did for us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any couple.

Ellen and Peter O'Dwyer
Ashley Park House

Dan was incredible from start to finish.
Both a lovely human being to have officiating at our ceremony as well as super responsive, reliable and wonderful on the day.
His warmth and genuineness really shone through.

Eimear and Andrew
Innishannon House Hotel

Dan performed our wedding ceremony at Poulaphouca House this summer. He was nothing short of fantastic. Very relaxed and easy going and happy to go with the flow – even during the ceremony with some last minute changes!
It was always very easy to contact Dan in the lead up to the wedding, which was great.
Thank you Dan!

Linda and Rory
Poulaphouca House and Falls

We couldn’t rate our celebrant, Dan Collins, from Spiritual ceremonies enough. He was thorough, professional, charismatic, gave us everything we needed for guiding the structure of our ceremony and preparing for the day, and was informative about each stage taken whilst being approachable and allowing tonnes of questions to be asked and answered.

Dan, upon first contact, took time to do a Zoom call to walk us through the process and timeline leading up to our wedding. He was always on hand to help with the initial start, and gave us great guidance as we navigated the first stages towards our wedding day. Following a pre-meeting with Dan later in the build up to the last weeks, he took time again to bring the final details forward. This included the structure and outline to our vows, our ceremony itself, and left an anxious stage at absolute ease with his professionalism and true care he gave to us. Dan was outstanding during our wedding ceremony and gave explanations to those who had come, as well as a vital glass of water at the ready once we had finished our vows. He included everyone who came for the big day, and ensured every detail was given and checked repeatedly, as demonstrated by how much we enjoyed our ceremony, and how when nerves and other elements would get in the way he was there on hand. Our attendees spoke so highly of Dan after, and we even got to see a reunion when one of our attendees recognised Dan as the celebrant who married his wife and him a number of years ago.

I couldn’t recommend Dan enough, and count anyone who avails of his services to be with great fortune and in safe hands. He was open, honest, and took us through everything we needed, and assured us of all stages. From things we needed to know, got to know, and would come to know, he was the gold standard and we both could not recommend Dan Collins for a wedding ceremony enough.

Paul Costello & Rebecca Lawlor
Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig

Our marriage ceremony which Dan facilitated was truly special and meaningful to us and many of our guests, of all generations, commented on how moving it was.

Dan took note of everything we wished for for our day and his friendliness, warmth and lightness made the ceremony all the more relaxed and special. It makes such a difference to have someone who feels they know us a little and who can personalise it instead of having someone you don’t know well.

As we live abroad, Dan met with us over Zoom many times- he encouraged the excitement, whilst also helped us keep the nerves at bay. His manner is reassuring and we had every confidence in him that our ceremony would be as perfect as it was.

So, thank you, Dan for all you did for us. We will always be so grateful to you!

Jane & Alastair
Blairscove House, Co. Cork

Dan was an absolute pleasure to deal with and made everyone feel so at ease! It was a beautiful ceremony and a lot of people commented how lovely it was and how they enjoyed it! Can’t thank him enough! He kick started such a beautiful day for us! Thanks again!

Rebecca Leahy and Paul Stuart
Maryborough hotel

Dan is exactly what we were looking for to help us celebrate our special day! He went above and beyond to incorporate traditional Irish wedding customs during our ceremony and he even coordinated with our photographer to ensure that our day was perfect. Our ceremony was personal and intimate and Dan even provided us with a gift to remember our special day in Ireland. We cannot recommend Dan enough!

Kevin and Erika
Lisa Ard Estate

When we were looking for a celebrant we really wanted someone who would make the ceremony relaxed, warm and welcoming. When we met Dan, he instantly put us at ease. The whole process of putting together our ceremony was so enjoyable thanks to Dan – he was always available for any questions that we had, he was reassuring and kind and we really felt that the ceremony on the day was personal and moving while also being relaxed thanks to Dan’s calming nature! So many people commented afterwards how much they enjoyed the ceremony. We will forever be grateful to have had Dan as our celebrant – he is a gentleman and, as other people have commented, he really is a credit to his profession and to Spiritual Ceremonies Ireland.

