The Old Church

(8 reviews) 8 5
Stoke Newington Church Street London North London N16 9ES
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About The Old Church

Stoke Newington Church Street, London
North London, N16 9ES

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Clissold Park, the Old Church is available to hire for weddings through London-based Easy Gourmet, a creative catering and event planning company. This stunning venue, which dates back to 1563 (the only one of its kind remaining in London), is ideally located, steeped in heritage and has breath-taking interiors. For those of you looking for a unique and romantic place to host your wedding guests, The Old Church, St Mary’s Stoke Newington, is the perfect place to do it.


The venue has a capacity for 80 sit-down guests and 120 standing for evening parties. The church has retained all of its original charm and traditional features including stained glass windows, stone flooring, church bells, antique pews, and a spire. In addition to its beautiful interiors the venue boasts a quaint church yard and the surroundings of Clissold park, both of which would make ideal locations for photographs. All of the proceeds from the hire of the venue go back in to supporting local community arts projects.



The Old Church is next to Stoke Newington Town Hall, a venue for for civil ceremonies, and opposite to the St. Mary’s Anglican parish church, which offers religious ceremonies. The venue can also be hired for Humanist wedding ceremonies, so that your entire wedding day can take place at the church. Stoke Newington itself inhabits a small part of north-east London, boasting a unique village-feel. It’s well-connected to central London with great transport links, within a safe distance from the hustle and bustle, making it a fantastic location for any London wedding.


Who is Easy Gourmet?

Easy Gourmet is an event catering, planning and styling company based in East London, who manage the hire and catering for St. Mary’s. Founded in 1998 by French chef, Marie-Laure Preynat, Easy Gourmet is passionate about providing a service which is creative, unique, environmentally conscious and truly bespoke. Easy Gourmet can take care of every aspect of a wedding at St. Mary’s old church. In addition to the hire and creative catering services they offer, they can also organise lighting, DJs, props, photography, wedding stationary including invites and table settings, flowers, decorations, table styling and on-the-day wedding styling and support.

• Set in beautiful surroundings for stunning wedding photos. • Historic and unique venue dating back to 1563. • London • Traditional features including glass windows, stone flooring and a spire. • Great location well connected to Central . • Easy Gourmet will take care of every aspect of your wedding at The Old Church.

The Old Church Reviews (8)

The BIGGEST of Thank Yous!
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By Charlotte and Sam, on 14 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 06 May 2017

We just wanted to say the worlds biggest thank you to all of you for helping plan & organise our wedding day! We had the best day and we cannot express how grateful we are. Flavia, you were amazing on the day! Every guest has said how brilliant you and all the staff were. They couldn't get over the amount of finger sandwiches! Thank you so much! Marie, you were around for the whole planning process and without your expertise & guidance we would have been lost at times! Thank you! We will recommend you wherever we go! I said I would let you know who we used: Photography - Lilly Sells Photography. Lilly works with her boyfriend Rich - so you get two for the price of one & two different perspectives for photos of the wedding. Cake - Cutter & Squidge in Soho. Just a quick question, how do we get the damage deposit back? Once again, Thank you for everything. We honestly cannot say it enough!

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By Tulip, on 09 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2016

Marie-Laure & her team went absolutely above and beyond on our wedding day. The food was fantastic, so many people commented on how amazing it was. ML was so much more than a caterer. She helped organise our day from start to finish. Once we had discussed our vision for all the decorations, ML and her team ran with it and came up with a breath-taking display on the day. She looked after us, and ensured everything ran beautifully.

Quality and Class from a highly professional outfi
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By Neil, on 15 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 30 Jul 2016

the person I dealt with and the easygormet team providing an outstanding service. By providing a tasting session in advance, we had every confidence our guests would love the food. And indeed they did, with the added bonus of generous helpings on the day. Throughout the day, the easygormet team provided excellent, friendly and helpful service which was commented on by our guests. Both leading up to the wedding and on the big day itself, the person I dealt with eased the stress of the wedding and made it a classy, tasteful event. Easygormet pride themselves on high quality and style with a friendly service. Highly recommended.

Absolutely PERFECT wedding caterers & event planne
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By Claire, on 15 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2016

We had our wedding reception at The Old Church, Stoke Newington, on July 2nd - the day was more than we could ever have hoped for and I am so glad that we worked on it with the Easy Gourmet team. All of her advice and tips in the run-up to the day were invaluable and it was great to know that we could ask her any questions and that she had our best interests at heart. I work with a lot of event managers in my line of work and it was so great to be in the hands of someone so thorough who cared about every small detail. The team of staff on the day were also fantastic, ensuring that glasses were kept topped up and helping everything run smoothly and with a smile! It was so reassuring to have her there overseeing and ensuring that all timings worked and everything ran like clockwork. The food was also excellent and had many compliments from our guests. We would not hesitate to recommend EasyGourmet for wedding and event planning.

Could not have been a happier day!
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By Anonymous, on 15 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 03 Jan 2016

Easygourmet were the caterers for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding in August and we can't praise them highly enough. They were excellent from start to finish: friendly, efficient and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed an initial food tasting, and were talked through all the procedure several times so that we did not have to worry at all about the reception. Every detail had been thoroughly thought out, and the reception itself ran as smoothly as we could have wished. She did a wonderful job organising everything and gave us a completely stress free afternoon and evening. All our guests said how delicious the food was, and for all of us it simply could not have been a happier day. Thank you.

So Pretty
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By Kate, on 04 Apr 2016

It has taken me way to long to write, but thank you soooo much for all your hard work for our wedding. We had the most fantastic day. I was so stressed (and fat and tired) that I was worried that I wouldn't be able to enjoy it. On the contrary it was incredibly exciting and magical. The atmosphere in the old church was so warm and it looked so pretty. People have told me that they have never had such delicious food at a wedding - or in such quantities! Numerous people have also said what fantastic waiting service you provided too. Flavia and her team were amazing, thank you to all of them.

Spring wedding in N16
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By 28.03.2015, on 12 Feb 2016

very happy with the service from Easy Gourmet. It was a new venue for them and they did a fantastic job. Food was cooked to perfection, everything happened just as we planned. They are very helpful and made some great suggestions to help us plan our wedding. The service was seamless and we did not feel stressed or pressured at all. I would definitely recommend!

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By J Coulson, on 12 Feb 2016

We got married in September and had easy gourmet as our wedding caterers, but they were so much more than caterers. We first met to discuss our wedding in November 2014 and as soon as we met them we knew they were the company for us, they we well organised, clearly knew what they were doing but also seemed genuinely interested in our plans for the day. We planned everything alongside Easy Gourmet via an online planning system and it meant that everything was pretty straightforward, right from knowing the table plan and menu choices to knowing how much wine we needed to buy. On the wedding day itself the team were friendly and extremely helpful and had decorated the hall with everything perfectly, the venue looked stunning and it was great to walk into the venue with everything set up. All our guests had a great day and enjoyed the food, I couldn't recommend Easy Gourmet enough.

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