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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.
  • What is the cost to hire St Luke’s Bombed Out Church for my wedding?
    Please take a look at our wedding brochure where our prices are outlined.
  • Can we make a ‘ceremony only’ booking?
    Yes, you can hold just your ceremony with us. This is available between 12pm and 2pm.
  • 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 numbers for the ceremony which can be seated, for the evening we’d advise up to 130. No number is too small though!
  • Is the venue exclusive to us?
    The idyllic grounds inside the church itself are for sole use of you and your wedding guests. You will also have access to an outdoor area of the gardens and the lawn, which will be cordoned off from the public and manned by a member of our security. The church gardens are open to the public and operate as a bar the majority of the year.
  • Does the cost of the hire include catering?
    The venue hire price does not include catering. St Luke’s Bombed Out Church has an exclusive catering partner, who will work with you to ensure your wedding has the perfect menu to suit your tastes. Drawing on 20 years experience in hospitality, their friendly, efficient and enthusiastic team will be on hand from enquiry to the end of your special day.
  • Can I provide my own caterer?
    We only permit catering to be undertaken by our approved caterers, and all food must be supplied and served by the caterers. All waste must be disposed of and taken off site before your caterers leave. We will require an in person meeting / site visit with your caterer at the venue in good time prior to your wedding.
  • Do you have an in-house bar?
    Your bar at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church will be run by our bar partner "St Luke’s Bombed Out Church Garden Bar”. They offer flexible bar options and competitively priced drinks packages.
  • Can we bring our own drinks?
    We do not allow external alcohol to be brought on-site. However we have an extensive range of drinks packages and beverages to purchase from our bar which will be exclusive to your wedding party.
  • What are the drinks prices from the bar?
    Our bar drinks are reasonably priced from £3.50 for alcoholic drinks and from £1.50 for soft drinks.
  • ​What drinks are available from the bar?
    From wine, beers, ciders to Prosecco, we’ve got you covered! Requests for additional drinks to be stocked will be considered, however these will need to be pre-paid prior to your wedding date.
  • How will drinks be served?
    All of our drinks are served in eco-friendly, sturdy plastic glasses (not the flimsy kind).
  • How do my guests and I order drinks?
    We operate a walk-up bar exclusively for the wedding celebration.
  • Can we pay for drinks with cash?
    We are a cashless site.
  • What time are last orders?
  • What time can we have music until?
    Music may be played until 11pm.
  • 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. Please ask for more information and access times. Decorations cannot be attached to the building itself or in any way that would damage the Grade II listed building.
  • Do you supply a table plan stand?
    No. These can often be supplied by your chosen decorator, if you choose to have one.
  • 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 rustic trestle tables and lime wash chivari chairs, which are included in the venue hire price (up to 80 chairs are included in our ceremony only package).
  • Can we have a band in the evening or live music during the day?
    Of course you can! They create such a great atmosphere, we highly recommend live music. We will need just a bit of insight into what they’d be bringing on site and what paperwork they have before locking them in.
  • Do you have a PA system for background music/speeches?
    We can supply either by hiring from our approved supplier or with our in-house system, depending on the set up you desire.
  • Who arranges the ‘master of ceremonies’ for weddings?
    Yourselves. We provide a relaxed and informal wedding venue. Most couples honour this role to a relative.
  • What toilet facilities will be available for myself and my guests?
    For all day wedding celebrations, luxury mobile toilets will be provided and are fully equipped with lighting, mirrors and running water. For ceremony only weddings, a number of portaloos will be available.
  • 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 presents at the venue?
    We are very limited with storage space at St Luke’s, minimal amount of flowers and decorations can 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 and 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 and book your date in for you.
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