Graham Barrett - Spiritual Ceremonies

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 77 ratings)

Graham Barrett OSUI

Graham Barrett is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. He is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office.

He will focus on each couple’s wishes to personalise their ceremony in the planning process for their wedding day. He’ll meet with you to discuss your unique ceremony. From here, along with your full input, he’ll tailor the full service to each couple while observing the spiritual aspects of the wedding service as required legally.

He offers a range of ceremony rituals such as ring warming, candle ceremonies, hand-holding, Hand Fastening, Sand Ceremonies or Rose Ceremonies, while making forever-lasting memories for your special day, for you and your guests alike.

Graham will ensure that everyone feels part of your day, drawing everyone in through humour, positivity and creating a captivating environment focusing on meaningful moments.

We cannot speak highly enough of Graham. He was so nice and helpful from the start. He met with us beforehand on two occasions (once online and once in person) gathering sufficient information to add lovely introductions to the ceremony on the day. He made suggestions for the format and everything flowed so well on our wedding day. Graham’s friendly, relaxed nature, coupled with great professionalism, ensured that we were prepared for the ceremony and as relaxed as possible. We had a lovely ceremony.

Valerie Metcalfe and Gerard Keogh
The Wineport Lodge, Glassan

Graham was a pleasure to deal with. He has a great personality and is very friendly, which really came through during our ceremony. He was a great help with planning and had lots of suggestions of suitable readings and where they would fit in. He really made this part of our day a joy and would highly recommend him.

Niamh and David

Paul and I would sincerely like to thank Graham,for absolutely doing an amazing job on the day. We got married 17th May,2024. Graham was so very professional and calming,you were fantastic,would without hesitation đź’Ż recommend Graham.many thanks you were brilliant. Xx

Margaret and Paul Brogan
The Old Station House,Killmessan

We couldn’t recommend Graham highly enough. Graham delivered a ceremony that was both heartfelt and sincere, you could tell he puts his all into his work.
Graham was always available to answer any questions along the way, and extremely helpful on the day. Everything went so seamlessly on the day thanks to his help and involvement.

Aisling & Sean McGrath
Boyne Hill House

We chose a spiritual ceremony for our wedding as we wanted it to be less formal and more personal. We chose Graham based on his reviews and he exceeded our expectations! From the initial emails, we got a great feeling and once we met him we just knew he was the best person to marry us.

Graham is the most charismatic, funny and kind person. His laugh is contagious and he was an incredible celebrant. He understood exactly what type of vibe we wanted for our ceremony. He was able to script and deliver a ceremony that was personal to us. It was equally romantic and funny.

Graham guided us through each step and even on the day was whispering directions so we knew what to do. He was calming and fun and honestly just the perfect celebrant for us.

Thank you so much Graham, all our love, Mr & Mrs Jordan xxx

Denise & John Jordan
Trim Castle Hotel

We had the pleasure of having Graham Barrett as our celebrant on our big day on 16th March 2024 and we cannot recommend him enough. Graham was always at the end of the phone or email to answer any questions we had in the lead up to the wedding. We have 2 children, so including them in the ceremony was very important to us. He created a beautiful, family orientated ceremony that was everything we wanted and more. He is really easy going, funny and very calming and professional. All of our guests commented on how amazing the service was and how great Graham was! We cannot thank him enough for making our day so special.

Angela & Keith
Clonabreany House

Myself and my husband Shane had the absolute privilege of having Graham marry us in our alma mater University College Cork last week. It was our favourite part of the day and a lot of that was due to Graham. While the ceremony was always going to be special to us we honestly believe that Graham made it not just special but magical and not just for us either but for all our guests too. So many of our family and friends commented on just how great he was. Everything ran seamlessly and he just has this air about him that instantly puts you at ease. He is a true gentleman and was a pleasure to deal with from the very beginning. We can’t thank you enough Graham for making our dream wedding a reality! You’ll never know how much it meant to us.

Emma Horgan and Shane Geasley
Aula Maxima, University College Cork

Thank you so much Graham. You were the talk of our wedding. You brought so much calm, fun and ease to our ceremony, we will be forever grateful. You described our story as though you knew us for years. Thank you for being apart of the most magical day of our lives.
Donna & Keith

Donna & Keith
Courtyard Hotel, Leixlip

Graham Barrett from Spiritual Ceremonies was the celebrant at our wedding on the 25th August 2023. How lucky were we! He came recommended to me by a friend who sings at weddings so she has seen her fair share of celebrants. Graham was her favourite. She did not steer us wrong. Graham made the whole process easy and non-stressful. He was always quick to respond and always super helpful. He took time to get to know us and created a ceremony that was personal to my husband and I. On the wedding day Graham was calm and very prepared which really helped calm our nerves. He had our guests laughing and crying. So many of my friends and family told me that it was their favourite ceremony ever. I put this down to Graham’s guidance and his clear passion for what he does. I can’t recommend Graham enough.

Máire Ní Chonghaile and Denis Massey
Brooklodge and Macreddin Village

Graham married us in Tulfarris on the 9th September. The wedding ceremony was so personal and exactly what we wanted, lots of our guests commented on how wonderful it was.

