Civil weddings in approved venuesThere are several places in Belfast which have licences to hold civil marriage and partnership ceremonies, subject to the availability of a registrar.
Many of these are council-owned venues, including Belfast Waterfront, Belfast Castle, Malone House and the Ulster Hall, while other options include hotels, restaurants and bars.
Ceremonies can be at 12pm or 3pm, Monday to Saturday.
The following venues have been approved by the Registrar:
BookingsIt is very important that you check the availability of a Registrar for the day of your ceremony and your chosen location, before you pay a deposit with the venue.
Once you have done this, you will be given an AP1 form. This should then be filled in and returned, along with your marriage notice forms and the other documents needed to get married, to the Registrar's office.
FeesThe following prices apply to civil weddings in an approved venue. Fees should be paid before your ceremony, when you return your marriage notice forms.
- weekdays - £213
- Saturdays - £280
- bank holidays - £312.
On the dayFull details of the ceremony format, including information about your dress, music and flowers, are available in our marriages and civil partnerships brochure.
- Download marriages and civil partnerships brochure (PDF - 707KB)
- Download wedding checklist (Word - 46KB)