The Old Chapel Centre's Minister, Reverend Jim Thorneycroft, is happy to help you put your service together offering guidance and advice on music and readings. Alternatively, if you would like to choose your own minister or celebrant, you can, but Reverend Jim Thorneycroft will need to approve in advance of your big day.
Event Planning - Optional - £20
You can choose to hire Events Manager Debbie, who can help you arrange other things to ensure your day is pre-planned and on track for an additional fee of £20. This cost would include meetings, either by phone or at the venue, discussion of your wedding plans, her showing you how you can utilise The Old Chapel Centre to make it your own, as well as referring local suppliers and information to help you with planning.
Organist - Optional - £25-£60
You also have the option of two organs, which can be used during your ceremony. The Events Manager can recommend experienced organists for you to contact.
You have the choice of three ceremony options:
Declaratory words - I do solemnly declare...
Contracting words - I call upon these persons here present...
Declaratory words - I declare that I know no legal reason why I...
Contracting words - I...take thee...to be my wedded...
Declaratory words - The Minister will ask 'Are you…free lawfully to marry...
Contracting words - I...take you…to be my wedded...
The Old Chapel Centre suggest "I give you this ring as a symbol of our marriage and as a token of our love", although you may wish to use your own words, if so, the Minister must approve these in advance.
Loud music is not permitted and receptions must finish by 11pm.
The Old Chapel Centre does not provide catering, although their Events Manager can recommend local suppliers that offer a wealth of catering choices. Or for a fee, the Events Manager will organise this on your behalf having got to know what you are after and what your tastes are.
To find out more about holding your wedding and/or reception at The Old Chapel Centre, use the contact details - phone or email listed above and below.