“We completely put our trust in you and Lisa with everything and you exceeded all our expectations and made our day so incredibly relaxed, stress free and great fun. We found Ballinacurra online and knew that it was for us and upon visiting, we knew there was nowhere else that would do. Everytime we went down to visit we left feeling wonderful. ”

Sarah and James, Dublin

On-Site Civil Ceremonies

Important changes in Irish marriage law took effect from November 2007, meaning it is now possible for civil ceremony marriages to be held at venues in Ireland other than Registry Offices or Churches for the first time – subject to a number of conditions being met. So now the choice is yours as to whether you wish a more traditional Church Ceremony in one of the many churches in Kinsale and the surrounding villages, or whether you wish to have a civil marriage ceremony at our ideal Cork wedding venue.

At Ballinacurra House, Cork we were approved for our first civil wedding ceremonies in April 2008 which has paved the way for many couples to design the wedding they want to have and venue of their choice.

This has changed the way venues in Ireland operate and making those with extensive and private grounds an appealing alternative to the so called usual traditional church style weddings, making them the new ‘chapels of Ireland’.

All in the privacy of your own unique private estate for your bespoke wedding venue.

These civil marriage ceremonies can be performed by numerous officials – either a government appointed HSE Registrar, priests, ministers, rabbis, etc. – so long as they have the approval from the Irish Government to perform these ceremonies in a venue outside a church, and ‘provided the venue has been inspected and approved by the HSE in advance of the marriage ceremony’.

As one of the premier civil ceremony venues in Ireland we have hosted numerous civil ceremonies, civil weddings, blessings, humanist ceremonies and other multi-denominational ceremonies.

For further information on getting married in Ireland, you can go to the official Government site www.groireland.ie/getting_married.htm

For information on Same Sex Partnerships or Gay Civil Ceremonies, see our page under Private Weddings.

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