Weddings at St Peter’s Church

Why have a wedding at church?
Marriage is a gift of God by which we may be drawn into the depths of his love. It is also an important public commitment by which society is enriched. For these reasons, it is good that marriage vows should be made in the sight of God, to his praise and glory, and with prayers for his blessing.

Can I have my wedding at St Peter’s South Weald?
There are strict legal preliminaries to any wedding. We are only allowed to marry couples if at least one person lives in the parish, or has a very particular connection with the parish. Examples of the latter might be someone who was baptised at South Weald or who has parents residing in the parish. Please see www.yourchurchwedding.org for further information..

Click for Parish map (our church is in Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, CM14 5QJ)

How much does a wedding cost?
A typical service in 2015 costs £747, which includes the choir, bell ringers and a pedestal of flowers; a ‘no frills’ service costs £441.

How far in advance need we book a wedding?
The church is generally available most days, except when there are particular church events happening. There is little need to worry that the church will be fully booked. Weddings can be booked for any day of the week, although we double some fees for a Sunday. Weddings cannot be booked further in advance than the calendar year following the present year.

How do I book a wedding?
In the first instance, please telephone Maggie Coldham (01277 225831) or fill in the contact form.