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Council say ‘we do’ as Killymoon Golf Club approved as wedding venue

Mid Ulster District Council’s environment committee has recommended Killymoon Golf Club is approved as a wedding venue.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the committee on Tuesday, June 15.

Members were advised the golf club had submitted an application to be approved as a venue for civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

The place approval, as it is formally known, is issued in accordance with The Marriage Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and grants Council the authority to approve a place where civil marriages/civil partnerships may be solemnised.

It is issued either for a single event or for a three year period.

Members were advised the golf club’s application was received on May 14, and seeks place approval for the main function room within the club’s premises for civil marriages/civil partnerships.

The committee was also advised that non-statutory consultation with the PSNI and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) was carried out on May 14 as well.

Despite some issues expressed in the PSNI’s response, Council officers did not consider the response to constitute an objection and council’s licensing officer has inspected the premises with no issues being raised.

The venue previously had an application for Place Approval for civil marriage/civil partnership approved by the legacy Cookstown District Council and no objections were received from the PSNI.

Before the approval was proposed, Councillor Trevor Wilson declared an interest as a member of Killymoon Golf Club.

A proposal to recommend the application for place approval to Council’s Chief Executive, Adrian McCreesh, was put forward by Councillor John McNamee and seconded by Councillor Ian Milne.

With the committee’s recommendation granted, it is expected the Chief Executive will implement the approval under powers of delegated authority.

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