The unique venue Thomas Prior Hall is the perfect location for your service and can hold an impressive 160 guests. The stunning crystal chandeliers, stain glass windows and choir balcony are just a few of the many magical features of this civil ceremony venue.

The venue now also features a beautiful new carpet and the entire set up looks simply stunning for your big day.

New Features

Other new features include air conditioning, inbuilt lighting systems and a unique hearth feature. Couples have the option of putting their own stamp on the room with personal features and set up. Many couples have their ceremony in the Dublin Registry and then host their reception in Thomas Prior Hall.

Couples can also host their reception in Thomas Prior Hall. While the guests enjoy refreshments in the warm and welcoming atrium lounge, the events team will reset the room with a turnaround time of approximately 2 hours. Many couples take this opportunity to take photography on the grounds, the nearby Herbert Park and Dublin City Centre.


Summer Wedding

During the summer, couples can have their ceremony out on the stunning front lawns. The scenery provides the most beautiful backdrop for photography. Many couples also enjoy have their drinks receptions out in this area, in front of the white water fountain.

In advance, couples who wish to have a civil ceremony on the grounds must visit Registrar of Marriages on Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2 for all of the information they may need for their big day. Couples must also organise the civil ceremony itself themselves.

11 Reasons to Book

Designated civil ceremony coordinator

Complimentary menu tasting for the bride and groom

Red carpet arrival with a glass of champagne for the bride and groom

Complimentary room hire of Thomas Prior Hall

Personalised menus and table plans

Choice of cake stand and knife

Luxurious surroundings and gardens for perfect pictures of your special day

No service charge

Complimentary bridal suite accommodation with champagne breakfast

Special accommodation rates for your guests

Complimentary anniversary dinner & accommodation in Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Contact Us

Reach out to us today by enquiring or check out more information about the Thomas Prior Hall Venue here.

+353 1 6473323

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is currently open to essential travel only in accordance with government guidelines.

Reasonable evidence confirming the stay is for essential travel must be provided on arrival, otherwise your booking will be cancelled.

Please contact our hotel team to discuss your requirements by calling +353 (0)1 668 1111 or email