Weddings

What can be more romantic than to marry the one you love on a palm fringed beach, with glorious sunshine sparkling on the sea? It is now easier than ever before.

Beach WeddingCombining a wedding and honeymoon is now very popular particularly when you consider the high cost of a traditional Irish wedding!

Every destination has its own style of wedding package and it's not only the Caribbean that offers weddings abroad, you can also say, "I do" in Malta, Italy the Far East or Indian Ocean too!

Go alone or take family and friends - Mullingar Travel Worldchoice can co-ordinate everything for this very special day.

 

Your wedding in Malta

 

Your wedding in Malta

Malta! The ultimate in romantic and beautiful sites for weddings… There’s no place like Malta for a unique wedding. You have to experience it to believe it!

Malta and its sister island, Gozo, offer cultural diversity and countless possibilities. Culturally rich and colorful, sun-drenched Malta is your perfect choice for that memorable wedding. From the moment that you make your decision to marry in Malta we will see that you receive the best service and the best deals for that perfect wedding.

We can help you plan your big day, you can now make all the arrangements before you travel and in the days leading up to your wedding.

 

Below gives you a taste of the Wedding Extras you can choose from. It could be a stunning bouquet, a horse and carriage to the ceremony, photos or even ideas for wedding receptions.

 

Civil Ceremony

Civil Ceremonies are legally recognized in Malta. The local Registrar can perform the ceremony in the local Registry Office or in a licensed venue such as a hotel, castle or Palace. The ceremony will be conducted in English, after which you have the opportunity to personalize your ceremony by having a short reading. You are required to have two witnesses present who are no less than eighteen years old.

Religious Ceremony

Malta is recognised as a Roman Catholic country with ninety-one percent of Maltese people belonging to the Roman Catholic religion, although Anglican Church weddings can be celebrated. Religious weddings are legally binding provided the couple comply with the requirements of the local Public Registry in Malta.

Religious Blessing

You may want to consider a religious blessing, bear in mind the ceremony will not be legally binding so you may want to have a Civil Wedding in Ireland before you fly out to Malta. This option is popular with partners where one or both have been previously divorced.

Whatever type of religious ceremony you opt for there are officiates who are able to perform the wedding ceremony in English, however if your ceremony is conducted in Maltese you should arrange to have an interpreter present if neither of you speak Maltese.

CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS
Wherever you go on the Islands, you’ll see baroque churches, their red or silver painted domes in relief against the skyline. Each church is an architectural gem with its own history and cultural treasures.

Here is list of churches where we usually celebrate Catholic marriages:

  • St. Barbara Church (Republic Street, Valletta)
  • St. Paul’s Parish Church (St. Paul’s Bay) - air-conditioned
  • St. Domenic's Church (Rabat) - air-conditioned
  • The Carmelite Church (Balluta Bay, St. Julians)
  • The Nazarene Church (Tigne Sea Front, Sliema)
  • The Cathedral of St. Paul (The Main Cathedral of Malta, situated in the medieval city of Mdina)

Residency Stay

There is no residence requirement however couples are required to visit the Marriage Registry in Valletta to finalise the paperwork before their wedding day, so it may be advisable to arrive at least 2-3 days earlier. You will both need to have your passports with you.

WEDDING COORDINATOR

We can organize anything from the most traditional Church wedding to the trendiest Civil wedding. We offer:

• Direct sea-view weddings,

• Castle weddings,

• Medieval weddings,

• Garden weddings, and more …

WHAT SERVICE?

• We will make suggestions to help you plan a wedding in Malta according to your dreams and your budget.

• You will receive detailed proposals and images to help you in your decision making.

• We will look after all the legalities in Malta for you.

• We will see to all the paper work before and after the wedding.

• We will be on-site and behind the scenes on your wedding day coordinating the whole event till the very last detail.

Leave it all to us. No hassle! No stress! It is our pleasure to make your dream come true in Malta with the level of professionalism and sensitivity that you are most comfortable with.

We will support you and lend you the assistance you need for a memorable, unique wedding experience on Malta.

