Benefice of Boldre and South Baddesley

Cost of Weddings

Boldre & South Baddesley Wedding Fees 2016.

All that is legally required for your church wedding costs £446 from January 2016, although you may choose to have extras.  This would include the cost of the Vicar, the church, calling your banns, the marriage certificate, lighting and all administration. If either of you live in a different parish from where your wedding will be, by law the local church will need to read your banns too, for which you will also require a banns certificate, with an additional fee of  £41.
Fees are normally increased every January in line with the costs of living; if you are marrying in future years, the new legal (statutory) fees will apply to you, even if you arranged your wedding in a year when a different fee applied.

The statutory fee doesn't include extras you may choose or decline. These are things like having a verger, heating the church, having an organist, bells, choir or flowers. You do not have to have any of these, but if you choose them they will cost extra. The costs for each will be at your church's local rate.
Talk to your vicar early on about what the total cost of your wedding is likely to be.

Your Wedding  Financial Matters

St John the Baptist Church, Boldre / St Mary the Virgin, South Baddesley

We understand that the cost of each wedding will depend upon the budget of each couple.

The cost of the church component will be made up of basic fees and optional extras.

Basic Fees


Publication of Banns of Marriage Legally required for Church weddings.

£   27.00

Statutory Fees Payable to the Church Diocese and Parochial Church Council.

£ 415.00

Marriage certificate   (one copy)    

(Subsequent copies at later date                                                                       

£     4.00

£  10.00)


£ 446.00

Banns if also read outside Parish to be paid to relevant church                       

£   41.00

Optional Fees  



Who opens up the church and tidies away after the service.

£  35.00

Bells                      fee only applicable to St John’s not St Mary’s

£  25.00

Organist Who will discuss your music and hymns with you.

£  70.00



Flowers                TBA Arranged by discussion with our Flower Guild

Contact details enclosed in Wedding Pack


Professional Video Performance fee Organist / Organist & Choir

A fee for those who are recorded during the service


Heating (October to May inc)

£  55.00

Please complete  the Banns/Wedding application form, included in the Wedding Pack, indicating your optional requirements  along with a deposit of £100 to confirm your booking. 

Final payment is required 4 weeks before your wedding takes place and cheques made out to

Boldre & South Baddesley Fee Account