Searching for a wedding venue with a difference? Then look no further!
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has applied for approval for three quirky new locations for you and your loved one to say ‘I do’.
The council is proposing plans for the viewing platform at The Gobbins, Andrew Jackson Cottage and Arthur Cottage to be used for civil ceremonies.
It’s hoped the venues will be approved for licensing and happy couples will soon be celebrating their nuptials at these fantastic sites.
Jackie Tennant is one of the registrars at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council said: “The idea came from a request for a ceremony to be held on the viewing platform at The Gobbins, and council thought why not roll it out to other heritage sites in Mid and East Antrim? It makes use of these stunning venues and offers people a chance to explore these facilities and the local areas they’re in.
“We’re also hoping that nearby local businesses will benefit as a result. It will certainly help out Mid and East Antrim on the map, and offer a very individual experience to lucky newlyweds who want to stand out from the crowd on their special day.”
Alister Bell, Manager at The Gobbins said: “We are really looking forward to being able to carry out weddings here. With such amazing views as far as Scotland and all along the Causeway Coastal Route, we can offer a truly unique experience unlike any other in the whole of Northern Ireland.
The backdrop will also provide stunning settings for world-class wedding photographs, but Alister added: “I probably wouldn’t recommend large hats for the ceremonies here.”
It’s hoped the venues in Islandmagee, Carrickfergus and Cullybackey will all be licensed for civil marriages and partnerships in the coming months.
Keep up to date with how to book by visiting the Registrar page.