© Matt Bode Photography

© Matt Bode Photography

Are you looking for a unique venue for a CHURCH wedding or special service?

The Old Chapel Centre, licensed according to the rites and practices of the United Reformed Church, is a place of worship which is suitable for ceremonies of a Christian nature. This means that your wedding will be a legal, fully licensed ceremony which does not require you to attend a registry office. Whilst our emphasis is always to celebrate the Christian faith, we are flexible and willing to open the doors to couples who wish to embrace the faith in a variety of ways.

Our minister is Revd. Jim Thorneycroft who would be happy to give some guidance to help you to put together a service. There is also scope to choose your own readings and music, making the occasion a unique experience for each couple who wish to get married in our lovely building.  Please talk to us about using your own Minister or Celebrant to see if this is a possibility. Our Events Manager, Debbie, can assist you with other things you might need to make your day perfect in every way.

This is a unique opportunity to combine the atmosphere of a Church with the freedom of a non-conformist service. Please note that the Old Chapel Centre is NOT licensed for Civil Ceremonies – that is, legally approved marriage ceremonies with no religious content, conducted by the superintendent registrar or deputy.  Nor is it licensed for same sex marriage.

Other venues in Alfriston, such as The Star Inn and Deans Place Hotel, cater for those who require a civil wedding ceremony.

A perfect venue for your Wedding

The Old Chapel Centre is a relatively small and intimate space, right in the heart of the village and adjacent to the Tye (village green). It has a private walled garden and the private car park, close to the Chapel, can be reserved for wedding cars.

The Chapel was built in 1801 and has many of the original features including wooden panelling, upstairs gallery, stained glass windows and a wonderful pipe organ. The building can comfortably accommodate 80 people, with some extra seating if required.

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Stay on after the ceremony for your reception

The Old Chapel Centre can be hired for the service only, but you may wish to stay on afterwards for a champagne reception, light refreshments or a simple buffet. For those seeking more elaborate catering and entertainment, there are lots of places in and around Alfriston offering a wide range of facilities. Just contact us for more details.

And it won’t break the bank

For those on a fixed budget we guarantee that the Old Chapel Centre offers everything you need for a very reasonable price.

Contact us here for further information.