Marie Barden OSUI

Spiritual Ceremonies - Marie Barden

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 48 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.

Marie Barden was our celebrant for our wedding on 04.08.2022 and we would highly recommend her. From the moment we met her, we knew we had made the right choice. She was always available to answer our questions and very responsive, even to my request for changes to our ceremony the day before the wedding. On the day she welcomed us, reassured us and kept us calm. The ceremony was beautiful, the delivery perfect and most importantly she included our 3 children, all while adding a bit of laughter. We had so many guests compliment Marie on the ceremony and how much they loved it. We even received a lovely surprise when we opened the green book. Thank you so much. You made our day perfect.

Louise & Eric

Marie Bardon was our celebrant
from start to finish she was brilliant she made us feel so at ease also included our two daughters in the whole ceremony “the 1 year old gave her no choice ” all of our guests remaked about how good the ceremony was because of Marie we are so thankful that she was part of our day only wish we could do it all over again best day ever ❤

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Sharon & Alan

We would like to thank Marie so much for a fantastic ceremony on our wedding day. From the moment I spoke to Marie over the phone I could tell she was professional with a great warm personality and sense of humour. When we met in person she was relaxed and went over every little detail of our ceremony. She was always available if I needed to ask her a question. We wanted our ceremony to include our daughter and Marie was fantastic. On the day everyone said the ceremony was beautiful and Marie was so good at helping us relax. The weather on the day was over 30degrees and Marie was one step ahead with water and ice which was a blessing and well needed. Our candles were even melting and Marie was fantastic at bringing laughter and joy 😊 Would HIGHLY recommend Marie.
Thank you so much Karl Caren & Éabha xxx

Karl & Caren

We would like to thank Marie so much for a fantastic ceremony on our wedding day. From the moment I spoke to Marie over the phone I could tell she was professional with a great warm personality and sense of humour. When we met in person she was relaxed and went over every little detail of our ceremony. She was always available if I needed to ask her a question. We wanted our ceremony to include our daughter and Marie was fantastic. On the day everyone said the ceremony was beautiful and Marie was so good at helping us relax. The weather on the day was over 30degrees and Marie was one step ahead with water and ice which was a blessing and well needed. Our candles were even melting and Marie was fantastic at bringing laughter and joy 😊 Would HIGHLY recommend Marie.
Thank you so much Karl Caren & Éabha xxx

Karl & Caren

From first meeting Marie Barden we felt very relaxed she enquired about us and guided us trough all the possibilities, leaving always the option to add or remove anything that we felt like. We had a few virtual meetings were we got to exchange ideas and enquery about anything and everything. She made everything so much easier. On the day of the ceremony Marie got to meet us individualy to ensure everything was ok, she made everybody feel so comfortable and between tears and laughs it went all very smoothly. The ceremony was so personalized and so Us. Everybody present was delighted, they all compliment on such a lovely ceremony and how Marie was such a lovely and approachable lady and how good she actually was. We even had a card from Marie congratulating us on our wedding. We could not have been happier with Marie and how she turned our ceremony into something so positive, so special and so emotional. We will be talking for ages about the ceremony .
So from the bottom of our hearts Marie thank you ever so much
Andreia and Paul 22.07.22

Andreia and Paul

From initial contact to day of the wedding, Marie was amazing. She felt like a friend and we enjoyed every moment of the ceremony. Would highly recommend.

Rachel & Mark

Marie barden provided the most amazing ceremony and we couldn’t recommend her enough, she made us feel at ease and even involved our young boys making it perfect.

Nicole & Paul

From the first phonecall Marie made us feel so at ease! She honestly was so cool and calm and made everything run smooth! Her communication was excellent, any questions I had she responded so rapidly ! We have two young children and she was amazing with having them involved! She made our cermoney so relaxing and enjoyable and for that I’m forever grateful, thank you so much Marie! Annemarie,Mark,luke and josh

Annemarie & Mark

Marie was absolutely amazing, we cannot recommend her enough. Marie was such an amazing help and support to us. She was always at the end of the phone when ever we had a question. She helped us craft a personal, meaningful ceremony. She was such a great support when we had to postpone our ceremony at the last minute . So many of our guests commented on how wonderful she was. She stuck the perfect balance on the day making our cermony fun, personal and meaningful..everything we wished for. 5 stars all round

Lynn & Keith

I had requested for Marie Barden to perform our wedding ceremony, which took place this weekend and it couldn’t have gone any better. Marie was so helpful and supportive and really put a lot of thought into the ceremony to make it as special and memorable as she could for us. I can’t recommend her more!!!

Emer & Kesse

Marie was fantastic from start to finish, so warm and friendly. The ceremony was perfect and nothing was to much trouble. Helped to make the day extra special.

