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COVID-19 Update

Civil Ceremonies

We very much regret to advise that in light of the current situation with regard to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, civil ceremonies scheduled with the Council up to 31 May 2020, will be postponed.  Registration staff will be in contact with couples affected to make new arrangements.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will also facilitate couples whose ceremony has been previously booked after this date to reschedule to a date later in the year if they so wish.  The direct line for our Registration Service is 028 8225 6212 or 028 6634 2428, but please appreciate that we are experiencing a large number of calls and we will make contact as soon as possible.

Changing the Date – Religious Ceremonies

If you have to change the date of your ceremony please email registrar@fermanaghomagh.com with the names of both parties, both marriage dates, venue and officiant.

Marriage Notice

If your marriage is taking place before September you may submit your notice by email or post.  Email notice forms and relevant documents to registrar@fermanaghomagh.com or post notice forms and photocopied documents, please do not post original documents. Payment can be made by cheque, payable to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, or card payment by phoning 028 82 256212 or 028 6634 2428.

 

 

Guidance on Marriage Procedures

Opposite sex couples marrying in Northern Ireland have a choice of either a religious ceremony or a civil ceremony. The initial arrangements are the same for both types of marriage. Same sex couples are entitled to have a civil marriage.

Getting Married in a Civil Ceremony

If you are planning to have a registrar officiate at your ceremony it is important to plan ahead and make early arrangements to help ensure you secure the date and time of your choice.

Civil Ceremonies can be held in the Townhall, Enniskillen, the Grange, Omagh or in one of our approved venues.  Please see gallery for photos.

To view the locations of approved venues for civil ceremonies, please see the map below.

Ceremonies at approved venues can be held at either 12noon or 3pm, subject to availability. Please speak to the registrar in relation to times for ceremonies in the Townhall or the Grange.   Click here to make a booking enquiry.

Your day is special to you and important to us…………..

A Civil Ceremony, conducted by a Registrar from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, provides you with the opportunity to tailor the Ceremony and make it personal to you, ensuring it’s a day to remember.  Family members and/or friends are encouraged to take an active part in your Ceremony which helps to create that personal touch.

Family members and/or friends are encouraged to take an active part in your Ceremony which helps to create that personal touch. You may include live music, poems, readings, additional personal vows and remembrance candles, which will make the Ceremony unique to you both.

Our fees start from £163.00, please see the price list below.

It is essential to have two witnesses, aged 16 or over.

A civil marriage ceremony can also be conducted by a Humanist celebrant. Humanist celebrants operate independently and are not employees of the council. The celebrant will charge for planning and conducting the wedding ceremony. If you are planning a Humanist led ceremony, please contact the registrar in relation to the legal preliminaries.

Getting Married in a Religious Ceremony

A religious marriage can only be performed by a minister, priest or pastor, who has been registered as an Officiant and authorised by the Registrar General to conduct religious marriages.

Making arrangements

A couple wishing to have a religious ceremony should talk with the Officiant who will conduct their ceremony to agree the date and venue. A religious ceremony may, with the agreement of the Officiant, take place anywhere in Northern Ireland.

It is essential to have two witnesses, aged 16 or over.

Getting Married Outside of Northern Ireland

If you are getting married in the Republic of Ireland and live in Northern Ireland you will require a Certificate of Legal Capacity of Marriage (Letter of Freedom). Contact the registrar in the area where you live as you will have to complete marriage notice application forms and submit paperwork and documents in your local office.

Further Information

The General Register Office, based at Colby House, Stranmillis Court, Belfast, BT9 5RR, provides help and advice about the following issues:

  • Getting married overseas
  • Immigration requirements
  • visiting Northern Ireland to marry or form a civil partnership.

Please click here for further information.

 

North West Bridal Fair – Omagh Leisure Complex

Members of the Registration Team were in attendance at a recent Bridal Fair and provided advice and information in relation to marriages and civil partnerships. 

Congratulations to Paula Meenan and Megan McElholm, winners of the Strule Arts Centre vouchers!

They both correctly answered the 26 October 2019 as the most popular date for ceremonies in the Fermanagh and Omagh District area last year. 

Downloads

File Type Size Date
Marriage and Civil Partnership Fees docx 72 KB 17th January 2020
Approved Venue List Fermanagh & Omagh Civil Marriages pdf 104 KB 4th December 2019
Marriage Notice Form 2020 pdf 4 MB 13th January 2020

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