We are happy to conduct ceremonies for marriage, and believe your wedding should be as individual as you are. The meeting house is a grade II* listed building and offers a unique canvas for your wedding decoration or theme as required for your special day.
To conduct a wedding at our venue we require a minister and registrar in attendance. Our minister is from the Unitarian church; however, you may wish to organise your own.
A Unitarian wedding ceremony is a unique celebration of the joining of two people on their life's journey. There is no set liturgy or format but rather each ceremony is a creation by a team made up of the couple and the minister. The ceremony uses elements which are meaningful to those involved. The result is an honouring and celebrating of the joining of families, the commitment between two people and the blessing of whatever it is that gives meaning and substance to their lives.
A couple need not be members of a Unitarian church or fellowship to be married in a Unitarian ceremony.
We have a wonderful pipe organ which can be used on your special day and we can provide contact details of organists to play if required or alternatively we can play recorded music as desired or you may wish to bring your own musicians.
We will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and how the meeting house can be transformed for your day, please come along and view the meeting house during opening times. We can also arrange out of hours viewing and will be more than happy to discuss your requirements for that very special day.
We are reviewing our licence for same gender marriages, but not licensed at present to undertake same gender marriage ceremonies.
Interested in getting married at Ringwood Meeting House?
Once you have discussed with us and received all the information you need to book the meeting house and minister for your wedding, you will need to contact the Hampshire Ceremony Coordination Team to provisionally book your wedding and arrange your notice of marriage appointment.
Telephone: 01329 246040
You will need to give them:
- Date and time of wedding
- Details of the venue: The Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1AY
They will provide you with guidance through the fees, documentation, registration and declarations required.