John Dunne 1 - Spiritual Ceremonies

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 35 ratings)

John Dunne OSUI

John Dunne 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.

We were married by John Dunne on 23rd March 2024. John was great to work with from start to finish and made our day so special. He really made an effort to get to know us and spent time on calls etc before the big day. On the day he had everybody laughing and crying at times!! We would highly recommend John to any couple looking to get married.

Nicola and Fiachra
Clanard Court Hotel, Athy

John was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. He made it so relaxed from the very start. He was serious when he needed to be but also quite relaxed and humorous. The guests complimented us on not only how beautiful the ceremony was but also the celebrant. Would highly recommend John 😊
Thanks a million for such a lovely ceremony
Andrea & Colm

Andrea & Colm
Tullamore court hotel

We were absolutely blessed to have John as our marriage celebrant. John is a genuine and great guy who really takes the time to get to know you and tailors your wedding ceremony to suit the couple. All of the wedding guests commented on how well he delivered the ceremony and we loved every minute of it. If we had to do it all again tomorrow, we would pick John as our celebrant. Thanks so much John!


Louise & Eamonn.

Louise & Eamonn
Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise

We got married on Sat 05th of Aug 2023.
Our original celebrant cancelled the week before the wedding due to a health emergency, and John stepped in and put us at ease straight away. He listened to what we wanted and advised us on elements that would make the ceremony flow better. A few of our guests commented on how John was prior to the ceremony start “He was like a comedian, he had everyone in stitches”. Thank you for making our ceremony a special and rememberable one.

Eibhlin and Brian
Station House Hotel

John was incredible!
From all our zoom meetings leading up to the big day, John was full of enthusiasm and comedy that made us know he’d be perfect for our day. John is fantastically witty and makes everyone laugh to calm their nerves. He had a great perception of flow and how to put everyone at ease on the day.
We had numerous people throughout the day and afterwards saying this was the best ceremony they’ve been too because of how well John delivered it. We couldn’t recommend John enough and anyone would be lucky to have him as their celebrant.

Claire and Joel
Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort

We would recommend John to anyone for their big day. He was superb from start to finish. We had several calls/meetings with him in advance of the day to go through everything and he was very friendly and answered all of our questions with ease. On the day he was great and got several laughs while really making the day special for us and our families. Thanks for everything John!
Michelle and Conor

Michelle and Conor
Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort

John was amazing from the moment we met him! We are an indecisive pair and were not really sure what we wanted in our ceremony but John made the whole process so simple, enjoyable and made for a ceremony that was more than we could have ever imagined. His patience and guidance leading up to the ceremony and on the day was above and beyond! John’s genuine nature and care for our interests made him the perfect celebrant, he even presented my rugby playing new wife with a yellow card in case I ever need to send her for a time out! His kindness, humour and sincerity were noticed and commended by all our guests.
I can’t put into words how amazing John is and how he brought our day together with such ease! He truly is phenomenal and his involvement will be a guarantee of a perfect day!

Louise and Gráinne
New Forest Estate

John was the celebrant for our wedding on the 30th of December 2022 and we cannot speak highly enough of him. From the start he put us totally at ease with his relaxed but organised nature. He was very easy to converse with on our zoom calls and it was clear he knew what he was doing. He accommodated any of our requests with no fuss and gave us guidance on what he thought would best for us (and he was right).
On the day John was there in plenty of time, ran through the plan for the ceremony with us and eased any nerves we had. The ceremony had a lovely flow to it and John’s calm demeanour and melodic tone made it all the more beautiful. The highest praise we can give John is that many of our guests specifically singled out how great John was and so we would have no hesitation in recommending John as anyone’s wedding celebrant

Sam & Phil
Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland

We can’t thank John enough for the way he conducted our ceremony on our big day! From the initial zooms right through to the day John was an expert in giving us options, guiding us through how the ceremony would run, and making us feel heard in what we wanted from our Wedding. On the day he was brilliant with the guests, kept us both calm, and just made everything run exactly how we had imagined. We’d recommend to anyone!

Jason & Aisling Hill
Mountain View, Kilkenny

From the initial meeting John was very nice to deal with. John made the whole process so easy and a great help with all the different aspects involved. On the big day, John made us feel at ease and was a pleasure to have him officiate our wedding. Some humour in the ceremony went down very well with all in attendance. Thanks John for a fantastic ceremony.

Tommy and Bebhinn
St Paul's church Ballysax

John was fantastic from start to finish. He really put us at ease and made sure that everything ran smoothly. The ceremony was so relaxed and seemed to just fly by. I can’t recommend John enough for his approach to our ceremony and many of the guests told us that they really enjoyed the ceremony and thought it was excellent. Thanks very much, John.

