Civil Wedding Ceremonies

The Castle Hotel is delighted to announce that it holds a civil cermony venue license and has a capacity to seat up to 120 of your family and close friends for your ceremony.

We have catered for numerous civil ceremonies in the past 5 years and we offer the choice of two beautiful venues for civil ceremonies. The Ardilaun Suite can host your civil wedding ceremony for larger wedding numbers and smaller more intimate gatherings take place in our Residents Lounge, with rich velvet decor, original fire-place and views of the old world market town of Macroom.

Our Civil Ceremony package includes beautiful room decor including chair covers & coordinating bows, and beautiful candle arrangements. You and your guests may then dine either in B's Private & Intimate Dinning Suite or The Ardilaun Suite. 

For further information in relation to Civil Marriage Ceremonies, please contact:

Civil Registration Office, Adelaide Court, Adelaide Street, Cork.

  • Opening Hours: 9.00-4.30 Mon-Wed and 9:00 - 7:30 Thurs, 9.00-3.30 Fri. Phone: 021 4275126

Civil Ceremonies FAQ’s:

How many people can The Castle Hotel Macroom cater for Civil Ceremonies?
The Castle Hotel Macroom offer a range of rooms to cater for groups of all sizes. The largest room can cater up to 120 guests.
What do we need to do to have our civil ceremony wedding at The Castle Hotel Macroom?
First, the wedding couple must apply to the Health Executive Civil Registration Office. Each couple must apply directly. The hotel may not apply on their behalf 
For More information please contact the Department of Social Protection. 
How long in advance do we need to apply for a civil ceremony? 
You need to apply at least 3 months in advance, but it would be advisable to apply as far in advance as possible to guarantee requested dates.
What does the hotel have to do?
We must compile a declaration form for each application and ensure that the rules and regulations of the Health Executive are adhered to at all times.

Commitment Ceremonies & Same Sex Blessings

It is also possible to host an informal wedding blessing or a commitment ceremony for Gay couples.  The wedding couple must apply for approval to the Health Service Executive Civil Registration office, Adelaide Court, Adelaide Street, Cork. A member of the HSE registration office will meet you as a couple to review your application. Once satisfied that the hotel and the wedding couple meet the Civil Partnership requirements, approval is then granted. Alternatively some Gay couples choose to have an informal blessing or commitment ceremony which we can again host in one of our designated rooms.

Our Wedding Team are on hand to offer invaluable expert advise to tailor make your wedding to your requirements.