Vinny Whelan 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.
*Writing as a bride who was affected by covid 19* Our wedding was due to take place on 19-3-20 and due to the virus it was cancelled. Vincent kept in touch with me from the 12/3/20 the day Leo made the announcement stating that no more than 100 people should attend a social gathering indoors until the 15/3/20 when we were told we would not be able to go ahead with our big day. Vincent was so understanding, reassuring and supportive. On the 17/3/20 we received an email from Spiritual Ceremonies explaining we could get married in Dublin in their office. We were so happy! On the 18/3/20 we made the decision that we would travel to Dublin on the 21/3/20 to get married with our 2 witnesses in the Spiritual Ceremonies Sanctuary and have another ceremony and full wedding at a later date with all our family and friends. Amongst all the madness and stress I had forgotten to properly read the confirmation email from Spiritual Cermonies and arrived at our venue a week early ??? After a few missed calls Vincent rang me back. He was so understanding and kind and thankfully he didn’t live too far away and was able to come over and marry us even tho it wasn’t expected ?. As I’m writing this on the 28/3/20 I’m very thankful I got the date wrong because as we are now on lockdown we wouldn’t have been able to get married today! Once again, our sincere thanks to Vincent- a true gentleman!!
Vincent was exceptional on the day of our wedding, putting me at ease as a very nervous bride but also making all our family and friends feel included and relaxed. I couldn’t recommend his enough , he was brilliant with our kids who are 5/3 & 1 years of age making them very much part of our ceremony. We want to thank him so much for making our day incredibly special.
We had Vincent Whelan as our celebrant for our wedding on friday 2nd February 2018 and he did a brilliant job from start to finish the service was so personal and relaxed and he brought us through it step by step which helps with the nerves he so confident doing what hes doing that you dont have to worry about any thing everyone said it was a beautifull service I would definitely recommend Vincent
I would like to Thank Vincent whelan for everything he has done for us to Help make our wedding day so wonderful.we found Vincent to be very Helpful and professional from day one..
We had the pleasure of having Vincent to our wedding on the 17 th of Oct 19, from start to finish I cannot thank you enough for the attention to detail you gave us both, our guests could not believe you were not our friend for many years , the level of service and professional attention was next to none , we really appreciate the love and affection you gave to our kids on the day ,
We would highly recommend you to all our friends was a fantastic ceremony ,
The best we have attended and by the comments the best our guests had also attended , truly grateful
From the minute we met Vincent we knew we wanted him to marry us, Vincent listened to every word we said and he took our wishes on board and allowed us to add our own personal touch to the ceremony. Vincent explained everything in such great detail which took away any nerves and worries we both had. From the way Vincent was happy to accommodate Jack in our wedding, especially during the sand ceremony, to the few little tips he gave to us both during the ceremony was fantastic and Vincent is a credit to his profession. Vincent was nothing short of amazing and both Nicole and myself are delighted that he was the one to marry us both. Everyone at the wedding spoke really highly of Vincent and loved his enthusiasm during the ceremony. We both would be perfectly happy to recommended Vincent to anyone we know looking to have a ceremony. Gareth and Nicole
Vincent married us on Saturday and from start to finish we could not have got a better service.he is very professional but he loves to put the couple at ease with the bit of banter.he is also very approachable with any ideas you have.he guided right through everything for day one when we met and made the day so relaxed and easy for us.i would highly recommend this man if your thinking of getting married his service is A1.
Well first of all what can I say, Vinny made our day! Our wedding guests are still talking about Vinny and how he made our ceremony so personal, meaningful and kept it so real and true to us and interesting and humerous for everyone attending. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with, he made our ceremony prepartion so easy and made us so at ease and relaxed during our ceremony. We didn’t specifically choose Vinny but how lucky are we. Thank you so much. Warmest regards & many thanks, our ceremony really is something we will never forget. Siofra & Ian
Couldn’t recommend Vincent enough. Our guests we’re extremely impressed and couldn’t get over how beautiful the ceremony was. Vincent kept us calm and helped us all the way through. Didn’t rush anything was extremely professional. We are delighted that he was part of our big day.
