Ceremonies at Ballybeg

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Ballybeg is an approved venue for the on-site solemnisation of civil marriages. Your ceremony can take place in our medieval ceremony room, with all your guests there to see the magic. And afterwards? No need for the hustle and bustle of catching buses, taxis or driving, in fact, your reception can begin immediately!

HSE/Civil Ceremonies

Civil ceremonies must be registered 6 months in advance.

The Wicklow Registry Office: Glenside Road, Wicklow Town.
Contact: +353 (0)404 68400. Ask for Katrina Long.

The Dublin Registry Office: Contact: +353 (0)1 678 7114. Ask for Theresa Byrne.

Civil Registrar

Brian Desmond Hade: There are some Solemnisers in Ireland that have authority from the HSE to perform wedding ceremonies legally in Ireland at a time, date and location that suits you. These solemnisers tend to be more open minded about incorporating personal beliefs into your ceremony. We recommend Brian. For more information see his website.

Tel: +353 (0)87 3567816.
Email: info@civilweddings.net
Website: www.civilweddings.net

Humanist Ceremonies

By Celebrant Dick Spicer: Humanist Wedding and Partnership ceremonies are all about a couple celebrating their love for each other and making a commitment to one another in the company of those people who are important to them. This is done with appropriate, well-chosen words, readings and music in a place of the couple's choosing. Personalised ceremonies are inclusive of all and deeply moving events, and Ballybeg House has proven to be a marvellous venue for such weddings. Dick has been carrying out ceremonies celebrating the full cycle of life for the past twelve years in Ireland.

Following the recent passing of the Civil Registration Amendment Act in December 2012 by the D'il and Seanad, the General Register Office added all current HAI-accredited celebrants to the list of solemnisers meaning that we can a humanist ceremony is now officially recognised and a celebrant can legally marry couples.

For further inquiries contact: dickspicer@eircom.net or phone +353 (0)86 609 5799/+353 (0)1 286 9870.

Special Blessings

Dara Molloy is a Celtic priest and monk from the Aran Islands who will offer you a Celtic or Nature ceremony. This ceremony can include a Four Elements Blessing, Handfasting, a traditional Irish blessing and a blessing for the health and protection of your marriage. It can also include prayers, readings and music. The ceremony is non-denominational and more spiritual than religious. Religious references are only included if requested. It can be held outdoors, weather permitting, or indoors. Depending on your choice, the celebrant will dress as a priest, monk, druid or in a layman's suit.

See his website at: www.daramolloy.com

Spiritualist Ceremonies

Spiritualist ceremonies are very similar to civil or humanist ceremonies in that they are legally recognised and offical. However, within a spiritual ceremony a couple can incorporate their spiritual beliefs and often pay respect to loved ones passed. You can incorpoarte readings and music of your liking, and exchange vows and rings.

Tel: +353 (0)86 2657171.
Email: info@spiritualceremonies.ie
Website: www.spiritualceremonies.ie