Susan Heffernan - Spiritual Ceremonies

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 35 ratings)

Susan Heffernan OSUI

Susan Heffernan is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office. Susan is also able to perform naming ceremonies and funerals.

Helping you bring your love story to life in a personal and meaningful ceremony is truly a privilege for me.

In our conversations through the planning, I’ll work with you to understand your love story, your values and the dreams you have for your wedding ceremony. Your ceremony will reflect the family bonds you’re creating, ensuring those closest to you are included, and your wedding day includes the ceremony elements that matter most to you, making the ceremony a true reflection of your personalities and journey.”

Susan was recommended to us and we are delighted that we chose her for our special day. She was so professional, friendly and helpful in all of her communication. In the beginning we had a Skype call with her and she immediately put us at ease as to what to expect etc. She guided us through the planning and wording of the ceremony. When we met her closer to the wedding day she went through everything with us and answered any questions that we had. We were thrilled with the ceremony and how personal and relaxed Susan made it for us. Everyone commented on how great she was. Thank you so much Susan for everything 😊

Loretta and Gordon
The Ocean Sands Hotel

Susan was one of our best decisions for our wedding at Belleek Castle in October 2023. We planned our wedding from the States and met her for an online chat. We instantly knew we had met our officiant from her meaningful questions and gentle presence. The process was easy and efficient, and she helped us with tips on how to get our Irish marriage license and how to do that process best. She could not have been more helpful. She wrote the most beautiful vows (we chose traditional spiritual) with our input and anecdotes. Susan kindly met us a day before the ceremony for a run-through and a final chat. The most beautiful part of our wedding was our vows, which Susan made magical. Susan knew our venue and vendors well; it was like a lovely little wedding family in Ballina! The ceremony was intimate and utterly meaningful. We could not have been more pleased. I highly recommend booking Susan for your wedding. You will be happy you did!

Brendan and Sofia Matthews
Belleek Castle, Ballina

Choosing Susan as our wedding celebrant was one of the best decisions we made for our special day in Westport. Her dedication, warmth, and attention to detail were evident from the moment we met her. Susan’s ability to personalize our ceremony, weaving together our love story with grace and eloquence, created a truly unforgettable experience for us and our guests. Her genuine care and professionalism made us feel at ease throughout the planning process, and her heartfelt delivery on the day itself left a lasting impression on everyone present. We are immensely grateful to Susan for helping us create memories that we will cherish for a lifetime.

Lisa and Gary
The Westport Coast Hotel

Susan was our celebrant and she was amazing, we couldn’t have asked for a more positive, well spoken and natural celebrant. Our guests were blown away by the ceremony, how relaxed and nice it was. Everyone complimented on Susan being brilliant and how lucky we were to have her.

Danielle and Cian
Mulranny Park Hotel

Susan was excellent to deal with from day one when she came to our house to go through the layout of the ceremony, to the day itself which was a beautiful ceremony. Susan’s calmness had us both at ease throughout and so many guests commented on what they described as a beautiful ceremony. Thank you very much Susan 🙂

David and Sinead
Knockranny

Susan was a pleasure to deal with from first contact to the day of our beautiful ceremony. After meeting her to discuss the arrangements we were confident everything would be perfect on the day as she was so accommodating, interested in making the ceremony as personal as possible and professional. She made everything so easy with sample readings, well thought out drafts of the ceremony and unique touches. We could not have been happier with our ceremony and have gotten lovely compliments on it from our guests. Thank you so much Susan for adding so much to our wonderful wedding and making everything so easy!