When we met Vinny, we instantly felt an affinity with him. His laid-back, easygoing manner combined with his professionalism meant that we felt safe that our ceremony would run smoothly. Vinny was there to guide us throughout the whole process- always happy to meet for additional sessions to talk through the ceremony plan and put any fears to rest. We loved having the freedom to write all our own elements for the ceremony – making it personal and special to us. Many guests had been apprehensive about going to a Spiritual ceremony, not knowing what to expect, but afterwards every single one agreed that it was one of the most intimate and romantic wedding ceremonies they had been to. We were lucky enough to see Vinny in action again the following weekend, at a friend’s wedding and can safely say he does an amazing job every time. Highly recommend to anyone looking to plan a unique and personal ceremony!
Vincent was amazing. We went into this blind and had so many silly and not so silly questions, Vincent explained how the whole ceremony would go and ensured everything was clear in our pre wedding meeting. On the day Vincent was so professional with a nice blend of humour mixed in and the ceremony was perfect. A few of our guests requested his details afterwards. Would highly recommend him again.
Vincent was absolutely brilliant on the day and in the lead up. He was very patient with us and made us feel like we could ask as many questions as we wanted. He also went the extra mile by accommodating a special request that we made. We are still getting comments from guests on how much they loved the ceremony and how it was conducted. We would not hesitate to recommend Vincent to anyone. Thank you for making our ceremony so special.
This is actually a review for a naming ceremony for our daughter that Vincent did, although he did marry us back in 2014 and was excellent. We wanted the same celebrant as we had for our wedding and right from the off, Vinny was really pleased we asked him and very keen to perform our naming ceremony. Everything was excellent, thoroughly impressed with the ceremony. Everyone commented how great it was and how enjoyable compared to a standard religious christening. Vinny was so helpful and super early so even got lumbered with blowing up our balloons and helping with the decorating. Can highly recommend for weddings and other ceremonies. A consummate professional and just all round lovely guy
Vincent Whelan was our celebrant for our wedding in April and he’s a true professional at what he does. From the very first meeting he put us at ease and from then everything about our ceremony was relaxed and just flowed. He made sure all the lads were where they needed to be before the ceremony and met me outside to remind me to stay calm and take my time which was a lovely touch. Every one of our guests commented on how beautiful our ceremony was and how brilliant Vincent was (even the “mammys” preferred it to a church wedding). We were so lucky to have Vincent marry us and would highly recommend him to anyone.
From the moment we booked vincent he made everything very easy with any big or small questions we had. Was very professional on our big day made everything go very smoothly and added great humour into our ceremony and explained everything so well on the day. All our guests said it was the best ceremony they were ever at. Thank you again vincent Amy and Patrick
Can’t say enough good things about Vinny and our ceremony. Such a lovely person and really went above and beyond his duties on the day to make sure things went as perfect as possible. Throughout the whole time we spent with vinny before and during the ceremony he really made sure we were comfortable and happy with everything. So many people from our wedding commented on how great he was and how lovely the ceremony was . Really such a wonderful person we can’t say thank you enough for being such an integral and highly important part of our wedding – it wouldn’t have been the same without him!!
