Civil Partnership

We all know that there is a hell of a lot more to getting hitched than just getting to the registry office on time. There is an industry out there full of people who are only too delighted to take your hard earned money. Now that us quares can tie the knot, it’s important to ensure that we use the services of LGBT friendly people. So, we’re getting together a list of people you can trust.

Now we’re only starting, so the list is small, but like the love of two people it will grow and soon have children. Or something.

If you’re not on the list and think you should be, and tell us what makes you worthy.

Check List

So you want to do the deed, but where to start? Here is a good jumping off point. Remember, you have to give three months notice to the registry people, plus, if you want to get married on a Saturday, it’s advisable to book at least 6 months in advance. I know, mad eh?

Venues

The Schoolhouse, Ballsbridge is where me and the future missus are having our hooley and they have been fantasitc. Plus it’s a five-minute walk from the registry office.

Ballinacurra House, Kinsale an exclusive use private venue that is smart, stylish, themed and very different. We are a gay friendly venue with a 2 of our key managers of that persuasion.

The Locke Restaurant The Docks, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
M thelockerestaurant@gmail.com | T +353964 94517 |F +353964 94517

  • The Locke is the oldest church in Athlone.
  • It still retains all the character and charm of its days as a church.
  • It has been lovingly restored and renovated.
  • It is located on the waterfront beside the Shannon river.
  • iIt is available for Civil Ceremonies and Private Hire as a venue for Wedding receptions.
Registry List

Here’s a list of Registry Offices in Ireland.

Music

Appassionata String are the quarter we’re having and they’ve been super duper.

Photography

Dragana Jurisic worked on Growing Up Gay so you know that she’s on our side.

Amy French is another photog who comes highly recommended by one of our writers.

The Big Gay Wedding Project is your chance to get your wedding pics for free, and represent your community. Shawna is willing to take pics of gay weddings for nothing if you agree that she can use one or more of the photos in an exhibition next year.

Cakes

Sarah from Ice Angel Cakeshas been recommended and her cakes look absolutely mouth watering.

Attire

Well now, this one is up to you. Matching white frothy gowns, both in suits, both in jeans, a mixture of what ever your having yourself. Go for it. Just remember that you don’t have to spend a fortune. Me and yer wan spent €150 between us, but there was must soul searching.

CakeToppers

Kelly at Penelope Mellon is the woman of you want a topper that’s bit different. She’ll ensure that the couple on the cake look like the couple chomping into it.

Flowers

Daisy’s Floral Creations is the place to go. They girls there will do what you want how you want it, and they’re getting hitched themselves this year, so they understand the stress!