Marie Barden OSUI

Marie Barden OSUI
Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 12 ratings)

Marie Barden is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office in the Republic of Ireland.


We could not have hoped

We could not have hoped for a better celebrant than Marie for our wedding day. Marie is such a warm, funny, incredibly organised and understanding character. She helped us plan the ceremony in great detail in advance, had brilliant suggestions for what to include so that it reflected us and made sure everything was delivered to a tee on the day. So many of our family and friends mentioned how much they loved the ceremony and how personal and fun Marie made it feel for everyone. It was everything we had hoped for and more.

It’s been our pleasure and luck to meet Marie and have her play such a key role on our wedding day. We would not hesitate in recommending her. All the best for the future Marie. Ronan + Aoibhín x

Aoibhín & Ronan

Marie was brilliant from start

Marie was brilliant from start to finish. She was excellent at planning the ceremony and tailoring it to our liking. She was so helpful with coming up with suggestions and being mindful of any COVID restrictions. She went the extra mile to make sure we had all the relevant information and even reminded us what we needed to bring for the big day.
Her personality shone through, she was friendly, warm and treated us and our guests like family. We had lots of comments about how relaxed and personal our ceremony was and that was all because of Marie!
Couldn’t have asked for better!

Ross & Sally

We cannot say enough positive

We cannot say enough positive things about Marie. She was just exceptional throughout the whole process. Everyone one of our guests, everyone was blown away by the ceremony. The compliments are so joyous to hear back from guests on the ceremony for us after the wedding still.

The personalised manner of the ceremony offered by Spiritualist Ceremonies and Marie’s approach just made the ceremony everything we could have hoped for and I am someone who had high expectations. We will be forever grateful to Marie for her kindness, her humour, her beautiful personalised and down to earth approach to our ceremony. All guests were so at ease and she made every moment a special one for all involved.

We are forever grateful to her. A beautiful, bubbly spirit that we are so thrilled was such an important part of our special day.

Thanks Marie❤️

Darren & Ronan xxx

Darren O Sullivan & Ronan Judge

Marie was absolutely fantastic

Marie was absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. She helped make our ceremony so personal and beautiful and our guests kept saying it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. Marie is such a warm, vibrant person and has such a lovely calming presence and a great sense of humour. Thank you so much Marie for being such an important part of the best day of our lives.

Gráinne & Quentin

We would highly recommend Marie

We would highly recommend Marie Barden. She is the most down to earth person and a great laugh. We had to do video calls with Marie during covid so we only met her on the day of the wedding and I felt like we knew her years she calmed my nerves down at the beginning of the ceremony and everyone at the wedding commented on how nice she was and what a beautiful ceremony it was. She has a great bubbly personality and we were delighted we got Marie to marry us.

Lorraine & John Mooney

A Guiding Light. Marie was

A Guiding Light. Marie was an absolute breath of fresh air to deal with. Planning a wedding is stressful, planning during a pandemic is even more stressful with the constant unknown. Marie stayed in touch with us throughout without putting any added pressure on us. She was a true guiding star and kept us both grounded, constantly reminding us of the importance of our impending marraige. She was amazing and although due to covid we didn’t get to meet Marie face to face until the big day we felt like we knew her years. Thank you so much Marie everyone loved the ceremony & the little touches. 💗💗 Mr & Mrs Daly x

Marc & Debbie

Marie Barden was an absolute Joy

Marie Barden was an absolute joy to work with — not only was she helpful and enthusiastic in helping us plan our wedding ceremony, she also suggested little touches to improve aspects of the ceremony and she was incredibly kind about helping us calm any nerves before the big day itself. On the day, she was absolutely loved by our guests, many of whom asked afterwards how we had found her. I would unhesitatingly recommend her as a celebrant — we felt very lucky to get her. Thanks Marie!

Nadine and Shane

We just want to say

We just want to say a huge thanks to Marie. Throughout the whole process she was so helpful and such a calming influence. On the day itself she couldn’t have been nicer to us and our families. Everybody commented on how lovely the ceremony and how nice & down to earth Marie was. Would 100% recommend Marie to anybody that is due to get married..

Kate & Patrick

From the moment we met

From the moment we met Marie we knew that she was the celebrant we wanted to preform our ceremony. This has been a very difficult year and Marie was there with us throughout the whole journey right up to our wedding day.

Marie is a very down to earth and calming person and this helped us prepare for our big day.

The ceremony was everything that we wanted and Marie made it so personal to us. It was the perfect start to a very special day and the rest of our lives together. We can’t thank Marie enough for all she has done for us.

Peter & Suzanne Byrne

We both found Marie to

We both found Marie to be a fantastic celebrant, who brought so much to our wedding preperations as well as the big day.

Her enthusiasm and attitude was always first class and she was always on hand. This meant a lot, especially as things were uncertain during the coronavirus pandemic.

We would highly recommend her.

Christopher & Emma

Christopher & Emma

I just wanted to say

I just wanted to say huge thank you to Marie. You were amazing from start to finish. From our very first phone call to the wedding day. It went absolutely perfect. There was laughs and emotions were high but you managed to keep the day relaxed and enjoyable which is not easy when you throw children in the mix. It was the best day of our lives and we were so blessed to have you. Everybody commented on how good you were. Thank you again x

Carley & Gareth

We’ve had to postpone our

We’ve had to postpone our wedding due to coronavirus however I would just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to our celebrant Maria Barden. She has gone above and beyond to help us out as much as possible and I know 100% the ceremony would have been beautiful and everything we imagined. She is such a positive person, someone that you definitely want marrying you. She wants your day to be amazing. She’s so passionate about her job. We hope when we do choose our new date that Maria is available. We will try our best to plan it around her availability.

Mark and Claire