Jim Carbin - Spiritual Ceremonies

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Jim Carbin OSUI

Jim Carbin 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 and is a registered Officiant with the General Registrars Office in Northern Ireland.

Hello and thank you for coming to my profile. Please read through my references from previous couples I have worked with but just to give you an idea of myself.

My background is in music mainly, I have worked many jobs but music has always been my real passion. This has given me a great insight into people and especially gatherings of people, I have never been shy in front of a crowd and am a very confident speaker. I also really really enjoy having fun, and it is something I try to get across to couples right from the start, ‘‘Enjoy your ceremony, have fun and relax’’ are things I mention throughout the process.

It is my job to take as much of the pressure off the ceremony as possible and I insist that you contact me at any time with a question or query.
I can talk you through all the different elements that we include and indeed if there any ideas that you may have, I would be delighted to work them into the ceremony to make it even more unique to you as a couple.

My job is to make you feel relaxed from first contact until we say goodbye after the wedding ceremony, and it is something I take SO much pride in.
I hope that after reading this, and perhaps some of my references below, that you will decide I am the person that you want to share that unique journey with, and if you do.. It will be my absolute pleasure!

Jim performed our ceremony at the Manor House in Enniskillen and was a pleasure to work with from the get go. We had a quick chat, sent him some info about us as a couple and our family and he put together a lovely ceremony. He listened to our requests and captured perfectly what we wanted which set the tone for the whole day. He also done a great job at including our young children in the ceremony.
Thanks again Jim for being part of our big day!

Kevin and Belinda
Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen

What can we say, Jim was just the perfect celebrant. He is so relaxed, kind, helpful and very organised. He really put our minds at ease before the ceremony and we had a lovely meeting with him. On the day of the ceremony, he took care of everything, we just had to show up! Jim is an outstanding person and you will not regret choosing him. Everyone commented on how nice the ceremony was and that really meant a lot to us. Thanks Jim for all that you did for us.
Niamh and Bilal

Niamh & Bilal
Silver Tassie Hotel

We got married at Harvey’s Point in Donegal in May 2024. We arranged Jim almost 2 years in advance. He is absolutely brilliant, everything was done well in advance and put us at ease and made very simple.

The service was brilliant. He made it very personal and brings that mix of ceremony, humour and love. Our guests absolutely loved his style and have had several people message us about it.

We could not recommend him enough. The perfect touch to any wedding!!

Emma and Daniel Diamond
Harveys Point

Myself and my wife where extremely happy to have Jim officiate are wedding.
from getting to know the both of us through zoom meetings and always been available to take calls the guy was amazing.
This man took his time to find out who we are and made the most amazing ceremony from start to finish. We will always be so grateful that we had jim presiding over are wedding and would explore anyone who is seeking someone to marry them to choose this genius

Meny thanks again
Ciaran and Samantha

Ciaran and Samantha knowles
Four seasons carlingford

It is hard to know where to start or end about Jim as celebrant, He played no small part of making it such a relaxing day, Prior to the day itself he made sure to get to know us albeit by zoom (more to do with our schedulc) doing the gound-work – finding our about us an making suggestion to enhance the ceremony – and he brought a lightness to the whole process.
On the ceremony itself he conducted it beautifully, personalised and to some extent went with the flow on the day but he made sure it was conducted with the solemnity it was due when appropriate.
Many of our guests commented on the role Jim played on the. He’s really born to this – an artist in his field – who presents you with a blank canvas and some items you can use to bring to make it as colourful as you wish – a rare man, with an incredible skill. We can recommend him to any one who is planning to marry.

Hugh Gillanders
An Chuirt Hotel, Gweedore

Could not of asked for a better celebrant. Jim really kept us at ease through the whole process and made the whole ceremony so easy. All our guests loved him. He made the whole atmosphere so calm and fun.
Would highly recommend Jim, you will not be disappointed.

Thank you so much Jim, was a honour having you unite me, Raymond and sienna as a family :)

Karen & Raymond
Harveys Point

David and I celebrated our marriage on 26th October 2023. Jim Carbin was Our Celebrant on the day. Jim matched our personalities perfectly, made us feel at ease and helped us at every step of the way. Jim made our ceremony feel special and intimate. We would highly recommend him to others.

Catherine & David
An Grianan

Jim is an absolute legend! We had last minute trouble with our venue changing what kind of ceremony we could have, and Jim seamlessly stepped in to help us out. We’re actually so glad that this happened as he was the most perfect celebrant that we could have hoped for. He was respectful and professional in his ceremony, making everyone feel included. Jim delivered a beautiful, intimate ceremony which our guests all commented on how special and touching it was. Thanks so much for giving us an incredible start to married life!

Katey and Dom
Corcreggan Mill

Jim was very easy to work with on the planning of our ceremony. He went out of his way to pick us up at our hotel in Letterkenny and drive us to Horn Head. Very caring.

Christopher and Denise Rushkin
Horn Head, County Donegal

Such a pleasure to have Jim as our celebrant. Having instantly connected with Jim, he walked us through every aspect of the process and we simply loved the manner and engagement with him throughout. An absolute gent who was the ultimate professional and quite simply he made our spiritual ceremony nothing short of perfect. Thank you Jim for being with us in your kind and gentle manner. You’re a star and we will always remember you sharing in our beautiful wedding day.