Graham went though everything with us before the ceremony, we couldn’t recommend him enough and thank you for making our day!

Liam and Carissa
Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort

Myself and my husband Brendan had the privilege to have Graham as our Celebrant for our wedding in Rathsallagh on the 7th September 2023. I had initially found him on Facebook through the many wonderful reviews he had previously received so I was confident that we had found the right person for us. From the start we feel completely at ease, particularly after our zoom call over in Australia. Graham made it so easy to curate a personal ceremony that added lots of different aspects that made it feel unique to us as a couple. He gave us brilliant ideas for it and we felt so excited for the ceremony to happen as a result. On the day he made sure to meet me with a big smile prior to walking down the aisle which I really appreciated and made me feel very calm. After the ceremony each and every guest told us it was the most emotional, personal ceremony they’d ever been to and there wasn’t a dry eye in the secret garden! Thank you so much Graham, you are incredible at your job and we feel grateful to have chosen you to marry us! All the best, Anna and Bren

Anna and Brendan Thorp
Rathsallagh Country House

Graham married us in a beautiful ceremony in the Stone House in Moyvalley hotel on April 28th 2023.
Finding a celebrant seemed like the most difficult decision for our wedding, but we watched grahams ceremonies on YouTube and knew he was the one for us.
We had lots of meetings and emails before the day, with Graham facilitating many versions of our proof ceremony to make sure it was perfect for us. He had great suggestions when we needed them and allowed us do exactly what we wanted. On the day, Graham came into me just before I walked up the aisle and out of the very many people around me at that time, he totally and completely calmed me. He was so in control of the ceremony and spoke so well. Our guests were blown away by how personal and emotional our ceremony was. It was everything we dreamed of and so much more. Thank you Graham for the most beautiful ceremony, we didn’t want it to end

Gemma & Dave

I am delighted to write this review for Graham Barrett, the remarkable solemnizer who made our wedding on June 9th an extraordinary and unforgettable occasion. From the very beginning, Graham proved himself to be an exceptional professional, exceeding our expectations and ensuring that our special day was everything we dreamed of.I am delighted to write this review for Graham Barrett, the remarkable solemnizer who made our wedding on June 9th an extraordinary and unforgettable occasion. From the very beginning, Graham proved himself to be an exceptional professional, exceeding our expectations and ensuring that our special day was everything we dreamed of.Graham’s delightful demeanour and unwavering dedication to his craft made him an absolute pleasure to work with. He radiated warmth and positivity, instantly putting us at ease during the planning process. Graham took the time to understand our unique vision, going above and beyond to ensure that our ceremony was truly personalised and reflective of our love story. On the day of our wedding, Graham’s presence was truly invaluable. His calming energy permeated the atmosphere, instantly quelling any nerves or jitters we may have had. Graham’s expertise shone brightly as he masterfully led our ceremony. His words were eloquent, heartfelt, and perfectly tailored to us as a couple. The way he spoke was simply mesmerising, captivating our guests and leaving them in awe. Countless attendees approached us afterward, expressing that they had never heard a more exceptional speaker than Graham. The unanimous sentiment was that our ceremony was the best they had ever witnessed, and it was Graham who had played an instrumental role in creating that magical experience. Graham Barrett is an absolute gem in the world of wedding ceremonies, and we wholeheartedly recommend him to any couple seeking a profound and personalised experience. His exceptional ability to connect with his clients and create a bespoke ceremony that resonates deeply is truly unparalleled. We are forever grateful to Graham for his incredible work, dedication, and the role he played in making our wedding day an unforgettable celebration of love. If you’re looking for a solemnizer who will surpass all expectations and create an enchanting ceremony that will be etched in your memories forever, look no further than Graham Barrett.
Thank you, Graham, for infusing our wedding day with magic, love, and the power of heartfelt words.

Beyond his captivating oratory skills, Graham’s insights and recommendations enhanced our wedding day even further. He shared valuable suggestions and ideas that added a touch of magic to our ceremony. His attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile ensured that every aspect of our celebration was tailored to perfection.

Darren & Amy Dennehy
The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of having Graham Barrett as our Wedding Celebrant in October 2022. Graham was brilliant from the very beginning. He is very attentative, and it is obvious he takes huge pride he his job. We always felt listened to and felt he was just as excited about our big day. Graham was always quick to respond back to us with any queries we had and really helped us create our Dream Wedding Ceremony. Graham is very friendly and super easy to get on with,it was like we knew him for years. Graham has such a great vibe about him a d we couldn’thave been happier to have worked with him. We are extremely thankful to have had Graham be apart of our day and marry us. Our bridal party and guests all spoke very highly of Graham after the ceremony,how nice and fun he is and that our wedding service was the Best wedding they have ever been to. Guests stayed thats the only way to get married and commented that they have never been to a wedding qere you could feel the room was overflowing with love and joy.

We would highly recommend Graham, he is fantastic! Wish could have had him stay on to celebrate the rest of the day with us! If you choose Graham to be your celebrant,your in the best hands.

