Weddings at Holy Trinity
Many people, whether or not they are regular churchgoers, wish to place the joy of marriage in a wider, God-centred context. At Holy Trinity Brussels, we are always delighted when people approach us about a church wedding. We will do all we can to make the event as personal and special as possible, and to bring the deeper spiritual significance of marriage to the surface. A particular feature of Holy Trinity is our international character, and we try our best to be sensitive to the different cultural backgrounds of those who come to us.
If you would like to get married at Holy Trinity, please contact our church office email or call 02/511 7 183, who will put you in touch with one of our clergy. We will meet with you to discuss what is involved and to make a booking with you. Please also download the booklet at the bottom of this page which gives you more information.
In advance of meeting with us, the following information may be helpful.
Finding the right date is a matter of negotiation between your own needs, the availability of the reception venue and church availability. Bear in mind that reception venues usually get booked up more quickly than churches. You will usually find that the church is able to be more flexible than the reception venue.
In Belgium, the Church is not empowered to register marriages. You must register your marriage at a Belgian Commune or with the secular authority of another EU country, before you have the Church ceremony. The minister must see your secular marriage certificate before he is allowed to conduct the ceremony. Do not underestimate the time it takes to get a Belgian marriage certificate, particularly if one of you is from outside the EU.
You or your florist/flower arranger are welcome to decorate our church with flowers. Whilst we cannot offer a flower arranging service ourselves, we are happy to advise on what works in our church and to make oasis and flowers stands available to you.
We have an experienced director of music who takes responsibility for music at weddings. We can usually offer a European choir or an African choir. Sometimes couples prefer to have an informal worship band, or to invite friends who are musicians.
Our costs are based upon the statutory fees charged by the Church Commissioners in the UK:
Wedding Fee: €600
At cost charges for service booklets and refreshments, if desired.