Brendan and Nuala O’Hara
An Chuirt Gweedore

Jim was our celebrant for our wedding in Drumhalla House in April this year. We were both extremely impressed with his warm and easy going approach and he made us feel so relaxed on the day. All of our guests had such high praise for Jim and the ceremony. We were so thrilled with the personal touch he provided to such an important day. Many thanks again, Melanie-Rose and Eamon

Eamon and Melanie-Rose
Drumhalla House

What can I say about Jim that won’t have already been said?
From the first correspondence he put us completely at ease. From then until the wedding it felt like we were speaking with an old friend.
Jim’s professional and kind manner helped us plan the wedding of our dreams. We smiled, cried and laughed our way through the ceremony. Every part of it was personal, intimate and meaningful to us.
Jim made sure everything we could possibly want was integrated into our ceremony; hand fasting, ring blessing, readings, unity candles and more.
It was very important to us that our children be as involved in the wedding as possible and Jim found ways to include them.
All of our guests commented afterwards about how lovely both the ceremony and he had been. He went above and beyond for our day and we couldn’t recommend him more.
Thank you Jim xx

Kris and Blainid
Drenagh House

Jim was the celebrant for our wedding in Oct 2023. From the outset he was organised and helpful in the planning, making everything so easy. Due to distance we couldn’t meet in person before the wedding so he arranged a couple of video calls so we could get to know each other. On the day, he was calm and professional, making sure everything ran smoothly and that we enjoyed each element of the ceremony. We would highly recommend Jim and are so grateful he was part of our day!

Fiona & Brendan
Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry

Jim was amazing. Myself and Emma originally felt that we wanted a female celebrant but after meeting Jim on our first google call we instantly felt as ease and we knew we wanted Jim to be our celebrant at our wedding. He made our wedding so personal and included are whole family n the ceremony. I couldn’t recommend him more.

Emma O'Donnell and Nicola Clements
Glenpark Estate, Omagh

Jack and I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful ceremony you created for us.

From the first call we had with you, we knew you were the perfect man for the job!

The ceremony was so personal, thoughtful and joyful, and with you as the maestro, it was the perfect entry to our life together as husband and wife.

Thank you for all your time, effort, and talent. Our family and friends were blown away by our ceremony and it’s something that they will talk about for years to come!

Any couple is lucky to have you look after them for the big day.

Lots of love,
Ellen & Jack! X

Ellen and Jack
Drumhalla House, Co Donegal

Jim took care of solemnising our wedding on 6th of August 2023 in Darver Castle. Jim was a dream from the first phone call. Calm, comforting and straightforward. We knew we were in good hands. He was there every step of the way, always quick to respond to any texts or emails. He helped us prepare the most beautiful ceremony which we received many many compliments on. Two guests asked for Jim’s details as they are planning on getting married in coming years! Another guest told me it was hands down the nicest wedding ceremony they had ever attended. We felt comfortable and laid back in Jim’s hands and if we were doing it all over again we’d be straight to Jim for his guidance!
Highly recommend this celebrant!

Kayleigh and Alan
Darver Castle

Jack and I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful ceremony you created for us.

From the first call we had with you, we knew you were the perfect man for the job!

The ceremony was so personal, thoughtful and joyful, and with you as the maestro, it was the perfect entry to our life together as husband and wife.

Thank you for all your time, effort, and talent. Our family and friends were blown away by our ceremony and it’s something that they will talk about for years to come!

Any couple is lucky to have you look after them for the big day.

Ellen & Jack
Drumhalla House

Jim is absolutely fantastic! We were so glad to have him perform our ceremony. He is so down to earth and friendly and enjoys the craic! The ceremony went so smoothly- he had us well prepared! He is so quick in preparing everything and any changes are done without a bother.
We had the handfasting ceremony and we loved it! It was so special to us and Jim explained to us the background of the ceremony as well.
We would highly recommend Jim as your celebrant, no better man for the job!

Lisa & Conor Brinkley
Villa Rose Hotel & Spa

We had the most fabulous day
Our celebrant Jim is a credit to the spiritualist society.
We were taken on an amazing journey by him from our first meet throughout the process until our big day
Any concerns, nerves we had beforehand were left at the door on the way in.
He explained the proceedings perfectly and assisted us with ensuring the ceremony was perfect for us, making suggestions, changes and updates when possible at our request.
He guided everyone involved through what was required of them putting us all at ease and taking the time to address any concerns.
He took time to interact with guests, photographer, videographer etc having the craic with them before and after the proceedings
Everyone present praised him and were impressed by the beautiful ceremony stating how intimate and special it was.
Jim is very professional- a true artist at his vocation
He is a gentleman and we highly recommend him as your celebrant

Breid & James
An Chuirt Hotel Gweedore

Jim, Thank you! You have made our journey to becoming husband and wife an enjoyable and easy process! From the first email to the actual day you put us at ease and the ceremony was simply brilliant! You have felt like such a great part of our journey, and also such a special part of the day! So many of our guests commented on the ceremony and how it was the most fantastic experience and such a relaxed time. It meant so much that you included so many personal comments and lovely words into the ceremony. It’s hard to not feel sad that the big day is done but we were over the moon that you were our celebrant to bring us together as husband and wife. So we will try to not be sad that it’s done and instead keep smiling and be happy that it’s happened!
Slàinte agus go rabh maith agat

Jamie and Frania King

Jamie and Frania
Caisleáin Óir Hotel, Annagry

Jim put us at ease from the beginning and this set the tone for our special day. He is genuine and very professional. Our guests all said what a wonderful ceremony we had. We simply can’t thank Jim enough for his kind words. We highly recommend Jim. He is truly an outstanding individual.