Daniel and Michelle
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

We couldn’t recommend John highly enough. His relaxed attitude put us at ease from the very start of the process. He made our ceremony feel very personal and did it with such ease, we didn’t have to worry about a thing, he had it all sorted. On the day he arrived early and his calm demeanour was infectious, which was very much appreciated. We had so many of our friends and family commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and looking back there isn’t a single thing we would have changed. He had a lovely flow to the ceremony with a great mix of joy and humour.

Would definitely recommend John to anyone looking for a celebrant to make their day that extra bit special.

Phil & Sam
Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland

We had the absolute pleasure of dealing with John for our spiritual wedding. Since the first call we had with him, he was able to deal with any query that we had. He was such a help with structuring the ceremony and always adequate himself available to us. On the day he was absolutely amazing, everyone commented that he was brilliant and even helped us make decisions that just made the day flow better. I would highly recommend John to any person that is considering going the spiritual route

David and Olwyn
The Johnstown Estate

John was our celebrant for our wedding on 31st July 2022. From the very 1st phone call he was an absolute pleasure to work with. Our ceremony was beautiful with plenty of giggles throughout it, all of our guests commented on how enjoyable the ceremony was and how brilliant John was and what a fantastic job he done. We would highly recommend John.

Lianne & Colin aka Charloe
The Westgrove Hotel

John made us feel very relaxed and comfortable in the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself. He has a perfect balance of lighthearted humour and professionalism. He gave us a lot of ideas for the readings, vows and other elements of the ceremony and so many guests commented to us in the days after that the ceremony was so personal and special. We would strongly recommend him.
Thank you so much John!

Eimear & Shane
Cloughjordan House

John was absolutely fantastic from the very start. He was brilliant letting us know what we needed fir our ceremony.
When it came to the ceremony John was brilliant keeping the groom calm. He made the ceremony so special and also included our children which was a big thing for us.
Thank you so much John.

Sarah & Thady
The midlands park hotel

John was excellent from start to finish. The way he guided us prior to the big day was great. On the day itself he controlled the room so well. He was really good at keeping me calm at the alter when it was needed. All round really nice guy. Thanks for a great ceremony John.

Sarah Quinn & John Judge
The Heritage

John was our celebrant for our wedding in Boyne Hill House. From the first call we had with him he understood perfectly that we wanted just a nice, simple ceremony. He provided us with some great suggestions and on the day he gave us a ceremony that was exactly what we had hoped for. Simple, intimate and beautiful. He put everyone at ease straight away and afterwards many of our guests were full of compliments about the ceremony and John himself. We would highly recommend having him as the celebrant for your ceremony. Thank you John!

Richie & Rachel
Boyne Hill House

John Dunne was our celebrant for our wedding on 23rd April 2022. He stepped in at the very last minute as our original celebrant got covid. We panicked at first as we had built a rapport with our original celebrant but honestly we need not have worried as John was FANTASTIC. A late night zoom call to go through the ceremony and he had it all in hand. On the day, he lead us through with ease and we had a wedding ceremony full of love. He included our two small children which was so important to us. Everyone commented on what a great ceremony it was, John was engaging and light hearted while explaining the elements of the ceremony with care. We cannot thank him enough for making it all so special. Hands down recommend him to any future couples.

David and Kate

John was the celebrant at our wedding and we couldn’t have made a better choice! He is very professional and calm, he made everyone feel at ease and relaxed. The service was beautiful, meaningful and intimate. John injected humour and a lightheaded approach. He made it feel like exactly what it was…a wonderful celebration with friends and family. We are 100% sure we made the right choice of celebrant. Thank you so much John!

Fiona and Tom
Coolbawn Quay, Tipperary

John was the perfect celebrant for us. He uplifted our very stripped back ceremony and has such an endearing and charming charisma which captured us and our guests. Everyone was commenting on how lovely and intimate the ceremony was.
John was a delight to deal with from the very start. He guided us wonderfully and listened to what we wanted and incorporated all aspects with a great flow.
Could not have been any happier with the service John provided us. I would recommend him to anyone.

Carly & Dominic Doheny
Midlands Park Hotel

John was fantastic! John has a very casual approach which made both of us very relaxed. We had a lot of giggles throughout the ceremony which we both loved and all of our guests commented on how intimate it was. We loved that we could include our daughter in the ceremony which made it all the more special for us. We unfortunately had to postpone our day 3 times due to the pandemic and John was very accommodating each time, reassuring us it would be worth the wait and it certainly was! We would highly recommend John.

