Civil Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies

We understand that this day is extremely special to you both, and we offer very competitive rates to everyone who holds a civil ceremony at the Tower Hotel in Waterford. All civil ceremonies can be tailored to your specific requirements. The Tower Hotel is an approved venue for Civil Wedding Ceremonies, accommodating both small family groups and large groups of up to 250 guests.

We would be honoured to be your chosen civil ceremony venue here in Waterford and we promise you our best attention. Our ideal riverside location, in the Heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle and only 5 mins walk away from Waterford city centre, coupled with the experience and professionalism of our management team and staff, guarantees that you and your guests have a wonderful day.

If you are getting married by civil ceremony in a Registry Office or other approved place, you should approach the Registrar of Civil Marriages for the district in which you intend to marry for information on how to proceed. There is no requirement to live in the district in which you want to get married. There is also a requirement to give three months notification to a Registrar. This does not have to be the same Registrar. 

For those who want to get married in wedding venues other than the Registry Office you should contact the Registry Office for the district in which the venue is located to arrange to have it approved. Wedding venues such as marquees, private dwellings or the open air are not acceptable under their guidelines. The Guidelines for Marriage Venues are available on the General Registrar's website. To ensure the venue is approved in time for your wedding you should arrange for the approval well in advance of notifying the Registrar. There will be an additional fee for a civil ceremony held in a venue other than a Registry Office.