Clíodhna and Cooper
Shandon Hotel & Spa

Jim did a wonderful job for our wedding both with guiding us through all the preparation before hand and building up the ceremony with us and making it such an easy, chilled experience on the day so we could really enjoy ourselves – no extra nerves needed!

Organising a wedding and getting married is extremely hectic and Jim’s calm approach really helped us put together our dream ceremony which all our guests loved.

We would highly recommend hiring Jim for your special day, brilliant in every department – you won’t regret it!

Andy Matthews & Mai Worthington
Royal Belfast Golf Club

Can’t thank Jim enough, he was fantastic from our first chat all the way to the big day itself. Everyone thought the same as us that the whole day was perfect thank you very much Jim!

Nicola & Kevin
Lough Erne

This man is the man you want for your wedding day. Makes things so much easier and explains even the legal request for afterwards.
He is a genuine nice man that loves what he does and not only was our day special, he made it even more special from little things that helped us along.
I highly recommend Jim if your looking for a relaxed atmosphere and a very helpful person.
Thanks Jim. Our day was special to us but wouldn’t have been the same if it wasn’t for you.
Thanks again
Christopher and Heather

Christopher and Heather Brady
Boyne Hill House

We got married in May 2023 and booked our celebrant Jim Carbin through the Spiritual Ceremonies website. The booking process was very simple and professional. Following this, Jim reached out to us to confirm our wedding details and we had a number of video calls in the lead up to the wedding with him. Jim shared a google document with us with all the details about our planned ceremony. Working alongside Jim, we were able to add, personalise and edit this in the months before the wedding until we were happy with the final ceremony. Jim was really fun to work with. Everyone commented on how beautiful and special our ceremony was. Our guests were especially impressed with Jim’s fantastic sense of humour and how we was able to reflect our style as a couple throughout the ceremony. He told some lovely personal stories about us. Jim was also very kind to our family and friends who said readings during the ceremony. He guided the bridesmaids and groomsmen through their jobs seamlessly. Jim was also very comforting to us as the bride and groom during the ceremony. We were both a little nervous and he led us through all the steps in a caring and reassuring manner. Jim was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the wedding and he delivered a fantastic ceremony on the day. We would highly recommend Jim as a spiritual celebrant and we are very grateful to the amazing start he gave us to our married life. Thank you Jim, from Jess & Chris

Jess & Chris
Ballymagarvey Village

We cannot praise Jim highly enough for his reassurance, guidance and professionalism throughout our whole wedding ceremony process. He is an absolute gentleman and from our first zoom meeting we knew we had chosen the right man for the job. He listened and advised us on every aspect and was so quick to respond to any queries we had. Our ceremony was exactly what we had hoped it would be and more. It was teeming with love and laughter and Jim put everyone at ease with his presence. Our family and friends are still raving about the wonderful personal ceremony. Weddings can be so stressful but we felt that we hadn’t a care in the world as Jim had everything running like clockwork. It enabled us to focus on what the day was really about. Jim, you truly made our day special and we will never be able to thank you enough. Anyone would be lucky to have you as their celebrant.
A big warm Donegal thank you from both of us.
Adrian & Mariosa

Mariosa & Adrian
The Boardwalk Resort, Carraigart, Co. Donegal

Jim played such a large role in making our wedding day special. He took the time to get to know each of us, our story of how we met, and our life since we began seeing one another. He used this information to create a special ceremony just for us. We had quite a few last minute changes, but Jim was right there to help us every step of the way. He offered advice and was always so accommodating.

Since we were travelling from the US and had never been to Ireland, we were nervous when we first started planning but Jim quickly put our minds at ease and made the process so enjoyable. We could not be happier with our wedding day, and that Jim was there to celebrate with us and help make it a day we will never forget!

Jamie & Stephanie Finnefrock
Fanad Lighthouse, Donegal County

What an absolute legend this man is! We truly had the best wedding and it was all kicked off with this guy! From our first zoom meeting until the day of our wedding Jim made us feel so at ease. Such a lovely, genuine and professional man and a credit to what he does. Our ceremony felt so relaxed and personalised to us. All of our guests have commented on how lovely our ceremony was. We couldn’t imagine our day with anyone else officiating. It will be forever memorable. We would recommend him to any couple for their day. Thank you Jim, lots of love, Nicola & Ryan

Ryan & Nicola Hubbard
Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa, Co. Donegal

Our ceremony was a truly special and unique experience. We can’t thank Jim enough for the wonderful job he did in helping us to make our ceremony meaningful for both of us. Nothing was too much trouble, and we felt supported and listened to throughout the process – from the planning of the ceremony, to the day itself. The ceremony was beautifully written and executed. We couldn’t have asked for more.

