Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser

Cork & Nationwide
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I am a Registered Solemniser of Marriages, OneSpirit Interfaith Minister, and an accredited Civil Celebrant with extensive experience in creating and conducting personal and meaningful ceremonies of all kinds. While I am based in Cork I am will to travel throughout Ireland and beyond to officiate your special wedding ceremony.

I deliver ceremonies with warmth and sincerity, ensuring that couples enjoy the wedding day of their dreams. I love to bring my energy and humour to the occasion, working with a couple to create a ceremony that reflects their love and commitment that the guests enjoy too! I will include in your ceremony any personal ideas you may have, such as the Unity Candle Ceremony, Ceremony of Roses, or the very popular Celtic Handfasting Ceremony to name but a few. I have a wide selection of resources such as readings and poems to help you choose, ideas on rituals and enhancements, and of course, any other expert advice you may require. 

As a couple I married said in a testimonial: "Marian was fantastic from start to finish. We were unsure how the ceremony would work, Marian guided us through the whole process creating a beautiful personal ceremony."

I believe that people should be able to choose how they celebrate life's milestones and there is nothing I enjoy more than being available to work with couples every step of the way to plan, create, and perform a professional, and sacred ceremony, that reflects your love, your dreams, and your wishes. I will ensure that the final ceremony script is approved by you and that it will be exactly as you want it to be.  

I am a wife, a mother, and before I became an Interfaith Minister, I trained staff and managed a team of people, I had experience in public speaking and presenting to large groups of community and professional organisations.   

I will provide a unique and unforgettable service incorporating your own ideas that will be truly memorable for you and your family.

I look forward to speaking to you soon!

Reviews of Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser

9 reviews
Quality of service
Donna Peelo-Quinn
Married on 31st May 2024
Marian was an absolute pleasure to have as our celebrant for our wedding. Marian was very supportive and great help to us when planning our ceremony and was very opened to ideas that we had. Marian always made our video calls very easy and helped us a lot when we needed it with video calls, phone calls, emails and text messages. The cermony Marian planned for us was perfect and suited us as a couple, we would highly recommend Marian as a celebrant for your wedding.
Thank you
Donna and Cian
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was such a joy to be part of your Big Day in such a beautiful setting. Wishing you health, Joy and happiness for your future together. With gratitude. Marian xx
Added 13th Jun 2024
Emer trigg
Married on 29th May 2024
Wow! What can I say
Marian was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the beginning
I knew from the very first money that we spoke with her that she was the person we wanted to celebrate our marriage and special day with us
Marian made our whole ceremony so very personal and we loved the way she included our boys in the ceremony also
Can’t thank you enough and all our guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was
Thanks again Marian
Emer, Spencer Jude and Hugo xxxx
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
Emer and Spencer, thank you so much for the fantastic review. It was an amazing summer wedding in the lawn of stunning Castlemartyr Resort surrounded by your handsome twin boys, family and friends from far and near.
Love and happiness forever. Marian xx
Added 11th Jun 2024
Mick and Corinna Treacy
Married on 11th May 2023
Where do I start, Marian is just amazing and so easy to deal with. From the initial call to the check in call after our ceremony. Due to Covid and distance we only met once in person before the ceremony and spoke on the phone a number of times. Regardless of this some of our guest assumed that we had known her for years based on the personal nature of the ceremony, the pieces of our lives and of conversations that we had that she picked out and pieced together so beautifully and seamlessly. On the day of the ceremony she was there with a calming word to ease the last minute nerves! Nothing was forced and every piece of the ceremony was ran by us for approval and for any changes that were thought were necessary, there were none! Every guest commented on the personal and thoughtful nature of the whole ceremony. I would have no hesitation in recommending Marian to anyone looking for a dedicated, passionate and professional minister for any ceremony but especially in our experience a wedding. If 20 out of 10 was an option I would pick it. Thanks again Marian from the both of us and our families and friends for making our day so special!
Added 17th May 2023
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Diana & Thomas Baker
Married on 29th Apr 2023
We would highly recommend Marian Dooley for your wedding , she created the most magical ceremony for my husband and I , we were blown away , as were our guests!
Marian helped guide us through the wedding ceremony and gave us really helpful and great advice.She is so professional and made the whole process so enjoyable!!
Thank you again Marian!
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
It was an absolute honour and privilege to be part of your special day and to have the opportunity to officiate your wedding ceremony in Cork. Your kind words have deeply touched me and serve as a reminder of why I am so passionate about my role as a wedding celebrant/ solemniser. It is couples like you make my job incredibly rewarding. Thank you! Wishing you a lifetime of love, happiness, and countless beautiful memories together. M

