Weddings & Baptisms
St Peter's Eastern Hill is a beautiful and historically significant setting for a wedding. The advantages of getting married at our Church include:
A beautiful and historically significant backdrop, including our recently renovated parish hall, which is right next to the church, and which can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests for a reception.
A convenient and central location, close to public transport, city amenities and some of Melbourne’s finest public gardens and places of historical interest for photographs.
Access to one of the finest choirs and music programmes in Melbourne, which will enhance the beauty of your ceremony.
An experienced and caring ministry team that will work with you to create a memorable wedding that celebrates your love and commitment to each other.
Normally, the Vicar of St Peter's (or another member of the ministry team) will officiate at the wedding.
For a wedding in an Anglican church the celebrant must be an Anglican priest, appropriately licensed and registered.
Getting married at St Peter’s is an easy, three-step process.
Check the availability of the venue
Check the availability of the church or the parish hall with with the Parish Office: +61 3 9662 2391.
Normally, weddings are not held during Lent (the 40 days before Easter), Good Friday, Holy Saturday or Easter Day.
Although weddings can occur on Sundays, as Sunday is the principal day of worship there are constraints on both venue availability and the availability of celebrants.
Contact the vicar
Contact the Vicar and he can advise you of any special requirements for couples planning to get married within the Anglican church. He can also answer any questions you may have about the ceremony.
Music is an important part of the wedding ceremony and St Peter's is a place with a fine musical tradition.
We have two organs and one of the finest choirs in Melbourne. We can also source excellent soloists and instrumentalists on request. The organist and/or choir director will be happy to talk through the music options for your big day.
For more information, please contact our musical director Andrew Raiskums.
To get married at St Peter’s you’ll need to pay a basic composite fee, which includes the use of the Church, the celebrant, the preparation, one large flower arrangement which stays in the church, the organist and verger and the initial booking fee.
You need to make your payment in full at the parish office at least one month before the wedding. Note, the fee is the same irrespective of the day of the week you choose.
Break-down of costs
The composite fee is $1,750. This includes the non-refundable deposit of $350.00. This fee includes:
Participation in the "Prepare" marriage preparation costs a further $50.00 (includes GST).
Further flower arrangements can be provided, in consultation with the Flower Guild. For more information, please contact Helen Drummond, 0419 897 973.