Kelly & James
Westport Woods Hotel

Susan was 5 star from start to finish, made the entire process so relaxed and personable. Was ultra responsive to any questions or late requests that were posed.
Thanks so much for everything.
Claire and Liam

Liam & Claire Ryam
Knockranny House hotel westport

Cannot thank Susan enough for the attention to detail and personal touches which she included to make our wedding such a special day.
We both have received numerous compliments on our choice of celebrant.
From the first meeting we were delighted with her professional attitude combined with a brilliant sense of humour .
We would highly recommend her , she went over and above to ensure our wedding was personal and perfect for us

Edward and Gillian Cockerill
Park Hotel Kiltimagh

Where do we even begin?! Susan was nothing but helpful from the very get-go and really took the time to get to know us and our journey. We want to thank Susan for all the calls, email communication and personal meetings up to our wedding and for making us feel relaxed on the Big Day itself. The ceremony was completely tailored to our wishes and Susan was able to provide us with some nice tips and hints as to how we could personalise the ceremony with some nice Irish traditions. All in all, Susan didn’t only make us feel comfortable during the planning, we had great craic with her too! We can fully recommend anyone looking for a solemnisor to look no further than Susan Heffernan. GRMA, Susan, vielen Dank!! 🙂

P & M
Park Hotel, Kiltimagh

We couldn’t say enough good things about Susan. She made our ceremony so special and guided us through the process with sincerity and professionalism from the start. Our guests all commented on how ‘us’ the ceremony was and that came down to Susan ensuring we knew how to plan the right one for us. Thank you Susan for marrying us and making the day so memorable.

Louise & Tom
Westport Woods Hotel

We loved working with Susan on the ceremony. She listened to our vision for the day and created the most wonderful ceremony that was really joyful, warm, relaxed and personal- exactly what we were hoping for! She is such a kind person and a lovely presence to have around on your special day. Thank you, Susan!

Lucy & Guy
Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Susan’s professionalism and calm demeanor made our special day run smoothly. Our guests thought the service was beautiful and how they felt they were part of it, nothing was too much trouble for her. We would highly recommend Susan, you will be in safe hands and you will definitely have a day to remember.

Patricia & Alan Keogh
Westport Woods Hotel & Spa

We had a great relationship with Susan from the initial phone call. When we met in person, we were even more curtained that we were very lucky finding Susan.
Susan met us to spend some time together, have a chat and understand what kind of couple we were, and created a ceremony that was just us.
Susan brings with herself a very calm aura, and our ceremony was stress-free and just wonderful.
Our guests really enjoyed the ceremony and said it was lovely.
We highly recommend Susan to everyone looking to have a wonderful wedding ceremony.

Kasia & Gary
The Ivy Tower Hotel

Susan was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to our ceremony. She was very flexible and responsive when communicating via email and video conference Susan provided very sage advice to us as a couple navigating the wedding prep from abroad and broadly speaking on the many different aspects that can make up a spiritual ceremony. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and on how unique it was. Thanks Susan for all your collaboration and support.

Caroline & Brian
Kilronan Castle

Credit where credit is due, Susan was an amazing celebrant on our wedding day. I would highly recommend Susan’s services!

Tracy & Cillian
Galway Bay Hotel

Hi Susan

From our initial contact with you, we knew you were a good fit for our wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony. You really represented our thoughts, views and hopes so well on the day.

We have received lots of positive feedback from friends/family on how personal the ceremony was.

Thanks a lot!

Peadar & Caitriona

Peadar & Caitriona
The Hardiman Hotel, Galway

Susan was wonderful from the get go of the wedding process. It was hard planning a wedding from America, but we were able to chat with Susan via email and zoom a few times. She always got back to us in a prompt and timely manner. I was fortunate to meet Susan a few months before the wedding and she was very easy going and easy to talk to. She really put the work into our ceremony and made it unique to us. On the day of the wedding, she brought a calming presence which helped tremendously in the chaos of the day. We felt so relaxed during our ceremony. Thank you Susan for everything 🙂

Aoife & Chas
Westport Woods

We would highly recommend Susan, she was amazing from start to finish. Susan has a lovely warm presences about her and just makes you feel at ease. The ceremony was lovely. We did the sand and alot of our guests kept talking about how beautiful and personal it was.

Luke and chantelle
Great national hotel

Susan is not only a wonderful celebrant, but a lovely person as well. The ceremony itself was perfect, exactly how we wanted it. Of course to make that happen, prep work is needed and Susan was great at guiding us through all of that. We can say nothing but great things about our experience and would gladly recommend Susan and Spiritual Ceremonies to anyone. Thanks again!

