Equality Statement

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy

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Coastal Ceremonies is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our team, communities and clients. We are dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture within the wedding industry.


As members of the Irish Ethical Celebrant Society we aim to create, nurture, and inspire ethical communities to foster a world that is democratic, compassionate, just, and sustainable. We are an inclusive organisation that embraces the diversity of our colleagues and our clients, and focuses on human goodness and building ethical relationships with each other.


We recognise the unique worth and dignity of all people and prohibit discrimination of services under the Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 which cover the nine grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.


We advocate for reason, compassion, and rational thinking and we act to elicit the best in others and in ourselves, celebrating with and supporting each other through life.


As members of the Irish Ethical Celebrant Society we are delighted to be a member of INAR (the Irish Network Against Racism) which is a national network of anti-racism civil society organisations which aims to work collectively to highlight and address the issue of racism in Ireland.


LGBTQ+ Diversity & Inclusivity Values
  • To strive not to assume a person’s gender identity, sex characteristics or sexual orientation based on their appearance or otherwise;
  • To strive not to assume a person’s race(s), culture(s), or religion(s)/faith(s) based on their appearance or otherwise;
  • To respect and follow a person’s instruction as to how they’d like to be addressed, including gender and disability pronouns;
  • To strive to create accessible environments for disabled clients by meeting individual access requirements;
  • To share insight and knowledge with others, where possible, and where appropriate;
  • To strive to continue to educate ourselves on equality generally;
  • To be kind and supportive to our colleagues and peers if unintentional mistakes are made in relation to inclusive language;
  • To act with honesty and integrity at all times; and
  • To help build a community who are united in making the wedding industry, and the world, a more inclusive place.

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Please contact us on info@coastalceremonies.ie if you have any questions about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

~ Victor Hugo