Planning your civil ceremony can be quite a stressful time as there are lots of requirements and regulations to meet. At Daly’s Storehouse at the West Cork Hotel we have compiled a list of top tips when planning your special day to make sure that your special day is an unforgettable experience.
- Planning in advance
Deciding where and when can often be a difficult task there are many strict regulations around civil ceremonies. Civil ceremonies can only take place from Monday-Friday and during office hours only. There are no civil ceremonies on weekends or bank holidays. There are also restrictions on wedding venues. It is important to check if your desired venue is approved by the HSE. The requirements for wedding venues are available on the HSE website.
2. Choosing a venue
It is important to choose a venue that will cater to your group size and your requirements. If you wish to have a smaller wedding, The West Cork Hotel can cater to smaller ceremonies. When it comes to alternative wedding venues in West Cork, the unique Daly’s Store House offers the perfect alternative for West Cork Civil Ceremonies. When it comes to alternative wedding venues in West Cork, the unique Daly’s Store House offers the perfect alternative for West Cork Civil Ceremonies.
3. Contacting the Registrar
Once you have your venue and date decided, the next step is contacting the registrar with the intention to marry. The local registrar office is located in Cork City Centre. A full list of registration offices in Ireland can be found on the HSE Civil Ceremonies website.
It is also important to note that at least THREE MONTHS must be given to the state to cover the legal side of the ceremony.
4. Invite Guests
Congratulations, after all the planning, it’s now time to invite your guests!