Wedding fees for 2021
Basic Wedding Fee £782
This is the minimum cost for a wedding at St James’, made up of the legal fees, fees for services, and contributions towards having St James’ as your wedding venue.
- Marriage Service (legal Diocese and PCC fees): £464
- Banns of Marriage: £31
If either of you live outside of West End Parish, you will also need to arrange for your Banns to be read in the parish church in which you live. The fee for this is £46 payable to your local church.
- Marriage Certificate: You now apply for this from the Registrar’s Office
- St James’ Wedding Bundle: £287
This covers the costs of an organist; our organ fund fee; flowers (a mixture of pedestals and swags with colours of your choice); a verger (who will open the church, set up, ring the bell, assist and tidy up) and heating if needed.
Optional Extra Wedding costs
On top of the Basic Wedding fee, there are a couple of optional extra costs you may choose to have:
- Flowers at end of pews: £50
- Video licence: £117 which includes the recording of organ music and licence fee. Please note St James’ Church does not provide a videographer.
You will need to provide your own photographer but there is no licence fee required.
There is no church choir available to sing but you are welcome to book an outside choir.
Blessing of a Marriage
Methods of Payment
You are welcome to pay by cash, cheque or online banking. Payments can also be made in instalments. Cheques are payable to St James PCC Fees Account.
Account information for payment by Online Banking is available on request from Revd Linda Galvin email@example.com. Please could the outstanding balance be paid in full no later than one month before your wedding date. Thank you.