Laura & Jess

I absolutely recommend Marie her spiritual ceremonies where so beautiful ; my husband felt so comfortable with Marie throughout the whole ceremony I couldn’t thank her enough for how beautiful it went, Marie just made everything fall into place
Thanks so much I’m forever grateful 🙏 ❤

Jenny & Paul

We had Marie for our ceremony in The Headfort Arms Hotel on the 6th May. We honestly can’t recommend her highly enough. From the initial booking she was in regular contact with both of us. She is all about having the crack and fun which is exactly what we wanted. She is such a lovely warm and friendly person. She makes you feel like you have known her all your life. All our guests said how lovely and intimate the ceremony was and that is totally down to Marie. She also came up to our room on the morning of the wedding. The nerves had kicked in with me and she just totally put me at ease and calmed me down. We only found out that day that she was actually my brother in laws cousin. Was absolutely delighted as that made it even more special. She is an amazing person and beautiful inside and out anyone would be lucky to have her officiate their wedding. We just can’t thank Marie enough for making our big day so special. She is one in a million and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any other couples.

Louise Paul

We had Maire Barden do our ceremony and she was absolutely brilliant from start to finish I was so nervous about the whole ceremony and Maire made me feel so at ease and laugh had so much fun with her just planning the ceremony it was perfect thank you so much Maire

Tina & Vinny

We were lucky to get married during COVID times of uncertainty and it was all made so easy with Marie. She was in contact throughout the whole journey and we couldn’t of asked for a better person to marry us. @Marie Barden was absolutely amazing. She was so friendly and relaxed and we she was amazing with our children. I would get married again just to have Marie be our celebrant. We would totally recommend her.

Carley & Gareth

We had the pleasure of meeting Marie barden via Skype a few months back. She performed our ceremony outdoors in the Farnham Estate on the 27th June. Marie was with me from day one, helping us plan our day/readings/songs etc. I didn’t have to think about anything on the day, she guided us from the very beginning. She got to know all our family and guests. Marie is so caring and thoughtful, I’ll miss our chats and catch ups. Truly lovely woman. Thanks for everything Marie. Mr and Mrs Gillick

Emma & Raymond

Marie was our celebrant on 13 May 2022. The whole way through the process Marie was so kind and helpful, she worked with us to make sure it was the perfect ceremony for us as a couple! We felt totally at ease in the pre wedding meetings and then on the day we both felt totally relaxed in her presence. She came to meet me before I walked down the aisle and her friendly face totally put me at ease. So many guests have commented on how lovely the ceremony was on the day, we are so happy we had Marie as our celebrant!

Rebecca & Leon

Myself and my husband got married last week and had the pleasure of Marie Barden as our amazing celebrant.
Marie was fantastic! So pleasant, easy going and down to earth. Marie made the whole process run so smoothly, she put everyone at ease and ensured everything was in order from the days before the ceremony right upto the ceremony itself.
She was always on hand with words of wisdom and was very easy to get a hold of anytime we needed to.
After our ceremony all our guest commented on how beautiful it was and how Marie played an essential roll in it!
Booking though spiritual ceremonies was a very easy and straight forward process. I would recommend it to all who plan on having a civil ceremony. Of course I would highly recommend Marie to all, she was super!!
Thank you Marie & spiritual ceremonies for a beautiful day.

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Niamh & Dean

From the moment I spoke too marie barden.. I knew she was gonna be the person too marry us.. Marie is a breath of fresh air I needed in our life’s and everyone should and needs too have Marie in there lifes.. She was made too do this job.. We met a few time before hand and each time we left her we were more and more excited for her to do our ceremony. She put it together so well and a few bumps along the way.. She was so uplifting with it all.. Always said everything will work out. The morning of the wedding she came to both our rooms gave us the biggest hug and we had a teary our eyes.. And our service was done beautifully and a few tears from the words Marie spoke.. She spoke with all our guests after who well said she was a lovely person.. We would tell anyone who is getting married to ask for Marie Barden

All our love and thank you marie

Paul & Edward Doran-Malone

Paul & Edward

Thank you so much to Marie for making our day so special, would highly recommend Spiritual Ceremonies to anyone! They were also very accommodating when we needed to change our dates, which happened 4 times, but it was not a issue. Thanks again 🙂

Becca & David

Marie was the perfect celebrant for a perfect day. She spent a huge amount of time preparing the ceremony ‘script’ and helped everything run smoothly on the day Her smile and cheerful manner put us at our ease both before and during the ceremony. Our wedding was a small intimate affair and Marie felt like she was part of the family.

Johanna & Andrew

We had an amazing ceremony performed by Marie Bardon. She made the whole ceremony process run so smoothly and kept everyone laughing and smiling throughout. Would 100% recommend her for your big day.

