Ceremonies and Celebrations
Hale Park is a “blank canvas” venue. We will provide an indoor drawing room space to hold up to 120 people. We will provide large gardens and the means to access them. There is a Bride’s changing room with kitchen and bathroom facilities. We will provide a gent’s toilet and three regular toilets including one accessible by wheelchair. Parking, water and electricity are included. We do not charge corkage. The venue is available for reasonable set up and tear down periods (roughly three days). We will provide the services of Bellissimo Weddings on the day to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
The Avon Valley Benefice has seven churches within it. One of them is St.Mary’s Hale and it is in the garden of Hale Park. Find out more below about the flexible days, times and ceremonies that are available.
With a variety of locations licensed for civil ceremonies, we're confident you'll find your preferred spot. You can find out more below.
Celebrations of all kinds can be held at Hale Park. It doesn’t have to be a wedding! Come and have a look around and talk to us about your ideas. There are some suggestions below.
Multi faith events and weddings; same sex events and weddings; vow renewals; baptisms and funerals; delicious meals from 20 to 120 can all be catered. See below for more details.
The Avon Valley Benefice has seven churches within it. One of them is St.Mary’s Hale and it is in the garden of Hale Park. They will conduct weddings any day of the week at any mutually agreed time, though Saturdays are restricted to 12pm, 2pm or 4pm and Sundays to 2pm or 4pm.
We strongly advise that you telephone the church office first, before confirming any other aspect of your wedding, to ensure that St.Mary’s and a minister are available. Telephone 01425 653163
It is worth looking at the Avon Valley Partnership website at for the latest information regarding marriage. The new 'Qualifying Persons' rules greatly expand who can marry in a particular church; the benefice outline the rules that apply at St. Mary's in their 'Weddings at Avon Valley Partnership' page.
Civil Ceremonies in Hampshire have certain rules that must be followed. Please refer to the Council Registrars for details but in essence:
- No religious symbolism or clothing; native, traditional dress is permitted.
- No food or drink before or during the ceremony in the licensed rooms; the wedding cake may be displayed.
- Music (live or recorded) may be played but should be of a secular nature.
Celebrations of all kinds can be held at Hale Park. It doesn’t have to be a wedding! Please come and see the place and talk to us about your ideas.
Multi faith events and weddings; same sex events and weddings; vow renewals; baptisms and funerals; beautifully catered meals from 20 to 120, all are welcome at Hale Park.