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Getting Married in Ireland

We've listed the most frequently asked questions about getting married in Ireland to help you with your planning. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.


What type of ceremony can we have in Ireland?

The 2 most popular ceremony choices are civil (legalities sorted in Ireland) and symbolic (legalities sorted in your home country).


If we have a legally binding civil ceremony in Ireland will our marriage be legal in our home country?

Yes, if ye receive your marriage certificate in Ireland ye will be recognised as being legally married in your home country too.


If we choose to have a legally binding civil ceremony in Ireland will we require witnesses?

Yes, ye will require two witnesses over the age of 18. We can provide these if ye are travelling alone.


Will we be required to travel to Ireland a number of months before our wedding to submit our notification to the registrar?

No, if ye are having a legally binding civil ceremony we can arrange for ye to meet with your registrar in Ireland between 2 and 5 working days before your wedding. If ye are having a symbolic ceremony ye can arrive on any date.


Is the legal & paperwork for a legally binding civil ceremony expensive?

No, the total cost for this is only €220, which is payable directly to the registrar.


Where can our wedding take place?

There are many stunning options including Irish Castles, Ancient Ruins, Celtic Gardens and of course the Cliffs of Moher.


Can we personalise our ceremony in any way?

Yes of course. The celebrant will work closely with ye to create a beautiful and intimate ceremony which ye can personalise with your own readings, prayers, poems or vows etc. It's also possible to include a traditional Celtic handfasting, if desired.


How much does in cost to get married in Ireland?

The average price of our elopement wedding packages is €3,000. Check out more package options here.


Contact Us

If you would like help planning your dream elopement wedding in Ireland simply complete the below contact form, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on +353 89 4430414. If dialing from the USA or Canada use 011 353 894430414.




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