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 96 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.
10 Reviews for The Old Church
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Fernanda S. · Married on 15/02/2020
“Best wedding food ever”
I'm normally the type of person that can't make a decision without agonising for awhile. I read all the reviews, I weigh all the options with my pros and cons lists, and the decision making process goes on for ages. However, when it came to deciding who would and where be catering our wedding, my husband and I only had to meet the person we dealt with once and taste Easy Gourmet's excellent food, and we didn't even bother shopping around with other caterers.The person we dealt with is a General in her industry - she strives for perfect service and perfect food, and believe me when I say that's exactly what was achieved on the day of our wedding! Adding to that, her wealth of experience working at the Old Church over the years meant that she was able to give us fantastic practical suggestions for how to make the day perfect, down to even pointing out small areas that might trip up our feet. The man we dealt with and their team were also amazing on the day, making the table and chair transitions look effortless to our guests. Our friends and family have been raving about the food and drink that Easy Gourmet provided - everyone says it is the best wedding food they've ever had, and we have to agree! The person we dealt with even arranged to tailor our menu to something not typically provided with our chosen menu when she noticed that we loved a particular dish. Her staff worked hard to make sure that we wanted for nothing, and when at the end of the night we made a last minute decision to do sparklers in the alley she stepped in to save the day with extra lighters and the help of her staff. I can honestly say that by the end of the experience, she truly felt like family to me and my husband and we are so grateful to her and Easy Gourmet for offering a service that is clearly a labour of love. Thank you for making our wedding day absolutely perfect!Sent on 17/09/2020
Sophia H. · Married on 20/07/2019
Lovely and unique venue with fantastic team!
I absolutely love the EasyGourmet team! Such an amazing bunch of people to work with (always professional and hard working and so much experience to share) and they made my wedding day extra special! Really appreciated the lady I dealt with sharing so many useful tips and advice in the run up to our wedding and being there for me during what would have otherwise been a stressful time. The food was excellent. If they had a restaurant I would have been first in line post lockdown to enjoy their yummy canapes, moreish ciabatta, finger licking deserts and scrumptious mains. Thank you is just not enough to express my gratitude!!Sent on 17/09/2020
We decided on the Old Church in Stoke Newington as our wedding venue in August 2019, as it felt intimate and this really lived up to ours and our guests’ expectations. From choosing the menus with one person and the backroom staff to tastings, customising our day with the lady we dealt with and the team was all made to feel really effortless. Our guest all still absolutely rave about the food and service was just impeccable, all with a personal touch. Easy Gourmet don’t just cater, they are wedding planners too. We felt so lucky to be able to tap in to their vast experience, industry know how and contacts, so nothing about the day felt daunting, knowing a phone call or email later we would have a plan. Best of all, we could relax and enjoy our day knowing everything was in hand. We would definitely recommend you use Easy Gourmet and can't thank them enough for making our day memorable!
Charlotte · Married on 06/05/2017
The BIGGEST of Thank Yous!
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.Sent on 14/09/2017
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. http://www.lillysellsphotography.com/
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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