> Elope in Ireland with Sea View House in Doolin

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Elope to Ireland and marry the one you love on the Cliffs of Moher
Let us look after you and help you plan the wedding of your dreams.


private and informal

When you've found the prefect person to share the rest of your life with
we know how important it is to have every little detail just right.


When you’ve found the perfect person to share the rest of your life with, we know how important it is to have every little detail just right. With almost 10 year's experience of hosting destination weddings and elopements, we offer an unrivalled personal and professional service in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. Whether you are planning an intimate elopement with just the two of you or you would like to organize a destination wedding with family or friends, in one of the most picturesque parts of Ireland, we can help.

We know how important it is to have the right people behind you whether you choose to have a wedding ceremony at the Cliffs of Moher with its breath taking views, or elope over a traditional Irish stone bridge. As experienced wedding planners and hosts, we have already fulfilled the hopes and dreams of couples from all over the world so you can trust us to help you plan the most memorable day of your lives, leaving you free to celebrate your wedding in the relaxed and special atmosphere you’ve dreamt of.

Here at Sea View House we specialise in smaller, intimate weddings and elopements. Whether you choose to share your wedding with a select group of family and friends, or elope on your own we will look after you. In particular Darra will prove to be your most precious resource for all the small but important details. No request is too small, especially for those couples who choose the privacy of an independent elopement without their nearest and dearest.

Our Wedding Package

We have been so lucky over the years to have had the opportunity to meet and help so many couples from all over the world including North America, Canada, Australia and Germany. We have enjoyed helping them to plan their dream elopement in this wonderful part of Ireland and would love to help you too. We will work with you to create a package to smooth your path to a Doolin wedding or elopement, and it would be our pleasure to personalise it to be as unique as you are.
Our Packages include.

  • Guidance and help in selecting and getting access to the perfect location for your wedding ceremony.
  • We know all the landowners and can arrage access to most locations including Hags Head
  • Sumptuous accommodation for the Bride and Groom and up to 16 guests in our Luxury Lodges with hot tubs.
  • Bride's bouquet and groom's boutonnière with flowers and colours of choice.
  • A delicious two tier wedding cake to mark to occasion.
  • Celebratory bottle of champagne which you can enjoy after the ceremony.
  • A professional makeup artist and hair stylist to do hair and makeup for you the bride.
  • Use of our Lodges and Gardens at Sea View House for photographs.
  • Indoor options for your ceremony if the weather is inclement.
  • Sourcing an Celebrant or Celtic Priest to perform your symbolic ceremony or carry out a legal wedding ceremony.
  • Assistance with choosing and booking one of our renowned local restaurants or pubs for your celebratory wedding dinner.
  • Guidance and help in sourcing the perfect professional photographer and videographer.
  • Guidance and help in sourcing musicians such as harpists or Irish pipers if required for the ceremony.
  • Darra and Niall can act as witnesses for the ceremony.
  • Our help on your special day to ensure that every little detail is just right and that the day runs smoothly.
Requirements for a legal wedding in Ireland
Many couples choose to get legally married in their home country first, before eloping to Ireland to have a Symbolic Ceremony. Ceremonies can be held at Sea View House, along the Cliffs of Moher, or by the coastline. The ceremony can be carried out by an Officiant, Celebrant, Celtic priest, Monk or Family friend. However, it is relatively straightforward to get legally married here in Ireland. The Irish marriage licence is valid internationally. We can assist you in arranging a celebrant who is licensed to carry out the Irish legal wedding ceremony (Solemniser).
Three Months Notification
You must register your intent to marry at least three months before your wedding date. You will need to register an intent to marry with any Registrars' Office in Ireland if you wish to become legally married in Ireland. You must also provide the Registrars' Office with copies of your legal documents (see list below).
The 5 Day Rule

Applies if you send in you are registering your intent to marry from outside Ireland You must present all your original documents in person at the same Registrars' office at least five days before your Irish wedding (or a lesser number of days with the agreement of the Registrar) before the ceremony. Once verified they will then provide you with your Marriage Registration Form. The 5 day rule is to allow for a buffer in case of flight delays etc. You need to take this into consideration when planning your itinerary.

How To Get Legally Married At Sea View House
  • Contact Sea View House to select a date.
  • Register an intent to marry with any Registrars' Office in Ireland at least 3 months before the ceremony (we can assist you with this).
  • The Registrar will send you the relevant forms, which you must complete and return.
  • Supply the Registrars' office in Ireland with copies of your legal documents (list below) at least 3 months before the ceremony.
  • The Registrar requires a fee of 200 Euros to register an intent to legally marry.
  • Present the original documents in person at the Registrars' Office at least 5 days before the ceremony.

The Registrars' Office in Ireland will need the following documents:

  • Passport as ID
  • Full Birth Certificate with parents' names varified by an apostille stamp.
  • Single Status Declaration (this can be in the form of Affidvit from your lawyer).
  • If either party is divorced, original final decrees in respect of all previous divorces.
  • If widowed, the death certificate of the late spouse and the civil marriage certificate of the first marriage.

Additional documentation may be required in some cases, such as where a divorce has been granted outside of Ireland and it must be determined whether it is recognised under Irish law. The following will also be needed:

  • Intended date of marriage
  • Names and ates of birth of your witnesses.
  • Details of the proposed Registered Celebrant.
  • Details of the proposed venue.
  • Finally you will need to present the original documents in person at the Registrars' Office at least five days before the ceremony.

Featured Weddings

C&N - a stunning couple in a stunning location.

A&B - a ruined church, a Celtic priest, a pub and stunning cliffs.

J&S - a couple from Illinois accompanied by close friends to fulfill their dream.

K&C - an amazing day at Hags Head. Cliffs, Champagne and cake.

If you would like to find out more about having your wedding at Sea View House Doolin, please complete the contact form below. Tell us a little about you and the type of wedding you would like to have. We will reply to you as soon as possible (normally within a few hours).

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Sea View House Doolin
38 reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
Benjamin Germeroth · Married on 08/05/2020
Perfect Hosts and perfect Wedding at the Sea View House

We just spent two nights at the Sea View House but would have loved to stay there much longer. Niall and Darra were lovely hosts and we felt really welcomed and comfortable. The ho... Read more

Jennifer Boyle · Married on 04/04/2020
Best elopement ever!

Everything about our wedding through Sea View House was perfect! We chose the three-night package, which was perfect and gave us plenty of time to explore Doolin and have time to r... Read more

Breana Schadt · Married on 08/15/2019

From start to finish Niall and Darra made our destination wedding everything we could have dreamed of and more. My husband and I are from the US and when we got engaged last win... Read more