We are pleased that you may be considering Saint Mary’s as a place to celebrate your wedding. Saint Mary’s is a wonderful picturesque church for small wedding ceremonies of up to 80 people.
There are also superb after ceremony venues very close by for the wedding function, such as Willow Glen, Woodlands Historic House, and the Laughing Peacock.
Saint Mary’s is available for weddings in accordance to the cannon law on Marriage of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia. You do not have to be church goers to get married here, though at least one of you must be a baptised Christian. You do not have to be an Anglican Christian either, though the marriage service will be conducted by the vicar of St Mary’s and it will be an Authorized Anglican wedding service.
The use of another Christian Minister for the wedding ceremony is at the discretion of the vicar of Saint Mary’s, and if permission is granted, respect for the furnishings of the church’s Anglican tradition are to be upheld and not to be changed.
Should your planned wedding fall in late November or in December, please be aware that the church will be beautifully decorated for Christmas, and the decorations are not to be removed.
It is recommended that the couple meet the vicar of Saint Mary’s at least twice prior to the ceremony, once for an initial planning of the ceremony alongside a Marriage Preparation discussion, and the other for a rehearsal.
We do not charge for the sacrament of marriage, but we do ask couples to pay for the cost of using the church as well as a donation for the vicar who holds a part time position. If you require the use of our organist, a donation for her service is also suggested.
Cost: Church: $400.00 (cheque made out to Gordonton Anglican church)
Donations: Vicar: $150.00 Organist: $70.00
You will be asked to pay a deposit of $50.00 to confirm your wedding date. See the booking sheet for more details.
For further details and bookings please contact Rosalie Jennings on 07 8525008