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Weddings FAQs
  • How do I arrange a viewing of the venue for my wedding?
    Please contact weddings@slboc.com to arrange a viewing with our team. Alternatively, you may view the venue at your own leisure during our regular open days.
  • What is the cost to hire St Luke’s Bombed Out Church for my wedding?
    For cost enquiries, please get in touch with us at weddings@slboc.com
  • Can we make a ‘ceremony only’ booking?
    Yes, you can hold just your ceremony with us. Ceremony hire is available for two hours between 12pm & 2pm, we advise booking your registrar or celebrant for a 12.30pm start due to our Garden Bar (located in the gardens) opening from 1pm.
  • Are you licensed for the legal ceremony?
    As of April 2023, we now are! If you choose to hold a legal wedding ceremony with us you will need to check the time is available with the registrar via the council website. Registrars require shelter, if you choose our open air ceremony option a small white covering will be up to provide this. Couples can still book in celebrant led weddings if they prefer.
  • How many guests can I invite?
    Up to 80 is our recommended number for the ceremony, over this number may be considered & must be discussed upon booking. No number of guests is too small!
  • Is the venue exclusive to us?
    The idyllic grounds inside the church itself are for sole use of you & your wedding guests. The church gardens are open to the public & operate as a bar the majority of the year.
  • Can we bring our own drinks?
    We do not allow external drinks (with the exception of water) to be brought on-site. However we have an extensive range of drinks packages that can be purchased prior to your wedding.
  • How do I book a drinks package for my wedding ceremony?
    Please contact us at weddings@slboc.com for information regarding our drinks packages. Drinks packages must be booked & prepaid for at least 14 days prior to your wedding day. Requests for additional drinks to be stocked may be considered.
  • How will drinks be served?
    All of our drinks are served in eco-friendly, sturdy plastic glasses (not the flimsy kind).
  • Can I supply my own decorations?
    Yes, if you, a family member or friend wishes to decorate the venue, they may do so in the morning prior to your wedding & must be cleared at the end of the ceremony hire. Please ask for more information & access times. Decorations cannot be attached to the building itself or in any way that would damage the Grade II listed building.
  • Do you allow confetti?
    Yes, as long as it’s real petals or biodegradable.
  • Can I bring candles into the venue?
    Yes if they are enclosed in a glass container. No open flames allowed.
  • Do you provide table and chairs?
    We supply 1 rustic trestle table for signing & up to 80 chairs. The type of chair available is dependant on whether an open air or roof covered ceremony is booked. Extra chairs may be hired for an additional fee depending on space available.
  • Can we book a musician for our ceremony?
    Absolutely, you will need to book the Chancel Roof ceremony package to ensure the musicians are sheltered & space for them must be considered when finalising seated guests numbers.
  • Can we play our own music during our ceremony?
    We supply a PA system, one speaker & one microphone with our ceremony packages where indicated. This is manned by a member of our team who will play your desired songs as & when, plus controlling mic levels throughout the ceremony. We require songs to be sent over via Spotify playlists.
  • Who arranges the ‘master of ceremonies’ for weddings?
    Yourselves. We provide a relaxed & informal wedding venue. Most couples honour this role to a relative or friend.
  • What toilet facilities will be available for myself and my guests?
    A number of portaloos will be available, including an accessible portaloo with baby change facilities.
  • Is there disabled access?
    Yes, our entrance on Leece street is wheelchair friendly, with ramps inside the venue. We will also provide an accessible toilet.
  • What parking is available?
    Unfortunately we cannot provide onsite parking, however there are a number of 24 hour car parks within walking distance of the venue. There are also on-street parking bays located on Bold Place operated by pay & display parking meters, which are adjacent to the venue.
  • Can we smoke inside the church?
    We have a designated smoking area. No smoking is permitted inside the church or in the surrounding gardens.
  • Are dogs permitted on-site?
    We are a dog friendly venue but please notify us in advance of any attending.
  • Do I need wedding insurance?
    Yes, it is strongly recommended that you take out suitable insurance to cover all aspects of your wedding.
  • Can we leave our decorations at the venue to collect the next day?
    We require any decorations to be taken with you or collected by your chosen wedding dresser at the end of your venue hire. We are very limited with storage space at St Luke’s, a minimal amount of flowers & decorations may be left overnight if organised prior with the venue however this is also dependent on the storage available at the time of your booking. We cannot accept responsibility for any valuables left at the venue. ​
  • Where can my guests stay overnight?
    The venue is located in the heart of the city centre, meaning there are endless options of local hotels for you & your guests to choose from.
  • How do I book St Luke's for my wedding?
    Simply send an email to weddings@slboc.com who will be able to discuss your special day & book your date in for you.
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