Can you perform the legal aspect of our marriage?
What Category is Entheos - Religious, Secular or Civil?
Are Entheos ceremonies Catholic / Humanist / Spiritualist / Pagan /Other?
Nope! None of the above. Entheos is classified as a non-denominational Religious Body, which gives us the freedom to perform ceremonies for people of all faiths and none. We do not reference any particular deity or belief system unless specifically requested to do so, and we are very happy to incorporate rituals from traditional faith paths if you wish. We have no agenda with regard to the content your ceremony, and we can include whatever language, music and readings you would like. We also have no requirement to speak about our organisation during your ceremony.
Entheos Ministers are committed to fostering inclusivity and accessibility, so no couple would ever be refused on the grounds of any diversity of gender, orientation, colour, nationality, ability, religion, non-religion, financial status, culture or any other reason within the bounds of Irish law. (We value the safely of our Ministers, so we do not offer ceremonies for people who we know to be racist / sexist / homophobic / transphobic).
If you require a translator or any assistance with accessibility please let us know, we are very happy to support you however we can.
How long will our ceremony last?
How much will it cost?
Our celebrants set their own fees, so please check directly with your chosen Celebrant. Our average fee is €600 for a wedding ceremony, and €280 for a funerals and other ceremonies. Please contact us to discuss the specifics of your ceremony and requirements, including your preferred date, time and venue, as these factors may influence the fee.
We are committed to financial accessibility so we can be flexible when needed, and we will help you to find the option that suits you best.
Can you Solemnise our marriage on a Saturday / Sunday?
Yes! We can Legally Solemnise your marriage at any time of day, on any day of the week, in any venue of your choosing that is compliant with Section 52 of the Civil Registrations Act 2004. The main requirements being that the Solemnisation takes place at an identifiable address which is open to the general public. Ceremonies with no legal component can take place pretty much anywhere, (as long as we have permission from the owner!) and we are happy to work with you on this.
Is there anything we MUST include in our ceremony?
If your marriage is to be Solemnised, you and your intended spouse must make two declarations during the ceremony, in the presence of your Solemniser and witnesses:
- That you do not know of any impediment to the marriage
- That you accept each other as husband / wife / spouse
Beyond this, we have no requirement to mention any particular words during your ceremony, nor do we need to mention our parent organisation – the words will all be as you wish, and we will use whatever words and pronouns you and your spouse prefer.
How do we Register our Intent to Marry?
In Ireland, all couples must visit a HSE Registrar to register their Intent to Marry, NO LESS THAN THREE MONTHS prior to their intended wedding date. At this meeting, you will be asked for the names and details of both spouses, both witnesses (over 18 years), your chosen Solemniser, your venue and your intended date. You will then be given your Marriage Registration Form (MRF) usually in a green folder, which you will bring with you on your wedding day. Your Solemniser will request this in advance of the ceremony in order to check and confirm that all details are correct. During the ceremony it will be signed by your Entheos Ireland Solemniser, both spouses and both witnesses, and it is your responsibility to return it to the HSE Registrar’s office within 30 days of your ceremony.
Further details are available from the HSE website.