Civil Ceremonies

Your own unique Civil Ceremony at the Step House Hotel, Borris, Co Carlow.


The Step House Hotel can now provide wedding couples with their complete wedding package including the opportunity to host your Civil Ceremony in the beautiful surroundings of our boutique wedding hotel.

An ideal venue for your very own unique and personalised wedding ceremony therefore the choice is yours as to whether you wish a more traditional Church Ceremony in one of the many churches in the locality or whether you wish to have a Civil Ceremony at our hotel.

You can also choose to have your marriage blessed at the hotel and we can offer an intimate setting in the hotel or under our Pagoda in the gardens. We offer the ideal wedding venue in Carlow so look no further for that perfect Carlow wedding hotel.

All ceremonies are tailored to your requirements.

If you are getting married by civil ceremony at the hotel, in a Registry Office or other approved place, you should approach the Registrar of Civil Marriages for the district in which you intend to marry for information on how to proceed. There is no requirement to live in the district where you want to get married.

As well as arranging your civil marriage ceremony there is also a requirement to give 3 months notification to a Registrar. This does not have to be the same Registrar. Venues such as marquees, private dwellings or the open air are not acceptable. The Guidlines for Marriage Venues are available on the General Registrar's website.

We have hosted numerous civil ceremonies, blessings, humanist ceremonies and other multi-denominational ceremonies.


Please speak to our dedicated wedding coordinator, Angela Aughney, for further information on our Civil Ceremony packages and what is entailed in arranging a Civil Ceremony. 


The Civil Registration Office in Carlow can also assist you should you have any other questions on holding a Civil Ceremony. Contact details 0599136542