Melissa and Johnny
Mount Druid

Where do I even start to thank this amazing man for the beautiful ceremony he put together for us. Our wedding was September 2022 and Graham was our celebrant. From the initial meeting with him, he instantly put us as ease with what seemed so daunting at the time of organising a wedding. Graham listened and laughed with us while putting together our ceremony. Graham was so responsive when we had any queries or questions before our ceremony. He was so much fun on the day he had our room in top form with his wit and sense of humour while waiting for myself to arrive on the day of the ceremony. 5 stars is not half of what this absolute gentleman deserves. So thank you Graham for giving us the most magical, heartfelt, amazing ceremony we could of dreamed of.
Michelle & William

Michelle & William
Hillgrove Hotel Co.Monaghan

Myself and my husband got married in November 2021.

Our celebrant Graham was wonderful to work with from the beginning all the way thorough to our big day. He put us both at ease about the ceremony and helped guide us to make our day special.

All of our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was and this is thanks to all the guidance and professionalism from Graham.

Cannot recommend highly enough.
Thanks again so much.

Dermot and Graham

Dermot and Graham
Tulfarris Hotel Blessington Wicklow

We were very lucky to have Graham as the celebrant at our wedding in Darver Castle in March. We met initially on zoom and as we got to know each other, Graham took notes which became part of our ceremony script. He answered our many questions and explained all aspects of the ceremony in great detail so we knew what to expect. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful, it was full of laughter and emotion, it was so personal and I loved being able to choose the elements which were relevant to us. For most of our guests, this was their first spiritual ceremony and many are still talking about how wonderful the ceremony was. We didn’t need to worry about any part of our ceremony as Graham put our minds at ease and guided us through each part. Graham is amazing at his job and is a truly kind and friendly person. We would recommend him in a heartbeat to any couple getting married.

Hannah and Cian
Darver Castle

Graham was our celebrant for our wedding in May 2021. Graham was absolutely amazing to deal to with from start to finish. He was so flexible and supportive around last minute venue changes. We feel Graham went above and beyond for us and he made the day so memorable.

We felt so relaxed and at ease with Graham and we both really enjoyed the Ceremony.

All of our guests commented on how beautiful, fun and personable the Ceremony was and how amazing Graham was.

We would highly recommend Graham!!

Aaron & Ruth

Ruth & Aaron
Private Garden

We got married on Friday 9th of July, and Graham was such a pleasure to deal with from start to end. He made us feel at ease and very relaxed, he talked through all of our options and gave us some ideas but took on all of our ideas / thought’s we were thinking of adding to our ceremony and he had great advice on things he thought would and wouldn’t work. He is such a happy person to deal with and felt we could ask all the questions we wanted too. He was always just a email, text or call away to put us a ease.

Jennifer Carney , Adrian McElmeel
Four seasons hotel Monaghan

What an absolute gent! Graham is so approachable and genuine. He honestly cares about your day and ensures your ceremony is exactly how you want it to be. If we could have had him to the afters we would have! Highly recommend ;) thanks so much Graham for our perfect day

Méabh & Seán
Ardgillan castle

I can’t recommend Spiritual Ceremonies and our celebrant Graham highly enough! We were organising the wedding from abroad and hadn’t managed to sort our license on time and without even being asked, Tom from SC called us to talk us through the steps we needed to take so that we could marry legally, and both he and Graham helped us along the way. Graham called us to talk us through the ceremony and make it very personal and special to us and on the day was an amazingly calming presence, checking in with us both before the ceremony and guiding us though it. All of our guests said it was the most beautiful and unique ceremony they had ever attended. I’m eternally grateful to Spiritual Ceremonies and Graham for helping us to make our big day happen, despite a global pandemic!!

Fiona & James
Kilshane House

Fantastic services. We were assigned Graham as our Celebrant and couldn’t have been happier with him; professional, reliable and friendly. He was brilliant leading up to the wedding, suppling us with all the information, tips and help a couple could want in preparation for our day. He crafted a beautiful ceremony for us that was everything we wanted and more. Graham and Spiritual Ceremonies gave us a very special day and I could not recommend their services higher

Roisin & Eoin
Glasson House Hotel

Cannot reccomend highly enough!
We had the absolute pleasure of having Graham Barrett with us on our big day. He was so helpful and gave great advice before our wedding to ensure that we got what we wanted from the ceremony. He is really easy to be around, funny, bubbly yet really calming and professional. All of our guests commented on how great he was! We cannot thank him enough for making our day so special

D.J & Niamh
Hotel Killkenny

We count ourselves very lucky to have been paired with Graham Barrett to solemnise our marriage. From the first introductory call, Graham put us very much at ease and guided us through the ceremony planning so professionally.

Graham provided us with many different ideas, based on our preferences, for planning the ceremony and gave us so many helpful suggestions as to what might work well for us. Even though all the planning was done throughout Covid, Graham kept us motivated and encouraged to keep planning and devised a really personal and special ceremony.

