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Wedding Celebrants in Ireland.

All our wedding celebrants are registered solemnisers with the HSE in Ireland and registered officiants with the GRO in Northern Ireland, so can all legally marry you on your special day, any day of the week.

We work with you to plan the perfect ceremony that is just right for you both as a couple. Whether you are from Ireland or planning an elopement or your wedding from abroad and looking for a wedding celebrant you can trust, then look no further.

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How the process works…

We have a very easy to follow, 4 step process!

We understand this is all new to you and it can be a bit overwhelming trying to navigate this process for the first time, but don’t worry, we’re here to help!

To get started, just follow our 4 step process below.

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4 Step Process

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Step 1
Make an enquiry

Check with us to see if we are available to officiate at your wedding ceremony.

 

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Step 2
Notice of intention

Contact the relevant authority to give your notice of intention to marry – See below on Getting Married in Ireland.

 

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Step 3
Meet your celebrant
We meet with you to discuss your unique ceremony. From here on we, along with your full input, tailor the full service to your requirements while observing the spiritual aspects to the wedding service as required by the Rites of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland.
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Step 4
Say I do!
On the day of your ceremony, your celebrant performs the ceremony, that has been written With You, For You and About You.

"Charming and funny..."

Absolutely all our guests laughed and cried and spoke of how gorgeous the ceremony was, in particular how charming and genuine Sandra was.

– Siobhan and Barry, Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny

Getting Married in Ireland

Our celebrants cover both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

For further information on getting married in Ireland click the relevant jurisdiction below for further details.

Details for the Republic of Ireland

Getting married in the Republic of Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland the Civil registration Act 2015, permits marriage between two people regardless of gender.

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Notice of intention to marry
You need to give a minimum of 3 months notice to the HSE of your intention to marry, we suggest you do this as soon as you have your venue and have us booked as your celebrant.

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Who do I give notice to?
You need to give notice to your local HSE Births Deaths and Marriages office. If you live abroad you can do your notice by post and follow up with a face to face appointment.

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Information needed to give notice
You will need: Passport as ID, Birth Certificate, If either party has been married before (divorced or widowed), PPS Numbers, Fee for notification. Additional documentation may be required in some cases.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. ALL COUPLES SHOULD CHECK DIRECTLY WITH THE REGISTRAR.

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Spiritual Ceremony v Civil Ceremony
Civil Ceremonies (performed by HSE Registrar) can only take place Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays, where as Spiritual Ceremonies are 7 days a week, Civil venues have to be pre-approved, venues for Spiritual Ceremonies don’t need pre-approval.

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Details for Northern Ireland

Getting married in Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 changed the existing legislation to permit marriage between two people regardless of gender.

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Notice of intention to marry
You need to give a minimum of 28 notice to the GRO of your intention to marry, we suggest you do this as soon as you have your venue and have us booked as your celebrant. Your Marriage Schedule (Marriage licence) will be issued no less than 14 days before your ceremony.

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Who do I give notice to?
You need to give notice to your local Births Deaths and Marriages office. If you live abroad you can do your notice by post and follow up with a face to face appointment.

| Enquire now |

Information needed to give notice
You will need: Passport as ID, Birth Certificate, If either party has been married before (divorced or widowed), Fee for notification. Additional documentation may be required in some cases.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. ALL COUPLES SHOULD CHECK DIRECTLY WITH THE REGISTRAR.

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Spiritual Ceremony v Civil Ceremony
Civil Ceremonies (performed by Registrar) can only take place Monday to Saturday excluding Bank Holidays, where as Spiritual Ceremonies are 7 days a week, Civil venues are restricted to certain buildings, Spiritual Ceremonies can happen anywhere, including your own home or garden.

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“We all laughed and cried, but most importantly Aoife made everyone at our wedding feel like they were on our journey with us.”

Stephen O’Byrne and Jason Judge Wrights Anglers Rest

Ceremony Elements

There are many cultural and symbolic elements you can add to your ceremony to reflect you both as a couple. Your assigned celebrant can go through these with you.

This is just a small selection of the elements we can incorporate into a ceremony, we have also incorporated many other cultural elements like jewish glass breaking, chinese tea ceremonies, Hindu rituals and Persian rituals just to name a few.

Our Ring Warming ceremony is a way to incorporate all of your wedding guests into your ceremony or alternatively your immediate family members and closest loved ones. This ceremony focuses on the shared intentions held for you as your guests hold your wedding rings and pass them throughout the ceremony and this would normally commence at the beginning of the ceremony. It works beautifully if you have an intimate number of people attending. Alternatively if you have a larger number this ceremony is still beautiful but would require an extra piece of music to facilitate the larger number of guest. Be sure to discuss this with your assigned solemniser.
The candle ceremony is notably what most couples are familiar with at a wedding ceremony. This ceremony allows the light of the individual couple to be recognised before and after the legal rite. However, it is also a way to recognise the light held by those whom have had a significant impact on your life or who have been a source of guidance for you. In choosing this ceremony, couples have often highlighted parents or indeed mothers at this particular point or indeed those who have significantly been a source of illumination in their life. It can also be a way to incorporate children who bring light to your life. This ceremony is particularly moving and an effective way to signify those dearest to you.
This ceremony is placed into the part of the ceremony when couples symbolically give their hand in marriage and exchange vows and or rings. In giving our hand in marriage we offer to each other our hands to help, love, support, guide, nurture and protect over the years of marriage. The Hand Holding recognises the undertaking of the promise to support guide and care for each other in the years ahead without the use of ribbons.
The Hand Fastening ceremony is the same poem iterated and has its basis in Brehon Law as the oldest wedding ceremony in the world. It is Irish in origin and significantly beautiful and also the basis for the expression” tying the knot”. So when we perform this ceremony it is incredibly beautiful to incorporate those closest to you to step into that intimate space and drape a ribbon over each hand allowing for one to six people to be incorporated here.

Traditional Hand Fastening includes thirteen ribbons, however, we use four. These can be a lasting memento of your special day, as a feature of your symbolic promises made to each other amongst family and friends and are bound together into your ribbons. You do not stay tied together, only the ribbons are tied but again discuss this with your assigned Celebrant.

This is a particularly romantic ceremony focusing on the rose as the symbol of true love. This ceremony invites the couple to remember the promises on each anniversary through the giving and receiving of a rose. It is also a way to hallmark those whom you love dearly for example, mother’s, father’s or grandparents whom can be gifted with a rose. This ceremony works beautifully when intertwined with music.
This ceremony is a beautiful visual ceremony and particularly inclusive for children on a wedding day. Each person involved has an individual vessel of sand which are poured together into a larger vessel to symbolise the unity of two families through marriage because marriage is really about family.

Further information on registration.

For more detailed assistance with the Marriage Registration Process, fill in our enquiry form below.
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