Weddings in Ireland
How & where to get married
It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten.
With fantastic scenery, welcoming people, to get married there is like nothing you can imagine anywhere else but in Ireland...Overview
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Top reasons to get married in Ireland
Why choose Ireland for your wedding?
Ireland has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
The Irish are famed for being welcoming & friendly.
Ireland has some great castles, Churches and registry offices for your ceremony.
The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, due as much to the country's almost tangible history as its claim to being the home of the fairies and the 'little people'.
Sure, the weather may not always be perfect, but the dampness ensures there are fifty beautiful shades of green to compensate - just one of the reasons Ireland is called the Emerald Isle.
To have a wedding in Ireland, Churches and registry offices are the only places licensed to perform legal marriage ceremonies in Ireland. However if you wanted to have a marriage blessing, exchange of vows etc... outdoors this can be arranged. Lots of couples do this and have a legal wedding either in their own country or get married in a Irish registry office beforehand.
It is worth noting that there are residency laws applicable for couples who wish to marry in a registry office in Ireland but are not living here. The time you will need to be in Ireland before you get married depends upon where you are from.
These residency laws usually require that you spend at least 8 days in the area in Ireland in which you wish to marry and after a following 21 days your Irish wedding. These residency laws do not apply if you marry in a church in Ireland.
Weddings in Ireland are fully legal for citizens from US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and most other countries.
You can take a Ireland package wedding - there are many travel and wedding specialists who offer a complete package or hire a local Irish wedding planner directly or, if you want to save money, you can arrange your wedding in Ireland almost completely yourself.
- My husband and I had our wedding in Kinnitty Castle, Offaly, Ireland and it was the most amazing time. Kinnitty Castle really is an authentic Gothic Castle, like nothing you can imagine anywhere else but in Ireland... Our Irish wedding really was a fairy tale come true!