Getting Married in Bonnybrook Parish

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Congratulations to you both. We are delighted that you have chosen St. Joseph the Artisan Church for your Wedding Ceremony and we will do all we can to assist you. You will need to attend to the following: 

  • Civil Registration
    It is your responsibility to Register your Marriage with the Civil Authorities. Both the Church and Civil Authorities require 3 months notice of your intention to marry. For more information on Civil Registration go to:

  • Documentation
    All documents, including Long Baptism Certificate, must be written within the 6 month period prior to the wedding date. 

    1. Baptism Certificate from the Church you were baptised in.

    2. Confirmation Certificate from the Church you were Confirmed in.
      (If you were Baptised and Confirmed in the same Church, the Baptism Cert will also provide the date of Confirmation)

    3. Letter(s) of Freedom
      (If you lived in any parish for more than 6 months over the age of 18 you will need a Letter of Freedom from that parish. This can be a problem if someone has lived abroad or in many places. If this is so you can go to a Solicitor and make a sworn Civil Affidavit in place of all Letters of Freedom)

    4. Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form
      You will need to make an appointment with your priest to fill out this form. This form may also be used as your Letter of Freedom from your home parish.

  • Marriage Preparation Course
    As you have chosen to be married in the Catholic Church you are required to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. It is the recommendation of the Church that you attend a Pre-Marriage Course. You can get more information on courses from ACCORD at: You can attend one of these courses at any time before the Wedding date. Marriage Preparation in the Catholic Church is mandatory!

  • Planning the Ceremony
    Ask your priest to help you with the ceremony, choosing readings, vows, etc.

  • Cost for Church Wedding is €250
    This is to be paid one week in advance of the Wedding Ceremony. We look forward to celebrating this great event with you both. If you need more information please contact our Parish Office at 01 848 5262.