I will prefer to have the paperwork done elsewhere.
Not gonna happen I'm afraid, and it's going to be even more awkward if you're not Catholic.
If you aren't you will have to...no choice.....be married in a registry office in the UK and then you can have a wedding here in Poland.
You'll need to meet a priest in Zabrze and he'll be able to fill you in on everything that needs to be done.
Also, Zabrze....man, are you sure you want your mates and family to go to that dump? I live in Katowice and it's a rough kip, but it's paradise compared to Zabrze.
I'd be trying to convince her of Gliwice instead, way, way nicer and less than 15mins from Zabrze.
If she gives you some nonsense about having to get married in her parish....she doesn't need to do that, her local priest will write a wee letter saying she can get married in any Catholic Church, but she will have to ask for it..........and make a small donation to the priest. I know this coz my missus had to do it.
There's a good few hotels around Gliwice:
However, there's a lot less around Zabrze:
Wedding venues are ten-a-penny in Poland, so you won't have a problem find ingsomewhere to have the reception though, but get her to google them.
How many guest do you reckon will come?
30,000-40,000K zloty.....that could pay for the party, the food and the drink.....at a stretch....depends on how many guests you expect.
Food will cost at least 200zl per person...in city areas it could be closer to 300zl per person....drinks not included, plus let's say you have 100 guests, that's 100 bottles of vodka, that's around 2000zl, then the mixers, coca-cola, a multitude of juices. The cakes cost a fortune. Dress, suit. etc. Band, anything from 2000-8000zl (and you get what you pay for, cheaper they are the worse they are) You'll need beer because you'll be bringing foreign guests. My wedding, we went through 6 kegs of beer! At cost price, I think it cost roughly 2000zl, plus other spirits that you'll need to provide, whisky, gin, rum, brandy, champagne, wine. The venue can provide them, but you'll save a few bob doing it yourself.
I got hitched a year ago, we had around 130 guests, we paid for their Saturday night stay in the hotel....Friday night they paid for themselves...and when all was said and done, we paid about 60,000zl for everything (reception alone was around 30,000zl)........but the wedding was down in Bieszczady, where it's a helluva lot cheaper than around Katowice.