Weddings

Imagine your wedding ceremony in one of New Zealand's most stunning historic buildings.

Abbie and James' wedding
Abbie and James' special day. Photo: Adrian de la Fuenteexpand/collapse

Since 1866, Old St Paul's has been a welcoming and sophisticated venue for hundreds of couples. Famed for its glowing wooden interior and illuminated stained glass windows, this iconic property in the heart of Wellington provides the perfect setting for a traditional wedding with that delicate twist of modern elegance.

No longer a parish church, Old St Paul's is non-denominational though still consecrated. Design your own large or intimate ceremony, whether it is religious, civil, LGBTQA+, or a renewal of vows.

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the church for 90 minutes, pew decorations and the services of the dedicated Old St Paul’s wedding coordinator. There is also the option of bells, organ and/or piano music performed by our experienced musician, or extended time for photography.

Please refer to our wedding information pack for further information or contact our wedding coordinator.

A wedding at Old St Paul's
Image: Amy Schulz Photographyexpand/collapse

Hiring Old St Paul's for your Wedding Ceremony

Venue hire includes:

  • The hire of Old St Paul’s and grounds for 1.5 hours
  • The services of our Wedding Co-ordinator, who will work with you to ensure your ceremony at Old St Paul’s will be unforgettable
  • A choice of pew decorations
  • A wedding rehearsal with your celebrant/minister, your wedding party and our Wedding Co-ordinator to ensure your special day will be relaxed and stress-free.

Price: NZD 1,100 incl GST (1 May - 31 August)  & NZD 1,300 incl GST (1 September - 30 April).

Additional hour

Why not book an additional hour to have extra time for photography of the occasion?

Price: NZD 350.00 incl GST.  

Musician

The services of our musician who will help you choose from traditional or non-traditional pieces played on the organ or grand piano.  Special requests can be accommodated. 

A facility to play music from almost any electronic device is also available. This includes a music rehearsal.

Price: NZD 250 incl GST.

Bells

For almost 150 years, the Old St Paul’s Bellringer Guild have rung to signal the arrival of the bride to the church and as the couple leaves the church to signal their new life together. The bells add a wonderful touch to your wedding.

Price: NZD 300.00 incl GST. 

  • Ceremony

    Enjoy your ceremony in this beautiful historic venue.  Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Adorable pair, bride and flower girl

    How adorable are these two?  Image: Anna Munro

  • A magical moment

    A magical moment.  Image: Amy Schulz Photography

  • Exchange of vows

    Exchange your vows surrounded by the spectacular architecture at Old St Paul's.  Image: Colin McDiarmid

  • Here comes the bride

    Here comes the beautiful bride!  Image: Anna Munro

  • Bridal party

    A bridal party with elegance and style! Image: Amy Schulz Photography

  • Beauty and serenity at Old St Paul's

    Serenity meets beauty. Image: Amy Schulz Photography

  • Ceremony at Old St Paul's

    Since 1866, Old St Paul's has been a beloved historic wedding venue in Wellington.  Image: Adrian de la Fuente