Uniquely located in the valley of Glendalough, The Glendalough Hotel offers spectacular backdrops for Photos and 2 possible rooms for your ceremony each with their own unique features.
The Glendalough Hotel is registered and licensed for Civil Ceremonies, call the team to arrange a viewing and experience the beutiful and serene setting that could be part of your special day.
Things to know before you start:
Venues for civil ceremonies have to be pre-approved and licensed. The requirement was that the ceremony area had to a be fixed structure and meet various legal criteria now the civil ceremony can be held outdoors in pre-approved areas.
Registrars (civil servants) can legally marry couples at non-religious ceremonies in Ireland. (As of 2013 you can also have a secular ceremony organised by The Humanist Association)
A minimum of 3 months is required but there is usually a longer lead time so plan ahead and allow plenty of time to register with your registry office or you may end up getting married on a Monday at 9.30 am! You can only get married by a registrar in Ireland from Monday to Friday (no weekend ceremonies, unfortunately).
However, your Legal Civil ceremony can also be organised by The Humanist Association or Spiritual Ceremonies.
To assist you with your planning we have outlined some important numbers below:
Civil Registration Service:
Health Centre, Civic Centre, Main Street, Bray Co. Wicklow
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 09:30 – 12:30 & 14:00 – 16:00
Contact: 01 2744323
Contact: 086 2657171
Humanist Association of Ireland:
Contact: 086 0887744
The Glendalough Hotel has two beautiful rooms in our original building that can host Civil Ceremonies.
The Coffee Lounge and The Residents Lounge in the original hotel building can host intimate ceremonies from 10 to 30 guests.
Located on 2 acres in the Glendalough Valley the hotel has a Lawn at the back of the hotel where you can have photos taken with the most stunning backdrop of St. Kevins Round Tower and the Monastic Site.