St Andrew's has a long-standing reputation as being the ideal church for wedding ceremonies. With its picturesque surroundings and monumental buildings, couples have, for generations, chosen St Andrew's as a place to mark one of their most significant moments.
What makes St Andrew's ideal is its ability to cater for weddings of all sizes. Wedding ceremonies may be held in the Pioneer Chapel (seating approximately 90 people), the main church (seating 400 people), or the Lady Chapel (seating 50 people) for smaller weddings. Please note these indicate pre-COVID-19 capacity. During COVID-19 restrictions our seating capacity is reduced due to density requirements.
Weddings may be held on any day of the week (subject to the availability of the clergy), with Saturday traditionally being the most popular day.
St Andrew's Brighton may only be used for services authorised by the Anglican Church of Australia and cannot be 'hired out' to civil celebrants.
The clergy of our parish or another Anglican priest conducts the wedding ceremonies at St Andrew's in accordance with the marriage rite of the Anglican Church of Australia. However, other ordained Christian clergy may participate in the wedding ceremony (with the approval of our Vicar).
Unfortunately at the present time under current Australian law, it is not possible for marriages between two people of the same sex to take place in Anglican churches. This is a matter of regret for our clergy and community.
As St Andrew's Brighton is a popular church for weddings, it is advisable to make a booking twelve to eighteen months in advance of the proposed wedding date.