Mark & Jennifer Doherty
Dunmore House & Gardens

Susan was exceptional. She showed a genuine warmth and interest in getting to know both of us, our children, and our story. Susan really listened to us from the outset and really involved our two girls, including the sand ceremony and the girls really loved the vows we had for them. She guided us through the whole process with excellent communication from start to finish and kept us on track. We couldn’t have chosen a better fit for our wedding! When all the nieces and nephews wanted to read poems Susan was right on hand with ideas and suggestions for each child and appropriate to their age. She made everything easy right from the beginning, was super organised, and was always happy to answer our questions. The ceremony Susan wrote was perfect, creating that chilled and relaxed vibe we were looking for, with the right amount of humour and personalised to us as a family.
Couldn’t recommend Susan enough! Thanks again, Jacqueline and Kevin

Kevin and Jacqueline Whyte
The Broadhaven Bay Hotel

Susan is one of a kind a lovely person to work with.
She is aboulety beautiful and her work is amazing from start to finish. Susan was so helpful make us feel us a ease from Frist time we met her right true our ceremony she went up and beyond for us thank you so much for ever greatful x

Josephine and Stephen
Great national hotel ballina

Susan was great throughout the whole process, from initial query right through to the wedding day.
She gave us great advice, helped plan the ceremony and was on hand to answer any questions we had.
On the day she was so warm and welcoming.
Being from Mayo and our local area also help as she was familiar with all aspects of the venue, as it was the first wedding held in the garden of the venue.
We would highly recommend Susan to any couple planning their wedding ceremony

Evelyn and Kamil
North Mayo Heritage Centre

Susan was so helpful throughout the whole process, helping us think through any ideas we had for the ceremony to come up with the perfect ceremony for us. On the day, everything went very well without any surprises and we were immediately put at ease.
All our guests commented on how nice and personal the ceremony felt and we can’t thank Susan enough for playing this important part in our special day.
We highly recommend Susan for your ceremony.

Monika and David Finlay
The Mount Falcon Estate and Spa, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Susan was amazing from start to finish.
From the very first phone call to our meet and greet it was like we always knew each other. Susan is very gentle and took any stress out of the planning of our ceremony. Always quick to reply to any questions we had by phone or email.
We had a great laugh and everyone complemented how beautiful & personal the ceremony was. We highly recommend Susan.

Sharon & Claire
Westport woods hotel

We originally planned to have a church ceremony but after finding out the paperwork and unreasonable restrictions being put on us we decided to look into a civil ceremony. I spoke to several soleminisers but out of all of them I felt instantly comfortable and reassured by Susan. She worked with us through every aspect of our ceremony down to the last word. We got to include things we never dreamt of (hand fastening and hand ceremony) while still keeping some religious aspects (prayers and lightning of the candles). The day was absolutely perfect and picking Susan was the best decision we made, every guest commented on how fabulous the ceremony was, they all had a favourite part. Even my husbands great uncle who is a Monsignor with over 50years experience was extremely impressed, he spoke all night of the ceremony saying it was the most personal and beautiful ceremony he had ever attended. 100% recommended. Thank you Susan

Siobhan and Daniel O'Connor
McWilliam park hotel Claremorris

From the first time we met Susan we felt such a warmth presence in her company Susan went beyond for us before our wedding day we choose the sand ceremony as easter time and all about new beginnings for our blended family Susan had the perfect readings for us as well and our 7 year old daughter read one which was so special.

Our family and friends loved the ceremony and Susan made it perfect for us a big thank ! Susan your a special lady we wont forget for all you did for us on our wedding day.

Catherine Declan
Breaffyhouse Hotel

We had the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony and Susan really gave us the freedom to put our own personal touch on our special day.

Susan came to our home 3 months before our wedding and gave us an overview of how the wedding would flow and the different options we could include on the day.
We wanted to make sure our ceremony had something for all our guests so we included the hand fastening ceremony(tying the knot), the sand ceremony with our kids (2 & 4) with religious readings included.

