Choosing St John The Baptist Anglican Church for your wedding makes for a romantic and historic setting. The Church offers ceremony and reception packages and a range of additional options to enhance your special day. The church can comfortably seat 130 people and offers lovely acoustics.
Weddings can be held on any day though weekends are the most popular. It is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Following your wedding, the Maheno Room provides an ideal venue for after ceremony drinks and canapés, or even a cake-cutting ceremony. For smaller numbers (up to 80), the room can cater for a sit-down reception and comes complete with modern commercial kitchen facilities.
To make things easy we have put together a range of wedding and reception packages for your consideration:
General Wedding Ceremony
Our general wedding ceremony package offers you a traditional wedding service with our Rector. This includes your Notice of Intended Marriage form, a pre-marriage meeting with the Rector, a wedding rehearsal, organist and your Marriage Certificate.
Romance Wedding Ceremony
This package includes your traditional wedding service (as outlined above) and in addition we will decorate the front of the church with two flower arrangements and six pew sides with beautiful seasonal flowers, and provide a soloist for your service.
Should you wish to have your wedding and reception at St John The Baptist Church we offer the following packages:
Maheno After Ceremony Package
This package consists of the general wedding ceremony and the hire of the Maheno Room for a period of two hours after your ceremony. This could be ideal for a cake cutting or drinks and canapes. Included is a bottle of French Champagne for the Bride and Groom (Veuve Cliquot or Mumm). Other drinks/food not included.
Maheno Reception Package
This package consists of the general wedding ceremony and the full hire of the Maheno Room and all of its facilities for your wedding reception.
General Pricing – Upgrade with:
– Flowers for front of church and pews
– Music – Soloist for your service
– Decorated fruit or mud cake
– Music – Harpist for your service/after ceremony
– Music – String Quartet for your after ceremony drinks
– French Champagne for the Bride and Groom
We also have the capacity to provide you with a selection of recommended:
– Decorators for your reception
Things to consider:
Order of Service
St John The Baptist Anglican Church can provide you with a selection of wedding ceremony order of service templates. An example can be downloaded by clicking here. Many couples choose to personalise their service and add their own readings, music and other personal touches in a printed order of service for the day. (Note: The Church does not print order of services booklets for your guests.)
Should you wish to have music options, this can be discussed with the Rector. For example you may choose the organ, orchestral options, a guitarist or even a bagpipe.
Notice of Intent to Marry
You must download the official government Notice of Intent to Marry form and send this to the Reverend as part of your application. It can be found here.
Photo credit for the photos on this page: Chris Hall Photography