Getting Married At Offington

Offington is a large church with seating for 200 - 250. It is fully licenced for weddings with the minister authorised to act as a registrar. We have sound, music and projection equipment. You don't have to be a member or regular attender at the church to get married here (see FAQs below).

Flowers

You may provide your own flowers and decorations or the church can provide them for a fee.

Music, Audio & Projection

As well as an organist, we can play pre-recorded music, videos and have facilites for projecting images and presentations.

Refreshments

We have two kitchens on the premises each with their own hall and toilet facilities (see our Venue Hire page). How about giving your guests a cup of tea or coffee after the service before moving off to the reception?

Alternatively, you might consider holding your reception here as well. (See FAQs below for alcohol restrictions.)

FAQs

 

Q: I'm not a regular churchgoer, can I get married in church?
A: Absolutley, but you need to have a conversation with the minister first.


Q: I've been divorced. Can I get married in church?
A: Usually, the answer is 'yes'. Divorcees are allowed to remarry in most Methodist churches depending upon their minister's policy.


Q: Can we hold our reception at the church?
A: Yes. We have a two halls available for hire of different sizes. Both have kitchens. For more details contact the church office.


Q: Are we allowed alcohol on the premises?
A: No. At the moment, current Methodist policy does not permit the consumption of alcohol on the premises.


Q: Can we video our wedding?

A: Yes, but as with all public venues, you'll need to purchase a one-off copyright licence to cover the videoing of any copyrighted material such as songs, music, readings. Ask about this at the church office. 

You don't need a copyright licence to play music (eg CDs) as we have a performing rights licence.


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