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


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


If you are getting married by civil ceremony, 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. 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 are not acceptable. The guidelines for Marriage Venues are available on the General Registrar's website.


The Step House Hotel has hosted numerous civil ceremonies, blessings, humanist ceremonies and other multi-denominational ceremonies.


Please speak to our dedicated Wedding Manager, Clodagh Oxley, 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 059 9136542