Bernard & Cheryl
The Silver Tassie Hotel

Jim was excellent from start to finish and no question was a bother. He made us feel so relaxed throughout the organising of the service and more importantly on the day itself.

Thanks a million Jim xx

Louise and Terry
The Red Door Country House

From our first meeting onwards, Jim made our wedding ceremony so special. He is an expert at putting people at ease and he really encouraged us to shape our ceremony to be unique to us. On the day, he kept us calm and made sure everything went smoothly! We can’t thank or recommend him enough!

Fiona & Jon
Caisleáin Óir Hotel

I would highly recommend Jim Carbin from Spiritual Ceremonies. He was excellent, great communication skills, organised, punctual, kind and made a great contribution to the content for the ceremony. He is engaging, considerate and always responded quickly to any queries that we made.

Maria and Sean Flynn

Maria and Sean Flynn
The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Wow – what a guy. If you are considering Jim , take it from me – look no more. When it comes to weddings, we found that a lot of our stress came from our suppliers either upping their prices, cancelling – changing things last minute etc and hand on heart I can say only Jim was our saving grace. Jim has a natural warmth about him that puts everyone in the room at ease. It was like an old friend marrying us and we really felt at ease with Jim. He really comes prepared on the day and before hand gets to know you as a couple. From experience I can say the one thing you want from your celebrant is for them to take the stress off your shoulders on the day and this happened with Jim!

Jim also bonus has a great accent and is musically gifted which added a fun element. I believe the ceremony was my favorite part of the day. We loved when Jim gives you advice of what would work and basically not to forget that this day is about you! You can pick a song to play just for the sake of it to soak it all in, this advice was invaluable. Thank you so much Jim. We wish we could do it all again, you have a natural gift and we will recommend you to anyone who will listen to us!!

Adam and Caitriona
Radisson Blu Sligo

Jim made the whole process an absolute joy from the get go. Very much our type of human, guiding us through each step with humour and a real sense of ease. On the day, Jim made us both feel super relaxed where it actually felt like a friend was delivering our ceremony. If its a cool, down to earth gentleman you are looking for on your wedding day look no further than Jim.

Hope to cross paths with you again.

Stevie and Alex Kneale

Alex and Steven Kneale
Dunmore Gardens, Carrigans

Jim is one of the loveliest human beings you can interact with; how blessed we were to have him as our celebrant. His personality is one to mesh well with anyone he comes across; even quirky couples, like my husband and I. He ensures his message during the ceremony is tailored to your wants/needs; he puts time and thought into the words he shares and it felt unique to your relationship, not cookie-cutter to others. We had shared some ideas during our planning sessions of how to “tie the knot” symbolically and Jim added an amazing and personalized touch onto our hand-fasting ceremony. I’m thankful he was willing and able to climb down mountains for us and reach our location and back up them again… literally.
I highly recommend Jim if you want to feel at-home on your special day!

Brooke & Lance
Kinbane Castle, Northern Ireland

Jim was an amazing Celebrant. I couldn’t have imagined anyone else doing his job. Over covid we postponed twice and almost didn’t have him, but we made sure to request him. He made every second of the ceremony go so smoothly. Everything was exactly how we imagined. Relaxed, intimate and about us and our family. He has such a warmth about it and friends who attended the wedding are eager to get him to marry them. Thank you for everything Jim. You went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony was special for us.

Gavin and Suzy
Galgorm Resort and Spa

Words cannot describe how amazing Jim was on our wedding day and on the run up.
From the first email we received from him he has been nothing short of perfect. We felt like we had been friends with him for years.
Our guests are still talking about how beautiful and personal our ceremony was and the amazing job Jim done. We cannot recommend him enough.
Jim went above and beyond to ensure we were all at ease in the planning stages and on the day. James and I definitely both felt the nerves lift us once we seen Jim’s friendly face at the top of the aisle and getting out of the car.
We really feel like we have gained a friend!

James & Laura
Castle Dargan, Sligo

Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to Jim, he was an absolute gent from the moment we first spoke.
He was incredibly down to earth and relaxed the whole way through the process which is exactly what we needed, he took the stress out of it.

Although we had our meetings through zoom, when I arrived at the ceremony on the morning of the wedding and seen him standing there, it felt like I had known him years and my nerves settled.

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Jim, he was recommended to us by a friend and what a great recommendation that was.

Thank you for the very large part you played in making our day, the most special day of our lives.

Kathy & Michael Sands ❤️

Kathy & Michael
Galgorm Resort

Jim is the type of person you would be lucky enough to meet a handful of times in a lifetime. A genuine, warm, kind soul!
He was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. From walking us through the planning stages, making great recommendations and suggestions, he really made us feel at ease and free to explore any option available.
On our big day, it felt like we had known him for years, like a family friend! He was cool, calm and collected and we couldn’t help but be calm around him. We will remember him and our ceremony for the rest of our lives. We can’t recommend him more highly.
Thank you so much Jim, from the bottom of our hearts!

Rob and Leigh Anne
Drumhalla House

We had a wonderful experience with Jim. From the moment we met online and through our meetings in person, Jim made us feel very at ease with our ceremony. His sense of humour was very appreciated and our guests loved him too. He was very professional and responsive throughout and we were extremely happy with our ceremony. We would highly recommend Jim for any other couples looking for a solemniser. Thanks again.
Padraig and Mathilda.

