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.

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.

Spiritualist Ceremonies

By Officiant Tom Colton: Tom Colton is a Minister and officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland and registered by the state of the Republic of Ireland to carry out legal marriages and holds a licence from the General Registrars Office (www.groireland.ie). Tom has carried out legally binding ceremonies at Ballybeg in the House, Gardens and Ceremony Room. As a spiritualist Tom believes that your wedding day is about you and your partner, so you should get married with the words, vows and music that you want to have.

Tom can: 1. Write a spiritual ceremony for your special day and/or 2. Officiate at your special day.

A spiritual wedding ceremony is a non denominational ceremony and it doesn't conform to the religious aspects of the mainstream religious beliefs. Although spiritualism is a religion in its own right, it does not have any particular god similar to other religions.

For more information about Tom please visit his website: www.tomcolton.com. or Call: +353 (0)86 0234164.

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