Weddings at St Edmund’s

Practicalities

As a beautiful church in a beautiful situation, next door to two of Nottingham’s leading reception venues, St Edmund’s is one of the most popularchurches for weddings in the County. It is only 50 yards from the door of Holme Pierrepont Hall, and about 300 yards from Blott’s, making for a very relaxed wedding for those having their reception there. Seating about 100 people (130 with extra chairs), it is an ideal size for weddings. It has an excellent organ and peal of six bells, and a special wedding choir.

Who may be married at St Edmund’s?

  • A bride or groom, who lives in Holme Pierrepont or Lady Bay ecclesiastical parishes, or
  • who used to live there for at least six months, or
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months, or
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish, or
  • was baptised in the parish, or
  • whose parents or grandparents were married there,

That one of your parents, at any time after you was born:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months, or
  • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months, or
  • If you move house into the parish, you’re immediately connected to the church, and so you can marry in St Edmund’s.

has an automatic legal right to marry at St Edmund’s, whether or not he or she attends.

Where neither bride nor groom lives in one of these parishes, at least one must acquire the legal right by attending regularly for six months prior to the wedding.

Once he or she has done so, it is our duty as well as our pleasure to take their wedding. We can offer a blessing following a civil wedding to couples who wish to be married before the six month qualifying period.

If either bride or groom has been divorced, they need to speak to the minister to see if their circumstances meet the bishops’ national guidelines for remarriage in church.

Though we love to take weddings, and try to keep in touch with our wedding couples, we do ask them to remember that they have a legal right to a wedding in the parish where they actually live or where one of them used to live, and to consider whether getting married there will enable more old friends and neighbours to attend.

Fees

Our Basic Wedding Fees are decided by the Church of England nationally, and are the same as in every other Anglican church i.e. (in 2013) £21 for the calling of banns, and £381 for the service (a big rise on 2012; but no extra charge for administration, heating or verger is now allowed). We currently charge £80 for the organ, £80 for the choir, and £90/£l 60 for the bells to be rung after/before and after the service.

Once you meet all the criteria, and have agreed a date with us, we ask that you pay a deposit of £100. The balance must be paid one month before the wedding date.

If you would like to make further enquiries, please speak to Revd Canon Howard Bateson on 0115 923 5256, who would be pleased to help.