Not everyone wants a huge wedding with a lot of guests and a long to do list. I've had countless couples over the past few years who are looking for a more low key wedding with less guests and more time to enjoy their big day. So they chose the Dublin registry office.
It has a fantastic location right next to the canal and within walking distance of Merrion Square and the rest of town. There are so many opportunities for cool photos nearby so I'm always glad when someone asks me for Registry Office wedding photography.
So what do you need to know to get married in Dublin Registry Office?
First of all Register your marriage.
First you need to get in touch with the HSE to inform them of your intent to marry and you'll need to give them a minimum of three months notice before the big day.
You'll have to arrange an appointment to provide all your relevant documentation ( pps numbers, birth certs, passports etc.) and to inform them of your date and venue.
And don't forget that all important green folder on the big day!
Dublin Registry Office Wedding Cost
How much does it cost to get married at Dublin Registry Office?
When you have your appointment to register your marriage you'll be asked to pay a non-refundable fee of €200. For civil ceremonies outside of the registration office you'll have to pay an additional fee so this makes the Registry Office the most affordable option for a wedding ceremony.
How do I get to Dublin Registry Office?
Located right next to Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital and Grand Canal Dock there are numerous choices of how to get to the Dublin Registry Office, though most people come by taxi or foot. There is no parking outside but you can find some along the canal.
What is the capacity of Dublin Registry Office?
The Dublin Registry Office can seat up to 60 guests comfortably though most of the weddings I do there are far more intimate.
Time is of the essence!
The Dublin Registry Office books up fast so you may need at least 6 months notice.
Also they are very strict with time slots so you can't afford to be fashionably late, this goes for your guests too so give them fair warning.
Locations of Wedding Photos Dublin City Centre:
Right Outside worked out pretty well...
Or Merrion Square
Grand Canal Dock
Dublin Registry Office