From the bottom of our hearts thank you for everything Dan.

Marlene and Conor x
7/7/2023

Marlene & Conor
Blairscove House, Cork

We need more than 5 stars or words to describe how fantatsic our celebrant on the day was. Dan Collins was absolutely amazing. From our intial meeting right through to the big day, Dan really took the time to get to know us as a couple (and our families) and to listen to what we wanted during our ceremony. He was so well prepared for the ceremony and made everyone feel at ease on the day by allowing us to take time to soak things in but also prompting us about what we had to do next to help settle the nerves. He had such an amazing calming, warm and friendly presence. We never felt rushed or that any element of the ceremony was copied and pasted. Our guests have made many comments on how amazing Dan was and how it was the best ceremony they had ever attended! Thank you Dan and Spirtual Ceremonies for creating such a special ceremony filled with love, joy, meaning and lifelong memories for us!

Shane & Emily
Cork City Gaol

Dan was great, he worked very closely with us in the weeks leading up to our wedding. As we were living in another country, he really did put our minds at ease regarding what to expect on the day. He listened to us speak about what we wanted and spoke about us throughout the ceremony as if he had known us for many years.

Many of our guests mentioned to us in the days after, of how relatable Dan was and we are truly grateful that he shared such an important part of our day with us.

We are so delighted that we chose Spiritual Ceremonies for our wedding day.

Trisha and Barry
The Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe

Myself and my husband got married in April 2022 and we had the best time. The celebrant we had was Dan Collins. He was absolutely amazing. From the first time we spoke I just knew he was going to be great. He couldn’t have done more for us leading up to the wedding. He made us feel at ease the whole time and the ceremony was fab, all down to Dan. People were talking about him for the night saying how nice he was. I would definitely recommend Dan for anyone. If I could give him more than 5 star rating I would. 😁

Joanne and Craig
Dunmore House Hotel, Clonakilty

We got married on 23rd July 2022 in Springfort Hall, Mallow.

Dan Collins was our celebrant for our Spiritualist Ceremony. There aren’t enough words to express our gratitude towards Dan. He is genuinely one of the nicest, kindest people you could meet. From our first meeting to the day of our wedding he was always so helpful, professional & nothing was too much bother for him. He was very supportive and guided us and made the whole process feel easy. He created a ceremony that was everything we could have wanted.

On the day he was so enthusiastic, energetic, positive and he has such beautiful energy. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how lovely he was. He made our day so special and we could never thank him enough. He is a true gift to anyone who is lucky enough to have him as part of their ceremony. Thank you. Lorraine & Michael Dwyer.

Lorraine & Michael Dwyer
Springfort Hall, Mallow

Dan was extremely accommodating from the first day. He made everything so easy. We wanted a small quirky wedding and he helped make it better than I could have ever imagined. His attention to detail and ability to make every little part special went above and beyond. We will be forever grateful.

Anastasia and James
Ma Murphys

Our story is a long story , due to covid, siblings abroad etc it took us a while to find the most perfect wedding date and venue. When I got in touch with Dan, I knew he was exactly the person we wanted to do our ceremony. Dan is incredibly calm, relaxed and has a great sense of humour. His ability to put us at ease, giving us guidance and being a kind soul made our wedding day so incredibly special. He is honestly one of the most genuine, caring and fun people you could meet. Our ceremony was filled with meaning, love,joy and done in such a relaxed manner. Our two children with us, Dan absolutely went above and beyond for us. We are very grateful for Dan,his time and patience. I could not recommend Dan more highly.

