Getting married? Congratulations!
Devon has over 600 stunning Anglican churches. Find the perfect place for you to say your vows, guidance, advice and more on the Devon Church Weddings website
Your Church Wedding is the national Church of England’s fantastic website which will show you why getting married in church is so special and will answer all your questions about church weddings.
Please be encouraged that you don’t have to attend church to get married in a church. We are delighted that you are ready to make these amazing promises to each other; we would love to be a part of this and to ask for God’s blessing upon your marriage.
A Church Near You will help you find your local church and give you contact details for the best person to get in touch with.
Why choose a church?
A marriage service, wherever it is held, is a public declaration of love and commitment to your partner. If you choose to get married in church, there is the added dimension of asking for God’s blessing upon your marriage. God cares about you and His strength and guidance is available to you always.
Many churches also offer marriage preparation courses. These are a great opportunity to spend time talking with your partner about your life and relationship. Subjects covered might include children, attitudes to money, in-laws and how to fairly divide the housework! Some people who have attended a course describe them as a bit like relationship counselling before you need it. Sessions are usually arranged so that you don’t have to discuss things with anyone other than your partner if you don’t want to.
Do churches get booked up?
Yes! If you are interested in getting married in church, please get in touch with the church as soon as you know the date of your wedding for an initial chat. Just like reception venues, churches can get booked up a long way in advance. Devon has over 600 churches in some beautiful locations and our local vicars would love to hear from you. Find your local church.
How much does it cost?
Read about a couple who used the church for their wedding service and reception here.