Weddings | St Peter's Great Berkhamsted

The Church of St Peter Great Berkhamsted


The ancient parish church of St Peter offers a beautiful setting for your wedding, and a place of significance to celebrate the occasion in the presence of God.

We would be delighted if you decide to get married at St Peter’s. A church wedding begins your married life with God’s blessing: we recognize the wonder of human love in the context of God’s love for us; we look forward to assisting at your wedding and to praying for you and with you.

Wedding Guide

wedding guideThere’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding. To help you to get ready for your big day, we’ve put together a Wedding Guide.

It gives you useful information about the things you have to plan in advance, such as:

  • music
  • flowers
  • readings and prayers 
  • ushers and seating
  • photos, parking and confetti
  • the wedding rehearsal
  • what happens on the day

It also explains the legal requirements for getting married, including residence in the parish and banns.

Download the Wedding Guide

Wedding FAQs

Visit St Peter’s

St Peter’s Parish Church is a spacious, brightly lit building which makes it especially suitable for weddings. It is a historic landmark – parts of the present building date from the 13th century – and is very conveniently located on the town’s High Street, with easy access for your guests to the railway station and local car parks.

The church is open daily, and you are welcome to pop in for a look around our historic building, or uUse this virtual 360° view to preview the church interior:

flower guidelinesWe can offer a flower service for your wedding, but you are also welcome to have your own florist, or friends and family preparing the flowers. Whatever you decide, do please contact our flower coordinator well in advance just to let us know what you are planning.

We want everything to work smoothly for your wedding, so please read our flower guidelines.

You may choose up to 3 hymns for your wedding. If you’re not sure which hymns to have, speak to our church organist who will be very happy to make some suggestions.

You may find it useful to listen to some hymns online to help you to pick the style of music you want:

 Popular wedding hymns

If you would like St Peter’s Church Choir to sing an anthem during the service, please confirm this with the clergy when you make your booking.

Please be sure to contact the church organist at least 3 months in advance to discuss your wedding music. Contact details are at the bottom of this page.

wedding guide You will need to choose at least one Bible reading for your wedding. You can also have a secular (non-religious) reading if you wish.

We have put together a list of suggested readings to help you to decide but you don’t have to use these.

We usually use the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (NRSV) at St Peter’s. If you prefer a different version, such as King James, please check with the clergy prior to your wedding.

Banns of Marriage
application form

If you are getting married outside St Peter’s and need to have your banns called, you will need to submit a banns document.

Download the form, fill it in and sign it, and return it to the Parish Office with a cheque made payable to ‘PCC of Great Berkhamsted’. Please see the Wedding Fees document for the current price.

Wedding fees

All the church fees for ceremonies at St Peter’s are in our latest Wedding Fees List which you can download here.

If you are thinking of celebrating your marriage ceremony at St Peter’s, we’d be delighted to discuss this with you. Please contact one of the clergy for an informal chat.

Contact us


photo of Chris Beauchamp

Chris Beauchamp

photo of Parish Office

Parish Office

 01442 878227
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Fr Stuart Owen

 01442 879739