Added 15th Jun 2023
Tina McCarthy
Married on 4th Aug 2022
Marian officiated our ceremony in August 2022. We were blown away by her professionalism throughout the planning process and the final touches she added during the ceremony made it even more special than we could have imagined. We are so grateful that Marian played this special part in our day and she was a perfect fit for us - she was very understanding and respectful of our wishes. She was also great to make helpful suggestions which we really appreciated. Everyone was very complimentary of the ceremony and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Highly recommend Marian - a huge thank you once again. Tina & James x
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
Tina & James, thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure for me to create with you a ceremony that reflected you as a couple and most of all, you and your lovely guests were so complimentary on the day. I hope you have a bright and happy future together. Best Marian.
Added 18th Aug 2022
Louise Bhandal
Married on 18th Jun 2022
We absolutely loved having Marian as our celebrant for our wedding in Garryvoe. She was so on the ball, professional and organized. She got to know us and exactly what kind of ceremony we wanted and spent lots of time chatting with us about our big day and compiling a detailed plan and script of the ceremony. It was so personal and beautiful and the guests were moved, there wasn?t a dry eye in the house as they say. Moreover she was able to join in with to some humorous moments as well and was fantastic at involving our son Dylan. Marian put us and all our guests at ease and made our ceremony a dream ceremony for both of us. It was unforgettable. If you want a highly personalized ceremony and a very skilled, warm, and personable celebrant I would highly reccomend Marian.
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
Thank you, Louise and Stephen it was a pleasure for me to create a ceremony for such a beautiful couple and it was such a joy to be part of your 'Big Day' at Garryvoe Hotel. Thanks for the fabulous review. Wishing, you a lifetime of health and happiness with your beautiful son Dylan. Love Marian.
Added 23rd Jun 2022
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Mr and Mrs Delaney
Married on 21st May 2022
We are so very grateful to Marian, for not only the magical ceremony she put together, but also everything else from the warmth and professionalism she delivered it with. We loved every detail, down to the beautiful pen for signing the form. There wasn't a person that didn't comment on how good both the ceremony and you the celebrant were. We truly couldn't have imagined it being Soo beautiful.
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
Nigel and Jessica, thank you for the wonderful review. It was an honour for me to be part of your Special Day. The Sand Ceremony was the perfect ritual for the stunning beachside venue in Youghal. Enjoy your life together. Love and Light to you both. Marian.
Added 26th May 2022
Tracie and Declan
Married on 27th Nov 2021
Marion was the celebrant for our wedding in November and I could not say enough of how much she contributed positively to the heartfelt emotion of our day. We had an initial phonecall with Marion and then managed to meet for a coffee. What i realised on our wedding day was how much she had listened to us, and was able to bring in to the ceremony all the sentiment we had wanted in such a meaningful way, we have children and wanted them to be involved and so did a sand pouring ceremony, the work Marion had put into expressing what this was about to the room was nothing short of beautiful, and so many of our friends and family have commented to us how full of love the day and ceremony was. Some had said they never knew a cermony like that could be so spiritual. Marion has a very warm and integral nature and that really comes accross, i would be very happy to recommend her..and yes, the green folder!! It would have been sitting at home had it not been for Marion reminding us!!
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
Tracie and Declan, thank you very much for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure for me to be part of your Special Day.
May you and your beautiful children always be as happy as you were on your wedding day. Love Marian.
Added 10th Dec 2021
Aoife and Andy
Married on 15th Jan 2021
Marian was the celebrant for our wedding ceremony this December. Our planning was all during the pandemic and we didn?t actually meet her in person until the day of the ceremony. She was easy to work with and always available to take a call and answer any questions we had.

Marian provided a legal ceremony which can incorporate any religion or none at all depending on what you want. This gave us a lot of freedom in incorporating what elements we wanted in our ceremony and making it personal to us, and giving us options on how to include our family in the ceremony.

She was excellent at guiding us in creating our ceremony, providing us with plenty of ideas for us to choose between and allowing us to personalise any suggestions she gave us too.

She helped us with the paperwork aspect too and made sure that everything was planned well ahead of time so that there was nothing to worry about in the days leading up to the wedding. She even sent us a text the evening before to make sure we had all the important documents with us for the day ? which was lucky because we had actually forgotten our green folder!

Marian was fantastic on the day of the ceremony and even people who had never been to a celebrant led ceremony thought it was relaxed, enjoyable and inclusive."

Thank you again!

Aoife & Andy
Response from Marian Dooley Celebrant & Registered Solemniser
Aoife and Andy, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to be part of your special day and for a beautiful couple too!
Love and happiness to you both in your new life together. Love Marian
Added 19th Feb 2021
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