There can be nowhere else but the church
There is no doubt that getting married is a life changing step, and for many couples there are some things about marrying in Church that make that big moment extra special.
From a simple country church to a grand Cathedral, the building adds that extra spiritual dimension to your marriage. You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a Church, with the sincerity that only a public declaration in a spiritual place can give
The Vicar has a very particular role to play in your church wedding, and getting to know them should be an important part of your pre wedding plans. They will be performing the service and can offer advice and help, blending ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. You can be involved in making choices about your ceremony, so having a good relationship with the Vicar will ensure that your wedding is made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
Church buildings offer outstanding beauty, with centuries of history. Old or new, intimate or grand, our 16,000 Churches are some of the nation’s most stunning wedding venues, with two-thirds being listed buildings. For some people, a church simply seems like the proper place to get married. Churches are often described as peaceful and serene, or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience. The good news is that you can marry in Church regardless of your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and whether or not you have been a regular churchgoer.
However you must make an announcement in Church of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place. These are The Banns and are a centuries old legal requirement.