On the day itself, Graham ensured that the ceremony ran extremely smoothly and put us, and our guests, at ease from before the ceremony even started. Graham’s positive and pleasant personality was an asset to the day, and we would not hesitate in recommending Graham to any couples that are in the process of choosing a solemniser.

Emma & Peter
Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Club

Firstly we would like to thank Spiritual Ceremonies for everything they done for us, from changing date’s to changing celebrants etc… but finally we had our day on 18th September 2020 and what an amazing day it was, Graham went above and beyond for us he put everything we asked for into our ceremony and it turned out perfect with a few laughs along the way , Graham you where brilliant you made us feel so relaxed and at ease.
So thank you again Graham and Spiritual Ceremonies for everything.

Mr & Mrs Donnelly.

Gavin & Christine
Osprey Hotel

Graham was our celebrant for our wedding and he was so wonderful to work with every step of the way to our ceremony. Everyone commented about how personal our wedding was and Graham had some great suggestions for our ceremony that it made it really special and unique

Patricia & David
Murphy's Barn Wexford

We cannot thank Graham enough for making our wedding ceremony so personal and special. The build up to our wedding was quite stressful and we really didn’t know if our wedding could go ahead up to the week before, but Graham remained so positive and was really lovely to deal with.
Graham has the perfect balance between humour and professionalism; all our guests loved him and still say our ceremony was one of the nicest they attended.
If you are looking for a celebrant, we genuinely could not recommend Graham enough, you are guaranteed a beautiful wedding ceremony and a really lovely person to work with.
Thank you again Graham.

Claire & Declan
Wrights Anglers Rest

Thank you Graham for making our day feel so special and relaxing…to say the day was brilliant is an understatement…Graham is so professional at his job and takes the time to get to know you and your needs .he was always there to help when i needed him , and on the day itself he was just excellent , thank you so much xxx

Micheal & Shannon
Scholars town House Drogheda

To say Graham is good at his job is an understatement. From the moment we met him, we knew he was the right celebrant for us. He put us at ease, explained everything in great detail & was helpful and friendly throughout. A pleasure to deal with & always on the other end of the phone if we needed him, we’d thoroughly recommend you book him for your wedding

Lisa & Oisin
Rathsallagh Country House

Graham was our celebrant at our wedding and we couldn’t have hoped for anyone better. Graham was friendly, gave good guidance on the ceremony structure and was a calming presence on the day of the wedding. Throughout the ceremony there were plenty of laughs, remarks from guests that it was the best ceremony people had been to and a few people even asked if Graham was a friend of ours! If that doesn’t speak volumes about his work I don’t know what does

Niall & Anna
Castle Durrow

Wedding 22nd Nov 2019
Graham was the celebrant at our wedding in November and i would highly recommend him. He was a great help to us putting the whole ceremony together adding or excluding whatever we asked making it very special. On the day he helped us stay relaxed and enjoy the whole experience, our guests could’nt compliment him enough

Alan & Sinead
Kinightsbrook Hotel

Wedding Oct 2019
Graham was the celebrant at our wedding in October last year. To say he was outstanding is a huge understatement. From our first meeting, he put our minds at ease about every aspect of the ceremony, explained everything to us in detail so we could make the best decisions for us and was always on hand to answer our questions and help with writing our ceremony. On the day itself, Graham was extremely helpful in making sure everything went smoothly for us and we had an incredible ceremony. A lot of the comments we got afterwards were about how personal, intimate, unique and beautiful our ceremony was. We both highly recommend Graham and can’t thank him enough for helping to make our special day that little bit more special.

Barry & Rachel
Tankardstown House

Graham is great at what he does. We are so happy we chose him. He made us feel completely at ease. He directed us, and our 3 young children brilliantly. He brought a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere to the room. Our guests commented on how beautiful, fun, and meaningful the ceremony was & how great Graham was. We would highly recommend Graham

Janice & Gerald
Finnstown House Hotel

I can’t thank Graham enough, the ceremony was absolutely beautiful, he put everybody at ease and everything went perfectly. Thanks you so much Graham!

Sabrina & Niall
The Avon

Graham Barrett was the celebrant at our marriage ceremony in August 2019 and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with our choice! Graham is a kind and friendly person who’s warmth was abundantly evident in the delivery of our ceremony which was truly heartfelt. We met with Graham on 2 occasions before the wedding during which Graham was so generous with his time, taking careful notes of how we met and the story of our relationship such that he could include some lovely personal details in our service. He promptly replied to my (many!) emails with helpful advice and suggestions during the creation of our ceremony and helped us marry (pardon the pun) our different ideas and amalgamate them into a ceremony that was unique and personal to us. He even paid attention to the little details such as the font size on our vows to ensure we could read them with ease! On the Big Day Graham was a dream, helping to keep certain family members calm and reassuring anyone who was anxious. He delivered the ceremony with a spirit of warmth and fun. We received so many compliments specifically related to our ceremony and we couldn’t have done it without Graham! I am so grateful to him for making our ceremony one that will never be forgotten and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others! Thank you!

