Ceremonies By Sorcha

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Professional Trained Wedding Celebrant and Public Speaker based in Kildare, Ireland. I am fully insured and accredited by the Irish Institute of Celebrants to perform bespoke wedding ceremonies. Who you choose to officiate your marriage or vow renewal is just as important as choosing your venue. It is my belief that your wedding celebrant should be in tune with your needs and style. I entered into this industry because I found there was a lack of variety and choices for weddings and events if you didn't want the standard church wedding or share a baptism with six babies at a time. Or with a priest that doesn't know me and has an agenda to preach. My only agenda is freedom of choice, Freedom to choose where you want to marry the person that you love, at a time of your choosing. A celebrant should facilitate a Wedding Service that reflects you and your loved ones and not some generic, conveyor belt system that is the same for thousands of people.

I feel my role is to help you create an event to remember, a personalized service to that speaks to your personality and create that atmosphere to really engage your friends, family, colleagues. Even if you don't know what that is yet, I will guide you through the process of really understanding what suits you and your guests. There are no do-overs, so I want to help you make the most of your wedding or event for that wow factor.

Having experience with hotels and venues nationwide and Internationally, I have plenty of industry knowledge and contacts to help make your event easier to navigate. I am Based in Naas, Kildare and within easy reach of Dublin & Wicklow but happy to travel further afield.

Have a unique or special request? Please get in touch at info@ceremoniesbysorcha.ie or +353 85 2000 600 or +353 45 54 00 45

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Choosing Your Venue

Choosing the perfect location for your wedding day can be overwhelming. Do you want indoor or outdoor? These days you can get married almost anywhere such as a restaurant, historic site, on family land or garden, sports halls, beside a waterfall or lakeside, the list is endless. Deciding on your location, site or venue there are many pros and cons to consider and it is important to weigh up the elements and logistics of your choice. If you decide on an outdoor scenic location then there are some things you may want to consider:

What protection can you provide in case the weather isn't great?
High winds or rain might put a dampener on your day. Do you have a plan B?

Will your guests be able to hear over gushing waterfalls?
Do you need to advise guests to bring rain gear from the spray or advise on footwear?

If its a beach wedding, will the tide and time be a factor to your event?
The last thing you want is to miss the water or worse yet, swamp your guests with incoming waves.

Do you need permission from the Local Authority or OPW?
Places like the Botanical Gardens don't allow any gatherings of this kind. Check who looks after the location and if permission is needed to enter. Consider access issues for older persons, disability access, rocky beaches might pose a hazard for all including children. Check what else is on that day. Are you sharing your location with a festival or other weddings at the same time? Best to check in advance so you don't lose your guests to another event or have everyone late due to traffic restrictions.

One thing is for sure you should visit in person in daylight before you book to get a real feel of the place whether that's outdoor or indoor.

If you are looking for inspiration on where to get married, then I can assist with many scenic places, romantic and unusual venues in Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, Carlow and further a field Nationally and Internationally. If you fancy an Irish wedding but want the weather that can be found abroad, I can put you in touch with agencies that specialise in Irish weddings abroad. Click here to get in touch.

The Legals

Getting married in Ireland is easy with a celebrant but the legal requirements can be a little confusing. Regardless of who you choose to marry you; whether it’s a priest, solemniser or celebrant; you and your partner you have to register your intent of marriage with the HSE at least three months in advance of your preferred wedding day. You will then fill in the relevant details and the HSE registrar will issue a time and date to perform the legal aspect of your marriage. You will have no say in the ceremony as it is a standard 10 to 15 minutes long slot. You can choose the county office where you want get married in but not the venue/location/day/time/registrar or officiate

A third of marriages in Ireland these days are done by wedding celebrants. So you can have the wedding service of your dreams, where and when you want. You can do the legal aspect at another point in time.

As a wedding celebrant, I can craft your personalized ceremony, telling your story in your own home, on the side of mountain or waterfall, in a football stadium, or on a canal barge floating down the royal or grand canals in Dublin or Kildare. For more information on the difference in the roles as a Celebrant and the Registrar please contact me.

Contact Me | Book An Appointment

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Alternatively, if you would like to book an appointment to meet and discuss your needs, please fill out the booking form below.

Contact Info

  • Ceremonies By Sorcha
    Sorcha O'Neill - Naas, Co. Kildare
  • (085) 2000 600
  • (045) 54 00 45
  • info@ceremoniesbysorcha.ie