Padraig and Mathilda
Lough Eske Castle

There are not enough words to thank jim for being the celerant that he is. Genuine, professional and amazing are only a few. We cannot recommend him enough, from the 1st zoom call to the last he made it seem so relaxed and enjoyable. We never got to meet him in person due to covid so we chatted through zoom calls and even then it felt like we knew him years. He was so down to earth and we always had a laugh with him. He really got to know us and we got to know him too. He always went above and beyond for us and was always on the other end of the phone to answer any questions we had. Jim gave us great suggestions about the type of ceremony we wanted and had no problem with any changes or add ons we wanted to make. He was more than happy to help. The ceremony was so beautiful, personal and special and was everything we could of wished for and more. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was. Thank you jim for the amazing job you did and making are day so special. we will never forget it and we are so glad that you got to share and celebrate our journey with us. we cannot recommend him enough and couldn’t ask for a better celebrant. Again thanks so much for everything.
Tracey & Mark

Tracey & mark
Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Just like to thank Jim for making our ceremony so special, he made it so beautiful and perfect, made us feel very at ease on the day and in the lead up to the ceremony. We had so many of our guests commenting after about how lovely and intimate it was. Highly recommend Jim Carbin to orther couples. He is such a lovely down to earth person and kept in touch all the way .Thank you once again Jim from Joanne and Shane

Joanne and Shane
Drumhalla House

Working with Jim on our ceremony was a joy from beginning to end, we were delighted with how or ceremony went, it was just what we wanted, Niamh and Eoin

Niamh Garvey
Westport Woods Hotel

We cannot thank Jim enough for our wedding back in June. All of our guests commented on how beautiful and personal our ceremony was . It certainly exceeded our expectations and was so laid back and easy, we really couldn’t have asked for more ! We live in Scotland which was a worry planning a wedding across seas, but Jim made it so easy and was there for us from start to finish. Our wedding coordinator actually asked for Jim’s details to pass onto a friend at the end of our wedding. Thank you for everything !

Nicola and Vernon
Red Door Country House

Jim delivered much more than expected. We are so happy to have him as our celebrant on our special day. His presence is professional, engaging and genuinely warming. Everyone commented on the unique, open and honest ceremony. It was perfect. We wouldn’t change anything. Thank you Jim!

Katie and Stephen
Drumhalla House

There are not enough words to thank Jim for being the celebrant that he is. Professional, amazing and genuine are only a few.
Jim was so thoughtful and helpful when we were planning our ceremony and on our day was truly amazing with his fantastic personality putting us at ease and smiles on our families and friends faces. Everyone complimented our ceremony and this was all thanks to Jim and his sincerity.
Our day was truly special and it was made so much richer by Jim being our celebrant. We are delighted that Jim was part of our day

Linda & Martin Kelly
Roe Park Resort Limavady Co. Derry

June 2022.
We can’t thank Jim enough for an amazing ceremony. He listened to what we wanted and he delivered.
Not only that but Jim has a lovely way about him, he made us feel relaxed and as if we were the only 2 people in the room. It all made for a great day.
Thank you
Sharon & Kevin

Sharon and Kevin
The Red Door

Thank you Jim, for making our day so special! We honestly can’t recommend Jim enough, from the first meeting and throughout the whole process he made it enjoyable, relaxed and we always had a laugh. Jim helped us make decisions on the ceremony and understood the relaxed and intimate type of ceremony we wanted. He was always there to answer any questions and to keep us organised. On our wedding day Jim made the guests and speakers relaxed and welcome. He calmed the grooms nerves and met me when I arrived and put me at ease. The ceremony was perfect, Jim was fantastic, he was funny, calm and made our ceremony so personal. All the guests loved it and gave so many compliments about Jim and the ceremony. We are truly grateful that Jim was part of our day, he made it even more special. We cannot recommend him enough.

Seamus and Dee
Durhamstown Castle, Bohermeen, Navan

We were so Blessed to have Jim marry us!
Jim was perfect in every way! He was so great communicating with us through every step of the way. He had great suggestions for us, but was also wonderful with little changes we wanted to make. He made the entire process so smooth. It was like as if we had known him for years. He really got to know us and allowed us to get to know him as well. He went above and beyond for us. We invited him to our dinner and so enjoyed his humor and getting to know him even better. It was a small, intimate wedding with only 6 of us in the wedding party. Jim was kind enough to learn, play and sing ‘A Thousand Years” for us to dance to, since we didn’t have a band. He did a wonderful job! Our only regret is we didn’t have our friends video tape him singing. He has an amazing voice!! It was soooo special and meaningful. We have a new lifelong friend! Thank you so much, Jim. XO Liz and Cheri

Cheri & Liz
Hillmount House

We can’t thank Jim enough for what he had did for us, he made it so beautiful and perfect, made us feel very at ease on the day with a little bit of a giggle along the way 😊. I highly recommend Jim carbin to orther couples. He is such a lovely down to earth person and kept in touch all the way through my cancellations due to covid. Thank you once again Jim from Siobhain, William and kids. X

Siobhain & William
Hillgrove Hotel

Absolutely brilliant !
You couldn’t ask for a better person to be your celebrant.
From the first time we met Jim we both knew he was the right person, as I know I was a little nervous before hand.
He made us feel very comfortable during the ceremony which went like the dream we wanted.
Highly recommend you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you very much Jim.

