Weddings at Christ Church St Laurence

Congratulations on your engagement!

Marriage within the church is the joining together of two people that they may spend their lives together; sustaining one another in difficulty and in joy. As one of the most historic and most beautiful churches in Sydney, Christ Church St Laurence would be delighted to welcome you and your partner, together with your families, friends and loved ones for this very special day.

Christ Church St Laurence has a reputation throughout the world for the beauty and solemnity of our liturgy and music, but we also appreciate the simplicity of a quiet, intimate service. Your wedding can be as simple as a beautiful stand-alone ceremony conducted only in the presence of witnesses, or as magnificent as a full Nuptial Mass complete with choir and full Anglican rites.

Our beautiful altar, 180-year old sandstone interior and magnificent stained-glass windows make a perfect backdrop for the ceremony and for your photographs. Our church comfortably seats up to 350 people, and we are ideally located between Railway Square and Central Station.

To enquire about holding your wedding at Christ Church St Laurence, please contact the Parish Office. A priest will be delighted to meet you, and to begin making arrangements for the day.

What will our wedding cost?

The cost of your wedding will be largely determined by the nature of the ceremony. There is a basic fee to the Parish of $2000, which includes:
– Clergy fees
– A professional organist
– Altar servers (if desired)
– Flowers in the church
– Design & printing of your wedding order of service.
Depending upon the nature of the ceremony, additional costs may be negotiated for a choir or musical soloists, bellringers, or any further requirements.

What do we need to know?

All weddings conducted at Christ Church St Laurence must follow an Anglican Order of Service, and all couples must agree to undertake a form of marriage preparation (this entails friendly and informal discussions with a member of the church). It is also expected that at least one of the couple will be a baptised member of the church. Persons who have previously been married are welcome to discuss their intention to remarry with the clergy.