Michael Murray OSUI

Michael Murray OSUI
Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 43 ratings)


Michael Murray 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 as an Officiant with the General Registrars Office in Northern Ireland.

Mike afforded us the luxury

Mike afforded us the luxury of being completely relaxed on our Wedding day , he was with us every step of the way and provided all the help we needed . All of our Wedding guests commented on the Ceremony and how they really enjoyed it and how great Mike was . Thank you from the bottom of our hearts , we are so glad to have crossed paths and have you being a part of our special day .

Jaime and Micheal Carolan

Mike, We just wanted to

Mike, We just wanted to say a massive massive thank you for our ceremony on Sunday. It couldn’t have gone any better, we both absolutley loved it and was all thanks to you. Every single person there commented on it and our families haven’t stopped talking about it and how unique and lovely they found it and saying how brilliant you were, we can’t thank you enough!

Emma-Louise & David

Mike provided us with a

Mike provided us with a beautiful ceremony in Darver Castle in August 2020. His passion, meticulous planning, subtle wit, and calming demeanour created the perfect setting for a beautiful ceremony.
Right from day one, Mike put our minds at ease and told us that he will plan a ceremony around our wishes and not to worry about a thing. He made the whole process so enjoyable and provided us with everything we needed to plan a perfect ceremony with him.
We cannot recommend Mike enough, he is an absolute pleasure to deal with and his relaxed manner effortlessly helped to ease any nerves on the day.
Thank you Mike!

Derek & Maeve

We had the best wedding

We had the best wedding day ever! it was all planned pretty much last minute as we were due to get married in Greece on 08/08/20, due to Covid-19 we decided there was no better place than our back Garden. Michael Murray was our celebrant and I honestly cannot rate him enough, he was a pleasure to work with on the lead up to the wedding, and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful on the day! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the audience! The ceremony was my favourite part of the day because it was so personal and totally symbolized our relationship! Thank you so much Mike, your a gent, and to all Spiritual Ceremonies tea

Kathryn and Robert

Thank you for a truly

Thank you for a truly beautiful ceremony. It was everything we could have wished for and the guests all loved it. I know a lot of them will never have been to a Spiritual Ceremony before and didn’t know what to expect but they thought it was so beautiful and personal to us, I’ve been told that most of them were crying which just shows how moving it was. Thanks again Mike

Ruth & David

Mike married myself and marty

Mike married myself and marty on 29th June 19, he is a absolute gentleman, he is so passionate about what he does and would move mountains to make your day amazing, he was a pleasure to plan with and kept us both feeling very calm throughout the entire wedding and planning, during the service he directed everyone involved and told them what they had to do and where to go and make them feel so comfortable in a situation where they were feeling uneasy, we wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to marry us, Mike made us all laugh, he made us cry and most importantly he married me to my best friend and for that I am forever grateful.

Sara&Marty xx

Sara and Marty McGrady

Hi Mike. We wanted to

Hi Mike. We wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so special. You entertained all our guests and sooooo many people commented on how amazing you were. You made Martin feel at ease before the ceremony and just made the service so much more enjoyable. You are one in a million!!!!

Deirdre & Martin

Mike was absolutely fantastic and

Mike was absolutely fantastic and was so friendly and professional we couldnt recommend him enough the service was amazing and all our family and friends were blown away at how lovely the ceromony was. Thanks again mike

Sinead & Roy

Mike performed our spiritual ceremony

Mike performed our spiritual ceremony at our wedding at Killyon Manor 3 weeks ago and we were truly blessed to have him! Mike went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy and that our day was truly special and perfect for what we wanted. Thank you so much Mike! You’re a wonderful person! Georgina and Patrick.

Patrick & Georgina

Mike wa absolutely super at

Mike wa absolutely super at our wedding! Everybody thought so and we got complemented on the service by the majority of guests. We love you Mike and thanks for everything. Xx

Rathfíonna & Liam

Hi Mike thank you so

Hi Mike thank you so much for being our celebrant at our wedding in August. We were so happy to have chosen you to be a part of our wedding as you made the ceremony so special for Tom and I.

Pauline & Tom

Mike was absolutely a gent,

Mike was absolutely a gent, made us both feel so relaxed and was extremely helpful and as for the ceremony every single guest commented on how fabulous it was he done an amazing job..

