Civil Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies make for lovely and intimate celebrations and we've been lucky to host many of them over recent years. Here at The Tower Hotel, you will benefit from having your guests onsite in one venue for the day, giving you plenty of time for your photography and enjoying the company of all your guests. 

Take a look at our Wedding Photo Book to give you some inspiration for your wedding day with us.

We have a choice of HSE registered spaces available for your ceremony, whether for a small family group or larger party. We include lots of lovely decor in your ceremony space and would be delighted to show you around any time.  Our Hobson's Restaurant overlooking the Marina on our first floor, is a beautiful space for more intimate ceremonies of 25 to 50 guests.  Our Ardmore Suite is a flexible space in that it be can be set up to work with both smaller nubmers and larger numbers up to 300 guests.

We are pleased to recommend some great wedding suppliers here in Waterford city and the wider south east to help you arrange all the little touches you wish for on your wedding 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 at least 3 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.

Would you like to talk to us about booking your wedding ceremony? Please submit your enquiry below and we will be in touch very soon, thank you.