Congratulations you are Engaged and you are eloping to the most romantic place on Earth the
Let Celtic Knot Weddings and Events guide you on your wedding planning journey.
Here are our top 5 tips for eloping to Ireland.
1- Marriage Requirements
Both of you need to be over the age of 18 years to marry
under the Irish Law and couples of the same sex or opposite sex can marry in Ireland.
2- Set the Date
Making sure your desired date is availabl, this is important! There
are also a few things to consider when setting the date such as time of year, travel, weather,
although it is Ireland so you could get sunshine in December and snow in April but that’s
the beauty of Ireland it keeps surprising you. Catholic weddings take place Monday –
Saturday. Civil ceremonies take place Monday to Friday only. Secular or spiritualist
weddings can take place on Saturdays and Sundays. If you are not getting married in a
church or a registry office, you’ll need to make sure that your venue meets the
requirements of the HSE.
3- Hire your Wedding Planner
Planning your wedding is such an exciting time but can be
extremely daunting planning from another country, not knowing venues or suppliers or
where to start??
Well that is where Celtic Knot Weddings and Events will guide you
through the planning process. We are an Irish based wedding and event planning
buisness and we offer a range of bespoke services tailored to your specific needs.
Creating weddings and events on the Wild Atlantic Way and beyond, working with
couples from across the globe and specializing in elopements. We are very passionate
about creating events, offering professional services, impeccable attention to detail,
providing highly organised and elegant weddings using exclusive venues and highly
reputable suppliers. You are safe in our hands.
4- Your Wedding Venue
In Ireland you are spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding
venues, there are many stunning options and locations including Irish Castles, Ancient
Ruins, Manor Houses, Celtic Gardens and one of my favorites Glengarriff Lodge, it is the
perfect location for your dream wedding day giving you complete exclusivity, nestled in
the ancient oak woodlands and built on a private island in the Glengarriff River, West
Cork, whether it’s an elopement your after or a wedding party of up to 180 people this
place is for you.
5- Give Notice of your Marriage
You must give 3 months’ notification before you intend
to marry. If either of you are living abroad and you are unable to attend a Registration
Office, you should contact a Registrar to get permission to make your 3-month
notification by post. (Booking appointment online, check it out HERE)
If permission is granted, the Registrar will send you a
form which you must complete and return. You will still have to make arrangements to
meet the Registrar at least 5 days before you get married in order to sign the declaration
form. This is required before a Marriage Registration Form can be issued. In advance of
your appointment get your documentation ready ask your registrar what documents
they require. It’s also highly recommended
that you give your intention to marry well in advance of the three-month mark, as
these offices tend to be busy at certain times during the year, and you may not be
guaranteed an appointment right away (Fee is €220 to register).
Getting married is such a special time and Elopements are fast becoming a popular alternative
to the ‘traditional’ way couples get married.
Eloping to Ireland is such a romantic idea and an
To find out more about eloping to Ireland get in touch with Celtic Knot Weddings & Events
Call Sharon on Ph. +353 894349170