Civil Ceremonies Partnerships & Blessings

Civil Ceremonies & Blessings

We are approved to host your Civil Marriage Ceremony, Civil Partnership, Blessing, same sex ceremonies or commitment ceremony.  We offer comfort, style & welcoming surroundings so you and your guests can relax and enjoy your ceremony and celebrations.

A charge applies for onsite ceremonies at the Lord Bagenal. 

Indoor ceremony for small intimate gatherings can be set in The Gallery or outside on the garden terrace, against the backdrop of the River Barrow. 

The Marina Room for all other ceremonies. 

Restrictions as to where ceremony is set up will depend on your numbers and the Irish weather!


In order to hold a Civil Ceremony at The Lord Bagenal Inn you are required to:

Contact the Registrar regarding availability of dates & intended arrangements. Please be advised, Civil Partnerships & Civil Marriage ceremonies are usually conducted by the Registrar from Monday to Friday 


Angela Bermingham  

Civil Registrar of Marriages 
HSE South
Community Care Centre
 Athy Road 
Phone: +353 (0)59 9136300


Barbara Foley

Civil Registrar of Marriages
Carlow/Kilkenny Local Health Office
Community Care Centre
Lacken Road, Kilkenny
Phone: 00353 (0)56 7784708


Please contact Sue the wedding coordinator to check on availability of dates in conjunction with the Registrar.  Once approval has been granted for your Civil Ceremony to take place, you may proceed with the organisation of your Wedding Reception.  Please make sure to notify us of your intention to hold a civil ceremony within the hotel so the appropriate paper work may be completed and sent to the Registrar for approval of the venue.  Please be advised that the Registrar will only conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies in approved locations within the hotel.

For more information see or 


Civil Wedding Celebrant HSE registered

For information contact Brian Hade 087 3567816 


Humanist Ceremony 

For information you can contact the Humanist Association of Ireland 

Contact: Emma Sides

Phone: 087 6590117 



Interfaith Ceremony

For the couple who would like to create their own unique wedding service, Reverend Bernadette Brophy will organise this with you and sort legal paperwork as required by the state.  For more information 


Spiritual Ceremony

 Alternatively you can contact Eileen Morris liason for non religious spiritual ceremonies 


Please contact us on

Phone+353 (0)59 977 4000

to speak to our Wedding Consultant Sue, or manager on duty
contact Sue via Email:



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