We will help you make the right choice of venue. For those who choose to have a grand wedding with more than fifty friends and relations Malta offers many options. We are able to organise weddings in style. It is possible to opt for a venue that combines romance with utility. We provide services for larger groups in venues that cater for hundreds of guests at a time. Trust us to try and make your dream come true.

Wedding Flowers & Decorations

Summer flowers, Orchids, simple Roses or Lilies –our professional florists can arrange flowers for you and your guests, in colours and designs to suit your own wedding style.

For the bride-We can arrange fresh flower bouquets, head-dresses, baskets of flowers or even a simple, stunning arm-full of hand-tied flowers.

For bridesmaids or special female guests -You can chose from a range of posies, wrist, handbag or anklet corsages and flowers for their hair. We can also organise baskets or pouches of rose petals to scatter on the day.

For the groom-Co-ordinate his buttonhole with the bride’s flowers, and add the finishing touch to the wedding party with buttonholes for your male guests.

We can arrange for flowers in your wedding car, at your reception or in your room or we can also design a floral centre piece on a stand.

Wedding Cars and transport

We can arrange for this to be decorated with flowers and ribbons. But why not treat yourself and arrive in style? We can arrange for a vintage car to pick the groom and his party up first, and then cars or even executive mini-coaches for your guests. And for the bride? Choose from luxurious, fully air-conditioned, modern or vintage cars. Or for the romantic touch, travel to your wedding in a horse and carriage or a Limo.

    

WEDDING FEES

- Administration fee*                     Compulsory pre-payable               €750.00

- Wedding License                           Religious Marriages:

Both spouses resident abroad     

Church donation                              €500 (recommended amount)

Curia registration fee                     €150

Civil Marriages:

 

At Marriage Registry:                     €80.00

Outside Marriage Registry:           €105.00

- Hotel Setup fee if applicable

For Further details please contact Mullingar travel 044 9340587 / 044 9348407

 

 

 

SORRENTO

Sorrento is world-famous for its spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. We can offer civil weddings in the beautiful Cloister of St. Francis, located in the old part of town. You will be spoilt for choice here regarding hotels, shopping and restaurants. Many of the local excursions start in Sorrento and include Capri, Ischia and Pompeii.

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WHERE TO GET MARRIED

CHURCH CEREMONY - Positano's iconic Church of Santa Maria Assunta This church is set in the heart of the seaside village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. The church forms an important part of Positano's cultural, religious and architectural landscape whose history is deeply bound with the Benedictine monastery of St Maria. Boasting an impressive position within the town and yet only a few steps from the Marina Grande beach, ideal for some wedding pictures.

 

CIVIL CEREMONY

- CHIOSTRO DI SAN FRANCESCO

Cloister of St. Francis - Dating back to the first half of the 8th Century, the Cloister of St. Francis has been restored on numerous occasions over the centuries and hence displays a distinctive array of architectural styles from Gothic to Renaissance. This provides a stunning backdrop for any ceremony as the gardens are truly beautiful. The area comes alive with flowers, plants and ornamental trees and provides an oasis of calm for your special day. Ceremonies take place in an open courtyard where your guests are seated to watch you exchange your vows.

 

SUGGESTED RECEPTION VENUES

5* Boutique Hotel Capo La Gala

Cut into a cliffside and set amid beautiful Mediterranean landscape, this exclusive hotel provides peace and tranquillity in stunning surroundings. This is a perfect venue for a romantic wedding, whether for a small and intimate gathering, or a large reception. All rooms enjoy breathtaking views over the Bay of Naples, making it a popular choice with honeymoon couples.

4* Hotel Bristol

Nestled into a cliffside above the fishing village of Marina Grande, Hotel Bristol commands spectacular views sweeping across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. You can admire these views from the spacious sun terraces, garden and pool area. The 7th floor restaurant and bar terrace also enjoy the same magnificent panorama. The hotel is well run by the Acampora family who offer guests a warm welcome and excellent service.