Ger & Niall

Mike joined us to solemnise

Mike joined us to solemnise our wedding at the end of September. From the first moment I spoke to Mike I knew he was a perfect fit for us. It was very important to us to remember our two babies that we lost during pregnancy in out ceremony and Mike understood how much including them meant to us, as well as including our two daughters. We planned our wedding in 3 months and he understood how maniac things were for us and didn’t rush us at any point, instead he encouraged us to make it as personal and special as we could. He was available throughout to calm nerves and offer guidance. Our venue was unique and holds a lot of sentimental value for our family and our ceremony needed to reflect that. Mike appreciated all of this and our ceremony was beautiful, personal, thoughtful, emotional and most of all fun. He was in total control throughout and even sacrificed his pocket square when I got paint on my thumb from some last minute DIY. For many of our guests it was their first experience of a spiritual ceremony and they were amazed by how beautiful and personal it was. Michael is a true gentleman. You couldn’t ask for a nicer person to be a part of your wedding day. Martina, Gerard, Billie Jean and Isabelle.

Martina & Gerard

We had our special day

We had our special day on the 17th of August and we were honoured to have our marriage officiated by the lovely Michael Murray. Mike, On behalf of Colin and I want to thank you so much for making our ceremony so special. You accommodated all of our requests and involved everyone in our ceremony. We laughed, we cried and we laughed some more. Everything was just flawless and every word you spoke was beautiful. It is a time in our lives we will never forget and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we wish you every good wish for the future and I’ll be keeping an eye on the page to see who else’s day you made magical xxx Thanks again mike We we’re so lucky to have you. Sarah and Colin Brady xxxx Ps: I want to get married again on FRIDAY!!!!????

Sarah & Colin

Myself and my wife got

Myself and my wife got married in Darver Castle on the 12th of August 2018. Our Ceremony was performed within the beautiful confines of Darver Castle, in it’s ceremony room by the equally diligent celbrant, Michael Murray of Spiritual Ceremonies. We first met Michael several months before our wedding, where his soft, gentle, relaxed and genuinley caring personality and diligent attention to detail won us over. Michael advised us and passed us on his valuable experience which helped us to make the correct decisions along the way. We woulfd like to thank Michael from the bottom of our hearts for conducting a beautifully personalised and professionally delivered ceremony in a very relaxed but meaniful atmosphere. One of our most talked about aspects of our wedding by our guests, was the actual ceremony itself and in paticular, our celebrant. So thank you Michael for all you have done in making our wedding a unique and memorable, not to mention stress free occasion for us. Michael & Anette McDonnell

Michéal & Anette

Michael made our day incredibly

Michael made our day incredibly special, he totally understood us as a couple and balanced the legal, spiritual, and personal perspectives perfectly. Everyone spoke of Michael’s calm, professional, and fun personality which made the ceremony touch the hearts of everyone in attendance, continuing steadfastly despite the rain and ? all around us. We will be forever grateful to Michael for giving us, our families and friends the most memorable day.

John Paul & Kevin

My husband and I were

My husband and I were married on Sunday 29th September and Everyone commented about how amazing our celebrant Michael Murray was and how the ceremony was one of the best and most beautiful they had ever been to! Mike was honestly perfect and made our ceremony so special and relaxed. We cannot thank him enough.

Kayleigh & James

Mike officiated our wedding on

Mike officiated our wedding on November 2nd 2018 and I can honestly he was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. We met up beforehand over a coffee to discuss the details and straight away we knew he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding! He was so warm and engaging to chat with, showed a personal interest in us as a couple and made it all so easy for us from the start. He kept in touch coming up to the day and on the day itself was absolutely exceptional. He made sure the ceremony reflected us as a couple but also both our families as well. He included a really lovely introduction as Ghaeilge and spoke beautifully. He was very sweet and patient with the many young nieces and nephews who found it difficult to stay quiet! All in all he was very professional yet it felt like he was there as our friend! I can highly recommend him and hope to stay in touch! Míle buíochas arís Xx

Roisin & James

Mike Murray was our celebrant

Mike Murray was our celebrant on the 14th of October 2018, he has been exceptionally supportive throughout the planning stage and the wedding day itself. Mike went above and beyond just moments before the ceremony when an unfortunate circumstance took place with the grooms Nan. The ceremony was postponed for over an hour and during this time, Mike kept the atmosphere calm and checked on the groom to ensure he was ok. I couldnt have wished for a better celebrant. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, it was everything we dreamed of. The guests all commented how wonderful the ceremony was. Full of love and laughter.