Steph and Adrian
The Millhouse

We cannot thank John enough for the most beautiful and personal ceremony! Many of our guests had never been to a secular wedding ceremony, and they were blown away by John, and how intimate and meaningful the ceremony was. It was so special! Any future couple will be in complete safe hands with John, and can be guaranteed for the most beautiful ceremony.

Clara & Lorcan
Johnstown Estate

John was the perfect choice. His kindness and calmness is infectious. Every step of the planning was effortless as John is such a wonderful professional. Many of our guests commented on the great nature of our celebrant and how he did a fantastic job. I can’t imagine the ceremony being as enjoyable without John. Highly recommended to couples with children who want a chilled and relaxed ceremony with lots of flexibility!

Laura and Jean-Marie
The Heritage Hotel, Killenard

Where do I even start. You made our ceremony so personal and fun and I loved how you went out of your way to include our son! We were blown away by the level of detail, you did a fantastic job. Your amazing at what you do and it’ll be a memory We’ll remember forever and I’ll be forever grateful to you for making it such a special moment for us all!

Thank you so much,

Gemma & Dan

Gemma & Dan
Moy Valley

We found John to be the perfect solemniser for our big day. His casual and practical approach made us both feel relaxed and comfortable. There was zero stress when it came to our ceremony!He was also very helpful when it came to personalising our script and his input helped make it fun and enjoyable.

We would change nothing about our ceremony and would have no hesitation in recommending John regardless of the type of ceremony.

Peter & Lisa

Peter lyons & lisa danaher
Coolbawn quay

John we thank you for all your help in the run up to our wedding day. It was far from plain sailing with new guidelines being released at every stage. But we got there in the end and it was perfect! With every email and panicked phone call, you were cool, calm & reassuring. The ceremony was so special from start to finish and your jovial humor kept us at ease. We would highly recommend John Dunne as celebrant for your special occasion

Aileen & Craig
The Heritage Hotel, Killenard

John was excellent from start to finish. He took onboard our preferences and was organised and thorough. Many people at our wedding commented that the ceremony was beauitful. We would freely recommend John to others.

James & Angela
Carton House

We had John as our celebrant for our wedding earlier this year and I could not praise this gentleman enough. From our first meeting, to the lead up and then our wedding day, he made the process of creating the most intimate and personal ceremony really so easy and enjoyable. He was so patient and gave the best advice to make the day as truly amazing as it was. Our family and friends still talk about our ceremony and how beautiful it was. We couldn’t recommend John enough and are so thankful he was the celebrant chosen for us. Thank you John!

Sarah & Gary
The Clanard Court, Athy, Co. Kildare

John Dunne was our celebrant at our wedding in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan in July, John stepped in as our original officiator had left the company, at first I was a bit panicky but John put both myself and my hubbie at ease straight away, he went above and beyond to get our ceremony personalized and made us feel totally at ease with the planning, he was so lovely to deal with and our ceremony was perfect in every way, it was so relaxed and beautiful and so many of our guests said the same, so thank you so much John from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful, I’d love to do it all again… 🙂 xx

Maria and Ciaran

John thank you for making our day special .you made us both feel very calm and relaxed.thank you for all your help and advice in selecting our order of service.which made it extra special on the regards jacintha and robert.

Jacintha & Robert

John Dunne was our Solemniser at our wedding in Ashley Park, Nenagh a few weeks ago, and I have to say John was incredible from start to finish. John helped us customise our fabulous ceremony, and all our guests commented on how intimate and loving the whole ceremony was. John made both myself and Martin feel comfortable and relaxed and I would strongly recommend John.

Heather and Martin

Heather and Martin

We had John as our celebrant as a replacement as our original left the company, at first we wernt sure but once we met John he put us at ease straight away, very accommodating and helpful with all the questions that we had and the type of things we wanted for our ceremony he was great from start to finish we had a lovely ceremony all our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was and how great John was! We would definitely recommend and are so happy we ended up with him
Thank you john

Ffion and Keith kirwan

John, you were honestly amazing to have as our celebrant on our Wedding Day and every step along the way. You made us feel so at ease and gave us and all our guests a lot of giggles during the ceremony. You really went above and beyond to make the whole thing sooo personal for us, including our son in everything. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us a ceremony we will cherish forever. Shauna & Gavin Whelan

Shauna and Gavin

Jérôme and I are slowly getting back to reality after a wonderful summer! We were so happy to have you officiate at our wedding ceremony. We were delighted with the ceremony and many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Carol (who sang & played guitar) and our witnesses were also very grateful for your direction during the course of the ceremony.

Paul & Jerome

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