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Church Wedding Venues in Bristol

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  • The Elmgrove

    The Elmgrove is a stunning venue in leafy Redland, just a short walk from Gloucester Road in Bristol City. Dating back...Read more to the 1870s, this former Anglican church has been described as a hidden gem in the heart of Bristol. The property is a vibrant multi-purpose venue hosting a vast range of functions...

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Nowadays, more and more couples are choosing to have civil ceremonies and partnerships, reflecting the modern preference for church wedding venues near Bristol, where they can celebrate their love story in a quaint old church and historical setting.

>h3> Why Do People Get Married in Churches?

The most obvious reason why couples might wish to host a church wedding is to reflect their religious beliefs and experience a traditional wedding ceremony. Another reason might be compromise. One partner might want a church ceremony more than the other, for personal reasons such as family beliefs and keeping traditions alive. Some churches in the Bristol region may offer a blend of modern wedding rituals and values coupled with religious elements.

Leaving religion and family tradition aside, a random but valid benefit of church weddings is the wonderful acoustics! High ceilings? Check. Minimum textured furnishings? Check. Music-loving couples may be particular about the acoustics for their chosen wedding singer or ceremony musician, and a church's natural setting can go a long way to creating an emotive and meaningful ambiance as one walks up and down the aisle.

What Does a Church Wedding Involve?

Typically, a church wedding will have a certain formality to it that is fitting for such a momentous occasion in a couple's life together. Connect with your chosen church wedding venue near Bristol and begin customising your ceremony to suit your wishes and preferences.

Ceremonies officially start when the to-be-wed arrives, the church goes silent, and everyone stands! The procession is a key moment in a church ceremony. This is then followed by a sermon, with readings, music, and speech by the celebrant, priest, or formal officiant.

The crescendo comes when the vows and rings are exchanged, and the happy newlyweds get to have their first kiss by the altar, as everyone looks on, clapping and waving smartphones! The exit walk (recession as it's formally called, though that sounds a tad dull) is the first time the delighted pair will face friends and family as a married couple. Throw in some sustainable confetti as they exit the church, and you've got yourself a fairy tale scene to rival any Hollywood romance movie!

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