Roy & Sally Murphy
Westport Woods Hotel

Jim is simply amazing. We loved our ceremony and all the prep leading up to it. Our guests all loved the ceremony as well – it was touching but also fun.

Picking Jim was honestly one of the best wedding related decisions, that we made :)


Caitlin and Greg
Lough Eske Castle

We cannot thank Jim enough for our amazing ceremony. He made our wedding feel so special from start to finish. Everybody who was at the wedding said how lovely the ceremony was and that was truly all thanks to Jim.
Jim was very easy to work with and even when I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed, he was the one who me feel so relaxed about the day. He was truly amazing and we couldnt recommend Jim enough.

Malcolm & Tara
The Raddison Blu

When we began planning our wedding we knew what we wanted but didn’t know how it would work, when we got Jim as our celebrant I was a little hesitant but after speaking with jim twice before we signed anything I just knew he was the perfect fit for us.
Jim took care of the intire ceremony and was only a call away with the many questions I had, he was honestly the best to deal with!
When it came to the day he did the best job at putting us all at ease, he even had our guests laughing ! Everyone loved the ceremony and commented how personal it was and how lovely it was that our two children were so involved and that was all down to the planning and preparation Jim had done !
We honestly can’t thank you enough.

Keara & Aaron
Ballyliffin hotel

Jim is a kind, caring, easy going person. He puts you at ease straight away. Jim is a very sincere and earnest person. Myself and Matt can’t recommend Jim highly enough. Our ceremony was gorgeous. Jim is highly organised and easy to work with. Also in the run up to the wedding Jim was such a great help with the preparation of the ceremony. We absolutely loved working with Jim!

Matthew and Sonja
Cabra Castle

When planning our wedding we settled on having a spiritual ceremony and Jim was certainly the best choice we made. We wanted a ceremony that was very personal and it exceeded our expectations. In the very early stages in planning our ceremony Jim was very professional and friendly. We both want to thank Jim so much for being our celebrant several of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was ❤️

Darragh and Shauna
The Castlecourt Hotel

We cannot thank Jim enough for our amazing wedding ceremony in Dec. It was just perfect for us. Jim was so easy to chat to and he made organising our wedding so much easier. He answered all our questions promptly. Jim is a genuine gentleman and I am so pleased we had Jim to officiate our wedding. We had so many compliments from our wedding guests about our ceremony. Thank you Jim from the bottom of our hearts

Orla & Steven
Hillgrove hotel Monaghan

We didn’t have the easiest start with postponed weddings and living thousands of miles away but Jim was fab! He guided us through the ceremony and took the time to catch up over zoom meetings to make sure we were happy with everything. The ceremony itself was so beautiful. All our guests commented on how special and personal it was. Thank you so much Jim!

Catherine and Ben
Mount Falcon

Jim is a gentleman

Jim married us in November 2021 and it was exactly what we hoped it would be. Personal, simple and special from start to finish. Each phone call leading up to the day was also very comfortable and enjoyable.

We are very grateful to Jim and will always remember him as part of the happiest of days in our lives.

Mr and Mrs Wickham
The Sligo Park Hotel

Jim was absolutely wonderful helping us plan our wedding ceremony.

We got married 22 Jan 22 the eve of when restrictions were lifted.

Jim was so easy to deal with, and we were able to email or call whenever we needed help.

We had a few meetings to help plan our special day.

Jim is very approachable and helped both my husband and I write our vows

We both felt like Jim shared the story of our relationship perfectly with our friends and family on our special day. We can’t thank you enough Jim.

5 star without fail.

Mr & Mrs Hugh & Charlene Kelly
Harveys Ponit Donegal

Spiritual ceremonies assigned us a celebrant when we booked, who we had met at a wedding fair so we were very happy with that. We were dealt a curveball only a few months before our wedding in that our original celebrant had changed career but spiritual ceremonies assigned us a new celebrant immediately and we could choose someone different if we had wanted to. We read up on our new celebrant, Jim Carbin and checked out his reviews. He then very promptly got in contact with us and we were so impressed by how on the ball he was as he organised to chat with us on a video call the next day. After our video chat we were instantly at ease with the situation following the initial panic. Jim was so easy to talk to and really listened to our story and what we wanted for our ceremony. We were also lucky enough to meet him in person a month or so before the wedding and get to know him better which was great for us. We found Jim to be so friendly, relaxed and down to earth but also a real perfectionist in his work. We had a lot of things in common and it felt meant to be.
On the wedding day Jim was amazing. He kept us both calm and relaxed and made us laugh. He knew just what to do to help my husband make it through his vows when he became overwhelmed with emotion.
Our wedding guests complemented us on what a beautiful, intimate and personal ceremony we had and they all had nothing but great things to say about Jim.
We couldn’t recommend him highly enough!

Amber and Sean
Portrush Town Hall

Jim was our celebrant he was just brilliant. He was sincere when he had to be but he made us both feel so relaxed. He was a pleasure to work with from the start. With his assistance the ceremony was very personalised and all our guests commented on how Beautiful it was from start to finish.
We would have no hesitation in recommending jim to anyone to is getting married.