Mandy & Drew

I would 100% recommend Mike

I would 100% recommend Mike to anyone. He was so easy to deal with in the lead up to the ceremony and made us feel so at ease. The ceremony itself was unlike anything I have ever attended, so relaxed and personal. Our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how great they thought Mike was. He really makes you feel like he cares about your ceremony and definitely gives the impression that he truly loves his job. We would just love to say a massive thank you to Mike, thank you for making our day so special!

Ciara & Chiliane

We could not have asked

We could not have asked for anymore! Mike was fantastic from the very first meeting to our wedding day! Well spoken & professional! He also was great fun & put us totally at our ease! We placed our trust in him for the ceremony and all came through perfect. Please pass this on to Mike he deserves total credit for a job well done-perfection to the last.. thank you so much 😉

Sheila & Niall

Michael was our celebrant back

Michael was our celebrant back in May this year and was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we were assigned Michael he made everything flow so smoothly, we live in England so first spoke via a Skype meeting which was so easy. From there on Michael was very easy to approach and helped so much with our questions throughout our build up. On our wedding day, we met Michael for the first time and he was brilliant. Such a nice guy, I would definitely recommend. He made our service perfect.

Mark & Judith

We live in London and

We live in London and were getting married back home. From the first WhatsApp call we knew we were in the best hands. Mike has been amazing from start to finish. He guided us when we needed it and was really receptive to some of our more random ideas! On the day he guided us through the ceremony effortlessly. Everything went right to plan. He worked with the photographers and the musicians to make sure everything would go right. But most of all, Mike is just a really good guy. You feel like you have a celebrant who really cares, who is invested in your day and wants to see it go exactly to plan If you are reading this and wondering if he is the right person, we have a quick answer: he is. Book him right now

Helena & Niall

We just want to thank

We just want to thank you for creating and delivering the most perfect ceremony. We were very unsure about which type of ceremony to go for but we can now say that a spiritualist ceremony truly encompasses everything and we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect ceremony. Our guests are still talking about how personal and meaningful every element of our ceremony was. Mike you were an absolute blessing on the day and during the lead up. We instantly felt a connection with you and your warm and bubbly nature shines through. It’s so apparent that you love what you do and you made us feel so at ease. I’m normally extremely nervous when I’m speaking in-front of others but you made us feel so relaxed that all our worries disappeared. Mike you are a true gent and it’s no wonder that your at the top of your field. We couldn’t recommend you enough and I can without any hesitation say that I know you would be the perfect choice for any couple!

Helen & Gary

Both myself and Emma Jane

Both myself and Emma Jane would love to thank you for all our help and professionalism over the past eight months on our wedding ceremony. You prepared both of us very well for the ceremony, and made the day so relaxing and memorable for us and both our families. You walked us through step by step and this settled our nervous throughout the ceremony. Our families had nothing but kind words to say about you and we can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. We would recommend you to anyone who is looking for have a spiritual ceremony as we believe we couldn’t have had a better celebrant than you. Thank you so much and we wish you all the best in the future.

Emma Jane & Sean

Mike was fantastic throughout the

Mike was fantastic throughout the whole process. We initially met at time that suited us as well as him in a location very handy for us too which always helps. He provided us with lots of options for the ceremony, different readings and options to customize. On the day he was great, incredibly reassuring and professional without losing any of the personal touch that made him part of the wedding itself. Everything went smoothly and Mike was always there to guide us through so we weren’t flustered or stuck at any stage. Our guests and even our photographer and videographer commented throughout the day at how relaxed and professional Mike was. We were lucky and delighted that Mike was chosen as our celebrant. Cheers Mike and best of luck in the future, you’ll be doing this for a long time.

Tatjana & Niall

We cannot recommend Mike Murray

We cannot recommend Mike Murray enough, he put us as ease from our very first meeting. For some reason I thought we had to get the stereotypical officiate but I am so glad we found Mike. He answers any queries you may have and his calmness just rubs off you on the day. He made the ceremony young and current while making you / your partner and guests feel important. You can tell he genuinely loves what he does.

Catherine & Ian

Mike was wonderful from the

Mike was wonderful from the day we met him ! He made our ceremony so personal and wonderful everyone has said how brilliant it was . We are beyond grateful it was Mike who married us .

Debbie & Gary

I would like to thank

I would like to thank Mike so much for marrying us as he was an absolute pleasure to work with. Our ceremony was designed especially for us so I it was both beautiful and so meaningful. We took on board all of Mikes advice and because we work together to plan our ceremony it was just perfect. A day to remember.

