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Where to Have a Civil Ceremony


Antrim Civic Centre
Purpose built Marriage Suite with private entrance. We also have a beautifully landscaped and mature garden area that would be ideal for those special photographs. Civil marriages can take place in one of two rooms:

  • Whinstone Suite (seats up to 45 people)
  • Steeple Suite (seats up to 85 people)

Price:

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) £148
Saturday (up to 3pm) £383
Public Holidays £438

 

Ballyclare Town Hall
One of the oldest buildings in Ballyclare, offers a quiet setting for your ceremony.  Civil marriages can take place in one of two rooms:

  • Ollar Room  (seats up to 100 people)
  • Dorsten Room (seats 8-10 people)

Price:

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) £118
Saturday (up to 3pm) £254
Public Holidays £318

 

Approved Venues

Civil Marriages can also take place in an approved venue (Monday - Saturday), subject to the availability of a Registrar. The following venues have been approved by the Registrar to hold civil ceremonies:

Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House

  • recently renovated to restore the historic and traditional beauty of the area with  picturesque grounds for photographs.  Clotworthy House offers two rooms for marriages:
  • The Oriel Gallery -  up to 60 people
  • The Massereene Room -  up to 50 seats
  • Also the option of having an outside ceremony in the Antrim Castle, under the Parterre (contact Clotworthy for further details)

Old Courthouse, Antrim

  • Able to accommodate up to 100 people, offers the attraction of a beautiful historic building

Approved Hotels/Venues

Price:

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) £151
Saturday (up to 3pm) £294
Public Holidays £294


* Please note additional hire costs will be payable to the venues directly – please see below fees relating to Council venues.

 

Antrim Castle Gardens
  Capacity Monday - Friday
(9am - 5pm)
Weekends and Public Holidays
Large Parterre 80 under Pavillion Varies if Marquee £101.16 £101.16
Events Field Varies if Marquee £106.16 £106.16

 

Clotworthy House
  Capacity Monday - Friday 
(9am - 5pm)
Weekends and Public Holidays
Massereene Room 50 £50.00 £96.16
Oriel Gallery 60 £50.00 £96.16

 

Old Courthouse
Capacity Monday - Friday 
(9am - 5pm)
Weekends and Public Holidays
130 £152.00 £198.16