Veronica and eddie
An Grianan hotel Burt

Jim is a phenomenal celebrant. He was so easy to talk to leading up to the wedding and made us feel at ease. On the day in question he was amazing. He put a smile on everyones face with his great personality. He made sure the ceremony went flawless and it did thanks to him. Genuinely one of the nicest celebrants you could ask for. He was so professional and i can not thank him enough for being apart of our special day. Dont look any further choose jim as your celebrant, you wont regret it.

Jonathan & Nicole
Breaffy castlebar

We had Jim Carbin as our celebrant for our wedding just this weekend past and from start to finish Jim was very professional and very very easy to work with. He helped make our ceremony sound more personal, which I loved, and helped in anyway he could. Everyone at our wedding said how great he was not just as a celebrant but as a person and we could not of been happier with how it all went. Jim is truly great at his job and helps put you at ease on the day if needed like I did. We are so glad we chose Spiritual Ceremonies for our wedding, the service you receive from the first enquiry right up until after your wedding day is exceptional, always at hand to answer a question no matter what it may be.

Radisson Blu Letterkenny

Jim Carbin gave us the most perfect ceremony. There are no words to sum up how happy we were. We had the most beautiful day and Jim’s ceremony began it all. The meetings we had in lead up gave us clear options on the type of ceremonies on offer, and Jim had the patience to go through all step by step as we moulded the ceremony into the perfect version for us. So we felt extremely prepared before the day. Jim delivered the ceremony fantastically and we couldn’t be happier with how the day went. Dax & Haley.x

Markree Castle

Jim married us in July 2021. From the first time we booked him he was so helpful, we had several phone calls got to know us and conducted our cemerony around us and what was important to us. He made us so relaxed on the day he was truly amazing

Mr and Mrs Gallagher

Michael and aine
mount errigal hotel

We had the pleasure of having Jim as our celebrant for our wedding and from start to finish he was so easy to work with, very understanding and extremely helpful in any way he could be. We had a small family wedding due to covid but I wouldn’t change anything about the day. Jim started off our day exactly the way we had hoped, calm and relaxed. On the day he made our ceremony much more than we had hoped it would be and you can tell that what he does is not just a job to him, he takes such care
and attention of all of his couples. We could not of asked for a better person to be part of our ceremony. We wish Jim the absolute best in the future, all future couples who get the chance to work with him will not be disappointed. He will be highly recommended from us. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Charlotte and Anthony
Radisson Blu Hotel

No words can describe just how amazing Jim is. From start to finish Jim made everything so easy. He encouraged us to make the ceremony just about the two of us and he gave us all the guidance to be able to do it. Jim was so fast in coming back to us if we had any questions from how do we fill out the legal documents to what readings would suit best. Jim always made us feel so relaxed and on the day itself he made us feel at ease. The ceremony was one of our favorite parts of the wedding. It has also changed alot of our guest views on having a “traditional wedding”
Jim is a really nice and genuine guy . You can tell he is actually really happy for the couple and only wants the best for them.
I can’t recommend Jim enough. If we ever renew our vows in years to come I would want Jim to be there again.

Brenda and Tadhg Gately
Hotel Westport

Go raibh míle maith agat! We couldn’t recommend Jim highly enough. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with and made us feel at ease from initial planning right up to our wedding ceremony. His patience also knows no bounds :) Thank you Jim for working with us on our ceremony to make it absolutely perfect. It was everything and more than we ever could have wished for.

Katie & Colin
Castle Grove Country House Hotel

Jim was fantastic throughout the entire process. We wanted a relaxed wedding day with immediate family only and he immediately understood what type of ceremony we were looking for. He was in communication with us throughout – nothing was too big or too small to adjust. He made the process of putting the ceremony together enjoyable and delivered it perfectly on the day.

We would highly recommend Jim and wish him all the best!

Geraldine & Rory
An Caisleain Oir

Thanks so much to Jim for making our wedding ceremony so memorable and special for us. Our guests all commented on how relaxed and personal the ceremony was on the day. It’s impossible to be nervous around Jim, he has a great way of making you feel at ease which is what every couple want in order to be able to enjoy every moment of their ceremony. We would highly recommend Jim to any couple who are considering a spiritual wedding ceremony.

Martina and George Grier
Arnold's Hotel Dunfanaghy

Pleasure to have Jim help us celebrate our big day…. could not do enough for us during the week leading to our wedding….Jim,you are one in a million….

Sinead and Michael
Twin trees

Delighted our initial wedding date of July 2020 didn’t go ahead as otherwise we would never of had the pleasure to meet Jim.
We first met Jim for a coffee and from that meeting we walked away knowing we had made the right choice. He listened to exactly what we wanted and on the day he captured mine and my husband relationship so perfectly.
We where blown away by his kindness and overall warm nature, it genuinely felt like we had known each other years and we knew that Jim was truly invested in our day.
He is so friendly, professional and put us both at ease leading up to the wedding and on the day.
We couldn’t of chosen a more perfect person to marry us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Love Bernie and Ciaran ????