Well Vinnie, trish here, have been meaning to message you everyday since everything died down but apologies, we’re disasters but just wanted to thank you vinnie from the bottom of our hearts!!!!!you have no idea how amazing you made our day and all we heard for the entire weekend was how class our celebrant was!!!(and trust me,ive been to spiritual ceremonies before and they didn’t have a patch on you!!!) you really weren’t lying when you said you were good at your job!!!! you put us at ease, made us and everyone laugh and you made the day so much more special!!!!!we will be forever grateful to you:)thanks vinnie!!!eternally grateful!and we hope you and yours and that beautiful baby girl of yours had a lovely christmas and wishing you an even better new year!! trish and ezra
First of all, thank you so much for the lovely ceremony you gave us. We loved how relaxed, organised and in control you were and that made us feel at ease. Even in our meetings leading up to the big day, you explained everything in great detail which took away any potential worries we may have had. On the day itself, you were outstanding. You made the effort to greet our German and Austrian friends in their native language and also brought great humour into our ceremony. Our guests can’t stop talking about the way you conducted the ceremony. You took our wishes to heart and allowed us to add our personal touch to the ceremony. You talked us through every little detail and we felt completely at ease and well looked after. We’d like to say a special thanks for how you involved our little nephew when you gave him his own reading to keep, because he was upset that he was not part of the actual ceremony readings. You said in our first meeting with us that you offered the perfect wedding ceremony and I can’t see how you could’ve topped this one. We had the perfect ceremony and that set the tone for the rest of our day and it’s all thanks to you. We would highly recommend both you personally and Spiritual Ceremonies to anyone looking for their perfect wedding. Thanks so much and all the best for you. Your happy couple. Ciaran & Jeannine
We got married last week and could not thank Vincent Whelan enough for the amazing ceremony. He made myself and my husband feel so relaxed and made sure that we both enjoyed every moment of it. He was so professional. Thank you so much Vinny. I would highly recommend you. Best wishes Ciara & Shane Rafferty
Vinny I just want to say thank you so much for hosting the most beautiful ceremony for us at Virginia park lodge on 30/08/2018. You set such an amazingly relaxed tone from begin to end. Everyone was so taken aback by how flawless it was. Everything went so smooth and you had us both so relaxed that we were able to enjoy every moment of it. We will ABSOLUTELY be recommending you to anyone we know getting married. It really was so enjoyable we didn’t want it to end! Thanks Vinny, we are so happy we picked you. We couldn’t have imagined the ceremony going any better. Katie & Barry
From the day that we met Vincent Whelan any worries we had about the ceremony were gone. He supported any ideas we had even when we had some non traditional requests. He made everything flow so smoothly. Before the ceremony he came and spoke to the flower girls and page boys and made little jokes with them and put their little minds at ease. He also made sure we the bride and groom were ok at all times. We had such a great day and it’s clear the mood had been set from the ceremony. We’ll always be greatful to vinny for making our wedding so special.
Well what can I say if our marriage is half as good as our ceremony it will be amazing, we where married on the 14th of April by Vincent Whelan but from our very first meeting he made us feel at ease, it was all about us and what we wanted the correspondence about the contents of our ceremony was great and on the day Vincent was amazing from start to finish with both the bridal party and the guests we would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of getting married thanks a million Vincent from Angela and Martin Cosgrave
My Wife & I were married in the Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf Resort on the 13th April 2018 by the talented Vincent Whelan. From the minute we met Vincent we knew we wanted him to marry us and he did not disappoint, the ceremony was flawless, he is the most professional and dedicated we ever seen to making ceremony’s so perfect. Every single guest commented on how brilliant he was and how special and personal he made it for us and on your wedding day that’s exactly what you could only hope for and Vincent makes it happen. For the rest of our lives we can say we had the most perfect ceremony, agreed by all of our guests and that’s all thanks to this man. We are forever grateful Vincent, we can never thank him enough.
Our ceremony was on the 3rd April with Vincent. It was absolutely brilliant. From start to finish. Guests were amazed by it. He was serious/ very funny / engaging with ourselves and our guests. It was very personal to us, Vincent involved our 2 kids with the sand ceremony. Which was a beautiful touch. Thanks Vincent we were so happy we picked you xx
I would like to thank our celebrant Vincent Whelan. You made our ceremony so special. A true professional. Warmth and love was felt by all our guests. Thank you for all the phone conversations and emails, ensuring a bridezilla in the months leading to our big day. Meeting with us and going through the whole ceremony, all your suggestions (they went very well). Myself and Eoin loved every minute of day, it was made more special listening to guests complimenting the ceremony and you. Vincent kept us both calm, which allowed our personalities and love for one another to shine bright on our big day. We can not recommend you enough or use the right words to express how much the ceremony meant to us, we wish you all the best in the future. Thank you, Terri and Eoin.. 16.02.18
We had an absolutely amazing ceremony, the highlight of our day and would highly recommend Vincent Whelan as he really made our ceremony so special, an unforgettable experience thank you Vincent
Terry & Natalie
On behalf of myself and Annamay thank you so much again for all that you done to make sure we had the best wedding ceremony. All of our guests are still talking about it and cannot get over how relaxed and personal that the ceremony was done. I still have not let Annamay forget how she made me wait for her to come down and how understanding you were. Thanks so much again and I have passed on your details to others who are getting married in the future.
