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Your Wedding will probably be at St Alban's, Pauatahanui or St Andrew's, Plimmerton, but St St Mark's is also available.

Christian Marriage

A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time for good wishes, feasting and joy. St John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion, and gave there a sign of new beginnings.Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship – God’s blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and bad. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, made and celebrated in the presence of God and before a priest and congregation.

We expect that everyone being married in our parish will be involved with a church somewhere, and if you live out of the area, you will be asked to do marriage preparation with that church.

Get to know St Alban's or St Andrew's

Exterior photograph of St Albans Church in PauatahanauiIf you live locally, we ask that you come to worship with us before we begin to plan your wedding here, and that you consider becoming part of the parish. Your sense of connection with this place, its people and with God will be enhanced by developing this relationship before your wedding. Then you will come to your wedding day feeling familiar and comfortable with this place and with people of the parish who will be praying for you as you take one of the most important steps of your life.

Seating Capacity

In either St Alban's or St Andrew's the pews in the main body of the Church comfortably seat 80 people. Extra seating can be placed in the back, plus the choir pews can be used, giving total seating for about 100.


Guests are encouraged to park on the main road at St Alban's, Pauatahanui, leaving the grounds free for the bridal party.

At St Andrew's, Plimmerton there is a small area of off-street parking around the back of the Parish Centre, and a large parking area in Plimmerton Domain (through the subway under the railway), otherwise on-street parking in Steyne Avenue.

Other Facilities

Divine Catering Group provides high quality services if you require catering. To find out more please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 04 233 9781.

Contact Details

To begin to discuss the arrangements for your wedding, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download the PDF of the Application for Marriage. Arrangements are not settled until there has been a conversation with one of the priests and the date is formally booked through the Office.