Everything came together perfectly on the day and our family and friends really enjoyed the ceremony. We had great feedback that the ceremony was a very unique and special experienced.

Thanks so much Susan for being part of our day and bringing everything together

Anita and Patrick Fox
Castle Dargon Sligo

Dear Susan

We would love to thank you for a fabulous ceremony and energy on Saturday.
It was truly magical.
The knot ceremony felt to us very special and unique so Thank you for that. Such a lovely souvenir…

With Love

Kamila & Mathieu

Kamila & Mathieu Doran
Belleek Castle

Susan really made our wedding ceremony special. Everyone said that the ceremony was the highlight of the wedding.
Susan was great to work with, she talked us through the options in a couple of zoom calls and helped us choose a ceremony that was unique and special to us. The handfasting and ring warming that she suggested were a real highlight and helped to make our friends and families part of our special day.
Everyone loved Susan’s warm and personal delivery. I could not recommend her more for your wedding day.

Katie & Eoin
Ross Castle

Hi Susan,

From myself and Allen we’d like to say a huge thank you for a beautiful ceremony. You were fantastic and made it so special, yet relaxed.

Thank you!
Orla & Allen

Orla & Allen
Glasson Lakehouse

Hi Susan, 

Thank you so much for such a truly special day. 

We always knew the ceremony was going to be perfect but the whole thing just blew us away!

From the start we knew we had a very special person in you, but on the day it was set in stone. 

Both our families were in awe of the ceremony as it was a new experience for them and they have all said it was just so special. 

We knew it would be a little emotional but never anticipated how much! 

We feel like the luckiest people in the world to have had such a special day with the most special people in our lives and we are so thankful to you for making that possible. 

Thanks again for all you done for us. 

Tina and James 
❤️

Tina & James
Belleek Castle

Me and Chris would like to say thank you so much for a perfect ceremony. It was everything and more that we wanted . Everyone really enjoyed it and full of compliments.

Thank you so so much, you are just fantastic.

Chris & Claire O Neill
Broadhaven Bay Hotel

From the moment we met Susan to discuss our up and coming Wedding she immediately greeted us with a big smile.
She left it up to us what we wanted for our Ceremony and just give us guidance. The emails and phone calls leading up to the big day
made us feel very confident that all would go smoothly. During the ceremony her smile only gave us confidence. Our guests were
very impressed with the Ceremony and Susan. We would like to thank Susan for making our day so special and wish her all the best
for the future. Many thanks Susan. x

Marie & Peter Devaney
The Mount Falcon Estate and Spa, Ballina, Co. Mayo

What can I say about Susan that will do her justice? Truly one of the nicest, kind, understanding, helpful and joyful person to be around and that’s before she married us. Seeing Susan when I walked in to get married calmed me instantly but any interaction we had with her she would make you calm. She instantly made us excited to be husband and wife and I hope I still get to stay in touch with her because I feel like she understood what we wanted from the very first meeting. Thank you Susan! You are absolutely incredible at what you do!

Angela and Mark
The Ocean Sands

Susan along with Spiritual Ceremonies, I couldn’t recommend enough. Susan is an absolute lady, such a professional at what she does best. With covid changing multiple aspects of our big day, Susan stepped into the role only a couple of weeks away from the wedding. She put us both at ease straight away and talked us through all the little things we needed to do for the day – right down to her own little tips which added a very personal touch. Additionally, the ceremony was very much catered around us as a couple and what we wanted. Our family remarked on this and said how much the ceremony reflected us. Susan performed a beautiful ceremony on the 31st of July 2021 for my husband & I. There was amazing communication from her in the weeks leading up to the wedding. She took everything on board in detail and performed it beautifully. As previously stated, it was such a personal and intimate ceremony. She kept us all at ease and we managed to make it through without any mishaps! I can’t thank her enough. I highly recommend booking Susan for your upcoming wedding – you won’t be disappointed.

Joe and Lauren Quinn
Ballinafad House, Mayo

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