Please note that from 1st April 2019 the Lisburn Registration Office located at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn will move to an Appointment System.

Castlereagh Registration Office, Bradford Court, Castlereagh currently operates by Appointment

To make an appointment for Lisburn Registration Office at Lagan Valley Island (from 1st April), or Castlereagh Registration Office at Bradford Court, Castlereagh please ring 028 9244 7270 or 028 9244 7263

Civil Marriages in Lisburn Registration Office at Lagan Valley Island, Island Civic Centre, Lisburn

Your Wedding Day at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn

Step into the magnificent Lagan Valley Island complex and immediately enjoy the red carpet treatment. A truly magnificent venue for that all important day.

From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave we will help make your day at Lagan Valley memorable.

Lagan Valley Island is situated on the banks of the River Lagan with easy access to the M1.

A range of exclusive sculptures, a fully restored canal with operating lock gates, secluded terrace, patio and garden areas are all available to enhance your photographs and video.

We are committed to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your special day.


Civil Marriages in Castlereagh Registration Office at Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Castlereagh

Your Wedding Day at Castlereagh Registration Office

The Castlereagh Civic Centre is a beautiful setting for your special day. The building was opened in 2000 and is very modern in design with a spectacular rotunda incorporating stain glass to represent landmarks within the area.  There are also beautiful gardens available for your photographs.


Booking Your Wedding Ceremony

You may make a provisional booking by calling in person and filling in a form or emailing.

Please note this will reserve the room and the registrar for that date and time until official notice is given.

Contact details to check availability and provisionally book:

Lisburn Registration Office – Tel: 028 9244 7262/3 to book the Registration Office at Lagan Valley Island, Island Civic Centre, Lisburn

Castlereagh Registration Office – Tel: 028 9244 7263 to book Registration Office at Castlereagh Civic Centre, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Castlereagh

You do not however have to initially make a provisional booking; you may just make a definite booking by completing the following:

How and When to Give Official Notice

Notice of Marriage may be given within 12 months of the date of the Marriage and is valid for 12 months.  Both parties must each complete a Notice Form and bring or send them to the Registration Office once within the 12 months, but preferably no later than 8/10 weeks before the date of the marriage. If you are having your wedding ceremony in Lisburn Registration Office, then notice should be given to Lisburn Registration Office.  If you are having your wedding in Castlereagh Registration Office, then Notice should be given to Castlereagh Registration Office.

Notice forms are available from any of the Northern Ireland Registration Offices or by downloading them here. The fees should be accompanied with the Notice Forms and all required documents.

Once the Registrar receives the two notice forms, fees and documents, the Notice takes effect from that date. Then, the earliest possible wedding ceremony will be 28 days later (depending on availability)


Legal Requirements

To marry in Northern Ireland, you and your partner must be:

• aged 18 years old or above on the day of your wedding (consent is needed if either of you are aged 16 or 17 years old)
• unrelated to one another in a way that would prevent you from getting married (If parties are closely related to one another, they may not be allowed to be married, please check with the Registration Office)
• free to marry, for example, neither of you are already in a civil partnership or are legally married
• capable of understanding the nature of a marriage ceremony and of consenting to the marriage


Essential Documents to be Produced

All documents must be originals i.e. not photocopies and if not in English, accompanied by a certified translation. These documents must be produced when giving notice.  Failure to do so will mean postponement.

A Full Birth Certificate (Long Version) showing parents details.

If you are a widow, widower or surviving civil partner, the death certificate of your former spouse or civil partner.

If divorced - a decree absolute or a dissolution of Civil Partnership Certificate. Please note a decree nisi is not acceptable.

If woman has reverted back to maiden name - last marriage certificate must be produced.

If 16 or 17 years - Consent Forms are available from Registrar.

Passport or National Identity Card

If you are a non-EEA citizen, please read NI Direct’s Information on Getting married in Northern Ireland for further information on the requirements.


Fees – Lisburn Registration Office

Wedding CeremonyWeekdaysSaturdaysBank/Public Holidays
Small Interview Room (max 2 guests)£80.00£206.00-
Hawthorn Road (max.15 people)£135.00£261.00£460.00
Cherry Room (max. 74 people)£160.00£286.00£460.00
Chestnut Suite (max. 110 people)£190.00£316.00£460.00


There are various rooms you may be married in within Lagan Valley Island, as above. The above rooms are not always available to see on a daily basis.


Cherry Room

The Cherry Room is situated on the first floor and for your ceremony seats a maximum of 74 people.

Take your time up the sweeping marble staircase, also accessible by lift, to the Cherry Room.

A private dressing room adjoins the suite where you can relax and make those all important last minute adjustments before entering the splendour of the Cherry Room.

The Cherry Room opens out to the secluded terrace with stunning views overlooking the River Lagan, the beautiful Millennium Garden and riverside walkways. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to taking those memorable photographs.

A terrace can be used for photographs after the ceremony if you have booked the Cherry Room.


Hawthorn Room

The Hawthorn Room is situated on the second floor and for your ceremony seats a maximum of 15 people.


Chestnut Suite

The Chestnut Suite is situated on the second floor and for your ceremony seats a maximum of 105 people.


Fees – Castlereagh Registration Office

Wedding CeremonyWeekdaysSaturdays
Small Interview Room (max 2 guests) £80.00Not available