Stephen & Annamay
Vinny did a wonderful job at our ceremony in Ballymagarvey it was exactly what we had wanted. We also wanted an unplugged ceremony so no phones and Vinny really made this happen. Thanks again for everything.
I hope you are well!
Wietse and I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for the wonderful ceremony! It was just amazing and every little bit just as we have wanted it. It will stay in our memories forever! Thank you so much for all your hard work on creating our ceremony, it has been a pleasure meeting you and having you as our celebrant! We will definitely pass on your details to anyone that might get married.
Thanks so much again for everything!
Katie & Wietse
I just want to thank you so much for marrying myself and Anthony on Fri. You were an absolute Gem , you put me at ease straight away. (I was a ball of nerves before i entered the room). The Ceremony was nothing like I could have ever imagined. It was absolutely beautiful. I was so proud of our two beautiful children , you were so lovely to our little Adam who has been taking you off since and wanting to Marry everyone. Everybody loved the ceremony and most of the men even cried. It really was so special and nothing like anyone had seen before. I honestly cannot put into words how special it was to us, Thank You again.
Love Megan, Anthony, Adam and Neala
Now that some of the madness of the big day has settled down myself and Paul wanted to say thanks again for conducting our wedding ceremony. I know I’m biased but I happen to think it’s one of the best weddings ever. You did a fabulous job, we are still getting texts and phone calls singing your praises. I can honestly say it was my absolute favourite part of the day and we both feel we could not have had anyone betters than yourself to do the job. Thanks again and all the best for the future. Paul & Siobhan
Hi Vinny thank you so much for such a wonderful beautiful ceremony. We had so many people asking for you! We would love to give you a review somewhere ? Our day was very special and based mostly on our ceremony. Thanks again for your expertise,professionalism, time and “Patience” with us!! Thomas and Elaine
Hi Vincent. Sorry we did get your email- we were on honeymoon in New York and now in Boston so we totally forgot to reply. We both loved our ceremony and felt it was so special and tailored exactly how we wanted it. All our family and friends loved it too! Thanks again Vincent. It was a pleasure to work with you. Jen & Gavin.
Hi , We would just like to thank Vincent Whelan for the most amazing ceremony in Tulfarris August 14 2016.Begining our first meeting to plan our day to the wedding day itself.His enthusiasam and knowledge proved invaluable.The guests were all included and his interaction with them enhanced the whole experience for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending him and wish him all the best for the future , Mark and Patricia Metcalfe
To Vincent whelan, we would like to thank you so much for the beautiful and professional way in which you conducted our ceremony on the 1st of January. You put us totally at ease all day and performed a beautiful and moving ceremony for us and all our guests. We would like to take this opportunity to Thank you and to wish you well in the future, kind regards David and Joseph.
Hi Vinny Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas We wanted to thank you for making our wedding ceremony so special and unique to us. From the first meeting where you brought us through the different elements right through to us all nearly going up in smoke you were a pure professional. All our guests loved the ceremony most having never been to a spiritual ceremony before were really impressed and keep telling us how beautiful it was.Bernadette and Mark
Hi Vinny, Well i can safely say that Saturday was the best day of our lives and the ceremony that we had just set the whole tone. You settled us down from the very start, calmed the nerves and made everything so easy. Billy in particular wants to thank you for keeping him calm while he was waiting (even though i was early!) I couldnt stop smiling, the ceremony was so beautiful. Everyone there was blown away by the intimacy and personal touch of the whole thing and at how relaxed it was. I loved the way i was facing people for a lot of it and could read their reactions and see their faces, it felt like everyone was involved. There wasnt a dry eye in the house but in a good way. So we both cannot thank you enough for an unforgettable experience. You have the balance of keeping the whole thing professional and flowing but light hearted and intimate absolutely perfect. Please feel free to post this as a testimonial, we would recommend you in a heartbeat. A huge tank you again, Billy and Orla Roche
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