MarriagesIn a city as large as Belfast, there are plenty of options to consider for your wedding celebrations.
There are lots of beautiful venues to choose from for your ceremony and reception, many of which can provide a stunning backdrop for your photographs.
Our registration staff, based in Belfast City Hall, are happy to deal with any queries you may have about getting married in Belfast. Call us on 028 9027 0274 or email email@example.com for more information. The office is also open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 4pm on Fridays.
In this section, you can:
- view types of wedding ceremony
- check what documents are required
- check marriage fees
- view approved marriage venues
- find out how to get permission for wedding photography in our parks
- apply for a licence to hold marriage ceremonies (for venues)
- find out how to order a copy of your marriage certificate
Legal requirementsTo marry in Northern Ireland, you and your partner must be:
- aged 18 or above on the day of your wedding (consent is needed if either of you is aged 16 or 17)
- unrelated to one another in a way that would prevent you from getting married
- free to marry, for example, neither of you is already a civil partner or legally married
- of a different sex.
In Belfast, civil ceremonies can take place in the Registrar's office in Belfast City Hall or in another venue which has been licensed for weddings. They are conducted by a Registrar and are non-religious.
Religious ceremonies take place in a church, chapel or other building of worship. Services are conducted by authorised officiants, according to the relevant tradition.
Click on the thumbnails below to find out more about each marriage option:
Civil weddings in Registrar's office (Belfast City Hall) Civil weddings in a licensed venue, approved by the Registrar Civil weddings in a licensed venue of your choice Religious weddings
The General Register Office (GRO), based at Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 4HL, provides help and advice about the following issues:
- getting married overseas
- immigration requirements
- ordering historical birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates.
If you're planning on getting married in Italy, contact the General Register Office for guidance .