Get married at St Mary’s

Photo: Elizabeth Richards

As the setting for your wedding, we think you’ll find it hard to improve on St Mary’s. Such a magnificent backdrop is bound to make it a massively memorable occasion. And you can even use this remarkable space to host your reception afterwards!

Why a church wedding? Well, a wedding speaks volumes about tradition and you will be the latest in a long line of couples who have made their vows at St Mary’s. There’s nothing like doing things the time-tried and tested way. Many couples discover how ‘spiritual’ an event a wedding is. What better setting for it than in a church, in the presence of God, as well as family and friends?

You don’t have to be a churchgoer to be married at St Mary’s, but we will have to check you meet legal requirements. Once done, we will work with you to make sure the service is personal, to include the things which are important to you. 

If cost is a consideration, we’ll work with you to make sure the cost of your wedding does not get out of hand. Despite the size of St Mary’s church, our wedding fees are the same as any other church – currently £531.

Contact the church office for more information or to make a booking – or telephone 0115 958 2105, or enquire using the ‘Contact Us’ form above.

“Joe and I and each and every guest commented on the wedding ceremony, the church, the reading, Felicity singing and the music. Our whole day went without a hitch and all the planning was worth the wait.”

Music and Choir

Many people that get married at St Mary’s choose to have a choir sing during their ceremony. The choir of St Mary’s is usually available to sing, whether it’s just to bolster the hymns or to perform a specific piece of music. Costs vary depending on how many singers are required.

Usually the organist will also provide music and accompaniment to hymns. He will be happy to discuss your requirements with you before the big day.

Photo: Will Burn 

Wedding receptions

For a truly memorable venue for your wedding reception, why not consider one at St Mary’s after your wedding ceremony? One of the city’s oldest buildings, it offers unique surroundings to celebrate your marriage. The large open space gives you the flexibility to host a creative and remarkable reception that will be remembered by your guests for years to come.