Helen & Ian
Luttrelstown Castle

From the first point of contact Graham was a pleasure to deal with. Very professional and organised, while also being friendly and easy going. He made it his priority to give us exactly what we wanted: an intimate, personal, relaxed and unique ceremony. For many of our guests it was the first time they had been to a wedding ceremony of this nature and they thought it was amazing. Graham looked after us so well, not only on the day itself but also on the lead up to it and we will forever be grateful for that. I would highly recommend booking him for your big day!

Sarah-Louise & Roy
Kippure Estate Wicklow

Well what can I say about Graham? Only great things. Graham is so good at what he does and he allowed myself and my husband Kevin have the very personal ceremony we wanted. Graham was so easy to deal with and very helpful at advising on the flow of the ceremony where the readings and music should go etc. Graham even allowed us throw a few surprises and changes to the norm such as having our wedding party do a light saber arch for us at the end of our ceremony. He was patient as well when our daughter went missing during the ceremony and then was no where to be seen for the sand element. We were allowed as many readings and poems as we wanted which included extracts from game of thrones and Buffy the vampire slayer to name just 2. Graham let us be ourselves and we laughed and smiled the whole way through our ceremony. Highly recommend Graham and spiritual ceremonies to any couple getting married

Lauren & Kev
Annebrooke House Hotel

Wedding 21st Sep 2019
I know everyone thinks there Celebent Is the best but i promise any couple seeking one needs graham. He is a gent he is personal he was easily contactable throughout . On the day he was friendly and genuine, nothing fake . Everyone wanted his number for there weddings. He kept us both at ease and calm at the most nerve racking times. I never even take notice of reviews myself but I cant Express enough how much graham will add to your whole experience. Absolutely not 1 single thing would I change. Thanks again Graham from gary and laura

Laura & Gary
Westgrove Hotel

We can’t thank Graham enough for facilitating us to celebrate our Commitment Ceremony with such understanding, calmness and support.He constantly assured us that it was our Ceremony and through doing that we were able to celebrate with our families and friends an occasion that they all will remember as beautiful and special as much as we will remember. Heartfelt Thanks Graham

Tony & Siobhan
Step House Carlow

Wedding 18th Jul 2019
Graham was our celebrant for our wedding in July. From our 1st conversation I knew he would make our ceremony amazing & we were not disappointed. Graham exceeded our expectations. He made our ceremony so personal to us but more importantly Graham has such a level of calmness that he put myself & my husband at complete ease. He was an absolute joy to work with, very on top of everything. I didn’t have to chase him once. He guided us through the process with ease. I cannot recommend Graham highly enough.

Lisa & Brian
The Avon

From the first day we met Graham, we knew we wanted him to be the celebrant at our wedding in Rathsallagh House. He was so easy to deal with and made the planning so easy. Before the ceremony, he came to our rooms and totally put us at ease and was reassuring when our nerves were kicking in! During the ceremony, he was the perfect amount of touching, meaning and humor to relax us and our guests. He was serious when needed and so funny when also needed. I couldn’t recommend him enough. All of our guests were praising him afterwards. He is a genuinely lovely man

Michelle & Claire
Rathsallagh Country House

Highly recommend Graham Barrett , his ceremony was so lovely and personal exactly what we wanted , all our guests commented on it afterward , he made the experience so smooth& enjoyable. Thank you so much

Michelle & Padraig
Ballintubbert House and Gardens

Wedding 2nd Jun 2019
After a long time together, my husband and I were approaching the ceremony as a necessary means to getting married. We were wonderfully surprised when the ceremony was our favourite part of the day, and in no small part because of the delivery. Graham is happy and vibrant and took the time to shape our story back to all our family and friends in a way that felt genuine – so many people complimented us on the ceremony as it was delivered with such a personal touch. Recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat.

Lynda & Johnny
Martinstown House

Graham was a gentleman he help us all the way through our day last minute changes were no issue and when our 6 year old daughter got stage fight he was so professional and kept the show going I could not recommend him more not only did he marry us I feel like we gained a friend for life as well. I can not thank him enough. Craig & Kristina

Craig & Kristina
Westport Woods Hotel

Wedding 15th Jun 2019
We originally weren’t assigned Graham as our celebrant but things had to change and Graham was assigned to us. We couldn’t be happier that this was the outcome!!! Graham was brilliant from the day we met him. He understood instantly our vision for our ceremony and brought it to life so beautifully. He spoke to us separately, getting a true insight into our relationship from the others perspective which ended up making the ceremony very personal as we felt he knew us so well. His advice in the lead up to the day was invaluable with tips on what style of music to pick, suggestions on the right amount of humor/seriousness to include and reviewing our vows (we wrote ourselves) to make sure we were both on the same page. On the day, Graham kept us and all those involved in our ceremony so calm. We had so many compliments on how beautiful & personal our ceremony was and we can only thank Graham for creating it. We wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend Graham to anybody for their special day. We are truly grateful to him for performing such a special start to our married life and will forever hold a special place in our hearts for him. Niamh & Jack xxx

Jack & Niamh
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

Wedding 20th Jun 2019
Absolutely Fantastic from Planning stage right through to the ceremony itself. Communication between ourselves and Graham was regular and to the point to ensure all areas covered. Cannot recommend Graham enough! Fiona and Robert

Fiona & Robert
Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort

Graham was absolutely fantastic to work with from start to finish. He helped us build the perfect ceremony and executed it with utter professionalism. He made us all feel at ease on the day itself and allowed us to have a bit of fun on the most special day of our lives. Would highly recommend Graham to anyone looking to have a spiritual ceremony.

