Your Church Wedding is a fantastic website created by the Church of England to show you why getting married in church is so special and to answer all your questions about church weddings.
Finding a venue is an important part of planning for a wedding, but choosing your local church means so much more than just getting married in an historic building.
Weddings in the Church of England are an opportunity to make a commitment to your partner in the presence of your friends and family and before God. You will also have the support and guidance of the church minister and church community as you prepare for your big day and afterwards as you begin life as a married couple.
Many churches also offer ‘marriage preparation’ or ‘marriage enrichment’ courses. These give practical help and encouragement to couples who are married or engaged and 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.
Enquire with your local minister whether these are available or visit The Exeter Community Family Trust a Christian charity serving Exeter and the surrounding area.
Getting married in church
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.