Wedding Info Beaulieu

 

Planning your wedding in

 

The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin and Holy Child, Beaulieu

 

Now your wedding date is set, you will find these guidance notes helpful as you plan your service.  

·         Interviews with the priest conducting your wedding:

You will meet with Father John or the priest conducting your service, twice, the first time in the six months before the date and again in the weeks before. It is for you to make contact with Father John to arrange a date.  

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·         Orders of Service

These you will prepare with the help of your priest and the guidance notes enclosed.

Please do not send your Orders of Service to the printers until they have been discussed and approved by your priest. 

·         Music

All music for your wedding must be discussed with the church organist  Andrew Elliott on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Andrew has made some suggestions for appropriate music to be played at various times in the ceremony, and you can look at these suggestions by clicking here.

·         Choir

If you wish for the choir to sing at your wedding please contact the choir master Peter Hackston on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you decide you would like the choir, please make 20 copies of the Order of Service available for them. Just the inside is all they need, not necessarily the cover as well.  

·         Flowers

All flower arrangements must be discussed with Jo Cooke-Hurle

Tel: 01590 612288 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  After discussion please complete and return the attached form

 

·         Video

If you wish your wedding to be videoed, please discuss with your priest and be aware the organist’s fee is doubled to £200 (RSCM approved rate)

 

·         Photos in the Cloisters

If you are NOT using the Domus for your reception but you would like to go into the cloisters for photographs after the service, this has to be done by  private arrangement with Beaulieu Enterprises You should send an e mail to both This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AND This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   They will then check the availability and get back to you.   Please do not send this e mail more than two months before the date of your wedding. 

 

·         Confetti 

Within the churchyard we allow you to throw ONLY biodegradable confetti or flower petals.  If you are leaving the church to go into the cloisters, the Beaulieu Estate have a ‘NO CONFETTI policy’