Sean & Katie
Virginia Park Lodge

Wedding 1st Jun 2019
Graham was an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Made us feel relaxed and comfortable from day one. We had one or two last minute changes that he took on board without a hint of a complaint. He was well organized and laid back at the same time. I would get him to open an envelope as he brings sheer enjoyment to the day. Thank you so much Graham and sorry about the candles!!

David & Nikki
The Avon

Wedding 25th May 2019
Would highly recommend Graham – he was very helpful with the prep and walking us through how the ceremony would go but gave us the leeway to personalise the ceremony which was brilliant. He was good fun and not too serious which is what we wanted on the day

Riona & Euan
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Myself and Christian can’t recommend Graham enough. Our ceremony was everything we hoped for and so much more. We honestly can’t thank him enough. Everyone raved at how beautiful, heart felt and romantic the ceremony was. Graham advice and guidance through the whole process was fantastic, always responding so promptly to any queries or questions we had. We really appreciated it. it wouldn’t have been the ceremony it was without Graham’s ideas, suggestions and passion for his job. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Graham, it was our favourite part of our wedding day. Claire and Christian. Xx

Claire & Christin
BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

Graham was an absolute pleasure to deal with , when i was stuck on my script he helped me and gave me ideas when I didn’t know what to say, he always had a smile on his face and performed a fab ceremony for us, thanks Graham : )

Niamh & Ann
The Avon

Graham performed a wonderful ceremony for our wedding. He had asked all the right questions so that the service flowed naturally and we even got a few giggles in. Would highly recommend him with his relaxed and professional approach. Thank you so much Graham for everything you did for us both on the day and the lead up to the ceremony

Gillian & Timothy
Beleek Castle Mayo

5 stars and more! Thank you Graham Barrett for making our ceremony so personal, fun and really relaxed. Communication was excellent and we couldn’t be happier with how it all went. Guests relayed how impressed they were with the ceremony and I’m sure a few of them will be booking you in the future. Your good humor, charm and professionalism were the makers of the ceremony we wanted. Again we can’t thank you enough x

Michelle & Duncan
The Avon

Graham Barrett married myself and my husband last month in Borris House. We were so lucky to have Graham as our celebrant. From the moment we met him he fully understood what we wanted and how we wanted our ceremony to go. Our guests loved the ceremony and had so many compliments for Graham. Everything ran so smoothly and he kept us calm throughout. Could not recommend Spiritual Ceremonies, or specifically Graham, enough. Everything went perfectly and the ceremony was a highlight of the day. Maebh & Eamon

Meabh & Eamon
Borris House

Graham Barrett – Thank you again for everything on the 19th October 2018 – It was perfect for us, you made us feel at ease and it was really enjoyable, we would do it all again in a heartbeat. You made us feel happy, calmed our nerves and directed us easily through the service with fun and professionalism, all our guests commented on how the service was us to a tee. Thank you for doing all that for us. We highly recommend Graham – he cares and made our special day the best it could be. Thank you Graham with Love, Yvonne & Shay

Yvonne & Shay
Summer Hill House Enniskerry

Absolute gentleman , I would highly recommend him , our ceremony was amazing he did such a great job and such a nice man

Catherine & Christopher
Celebridge Manor Hotel

Graham was an absolute breath of fresh air. He was professional & the friendliest person to come across. Myself & my husband felt so comfortable with him. He understood everything we wanted the day of our wedding & accommodated our needs to a tee. I’d recommend Graham to everybody. He made our ceremony extremely special & his smile just lit up the room.

Alan & Ciara
Clonabreany House

We just loved graham xxx He was so patient with us and delivered a gorgeous ceremony

Gillian & Mark
Seafield Gorey

Wedding 26th May 2018
It was real MAGIC from the start! Graham listened to everything we wanted and wished for and was so accommodating and friendly to deal with. We loved every bit of the unconventional ceremony and we couldn’t have got it this magical and beautiful if it wasn’t for Graham. We can recommend anyone that wish for something special to go for Graham. A huge thank you for making our day do incredibly special!

Rossa & Josefin
Running Club Chapolizard

2nd Jun 2018
My husband and I got married on Saturday ,our celebrant was Graham Barrett and he was fantastic .I couldn’t put into words how fantastic he was. Myself and my husband hadn’t got a clue about weddings and ceremonies and graham made our day so special all our guests were talking about our ceremony all weekend. We really can’t recommend him enough, he adapted so well to our laid back approach and was the calm I myself needed the morning of the wedding when the nerves kicked in. When we first met graham we had so much fun planning our service we met him for about an hour and it was like we new him years he made our service so personal and special it really made our day he’s so professional and brilliant at what he does also so easy to get in contact with by text or email can’t thank him enough. Olivia & Davy

Olivia & Davy
Arklow Bay

We worked with Graham on our wedding last month! After just talking to him a couple times and meeting him the day of the wedding he had made it seem like we’ve all known each other for a long time. The ceremony was perfect and better than we could’ve ever imagined. We live in the states so Graham put our minds at ease that everything would go smoothly.