Catriona & Ciaran

We cannot thank Marie enough! She was absolutely incredible from our first meeting and throughout. She gave us so many great ideas to make our ceremony personal and to include our closest family members which everyone was blown away by. It was such a special day thanks to Marie

Eva & Ian

Can’t recommend Berenice and Marie highly enough. They were both fantastic in helping us prepare our wedding ceremony, and Marie gave a lovely ceremony on our big day and everyone who attended said how excellent the ceremony was and how they all felt part of it. We got married in April 2022.
Áine and Stephen

Aine & Stephen

We had Marie Barden and could not recommend her enough from start to finish. All our guests spoke so highly of her and the service. She was absolutely amazing.
From Anthony Goulding and Deborah Goulding

Debbie & Anthony

I just have to say I huge thank you to Marie Barden we couldn’t ask for a better person to help us tie the knot . I remember three years ago I found her at a wedding fair and I have to say she was amazing and so helpful to chat too .Fast forward after covid we wanted no one else but her the marry us. On our big day Marie made Kevin and I so comfortable and we really felt that she was there for us and part of the family. We could have a real good laugh ,even people who have never seen a spiritual ceremony were in awe.all the guests said how funny, loving and how Marie made them feel part of the ceremony. They loved every minute. We would recommend her to anyone in need of a celebrant. Thank you Marie for being a guiding star on our journey.
Love
Anna & Kevin

Anna & Kevin

Well where do we even begin to thank Spiritual Ceremonies Ireland for giving us both such a wonderful intimate wedding ceremony that was tailored to our beliefs and wishes. We got married on the 05th October 2021 in Ballybeg House. Our wedding ceremony was extra special and very personal to us both as our celebrant Marie Barden is my husbands Mam and now my wonderful mother in law.

Somehow Marie managed to keep a sense of professionalism and confidence throughout the entire ceremony which given the circumstances of officiating the marriage of your only son in front of your entire family, friends and neighbours. It is an absolute credit to both her, her passion for her trade and who she is a person. And having seeing her in action we both now know she born to do this!!!

Some may say we are biased, however one week on and our guests are still talking about our wedding ceremony and just how emotional and personal it was. While some didn’t know what to expect prior to witnessing a spiritual ceremony, they are now converted after seeing Marie in action and how she executed the service. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The love and energy in the room was phenomenal and so powerful. We are still on a high. Each word had meaning and depth.

Marie was so attentive and caring while we worked together on structuring and tailoring our ceremony which resulted in a beautiful service. We wouldn’t change a thing and would happily recommend Spiritual Ceremonies Ireland to family, friends and loved ones. Not many people can be as privileged as my husband and I to have your mother and morher in-law marry you. Marie you were made for this industry. It was lovely for all our family and friends to witness you doing what you love. Above all, we love you so very much and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank You
Glenn and Ian xxx

Glenn And Ian

Marie was fantastic. She made us feel so relaxed and had some great ideas for the ceremony. Lots of communication before the big day and was available on the day for any last minute chaos. The ceremony itself was fantastic and she was able to incorporate so much of us in the ceremony that it was commented on by everyone.

Victoria & Ciaran

We can’t recommend Maire enough. From all the help in the lead up to our beautiful ceremony to her support and care on the day. She put a very nervous and anxious bride at ease and even visited the bride while she was getting ready to check in. Loads of guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Marie struck the perfect balance between humour and professionalism on the day and we can’t thank her enough.

Maeve and Alan

We want to say a huge thank you to Marie. She was amazing from the minute we spoke and I knew she was the celebrant for us.

She is so easy going and made us laugh and feel at ease on our wedding day.
Marie made our ceremony so special to us by including our three children, it was so personal to us. Everyone is still talking about our ceremony.

We can’t thank Marie enough for a day we will never forget.

Emma & Michael

Honestly can’t thank Marie Barden enough she was our earth angel on the day . Everyone loved her and she has a great sense of humour. She went above and beyond for us from the time of booking until the big day and even after. Thank you so so much Marie you made our day so special and fun ????

Stacey & Ger

A celebrant like no other !! From the moment we met Marie , she had to be the one to share our special day with us. I felt like I had a family member was marrying us, there was such love , warmth and kindness in Marie that you just know is genuine. I cannot begin to thank Marie for keeping me calm and for being so obliging with everything we asked of her. Please choose Marie for your wedding you will not regret it. This woman was made for this.

Paul & Shane

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 Darren and Ronan

Darren and Ronan

From start to finish spiritual ceremonies was the best decision we ever made, our spiritualist Marie was a one of a kind person real funny and down to earth helped us every step all the way and did an absolute amazing ceremony for my wife an I, would love to thank the company, Marie and Tom the main man he was an absolute legend for helping us out for the best days of our lives thank you so much would highly recommend this crowd.

Dylan

We cant thank Marie enough. She made us very at ease on the day. She brought such a positive atmosphere and light to the room. She was so thorough from the first zoom call and all the follow up throughout. Thanks again Marie you were Amazing x

Roisin and Ciaran Foley

Marie had to be one of my favourite parts of the whole ceremony. Having to cancel a couple times we ended up in contact a bit longer and more than expected and she actually became my friend which made the ceremony so much more personal!
Our ceremony was very informal with much involvement from our two boys and nieces and nephews and she set the perfect tone.
I honestly would have worked my dates in order to have had maire involved and cannot thank her enough

Aoife and Nicky

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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