St Mary the Virgin


Weddings at St Mary's

Photo: Courtesy of  Bill Colombi

A Wedding at St Mary's

A wedding at St Mary's is an unforgettable day, not only for the bride and groom, but for family and friends too. Situated in a semi-rural location, the Parish Church of St Mary's offers a beautiful location for wedding services, with its magnificent views of the Yorkshire Moors to the south.

The Church is easily accessed by main road and there is ample car-parking available. The Church can accommodate up to 150 guests in comfort.

Vergers will be in attendance to assist in the smooth running of the service and with seating arrangements.


Our organist has a wide repertoire, and the choir may also be available to sing at your wedding. Enquiries about choir availability should be made when you book, and you can hear the choir in action at selected services - please ask us! You can also have recorded music, should you wish. 

Photographs may be taken within the church by arrangement with the Vicar.

Well-wishers are asked to wait until they are outside the Lych Gate before throwing (biodegradable) confetti, respecting the churchyard, which is visited by many people bringing flowers to the graves of loved ones. 

Qualifying Connections.

You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church. If you live outside the parish you may have to attend services to qualify to marry here.

The options at the moment are you can get married in a Church if one of you:

1. lives in the parish
2. is on the church’s electoral roll
3. has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
4. has habitually attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
5.  was baptised in the parish
6.  was prepared for confirmation in the parish

or one of your parents; at any time after you were born:

7. has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
8. has at any time habitually attended normal church services at St. Mary's Church for a period of at least 6 months

or one of your parents or grandparents:

9.  was married in the parish (at St. Mary's Church.)


10.  you have been granted a Special Licence.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about qualifications to marry here.

White Weddings a speciality!

A bride and groom in the snow at St Mary's
Photo: Courtesy of Weddings North East

The familiar landmark of Roseberry Topping and the Yorkshire Moors in the distance.

Photo: Courtesy of Weddings North East

Photo: Courtesy of Fine Art Wedding Photography

Photo: Courtesy of The Smiths Photography

Please contact Liz Taylorson in the Parish Office (Mondays,  Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am - 1 pm) with enquiries about getting married at St Mary's.

Tel. No. 01642 973299

Download our leaflet - Your Wedding at St. Mary's Church

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