Frequent question: Can you get married anywhere in Northern Ireland?

If you are having a religious or Humanist ceremony, you can get married anywhere in Northern Ireland. Just like an elopement, you really are spoiled for choice for where to get married. Northern Ireland is the best place in Europe for elopements and intimate weddings.

Can you get married in your garden Northern Ireland?

Can you get Married outdoors in Northern Ireland? Yes! You can! … Couples will need to contact the registration office in the district in which the marriage is to take place in order to discuss the location for the marriage and the action that may be required (two metre social distancing rules must be adhered to).

Can you get married in another council?

If you and your partner live in different places, you’ll both have to go to your own local Register Office to give notice. The Superintendent Registrar then issues authority for the marriage and you can marry in any Register Office or local authority approved premises in any district.

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Where can I get married Belfast?

A civil marriage ceremony can be conducted by a registrar or deputy registrar for the district in which it is to take place, or a Humanist celebrant. If you decide to have your ceremony at our Registrar’s office in City Hall, or at one of our approved venues, please contact us for availability and advice.

Who can officiate a wedding in Northern Ireland?

Under the Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, you must give Notice to Marry to the registry office. A legal marriage ceremony can then be performed by a registered religious or humanist officiant or a registrar. As an independent celebrant, I can’t do the ‘legal bit’ at your ceremony.

How do I plan a wedding in Northern Ireland?

Six to nine months before…

  1. Shop for and order your wedding dress and accessories.
  2. Apply for your marriage license.
  3. Choose your bridal and grooms party attire.
  4. Book your florist.
  5. Organise your wedding transport.
  6. Book guest accommodation at your venue, or nearby.
  7. Choose and order your wedding cake.

Is Ireland or Northern Ireland part of the UK?

Ireland became a republic in 1949 and Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom.

How can I legally get married in Ireland?

Getting married in Ireland. If you want to get married in Ireland, you must give three months notice, in person, at a civil registration service. This applies to all civil, religious and secular marriages. To give notice, you must book a notification appointment and both of you must attend.

Do you have to register marriage in UK if married abroad?

A marriage abroad will be legally recognised in the UK providing it was contracted according to the law of the country in which it took place. There is no requirement, or facility, to register the marriage in England afterwards.

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Can you get married without a registrar?

No you don’t, you have a choice!

If you are recently engaged and looking for your perfect venue, it is so important for you to understand that you not only have a say in your choice of flowers and entertainment but you also have a choice in who officiates the heart of your day, the ceremony!

How much is a wedding at City Hall Belfast?

A three-year licence to hold civil marriage and partnership ceremonies costs £400. Please call 028 9027 0455 or email registrar@belfastcity.gov.uk with your contact details to request an application form. You will need to provide certain documentation with your application.

How much is it to get married in a registry office UK?

To be legally married, costs start at around £120. That covers fees for the notice of marriage (£35 for each partner) and a brief registry office service on a weekday.

Preparing for the wedding