James & Tiffany
Coolcarrigan Church and Gardens

Graham Barrett, our celebrant, met us several times to talk with us about our ceremony, listen to what we wanted, answered all our questions and on the day talked me through to help me get over my nerves. It was a fantastic ceremony and we had lots of feedback from our guests as well that it was very moving.

Claudia & Aidan
The Spa Hotel

Graham Barrett married us on Saturday 14th, in the knockree youth hostel. Graham was brilliant from start to finish, supporting us to create a beautiful personalized ceremony that everyone shed a tear too…. Graham embraced our personalities and incorporated them into the ceremony and made the ceremony truly memorable for us both… cannot recommend him enough thanks for initiating our wonderful day Graham, forever grateful Audrey and Chris x

Audrey & Christine
Knockree Youth Hostel Wicklow

Wedding 4th Aug 2018
Myself and my new wife Ana first selected Graham Barrett to talk to about officiating our wedding because we both thought he looked sound. It was a brilliant decision on our part if I do say so myself. Right from the first phone call I knew Graham would do a brilliant job and even then he continued to exceed our expectations. Graham was brilliant when we met him a couple of months before the wedding helping us greatly to work out the details and asking us all the right questions while respecting our decisions at all times. We got married in Killashee house on the 4th of August and Graham once again exceeded all our expectations. He took control of the ceremony and directed people as necessary which was exactly what we needed on the day. So many people told us how impressed they were with his performance and how beautiful and personal they thought the service was. Graham ensured we got everything we wanted whilst always being respectful. Graham Barrett is the perfect choice as solmeniser at your wedding. We would recommend him 100%. Mark and Ana

Mark & Anna
Killashee House Hotel

First of all thank you. We got married on the 5th of August 2018. Over two years ago my then fiancĂ©, Natasha and I went to a wedding fair where we met our celebrant Graham Barrett. From the moment we spoke to him we knew he was the one to officiate our wedding for us. Graham was down to earth and easy to relate to through the whole process. As the big day approached he helped us sort out and personalize our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. And how thankful can my new wife and I be for Graham. The ceremony was so personal, and so beautiful that there wasn’t one person there that wasn’t drawn in completely. Natasha and I look back on our ceremony with great happiness that we chose Graham. He has a fantastic way with words and all of our guests commented on how good Graham was, and how the ceremony he prepared for us was so touching! It is clear from our experience Graham loves his role as a a celebrant and is a credit to have on the Spiritual Ceremony roster. If you have not chosen a celebrant yet, Graham is the right choice, and if you have him booked already, your wedding ceremony is going to be amazing. Thank you again, Natasha and Chris

Chris & Natasha
Boyne Hill House

Graham was fantastic. A pleasure to deal with right from our first contact. Nothing was a problem and we both found him great. On the day itself, he was fun, friendly and professional. Our friends and family enjoyed his ceremony and we were delighted to have him marry us. Thanks Graham

Emer & John
Boyne Hill House

Graham was absolutely great to work with. I was a very nervous bride even though we scaled our wedding guests down to a minimum due to the pandemic. Graham put me at ease and gave a beautiful speech about myself and charly on the day. He tailored everything to our needs. Both myself and charly would highly recommend him as your celebrant at any service you wish. Thanks for everything Graham…sheila &charly ennis

Sheila and charly
Johnstown house hotel Enfield

We cannot thank Graham enough for making our wedding ceremony so personal and special. The build up to our wedding in September was quite stressful because of the pandemic and we really didn’t know if our wedding could go ahead right up to the week before, but Graham remained so positive and was really lovely to deal with.

Graham has the perfect balance between humour and professionalism; all our guests loved him and still say our ceremony was one of the nicest they attended.

If you are looking for a celebrant, we genuinely could not recommend Graham enough, you are guaranteed a beautiful wedding ceremony and a really lovely person to work with.

Thank you again Graham.

Claire & Declan

Claire & Declan
Wrights Anglers Rest

We can’t thank Graham enough for all he did to make our special day even more special.! From the first day we met him he put us at ease and had us laughing and that continued right up until we said “I Do”. Graham had such a calming effect on the day of the wedding it put everyone at ease. This was the first spiritualist ceremony for the vast majority of our guests and everyone commented afterwards at what a beautiful and personal service it was. Gordon and I are so delighted we chose to have a spiritualist ceremony and are even happier we had graham to share it with us. We can’t recommend him highly enough.

