Guidelines for couples desiring to be married in the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church
Here at Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, we want to help you celebrate your wedding in the most wonderful way inside our lovely church building. We love seeing people enjoying the union of marriage between a husband and a wife, witnessed by family and friends and celebrated by all. Our church is able to fit up to 300 people comfortably as you enjoy the wonderful architecture and history of our church. There is also parking along Johnston Street at the front of the church for wedding cars.
If you are interested in having a wedding at Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, our prices start from $2200. A deposit of 10% is needed to be paid when a booking is formally made.
The cost of the wedding includes:
Hiring of the Church
The Minister to oversee and conduct your wedding and in consultation with the couple, organise your ceremony.
Marriage Preparation sessions with the Minister.
A Wedding Rehearsal prior to wedding.
Use of the Church Lawn adjacent to the church.
Limited onsite Parking.
Additional costs where charges may apply:
The Church Hall (used for serving refreshments after the service) - $220
Use of the Church Organ played by one of our professional organists - $350
A special discount applies for other Presbyterian Churches who wish to use our buildings. If you are from another denomination or church and you wish to use your own pastor or celebrant, then it will have to be approved by the Church session of elders. Please contact us for more details.
In regards to church decorations, there are certain requirements that need to be met so as to not damage any of the heritage furniture/items within the church.
Flower bouquets are allowed to be placed on the flower stands provided.
The throwing of confetti or rice is not permitted inside the church grounds.
If you are deciding on using the organist, all music and number of items played needs to be confirmed well before the rehearsal. All music requests will also have to be confirmed with the minister and the organist.
Please notify the Church immediately of any changes for rehearsals, dates, or times of your wedding. We would love to help you plan and celebrate your wedding day to make it as seamless as possible, so you cherish this moment for the rest of your lives together.