Wedding at National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The Maritime Museum is an ideal location for Irish Civil Ceremonies if you are thinking of a civil marriage or civil partnership ceremony. It’s a truly unique venue, with an obviously nautical theme. We’ve been hosting Civil Ceremonies since we reopened and have received nothing but thanks and praise.

We would advise that you are fully versed on the requirements for a Civil Ceremony in Ireland, and you can see the latest rules on

Here what website had to say!

For information on hiring the Museum for a wedding, please complete the enquiry form, and we will get back to you with further details.


Celebrate Your Big Day With Us

A fully restored nineteenth century building.

Public location for civil ceremonies.

Central location close to Upper Georges Street.

Close to local hotels, yacht clubs.

Fabulous photo location.

PA and audio system available.

Wedding at National Maritime Museum


Wedding Venue Hire Information

Wedding Venue Costs

The cost of hiring the Museum is €1,250.00. A booking deposit of €250.00 is required to secure the booking and this can be paid in person, by direct transfer to our bank account or by credit card over the phone. This fee covers the use of the Museum to set up 1.5 hours before the ceremony and for 2 hours after the ceremony start time.

Extra Decoration Time

If you require extra time to decorate the day beforehand, additional charges may apply. If you would like to include any other personal touches for your ceremony such as flowers, music, etc. we would be happy to discuss these with you in person.

No Confetti

Please Note That The Use Of Confetti Is Strictly Prohibited


What people say about the wedding venue

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What Is Included

What We Provide In Over All Cost

Ornate chairs for the happy couple.

A red carpet

Eight white Lanterns with LED candles.

We cater for weddings with seated guest numbers from 4 upwards

Microphones available for the Celebrant and any readers that you may have and Bluetooth connection to PA system available for downloaded music via phone/tablet etc.

Museum available for ceremony at a suitable time between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

Provision and setting up of chairs for your guests, (NB these are our standard black and chrome chairs). If you wish to hire different chairs we can recommend suppliers for you to contact.

A table (750mm x 750mm) with white tablecloth to place a floral bouquet, candles, sand, ribbon etc. also to sign the register

Wedding at National Maritime Museum of Ireland


On The Legal Side

Every couple getting married in Ireland, are required to serve a minimum of 3 months notice to the Irish State of their intention to marry, this is regardless of what kind of ceremony they choose to have. To serve your notice to the State, a couple must arrange an appointment with a Registrar to present their required documentation. For further information;

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