Many couples choose to get legally married in their home country first, before eloping to Ireland to have a Symbolic Ceremony.
Ceremonies can be held at Sea View House, along the Cliffs of Moher, or by the coastline.
The ceremony can be carried out by an Officiant, Celebrant, Celtic priest, Monk or Family friend.
However it is relatively straight forward to get legally married here in Ireland.
The Irish marriage licence is vailid internationally.
We can assist you in arranging a celebrant who is licensed to carry out the Irish legal wedding ceremony (Solemniser ).
See below for more details.
Three Months Notification
You must register your intent to marry at least three months before your wedding date.
You will need to register an intent to marry with any Registrars Office in Ireland if you wish to become legally married in Ireland.
You must also provide the Registrars Office with copies of your legal documents (see list below).
The 5 day rule:
Applies if you send in you are registering your intent to marry from outside Ireland
You must present all your original documents in person at the same Registrars office at least five days before your Irish wedding.
(or a lesser number of days with the agreement of the Registrar) before the ceremony. Once verified they will then provide you with your Marriage Registration Form.
The 5 day rule is to allow for a buffer in case of flight delays etc.
You need to take this into consideration when planning your itinerary.
How to get legally married with Sea View House.
Contact Sea View House to select a date.
Register an intent to marry with any Registrars Office in Ireland at least 3 months before the ceremony.(We can assit you with this)
The Registrar will send you the relevant forms which you must complete and return.
Supply Registrars Office in Ireland with copies of your legal documents ( see list below ) at least 3 months before the ceremony.
The registrar requires a fee of 200 Euro to register an intent to marry for a legal marriage.
Present Original documents in person at the Registrars office at least five days before the ceremony.
The Registrars Office in Ireland will need the following documents.
Passport as ID
Full Birth Certificate with parents names verified by with an apostille stamp.
Single status Declaration (This can be done by way of an affidavit by your lawyer
If either party is divorced, original final decrees in respect of all previous divorces
If widowed, death certificate of the previous spouse and the civil marriage certificate for their first marriage.
Additional documentation may be required in some cases, such as where a divorce has been granted outside of Ireland and it must be determined whether it is recognised under Irish law.
They will also need the following.
Intended date of marriage.
Names and dates of birth of your witnesses.
Details of the proposed registered celebrant.
Details of the proposed venue.
Finaly you will need to present the original documents in person at the Registrars office at least five days before the ceremony.
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