On Site Civil Ceremonies & Blessings

The Lord Bagenal Hotel in Carlow has been approved as a suitable venue to host your Civil Marriage Ceremony. Whether you are looking for a Civil Partnership, Marriage, Blessing or Commitment Ceremony, the Lord Bagenal Hotel Carlow offers you comfort, style & welcoming surroundings so that both you and your guests can relax and enjoy your ceremony.

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 We offer complimentary room hire for your civil ceremony when you have your wedding reception at The Lord Bagenal.  A charge may apply for ceremony outside on deck.

In order to hold a Civil Ceremony at The Lord Bagenal Hotel 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                  


Ann Boyle


Civil Registrar of Marriages


Civil Registrar of Marriages


HSE South


Carlow/Kilkenny Local Health Office


Community Care Centre




Athy Road






Dublin Road, Kilkenny


059 9136300


056 7784114

  • Contact The Lord Bagenal Hotel Carlow 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 The Lord Bagenal Hotel Carlow 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 2 approved locations within The Lord Bagenal Hotel Carlow.  Under the current legislation ceremonies are not permitted outside.  The room must be accessible to the general public for the duration of the Ceremony.

    • The Gallery for more intimate gatherings of up to 50 guests
    • The Marina Room for all other ceremonies
  • No alcohol must be consumed or be available in the room one hour prior to and for the duration of the Ceremony.

  • No religious artefacts, icons or symbols may be displayed in the room.

  • A notice must be prominently displayed in the hotel lobby with details of intended spouses attending the Civil Marriage & ceremony time.

  • Any person wishing to make contact with the Registrar MUST be allowed to do so for more information see www.civilregistrationservice.ie or www.citizensinformation.ie

Humanist Ceremony 

  • If you live in Ireland and are an atheist, agnostic, freethinker, rationalist, secularist, sceptic; do not believe in a god, are non-religious and/or have no belief in the supernatural – Humanism may just interest you! For information you can contact the Humanist Association of Ireland www.humanism.ie  Emma Sides 087 6590117 emmasides@gmail.com

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 www.interfaithministers.ie 

Spiritual Ceremony

  •  Alternatively you can contact Eileen Morris liason for non religious spiritual ceremonies spiritualceremonies.ie