Civil Ceremony Venue in Dublin

As one of the best wedding venues in Ireland, Thomas Prior Hall has many options for couples interested in having their civil ceremony or blessing in a unique location in Dublin.

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HSE Civil Ceremony

Couples can have a full ceremony with a HSE representative in Thomas Prior Hall. The venue has been approved for this service type and can host up to 160 guests. Before you carry out your ceremony, please visit the Registrar of Marriages on Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2 for all of the information you will need for your big day. Please note that the Civil Ceremony must be arranged by the couple themselves. You will find more information on how to book your HSE representative for your civil ceremony  through the HSE website.

Blessings & non-denominational ceremony

The Dublin Registry Office is located just a short distance from Thomas Prior Hall. For those who have chosen to legalise their marriage in the Registry Office, Thomas Prior Hall can provide the blessing location for a larger number of guests. You can avail of the venue itself or you can enjoy a blessing on the lawn (weather permitting). On the lawn, you will have the backdrop of a water feature, tall chestnut trees and the beautiful Ballsbridge landscape. A vintage bandstand is also available for smaller services. Please note that blessings/non-denominational services must be arranged by the couple themselves.

Solemniser Ceremony

In Ireland there is a selection of authorised Solemnisers who can marry couples outdoors or in a location of their choice. Some Solemnisers include Tom Coulton and Pat Buckley. Thomas Prior Hall, with its beautiful historic building and magnificent gardens, can facilitate this type of wedding ceremony. To find out more about booking a Solemniser, please visit the Registrar of Marriages on Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2, or alternatively visit. Please note that it is the responsibility of the couple to arrange their service provider.

LGBT weddings

Before the passing of the referendum, we enjoyed celebrating many unions of gay, lesbian and straight couples, now we take great delight in being able to celebrate all unions equally. Couples who wish to celebrate their special day with us will take great pleasure in celebrating under the sparkling chandeliers of Thomas Prior Hall.

Our wedding present for you

Organise your wedding with us for a minimum of 100 guests and you’ll receive €1000 off all packages for 2019 and 2020. Check out our all-inclusive wedding packages.

View Our Civil Ceremony Venue

We are delighted to be hosting an in-house wedding showcase on:

  • Sunday 8th September from 1 pm – 4 pm
  • ​Sunday 10th November from 1 pm – 4 pm

To organise a private viewing of Thomas Prior Hall wedding venue or for further information feel free to contact us at 01 647 33 23 or email cb.ballsbridge@claytonhotels.com.

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