LAKE GARDA

LAKE GARDA

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and offers a myriad of excellent locations, from the dramatic mountain scenery of the northern shores to the gentlerolling hills along the south. Imagine your wedding taking place in the medieval castle of Malcesine, or the ancient Church of St. Stephen. Lake Gardais dotted with small villages and cosy towns that offer all you can expect to make your wedding day truly memorable.

WHERE TO GET MARRIED

CHURCH CEREMONY - Church of St. Stefano (St. Stephen), Malcesine. With origins dating back to the 9th Century and reconstructed in the 18thCentury, the Church of St. Stephen, the patron saint of Malcesine, is a beautifulbuilding with a vaulted Baroque ceiling and frescoes painted by famous Italianartists, a very special venue for your very special Church wedding.

 

CIVIL CEREMONY - MALCESINE CASTLE

It’s hard not to fall in love with the enchanting Malcesine Castle. Perched on acliffside with spectacular views over the lake, it provides an impressive locationfor a romantic wedding ceremony. You can get married inside the magnificentcastle or outside on the terrace with breathtaking lakeside views all round.

 

SUGGESTED RECEPTION VENUES

4* Hotel Excelsior Bay

Located on the marina in Malcesine, Hotel Excelsior Bay is superbly placedfor a romantic wedding reception.

Restaurant Casa degli Spiriti

The elegant Restaurant Casa degli Spiriti is renowned for its First class cuisine, picturesque surroundings and exquisite hospitality.

PLAN YOUR WEDDING

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU PLAN

YOUR WEDDING WITH OUR TOUR

OPERATOR

YOU WILL HAVE AT YOUR COMPLETE DISPOSAL:

  • A creative and innovative approach to planning your wedding day
  • Experienced wedding planners with an in-depth knowledge of each wedding destination we offer
  • The assurance of an unrivalled service and attention to detail.
  • Sourcing and booking your preferred destination for church, civil and symbolic weddings.
  • Clear advice on all the documentations that will be required and procedures for completion.
  • Track your documents once you advise that all has been completed with the appropriate authorities.
  • Arrange all the necessary appointments: meeting with the co-ordinator in advance of the wedding day, hair trial at the salon (if required), hair and beauty services on the wedding day and meeting with the priest.Of course, we can offer many more services and we will be delighted to hear from you in this respect

WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Book the wedding venue - Church or Civil Hall
  • Provide a wedding day co-ordinator to ensure all runs smoothly on the day
  • Advise on required documentation and timetable for completion
  • Confirm all wedding day services: cars, flowers, photography, video, hair and beauty appointments, guest transportation etc.
  • Confirm your wedding meal and provide sample• wedding menus
  • Provide sample ceremony booklets and approved music (church ceremonies only)
  • Confirm wedding/ceremony music
  • Arrange pre- or post-wedding meal or excursions to say ‘Thank you’ to your guests

A TYPICALL WEDDING IN ITALY

The following is an outline of a typical wedding programme. It is important to note that this format will change depending on your chosen wedding destination as our local wedding co-ordinators have different approaches. Of course, your personal programme will be given to you prior to your departure and will also be agreed with our local wedding co-ordinators.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT YOUR AIRPORT

On arrival you will be met and transferred by private car to your hotel. The driver will meet you in the main arrivals hall and your names will be clearly displayed for easy identification. That evening you will meet with our local wedding co-ordinator to run through your confirmed wedding programme. This meeting will take place at your hotel at an agreed time. However, depending on the arrival time of your flight, this meeting may take place the following morning.

DAY 2: APPOINTMENT TO MEET THE PRIEST (CHURCH WEDDINGS ONLY)

This takes place at the church where the wedding will take place and is normally confirmed in the morning time. It will also give you the opportunity to visit the church and spend some time there. The appointment time will be advised prior to your departure from Ireland. Appointment to meet with the civil registrar (civil weddings only) This takes place at the local Town Hall and your appointment time will be advised prior to your departure from Ireland.

