When booking your wedding one of the parish secretaries in Cobh Parish Office
will refer you to a priest of the parish to fill out the Booking Form to confirm the Booking.
A wedding cannot be taken as confirmed until you have met with or spoken to a priest of the parish.
A marriage cannot take place until all the marriage documents (Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms) are
complete and in order.
Bookings are not accepted by third party.
Weddings do not take place on Sundays, Holy Days and during Holy Week.
Preferably, six months notice should be given to the Priest of the parish prior to the date of the wedding.
Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms, for both parties, to be completed in parish of residence.
Confirmation Certificate for both parties.
Both parties must be over eighteen years of age.
A couple must meet a civil registrar at least three months before the wedding to give notification
of their intention to marry. (Registrar’s Office, Adelaide Court, Adelaide Street, Cork. 021 – 4275126.
www.groireland.ie) The couple will need to know that the church is available prior to this meeting.
They will also need to know the name of the priest who will solemnise the marriage.
The couple will be required to bring the following documentation to the registrar’s office:
Photo identity (preferably a passport or driving licence)
When all the civil requirements have been completed satisfactorily the couple will receive from the registrar, a Marriage Registration Form (MRF). Without this form the couple cannot get married nor may the solemniser proceed with the marriage ceremony.
The couple must present the MRF to the solemniser before the wedding so that he can check that thedetails are correct before the marriage takes place. This should be done as early as is convenient.
If changes are necessary – for instance, changing the name of the solemniser/witnesses – the couple should contact the civil registrar to arrange for the re-issue of the MRF at the earliest possible stage before the ceremony.
After the marriage has been celebrated, it is the responsibility of the couple to return the MRF to any
Registrar’s Office. This form must be returned within one month of the marriage.
If you are living outside the Parish of Cobh
of residence abroad regarding Church requirements, as soon as possible.
ascertain requirements required by non-residents.
Bishop or Local Ordinary who will forward them for his Nilil Obstat to the Bishop of Cloyne,
in writing. Please complete, and return to us, the attached Application Form and church fee
of € 300 as outlined above.
Marriage Documents must arrive six weeks in advance of the wedding date.