Bernie and Ciaran McLoughlin
Ocean Sands Hotel Inniscrone

Jim was a fantastic celebrant. So attentive and flexible and a great support during the planning stages. The ceremony was beautiful, relaxed and personal. Jim set the tone for ceremony and all agreed it was very special. He is easy going and genuine and very professional. Highly recommend. Thank you Jim

Maura & Damien
Drumhalla House, Rathmullan

We had our wedding in Dec 20′, it was a small intimate wedding due to Covid, and it was amazing.
We had the pleasure of having Jim as our celebrant and he was just wonderful.
From the moment we talked to him on the phone to the day itself he was brilliant, a true gent.
Couldn’t recommend him enough.
Michael and Joanne ????

Michael and Joanne
Markree Castle

Absolute diamond!

After changing our plans to get married in Portugal and choosing to keep it small and in Ireland, we had Jim with us to help us celebrate our day. From start to finish he was amazing to work with. Jim is so down to earth and easy to talk too.

The service was so perfect and intimate, with the inclusion of the kids and parents made it all the more special.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Lisa and Will

Lisa and Will
Radisson Sligo

I can honestly say Jim made our wedding day! All the guests said it was the nicest, most personalised wedding ceremony they were at. Jim was so organised, efficient and helpful from start to finish. He wrote an absolutely beautiful piece in the ceremony to include our new baby. do) During the ceremony he was so friendly and everyone just felt so relaxed. The way he delivers the ceremony was also so special he carries himself so well and comes across as really funny and personable. He couldn’t do enough for us throughout the whole process. Highly Highly recommend Jim as a wedding celebrant such a lovely guy.

Andrew & Sinead
Hillgrove hotel

Jim, our celebrant and now our friend. You made the run up to our big day effortless. From our first meeting to our wedding day you were with us every step of the way laughing and planning like we had known one another for years. Our elopement was nothing short of magical and we feel very blessed to have had you apart of it . You were so kind, thoughtful and so much fun we just cannot thank you enough!!
Mr & Mrs Carr

Ciara & Joe
Dunluce Castle Co Antrim

Jim was an absolute joy to work with. He is so funny and kind and was amazing to have there on the day. He kept both of us so calm and had us laughing the whole way through the day.
The ceremony was so personal to us and Jim took all this into consideration and worked with us to make it amazing.
We both would recommend him 1000%

Chloe & John
The lodge at ashford Castle

Myself and my now husband got engaged December 19 and had big hopes to Marry September 20. We planned our wedding in Donegal in about 2 weeks and thought all we would really have to do is sit back and wait for our beautiful day and tie up some final details closer to the time. However, little did we know COVID19 was about to make its entrance on the world stage and our day, like so many others would be thrown into a spin. Jim was our chosen celebrant and I am so glad he was. Jim was cool, calm and collected throughout a difficult planning period. He kept in touch with us and reached out to let us know where we stood every time there was yet another new announcement about what was or was not allowed. In the end Jim wrote and gave a beautiful ceremony that brought me to tears on the day. He was kind and professional and we were delighted to have such a genuinely lovely person be such a large part of our day. Thank you Jim!

Emer & Paul Gallagher
The Shandon Hotel and Spa

We were due to get married on April 11th but due to covid we had to change our date aswel as our solemniser. From here we got introduced to Jim! Jim settled our nevers and answered any of our concerns morning noon or even night, he was always at the other end of the line. Jim reassured us on everything even though we had never met him before. He was calm, assertive and could have a laugh with. The day of our wedding was a breeze the ceremony was fantastic and relaxed. He had everything set up when we arrived to such a high standard and had the stubborn candles pre lite and readings printed so we had no problem. He really had though of everything. Not only did he go out of his way by messaging us the day before but also the day after of wedding. Jim your a true gentleman ????

Rory & Orla
Ocean sands hotel

Jim was an absoulte superstar!
From all the discussions had before our date, to when it came to rolling with the changes made both in the lead up to, and on the day of our wedding!
Having a wedding during a pandemic was stressful enough, but add in an orange storm warning doesn’t help!

Thankfully we had Jim there, calm, steady and organised.
We couldn’t have asked for a better person to be at our side during our wedding.

I would highly recommend Jim to anyone.
Thank you!

Chris & Elaine
Glenveagh National Park

What can I say Jim is a absolute star. Our wedding was cancelled due to covid and rearranged for sept 2020. Jim’s support and help during this stressful time was completely invaluable. He worked and guided us through every aspect of the ceremony. This was the first spiritual wedding/ceremony anyone in both our family’s had been to, so we wanted advice on how to include them and make it special to us and our family. On the day Jim spoke so well and everything ran smoothly, it was a beautiful intimate service and all our guests said it was one of the most beautiful wedding ceremony’s they have ever been to and that was definitely all down to Jim. Thanks you so much from Mr and Mrs Harkin. X

Leona and Conor
Dunmore Gardens

We were extremely lucky to have Jim Carbin as our celebrant.
Jim really made our ceremony personal and special. He was so attentive and helped us relax and guide us along throughout the ceremony.
Everyone of our guests commented on how beautiful the service was. It was everything and more than we dreamed of.

We absolutely highly recommend him.

Thank you Jim.

Thomas & Barbara
The Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey

Hi Jim,

Just a massive thank you from myself and Declan for our amazing ceremony, it was so lovely from start to finish and you made it so special????❤️

Thank you,
Leanne, Declan and Jamie????

Declan & Leanne
Backyard Arts & Cultural Center, Co Cavan

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