Siobhan & PJ

Mike was fabulous from start

Mike was fabulous from start too finish very professional friendly and makes all feel at ease i would highly recommend Mike to do any of my friends weddings should they choose Spiritual Ceremonies. very happy Bride and groom and I cannot thank him enough. Made our Ceremony so special and all was at ease. Mike is perfect at his job and I wish him all the best for the future. Very happy with all. Thanks Jennifer & Mark Woods

Jennifer & Mark

Words can’t describe how amazing

Words can’t describe how amazing Mike was!!from meeting him and how relaxed he made us feel to that little touch of coming to check if I was ok on the morning. He gave us choices we never knew were possible in our ceremony regarding the involvement of our children and allowed us free reign on songs and readings. I would highly recommend Mike to any couple to cerlebrate their wedding day.

Gemma & Robert

Michael was FANTASTIC and really

Michael was FANTASTIC and really made our day go off perfectly. He managed our ceremony from Ireland while I was home in Texas and my (now) Irish husband was in Australia! He made excellent suggestions and really encouraged us to make our ceremony our own! And it was better than we could have imagined. He even came up the night before to do a rehearsal which was a total lifesaver! The ceremony was fun, lighthearted, and truly perfect. I could not imagine marrying my best friend without the gental and professional guide of Mr. Michael Murray!

Mandi & Eamonn

We were married on the

We were married on the 29th March 2019 by Mike Murray. He was not who we were initially assigned to Marry us but we are so incredibly happy we got him and sincerely believe it was meant to happen. From the very first meeting all nerves left us both as Mike just has such a relaxed and calming air about him. It was quite important to us to have our children involved and meet the celebrant which Mike was a hero about they loved him! All of our guests also commented on how incredible our ceremony was. If you are lucky enough to get Mike ur not only getting a professional ur also gaining a friend for life.

Kristine & David

Mike was fantastic. He made

Mike was fantastic. He made our day so special. The guest still takk about his energy and nature before during and after the service. Everyone loved him and the service was magical. Mike involved all of our family in our special day. He was so calming on the busy run up to the day and very supportive. We highly reccommend him. Thanks again Mike.

Sarah & Leigh

We have had so many

We have had so many comments from our guests about how wonderful our ceremony was and we both are so very pleased we had Mike Murray as our celebrant. It was very daunting finding a celebrant as we felt it was almost like randomly picking someone for something so special which left us very nervous. From the minute we got in touch with spiritual ceremonies we weren’t disappointed – the result of choosing them and working with Mike resulted in a wonderful mix of faith and personality in our ceremony and we’ll cherish that moment forever. Mike worked so hard to ensure that both our and our guests experience was a reflection of us & our priorities we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Georgina & Patrick

Where do i start with

Where do i start with Mike from spiritual ceremonies?. Im sitting here trying to think of words good enough to reflect the ceremony and service Mike supplied to our wedding. From the moment I met him, he advised me on everything from the proceedings to what I needed to do with the council. His calmness, friendliness and professionalism took effect instantly that I went home and said to my now wife that “this guy is brilliant, he knows what he is doing!” We have a very young baby so Mike went out of our way to come to our house at a time that suited with the baby. Instantly made Lisa feel at ease too and went through the different ceremonies with us and offered ideas on how to make it personal to us. He told us that we have enough to be worrying about in the build up to our wedding and he promised us that our ceremony wouldn’t be one of them! He wasn’t wrong! Always stayed in contact right up to the wedding last week on the 8th December at the Manor House and went above and beyond his duties at every moment he could. The morning of the wedding he met us both to resettle nerves before it all kicked off. While i was waiting in the ceremony he was keeping a calm atmosphere and telling me how beautiful my new wife was looking and cracking a few jokes. Wee touches in such tense moments goes a long long way! The ceremony itself….Just wow…people were a mess in tears while I was fighting my own in fear of my friends noticing lol. We done the remembrance candles to remember Lisa’s late father, the sand ceremony to reflect our families and also the handbinding to include our closest friends. Mike delivered the ceremony flawlessly. Everything from the softly spoken tone of his voice to his posture and presence. The room was literally mesmerized at how good of a reader and speaker Mike is and if I had a pound for every time someone has told me how beautiful the ceremony was , I would probably be a millionaire. We can’t thank him enough and I can’t compliment him enough. I would like to finish by saying the best decision we made in regards to the whole wedding was to have Mike officiate it. He made it ours, and one my friends, family and ourselves will never forget. Kind Regards Stewart

