If you would like to elope to Ireland you must first choose between a legal wedding, or a non-legal wedding ceremony. Depending on your country of residence, each choice has it’s benefits.
1. Legal Wedding – usually this is much easier when one or both partners are Irish citizens. Non-citizens are required to produce a document issued by their government as proof they are free to marry. But for those who are determined to have a legal wedding in Ireland, the extra effort is certainly worth it.
Expert Tip: When making inquiries and arrangements for your legal marriage from abroad, your first point of contact should be the Dublin office of the HSE. They have the most staff on hand to answer your questions.
2. Non-legal Ceremony – depending on your circumstances, this can be the most trouble-free way to elope to Ireland. There will be no government rules or constraints to abide by which means you are free to have your wedding ceremony at any location you choose. However some couples from countries like the USA or Australia where legal marriages are so easily conducted at any location by a person of their choice, may feel that this option is only a fake wedding and prefer to call it a vow renewal ceremony instead of a wedding. So if a vow-renewal ceremony is what you really want, a non-legal ceremony is the perfect choice for you!
Once you arrive in Ireland you have a beautiful legal or non-legal wedding ceremony of your dreams at your choice of location, which has been skilfully organised for you by the Married in Ireland crew!