DAY 3: YOUR WEDDING DAY

Meeting with the local wedding co-ordinator at your hotel at an agreed time and all wedding day services will be managed by her. These will include:

  • Hair and beauty appointments
  • Delivery of flowers to your hotel
  • Transportation for the immediate wedding party
  • Transportation for all wedding guests
  • Photography services
  • Attendance at the wedding ceremony
  • Attendance at wedding meal venue to ensure all is in order prior to your arrival

DAY 4: COLLECT YOUR PHOTOS

Today you will meet with the photographer to choose your photographs for your album and he will arrange to deliver them to your hotel within 48 hours. You are now officially on honeymoon! Relax, take time out and enjoy!

For Further details please contact Mullingar travel 044 9340587 / 044 9348407

 

Lake

Weddings, Blessings, Renewal of Vows

& Honeymoons in Costa del Sol, Spain

Honeymoon and weddings in Costa del Sol, Spain

Wedding
The Costa Del Sol stretches along just over 150 kilometres and is one of Spain's most popular tourist resorts. This is a fantastic destination for people of all ages offering year round sunshine, glorious beaches and picturesque villages. The Costa Del Sol is within easy reach of a wide range of historic tourist attractions from the impressive Ronda, the spectacular cities of Malaga and Seville and quaint villages with white washed houses. When the sun goes down there is a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. The Costa Del Sol stretches along just over 150 kilometres and is one of Spain's most popular tourist resorts. This is a fantastic destination for people of all ages offering year round sunshine, glorious beaches and picturesque villages. The Costa Del Sol is within easy reach of a wide range of historic tourist attractions from the impressive Ronda, the spectacular cities of Malaga and Seville and quaint villages with white washed houses. When the sun goes down there is a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.

Legalities and documentation for Costa del Sol, Spain

Wedding Legal Requirements
Catholic Weddings
Catholic weddings are legal for any nationality in Spain. Generally as long as one of the couple is Catholic and neither is divorced then it is possible to have a Catholic wedding. The paperwork is started with your priest in your home country, sent to your Bishop, who sends it onto the Bishop in Malaga, who then sends it onto the church where you are getting married. The paperwork required is:

• Certified copies of Official Baptismal Certificates, not older than 6 months
• Photocopies of Birth Certificates
• Certificate of Marriage Guidance Preparation Course
• Letter of Freedom to marry in the Catholic Church
• Parish, day and time of wedding
• If one of the couple is not catholic then you also need a Dispensation from the Bishop to marry in the Catholic church.


Civil Weddings
According to Spanish law, it is possible for 2 non-residents to marry, however this law is interpreted differently in each area. Most areas require you to be a resident; however there are selected hotels, which have special arrangements with their local Town Hall, where non-residents can get married. Contact Sunway on 01 2311 896 for a list of these hotels. In these areas you will need the following documents
• Birth Certificates
• Certificates of no Impediment of Marriage
• Passports.
• Proof that you are on the electoral roll in your home country
• Divorced/death certificates (if applicable)

All documents are in English, with the exception of the
passport which has to have the Hague Apostille attached
to the back and then have to be translated by an authorised
translator. All these documents has to be presented by you to
the Town Hall 3 months before the wedding. Finally at the
service itself you have to have a translator, unless you both
speak Spanish, and then the service will be in Spanish.
This can be a long and costly process which is why couples
that live in Spain tend to choose to go to Gibraltar to get
married, to save the time and expense. Additionally, as
with any civil service, it is not a romantic service, whereas
a blessing is tailored to your needs and requirements, and
so is more memorable. Generally couples do not tell their
guests that the blessing is not legal, and that the trip to
Gibraltar was just to get the license. Blessings can be held
in a wide variety of venues.

Gibraltar
For weddings in Gibraltar you need the following documents:
• Passport
• Birth Certificate (with name that matches the passport)
• Original divorce certificate or death certificate (if applicable)
Couples getting married in Gibraltar must visit the area
approx. 3 months before the wedding to fill out the relevant
paperwork.

For Further details please contact Mullingar travel 044 9340587 / 044 9348407

Honeymoon and weddings in Sicily, ItalyWeddings, Blessings, Renewal

of Vows & Honeymoons in

Sicily, Italy

Wedding
Nobody does weddings like the Sicilians! If you've ever thought about getting married in another country (and even if you haven't) think about Sicily, the land where the mountains meet the sea. Almost a country in itself, Sicily is one of the Mediterranean's largest islands. After the wedding you can travel off on your honeymoon to discover ancient Greek temples, captivating castles, breathtaking nature, great beaches on one of the world's most romantic islands.