Dave and Kate
Camus Farm,ardfield

Dan,you made the service so unique and personal to us.The memorial was beautiful.Thank you for been so patient with our little boy who wanted to be involved in every aspect of the ceremony.All the guest commented on how well the ceremony went and how kind and welcoming you were to them.We love the sand bowl its so beautiful and unique to our family.Thanks again Dan

Mark and Tracey
The Address

Dan did an amazing job as the celebrant at our wedding in July 2022.
Dealing with him from start to finish was an absolute pleasure. He made us feel completely at ease during our ceremony and talked us through everything as it progressed.
Many of our guests commented on how excellent the ceremony was.
I’d highly recommend Dan to anyone.

Andrew & Melissa
Ballyvolane House

Thank you so much Dan for working with us to create the ceremony that we knew we wanted. You guided us with such ease through all the preparations and advised on how best to integrate into our ceremony elements such as our own vows, the Celtic hand-fastening tradition amongst other things.
You were such a pleasure to deal with and you were never too busy to get back to any of our questions despite the time difference working with us in New Zealand. You really put our minds at ease when you met with us at the venue to talk us through how the ceremony would go on the day.
You guided us all through the ceremony itself with such ease that we felt so relaxed and we loved the light sense of humor you brought to it.
Our guests complemented us afterwards as to how lovely the ceremony was. We are so thankful Dan that we chose you as our celebrant and thanks for being there with us on our special day!

Dan & Cliodhna Hastings
River Lee Hotel, Cork

Dan was fantastic at our ceremony, every guest passed comment on how great he was and he was a pleasure to deal with.

Kristina & peter
Walter Raleigh Hotel youghal

I will never have enough words to thank Dan! What a truly amazing ceremony! All my guests both on the wedding day and still weeks later are still gushing about the beautiful ceremony and the sentiment and light heartedness that Dan brought. Its not very often that your guests will speak so highly of your ceremony and celebrant but I knew from the day we spoke to Dan and met him afterwards in person that he would be really liked by my guests and most of all myself and Chris my now husband. Dan from the bottom of our hearts a million thanks for your warmth, honesty and gentleness that you brought to our big day but most of all for your genuine spirit that shines from you.
With all our Blessings on your life’s travels and adventures. .
Warmest regards
Paula & Chris x

Paula & Chris Birdsall
Muckross Park Hotel Killarney

From our first contact with Dan months before our wedding we just new we were in great hands. Dan was always on the other end of the phone for any queries and always happy to help. When it comes to our ceremony there aren’t enough words to describe how amazing of a man Dan really is. Both myself and my husband were quite nervous and Dan was so calming reassuring and took his time with everyhthing helping us along the way. The ceremony he put together was so much more than a ceremony for us, we felt as if we knew him all our lives as he guided us into our marriage. He was so patient with our 3 kids and looking back at our wedding pictures Dan always had a smile on his face. Our families and guests had the highest of praise for him. We will forever be grateful to have had Dan as our celebrant and have already recommended him to a number of friends. 10/10 from us

Aileen Cowhey, Chris Keating
Springfort Hall

We were blessed to have the amazing Dan Collins as our celebrant for our recent wedding, on April 8th 2022. Where do we start? When we first met with Dan Collins, we were so taken back by how much time he took in getting to know us both, how we met and the journey we had both taken.

With all this Dan was able to put to words and talk so personally and confidently about our journey in front of our family and friends at the ceremony on our wedding day, which was delivered so naturally and beautifully. The ceremony itself was incredible, there were little to no nerves on all sides due to Dans calming and guiding nature. He was truly spectacular.

Everyone at the wedding spoke so highly of Dan Collins and how he kept everyone smiling and laughing throughout the ceremony whilst equally delivering the official aspects of a wedding.
A balance that can be hard to find, but you’ll find it all and more with Dan Collins.

An absolute credit to his profession, and to Spiritual Ceremonies Ireland.

Thank you so much Dan,

Danielle and Jessica O’Connell Boyle
Friday 8th of April 2022.

Danielle & Jessica O’Connell Boyle
Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

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