The Honan is a very popular chapel for weddings.
For all wedding enquiries please telephone Yvonne at +353 (0)21 490 30 88 on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 8.30am -1.00pm.
Weddings can be celebrated on any day of the week except Sunday.
The Chapel does not have any independent source of income and is totally dependent on the generosity of others for its funding. Therefore it is dependent for its upkeep on the fee from marriages set by the Governors of the Honan. The current fee is €700. A non-refundable deposit of €100 is required to secure the booking. Cheques should be made payable to: The Governors of the Honan Hostel.
To be eligible to marry in the Honan Chapel, one of you must be a Student, Graduate or member of Staff of U.C.C. or a Student or Graduate of any University in Ireland including Teacher Training Colleges (Mary Immaculate Limerick, St. Patrick’s Maynooth and St. Patrick’s Drumcondra).
As the Honan Chapel is a Catholic Church, either the bride or groom must be baptised a Catholic.
Preparation for Marriage
Approach the priest of your home parish at least six months in advance, to make arrangements regarding documentation and pre-marriage course.
The following documents are required:
Baptismal (must be issued within six months of the date of marriage) and Confirmation certificates for both parties.
Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms for both parties.
Pre-Marriage Course Certificate.
Each person marrying in the State must attend in person (by appointment only) at the office of any Registrar in the State to give at least three months notification of intention to marry. Assuming all legal requirements are met, the couple are then issued a Marriage Registration Form (MRF).
Marriage Papers from abroad should be forwarded through the local Bishop to: The Reverend Secretary, Diocesan Offices, Redemption Road, Cork, for clearance.
As a Catholic chapel all marriage services must be according to the rules and regulations of the Catholic Church.