Couple Say 'I do' in Omagh's Grange Park

It was a wedding like no other as Julie Ford, from Omagh and David Hannaway, from Derry exchanged vows in Omagh’s Grange Park, on Monday, 1 June 2020.

The outdoor wedding, the first to take place in the district since the introduction of restrictions in relation to COVID-19, was also the first wedding to ever take place in the award winning Council public park.

The sun shone on Julie and David as they made their vows in Grange Park to become the new Mr and Mrs Hannaway with the ceremony conducted by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Registrar, Hazel Alderdice.

COVID-19 Update

Civil Ceremonies

  • Can take place indoors it will be up to each venue to decide their precise opening date.  They will have to carry out risk assessments to decide on the number of attendees at the ceremony, taking into account the public health advice.  For a civil marriage the venue must be licensed by the Council as an approved place.  The social distancing rules must be adhered to.
  • Can take place outdoors it will be up to each venue to carry out risk assessments to decide on the number of attendees at the ceremony, taking into account the public health advice.  For a civil marriage the venue must be licensed by the Council as an approved place. The social distancing rules must be adhered to.

 

For more information regarding ceremonies due to take place at the Townhall, Enniskillen, Enniskillen Castle or the Grange, Omagh, please contact the Registration Office (see details below).

 

Religious Ceremonies

  • Can take place indoors it will be up to each venue to decide their precise opening date.  They will have to carry out risk assessments to decide on the number of attendees at the ceremony, taking into account the public health advice. For a civil marriage the venue must be licensed by the Council as an approved place.  The social distancing rules must be adhered to.
  • Can take place outdoors it will be up to each venue to carry out risk assessments to decide on the number of attendees at the ceremony, taking into account the public health advice.  For a civil marriage the venue must be licensed by the Council as an approved place.  The social distancing rules must be adhered to.

 

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

We are operating an appointment only service.

You may submit your notice by posting the signed marriage notice forms and either scan or post good quality photocopies of birth certificates, passports and other supporting documentation.  Payment can be made by cheque or card payment over the phone.

 

Contact the Registration Office 

Telephone:  028 8225 6212 or 028 6634 2428

Email:  registrar@fermanaghomagh.com


 

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.

Currently, outdoor arrangements have been put in place for the registration offices in Enniskillen (Enniskillen Castle) and Omagh (The Grange Park), which are within the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area.

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 at the outdoor locations for the registration offices.  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.

 

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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