Fees are reviewed annually in January based on the Consumer Price Index for the preceding December. Couples pay the current fee at the date of their wedding. The cathedral uses PayPal for those wishing to pay using a credit or debit card. Payments can also be made by bank transfer.
Some couples want to decorate the church with flowers, others simply enjoy the stunning building without flowers. It is often preferable for the couple to make their own arrangements for flowers if they want them. It is possible for those who organise the flowers in St Mary’s to arrange for flowers for weddings. The cost will depend on how many flowers are requested.
Video recording is only allowed by prior arrangement and fees are doubled for the celebrant, the organist and the choir.
No charge is made for the building for simple weddings taking place in St Anne’s Chapel.
In cases where either of the parties to the marriage or civil partnership are on benefits and choose not to have the choir and bell-ringers, the charges for the cathedral and the celebrant are waived.
The following fees are charged for marriages and services of blessing for civil partnership.
Use of the Cathedral – £525
Celebrant – £325
Organist – £187
Choir – £530
Bells – £291
(Fees last updated June 2023)