Stew & Lisa

We were married by the

We were married by the most amazing and personal spiritual officiant Michael Murray a few weeks ago .We can only say great things about our beautiful ceremony and the flawless correspondent help we had from Michael from our first meeting.Our guests all had lovely and positive things to say about our ceremony,our kids involvement made everything more precious to us.The memories of our spiritual wedding will forever be those of joy.Thanks so much for making our day so special

Orla & Charlie

Tom & Sarah about Michael Murray

Mike Murray was our celebrant at our wedding in July. The moment we met him we were immediately put at ease and knew our ceremony was in the perfect hands. He did a wonderful job – we have had so many compliments on how personal the wedding ceremony was. We loved that we were able to have Mike guide us through putting something together that truly reflected us. He also offered helpful advice and was always very professional and reliable. Thank you Mike!

Tom & Sarah

Brian & Olwyn about Michael Murray

Mike Murray was our celebrant on the day, 22nd July 2018 in Cabra Castle. He stepped in two weeks before for another celebrant due to unforseen circumstances. We did a lighting of the candles and a sand ceremony and some prayers of the faithful and readings we wanted to include. We loved the flexibility the Spiritual Ceremony gave us given that we were raised in different religions, it gave us the chance to bring across traditional elements of a religious wedding ceremony along with a very unique sand ceremony. This was particularly close to us because we recently bought a house close to the sea and used sand from the beach. We’d just like to say we would thoroughly recommend Mike Murray as a celebrant. He was a gentleman from start to finish, put both of us at ease and quoting a few of our guests ‘a fine looking fellow’. Our guests also appreciated the part in our ceremony when Mike asked us to pause for a few minutes to take the moment in. If your thinking of having a ceremony and have different views on religion a Spiritual Ceremony is the perfect choice in our opinion

Brian & Olwyn

Ciara & Joey about Michael Murray

I just wanted to send an email on behalf of myself and my new husband. We were married on Monday, July 30th and have been on cloud nine ever since and there is one person who is in particular for this, and that is Mike Murray. Mike had to step in last minute as our previous celebrant had a family emergency. It must be hard to take on a ceremony quite last minute but Mike emailed us just hours after you guys notified us of the change and from the minute he emailed, something just clicked. We had a meeting planned in minutes for just days later. The minute we met him, we knew we were in the best hands. He understood us and what we wanted and was so kind towards Joey and his want to have his dad mentioned. Even though we knew Mike was amazing, nothing could have prepared us for the actual day. He put us both at ease, talked us through everything and cracked jokes at the perfect moments. Our ceremony was beautiful and perfect and its because of Mike. My mam and her family would all be extremely Catholic, and I am the first member of the family to marry outside of the church, which didn’t go down well at first. However, my mam and each of her brothers and sisters were blown away by the ceremony. They couldn’t believe how personal it was and how fantastic Mike was. They are all still raving about it. I feel I am rambling now but I just do not have enough words to thank Mike or express to you how lucky you are to have him. He is incredibly special and every couple that has him will be so so lucky Thank you again Ciara and Joey McCallig

Ciara & Joey

Linda & Richard about Michael Murray

Mike Murray was our celebrant Saturday from the 1st contact with him he was so helpful.. we asked for a very short ceremony and got exactly what we wanted and although my mam got lost along the way Mike reassured me everything was ok and not to worry about the delay… I would highly recommend him

Linda & Richard

Nina & Dwayne about Michael Murray

Hi everyone we got married on the 18th July 2018 in St. Oliver Plunketts Church in the beautiful Loughcrew gardens estate, Mike Murray was our O.S.U.I…he done a wonderful job at making our ceremony so special…everyone loved it…We Thank him dearly for his attention to detail and for bringing the handfasting ribbons as i totally forgot to bring sash…He has a very clear voice ..i think everyone heard every word even though we had no sound equipment.. it was like a live production… of a fairytale story..Mike also took some lovely photos…Thank you so much we could not of wished for a nicer more down to earth person …Thank you Mike and all at Spiritual Ceremonies. Nina & Dwayne xx

Nina & Dwayne

Yvonne & Derek about Michael Murray

We got married on the 14th July 2018. Michael Murray officiated our ceremony. Mike was absolutely fantastic, he made our ceremony very special and personal. So many of our guests had so many compliments about our ceremony and Mike. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend him. Thanks again Mike we wish you well. Yvonne and Derek

Yvonne & Derek

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