St Mary’s is part of the Scottish Episcopal Church which in turn is part of the Anglican Communion and thus a sister church to the Church of England, the Episcopal Church in America and the Anglican Church in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (to name a few).
Most weddings are conducted at St Mary’s under the auspices of the Scottish Episcopal Church, but is also used for Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic weddings (and others), and we are happy for you to use your own minister/priest if you so wish. Please discuss with our Wedding Co-ordinator. There are no ‘residency’ requirements, i.e., you do not have to be resident in the parish nor members of the congregation to be married in St Mary’s Dalmahoy.
The church building seats 110 people and no more than 125, with folk standing. It also has step-free disabled access and an induction loop for those with suitable hearing aids.
The church has an excellent pipe organ. Our resident organist Thomas Leigh is available to play at weddings if required. The rules regarding all types of wedding music allowed at St Mary’s is available upon request.
The re-marriage of divorcees is usually quite straightforward. There will be an extra form to fill in and a short auto-biography to write. Please talk to one of the ministry team about it.
There are no toilet facilities in the church, but there are full facilities including baby-changing equipment in the Douglas Hall (St Mary’s Church Hall by the car park), which are fully available during any services.
There is a cold water tap (drinking water) and a sink in the church vestry and a tap on the outside of the north wall.
Getting Married At St Mary’s – Contact Info
If you would like to discuss the possibility of holding your marriage service at St Mary’s please contact Carole MacBride, our Wedding Co-ordinator.
If you are unable to talk to Carole in person please leave your name, address, contact telephone numbers and the proposed date of your wedding on the church centre voicemail and we shall get back to you as soon as we are able.
By law, both parties to a proposed civil or religious marriage are required to submit notice forms to the Registrar of the district in which the marriage is to take place informing them of their intention to marry (usually Form M10). More details can be found at the Registrar’s website or the Registrar can provide you with the leaflet RM1 ‘Marriage in Scotland’ which also has more information.
The Chief Registrar for this district can be contacted at:
The Quadrangle City Chambers,
253 High Street, Edinburgh,
Midlothian, EH1 1YP
0131 220 0349
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Downloadable Forms and Booklets
Application Form – to be completed and returned to our Wedding Co-ordinator.
Fees – details of fees to hold your wedding at St Mary’s.
Wedding Music – details of our organist, how to contact to discuss your requirements, and rules regarding any other music at weddings at St Mary’s Church.
Piper Advice – Important information if you are having a piper playing at the church.
Wedding Check List – please complete and return no later than 2 weeks before your wedding.
Sketch of St Mary’s Church (jpg) – you are welcome to download this for use in your Order of Service.
Colour Photograph of St Mary’s (jpg) – you are welcome to download this for use in your Order of Service.
Printing Your Order of Service – a guide to what to print on your Order of Service
Toilet/Washroom Facilities – Location of toilet/washroom facilities (there are NO facilities inside the church building).
Guidelines for Florists – detailed information on flowers in the church.
Directions, Map and Car Park – a downloadable and printable copy for your guests.