Legalities and documentation for Sicily, Italy

Wedding Legal Requirements
- Getting Married in Sicily involves the exact same legal requirements of Ireland.
- There is no legal set amount of days that you must be in Sicily before being able to marry although we do recommend that you are on the Island at least 2-3 working days prior to your wedding.
- All Wedding Ceremonies in Sicily are conducted by an English speaking Priest
- A marriage Certificate from Sicily is legally recognised in Ireland
- You will need two Witnesses for your ceremony; if you have come to Sicily on your own then our wedding planner will gladly help you with this.
- Your two Witnesses Passports' are required to complete the Legal Paperwork.
- Once the wedding planner receives a deposit we will register your names and date with The Town Hall and/or Church.
- Our wedding planner will forward you the appropriate Legal Paperwork for you to complete. You must return this with photocopies of all relevant documentation (listed below) a minimum of two months before your Wedding Date.
- You MUST bring with you to Sicily the following Original Documentation listed below. The relevant documents are only valid for 120 days from the date of issue. It is essential that you bring all originals with you, as photocopies will not be accepted.

Irish Passport Holders must obtain, for BOTH The
Bride and The Groom (1 each), A 'Freedom To Marry
Certificate' from The Department of Foreign Affairs in
Ireland.

Catholic Church Weddings
- Both The Bride and The Groom must have a Baptism Certificate.
- Catholic Couples who wish to have a Church Wedding are advised to inform The Priest of their local Parish of their intent to marry abroad. Your Parish Priest must send all Relevant Documentation to his Bishop who in turn must send this to The Catholic Church in Sicily at least two months prior to your Wedding Date. Our wedding planner will forward on the details and address of the Catholic Church in Sicily where all documentation is to be sent.
- If either Party has been previously divorced then our wedding planner is unable to arrange a Catholic Church Wedding in Sicily.

For Further details please contact Mullingar travel 044 9340587 / 044 9348407

 

Weddings, Blessings,

Renewal of Vows &

Honeymoons in Mexico

 

Honeymoon and weddings in Mexico

Dreaming of a romantic wedding but want something different? Imagine white sands, aqua marine calm seas, a pretty decorated white gazebo and staring into the eyes of your loved one. Beachfront weddings are available in most destinations, offering you a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula coast is a tropical paradise with many options for a beautiful wedding.Your most difficult decision will be where your ceremony should take place. From tropical gardens and sandy beaches nearly touching the Caribbean sea to gazebos surrounded by acres of blue pools, an unforgettable wedding location at your luxury hotel is the perfect beginning to a memorable special day!

Legalities and documentation for Mexico

Most countries have certain legal requirements which will be dealt with through our local wedding planners. Once you get married abroad your wedding will be legally bound but the marriage will be registered in the country where your wedding took place. The marriage certificate can sometimes be supplied to you before you leave resort, but in some destinations it can take a few months before it is sent to you.

When you arrive in your wedding destination you will need to meet with the registrar to complete the administrative procedures. The following are some of the documents you may be asked to supply, usually you will need to send copies in advance:

- Birth Certificates
- Valid 10 year passport
- Affidavid/Statutory declarations confirming single status
- Former spouses death certificate (if you are widowed)
- Decree absolute (if you are divorced)
- Parental consent if you are under the ages of 18 or 21
- If you have changed your name legal proof stamped and signed by a solicitor
- If you are adopted a adoption certificate will be required

Minimum Residency
Some countries have rules about residency before you marry. Most destinations will require that you have been a resident for between 1-5 days before you can get married, for this reason it is advisable to book for 2 weeks to allow for any last minute alterations to the wedding. Sunway will provide you with full details on booking your wedding.

For Further details please contact Mullingar travel 044 9340587 / 044 9348407

*Above information is intended as a guideline only and will be reconfirmed at the time of booking.