ABOUT ST MARY'S HALL
UDIMORE, EAST SUSSEX
St. Mary’s hall was built in 2010 and is looked after by the local parish and members of the community.
The hall is set down a quiet country lane amongst orchards and a peaceful, rustic setting.
The hall is home to many classes and community events but it also hosts several wedding receptions each year. Some weddings take place at St Mary’s Church just opposite the hall, others take place in nearby Rye or other surrounding
St Mary’s hall is very popular with those couples who wish to have an informal and relaxed style wedding. The hall comes with all that’s required for a DIY wedding. A fully functioning kitchen and bar mean you can either cater to your guests yourself or employ the services of company of your choosing.
The hall has many plug sockets and neutral walls and decor meaning you can really make it your own.
The outside space offers a lovely lawn surrounded by hedging with a gateway out to the orchards at the far side which is often used by couples and their
photographers to sneak away for quiet photos. There is also an outside double socket.
Marquees can be erected on the lawn for an additional cost of £100.
If you are interested in St Mary’s Hall for your wedding reception then please get in touch with the booking clerk, Jen Sinclair. She will answer any questions you may have and can arrange to meet you at the hall to have a look around.
• Well lit main hall with wooden floor (12.5m x 7.8 m), and folding back glass doors to garden area.
• Small meeting room adjacent to kitchen (3.5m x 3.5m)
• Sound proof concertina doors
• Modern Kitchen with Rangemaster electric oven, fridge, commercial high speed dishwasher, microwave oven, various power points and plumbed in boiling water tap
• Crockery and cutlery for up to 100 people
• First Aid kit is in the kitchen.
• Kitchen and separate bar area have serving hatches with electric shutters for fire prevention.
• Use of adjoining car park with ample parking spaces (approx.30 cars)
• Blinds on all windows for privacy
• Lobby area with coat rack and hangers.
• Ladies and Gents Toilets
• Disabled Toilet with Baby Changing Facility
• Disabled access to hall
• 4 Fire Extinguishers
• Separate bar area with serving hatch, drinking water and hand washing basin, fridge, wine glasses and tumblers for 85 people
Tables and chairs
• 11 large oblong tables (182cm x 76cm ) seats 6/8
• 6 small square tables (60cm x 60cm)
• 9 large 5ft 6” (165cm ) round tables (seats 10)
• 100 chairs of which 8 have arms (please note the blue chairs are not allowed in the garden area)
• Bin liners, washing up liquid and toilet rolls are provided
• Tea towels, cloths and table clothes are not provided
GET MARRIED AT
ST MARY'S CHURCH
Got your heart set on St Mary's Hall but still don't have a ceremony venue? Worry not! St Mary's Church sits right next to the hall, nestled amongst the orchard and same beautiful surroundings.
Father Martin welcomes you to marry at the beautiful St Mary’s Church just a stones throw from the hall. If you are interested in this then securing a date with Father Martin is one of the first things you should do.
In order to be married at this church, one of you needs to demonstrate that you have a connection with the parish. This could be one of the following:
• You live in the parish
• You are on the (church) electoral roll of the parish
• You were baptised in the parish
• You were confirmed from this parish
• You have at any time lived in the parish for at least six months
• You have habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least six months
• A parent in your lifetime has lived in the parish for at least six months
• A parent has habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least six months
• A parent or grandparent was married in the church
If either of you has been previously married, you can only be married in church in certain circumstances. If this applies to you, please contact one of the clergy to discuss the situation further. However, there is a special service for use after a civil registration of the marriage (this used to be called a wedding blessing). You do not have to have a specific connection with the parish to have a wedding blessing.
You will usually need to have your Banns called. This is a legal requirement, and involves your impending marriage being proclaimed in church on three consecutive Sundays asking if anyone objects on legal grounds to the union. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to marry by Licence. This may happen if for example one of you is resident abroad, where either of you is a foreign national, or where there is a particular need for privacy.
Having booked your wedding date, possibly well in advance, you will need to contact the Rector approximately six months before the wedding to arrange for the Banns form to be filled in. If you think you may need a Licence to get married, you should let the Rector know when you initially book the wedding.
Father Martin is there to help and can support you with your decision and answer any questions you may have. Please contact him as soon as possible if you wish to get married at St. Mary’s.
TEL: 07760 197954
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