Civil, Humanist & Spiritual Ceremonies

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and providing the highest standard of care for all our wedding couples. We aim to make you and your partner feel calm yet elated when celebrating your wedding with us here at Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel. We are delighted now to be able to hold a couples special day equally for all couples here with us. If you want to find out if your ideal date is available or any further information about our venue please click here.

Civil Weddings & Partnerships

Although the whole wedding is a special day, the ceremony is the start of your lifetime of happiness together. Enjoy the elegant surrounds of Cork’s Vienna Woods Hotel and make your vows to each other against our romantic 18th century backdrop. Here at Cork’s Vienna Woods Hotel we know how extremely special your day is to both of you. All civil ceremonies can be tailored to your specific requirements. Vienna Woods Hotel is an approved venue for Civil Wedding Ceremonies, accommodating both small intimate groups of 10 people and much larger groups of up to 400 people with 3 different venues to choose from.

We would be extremely honored to be your chosen venue for your special day and we promise you the very best from advice on the day to help with suppliers and down to the smallest of details. Our picturesque location, in our idyllic Country House is only 10 minutes from the city center, coupled with the experience and professionalism of all our staff we can guarantee that you and your guests will have a memorable day.

Civil Ceremony Process

Download this file and have our hotel fill it out for you during one of your wedding appointments. After we fill out the form, make an appointment with the HSE and bring this completed form to make your civil ceremony official. 


Humanist Ceremonies

In a diverse society many couples may now choose not to include a religious service in their wedding celebrations yet look for a ceremony venue other than a registry office. For these couples a Humanist Wedding offers the ideal solution. These ceremonies are designed to focus on music, words and spiritual readings. They portray an honesty and have a balance of solemnity, warmth and humour. These ceremonies are all about the couple celebrating their love for one another and making the commitment to each other in the company of those who matter the most to them.

If you and your partner have decided to have a humanist or spiritual ceremony for your wedding then Vienna Woods Hotel is the perfect location for you. Here at Vienna Woods Hotel we offer 3 different types of spacious venues accommodating both small groups of 10 to larger groups of up to 400 people. Spiritual and humanist weddings can be conducted indoors or outdoors, 7 days a week here at Vienna Woods Hotel, subject to availability of the Registrar/ solemniser and this venue. Vienna Woods Hotel offers a full wedding service around all spiritual and humanist weddings including room hire, dining and full wedding services. This hotel is registered to hold ceremonies and complies with all regulations around humanist ceremonies.

Information on Ceremonies

If you are looking to get married by Civil Ceremony in a Registry Office or another approved place, you should approach the Registrar of Civil Marriages for the district in which you intend to marry for information on how to make a start on your plans. There is no requirement that you must be living in the district in which you wish to be married. There is a requirement of at least 3 months notification to a Registrar (this does not have to be one in your area).

The Guidelines for Marriage Venues are available on the General Registrar’s website, you must follow these guidelines to ensure your wedding is approved in advance. There will be an additional fee for a civil ceremony held in a venue other than a Registry Office. Wedding venues such as the open air, private dwellings and marquees are not permitted under their guidelines.

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