Denise and Gordon
Waterford Castle - Sept 2019

Janusz and myself got married in the woodlands house adare co. Limerick the 4th March 2017,Graham Barrett was our soleminister and he was truly amazing from the first phone call with Graham he made me so at ease, because I was marring a polish man i wanted to make sure janusz enjoyed it from start to finish as this was totally new to him and he’s family and friends.graham explained that I could do my vows in english and janusz could do his in polish and all he had to say in english was i do,but in the end he decided to say them in English,he explained that he would a ring warming ceremony and told us what that ment,and also the ribbon ceremony and sand ceremony,which all scared me because janusz being polish but any fears I had Graham told me not to worry that he would go true everything on the day before the ceremony,he asked us both questions about our relationship and what we both loved about each other.which was so nice on the day a lot of giggles and brought back a lot of good memories,we continued contact on phone and Graham said this was our day and to make sure we enjoyed it.on the morning of my wedding when I first met Graham the first thing I said was I feel I no u all my life that’s how easy and comfortable he made me feel,as he said he went tru everything with me to make sure I new what was going to happen and when,he then went down to janusz and went try everything to him to which janusz said he did very well.
The worse part for me was the vows but he took his time and janusz got true them without any hiccups.graham did a great job and I was truly delighted with him.it was truly an amazing service very personal and everyone was talking about it for weeks after.one of januszs customer’s couldn’t make the whole ceremony but asked would it be ok if she came just to see the ceremony because she has only been to church weddings. I can’t thank Graham enough he truly made my day wonderful from the bottom of both our hearts thank you.it was the best day of our lives…janusz adamowski &Margaret adamowska.

Januz & Margaret

We got married last year on the 26.8.16 in Rogans town swords and we have a lovely man called graham and we even spoke to him over cam on Skype for him to introduce him self and he was a very nice person and me and my husband were please with everything he did for us I would highly recommend him to anyone x

Phillipa Cody

Garath and myself would like to thank Graham Barrett for conducting our spiritual ceremony in Tankardstown House back in February. The whole thing was magical from start to finish. Graham was helpful and supportive from the first meeting and took all our personal touches and ideas on board. We found him to be professional, warm and we both felt so at ease on what is a nerve wrecking day. The ceremony felt totally ours and people still comment on how lovely it was. We would highly recommend Graham for a truly personal experience. xxThank you so much Graham

Ruth & Garrett

On behalf of Jamonte and I, we would like to give a big thank you to Graham Barrett who was our officiant. Not being from Ireland, we communicated mostly through email and he was always very quick with his responses. We were able to have a Skype session shortly before the wedding to run through what our ceremony would look like. Graham took the time to explain everything to us and gave suggestions but never made us feel pressured into anything. The day of the wedding, he ran through the ceremony with both of us individually beforehand. His personality and kindness made us feel even more at ease. He did an outstanding job and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get married in Ireland! Thanks again Graham!!

Keahola & Jamonte

My handsome husband and I were married by the most wonderful GRAHAM BARRETT in the Oriel House in Ballincollig last December. From the very beginning Graham made it all so easy. He made such an effort for us and travelled to Cork to meet with us a few months before our big day. We had the best laugh with Graham, answering all of his questions as he was eager to really know all about us. Many emails and phone calls later, brought us to our special day. Graham was so organised and easy going. He created the most beautiful ceremony for us, very loving but also so so funny. We were doubled over with laughter. It was the most special and favourite time of our whole wedding day. Graham you are a true gentleman and you’ve given us such wonderful memories for a lifetime. Thank you Graham xx Tracy & Kevin Bell

Tracy & Kevin

We would like to highly recommend Graham Barrett as a Celebrant. A big THANK YOU Graham for being our Celebrant for our Wedding Day. You did an incredible job and so many of our family and friends commented on how at ease you made everyone feel. The ceremony was so beautiful, romantic, personal and heartfelt – it couldn’t have been more perfect! We are grateful to you for making our Wedding Day so special. Many many thanks, Sinead and Paul

Sinead & Paul

When my now husband Paddy were looking for someone to marry us last year we found Graham Barrett, who met us first for a coffee and explained the processes to us. All though living in Dublin we were getting married in a hotel in Cork City and Graham was more than happy to go down to Cork for the wedding. He also arrived a couple of hours early and while very professional he was also very nice to have there. He chatted to us both before the ceremony and was reassuring and friendly throughout. As there were only seven of us including myself and my new husband it meant a great deal to have a celebrant that fitted in so well. We also enjoy telling people we were married by a blacksmith! We would both happily recommend Graham to anyone who is looking for a celebrant

Orla & Paddy

My wife and I got married in the Millhouse, Slane in August 2016. Graham was our celebrant and was absolutely fantastic. His communication from day one was really good. He encouraged a very personalised ceremony by asking all about us and was genuinely interested and happy for us. He was prompt in his emails and replies and was clear with what was needed and what to expect. On the day he was really friendly and calming (needed on such a nervous day). He told us what was going to happen and when it would happen. He was really flexible on what we wanted as a couple and how we wanted our ceremony. We thought it was clear that Graham enjoys doing ceremonies and it makes him happy to make others happy. The ceremony was amazing and we were really happy with Graham as a celebrant. We would definitely recommend spiritual ceremonies and Graham as a personal, calming, interested, relaxed celebrant.

Andrew & Táine

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