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Wedding - Planner

Belmont Centre - Holy Cross, Uckfield

 A year or more in advance

Holy Cross in the snow
  • Visit Church and reception venues.
  • Make an appointment to see the Rector, or one of the Curates, and confirm the date and time of your Wedding
  • Check the availability of our reception venue - our Belmont Centre booking administrators can assist.
  • Set a budget and decide what you want at your Ceremony - for example having the Choir and Church Bells rung.
  • Make a booking
  • Organise wedding insurance.
Belmont Centre

Monthly to do

12 Months

  • Decide on guest numbers - The Cardale Hall in the Belmont centre can seat up to 130 people.
  • Fix date and time with the Church.
  • Book your Caterer.  Discuss the type of reception you wish to arrange.  We will be pleased to provide sample menus and give you details of our Caterer.

11 Months

  • Book your Photographer
  • Book Band or DJ.
  • Pick your attendants, Best Man and Ushers

10 Months

  • Decide on your dress – allow at least 4 months for a made-to-measure dress to be delivered. 
  • Start planning your honeymoon and book early to avoid disappointment

9 Months

  • Discuss with The Rector, or Curate, your choice of readings and hymns, and the type of music you would like the organist to play. 
  • Decide on a florist. 
  • Discuss buttonholes, bouquets and arrangements. 
  • Confirm your menu choice and drinks order with your Caterer. 
  • Choose and order your bridesmaids outfits.

8 Months

  • Order your wedding stationery – invitations, place names, menus and seating plans.  We will be pleased to give you details of our Printer. 
  • Order the wedding cake.

7 Months

  • Order the wedding cars and transport. – don’t forget to organise transport to take you to your first-night hotel or the airport. 
  • Choose and order favours if you’re having them.

6 Months

  • Confirm your order of service with the Rector, or Curate. Then have guest’s booklets printed. 
  • If you have a choir, they will also need copies.
  • Remind your fiancé to get his and the ushers’ outfits.
  • Pick your wedding bands.   

5 Months

  • If you’re changing your name, now is the time to renew your passport – you will need to ask the Rector or officiating member of Clergy to sign the application form for you.
  • Book your consultation with your Hairdresser


4 Months

  • Find out if you need visas or inoculations for your honeymoon. 
  • Discuss your hen and stag night plans with your attendants.


3 Months

  • Book your rehearsal in Church (usually a few days before hand) and tell those who need to be there.
  • Check when the wedding Banns are being read in Church and arrange to be there.
  • Discuss with the Clergy, and Church Warden, the type of floral arrangements you would like in the Church.
  • Try out different looks with your makeup artist.
  • Book your hairdresser for the morning of the wedding.
  • Compile your gift list or choose a company for your gift list and compile it.


 2 Months

  • Send out your invitations and keep a list of acceptances and refusals
  • Try on your whole wedding outfit – forgotten anything?  Get it now!
  • Arrange for final dress fitting/alterations if required.


1 Month

  • Confirm with your Caterers  the final number of guests
  • Decide upon a seating plan
  • Discuss special requests with your DJ or Band
  • Confirm your flowers with your florist.

The Day

  • Enjoy – this is your wedding and your day.



The Cardale Hall

Table decoration
  • Please arrange to see our beautiful Cardale Hall.
  • Our 5’ circular tables seat  8-10 people.
  • There is car parking available in the adjacent Luxford Car Park.
  • If you are arranging for a DJ or Band we will require a copy of their Public Liability Insurance and their equipment will need to be PAT Tested.  We cannot accept any DJ’s/Bands without this certificate.
  • In accordance with the Entertainment Licence issued by Wealden District Council, any music and entertainment must stop at 11.00pm.  This is to ensure that people can start making a move in a leisurely fashion and have a chance to say good-bye to everyone!
  • We would ask that you ensure that all guests leave the premises well before midnight at the very latest.  Please help us to maintain good relations with our neighbours and arrange for all your guests to leave promptly and quietly.

The Kitchen

  • We have kitchen facilities available for use on the day by your chosen Caterer at an additional cost.
  • To include ovens for re-heating food or keeping food hot and a  dishwasher.
  • Cost dependent upon facilities required.    

Attractive Porch and Lobby Area

  • We have an attractive porch and lobby area for you to greet your guests and have a pre-reception drink.
Decoration in the foyer


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Wedding - Fees

For the total fee covering the cost of the Publication of Banns; the Marriage Service; the Marriage Certificate; Organist and Choir; ringing the Bells and Flowers please discuss with a Member of the Clergy.

Fees for 2014/2015 have as yet to be announced.


Weddings - General

A wedding is one of life’s great occasions, a moment in time when commitment, life and love are pledged in the spirit of dedication and celebration. We take great care in the preparation and in all the details to ensure that Weddings conducted within our Churches are memorable occasions to look back on and to remember for years to come. We also offer a Service of Celebration following a Civil Marriage as well an opportunity and setting for those who wish to renew their Vows. 

You can contact a Member of the Clergy via the website so as to make an appointment to discuss your wedding. The initial details can then be discussed, a date set and arrangements made for the three preparatory meetings leading to a Rehearsal a few days before the Ceremony is due to be held.

As you will no doubt be aware a Marriage, whether in Church or at a Civil Venue has legal implications and these will be explained in an initial meeting. There are residential qualifications involved in the arrangement of a Wedding in our Churches. In addition to membership of our Churches a recent change in Church Law brings a number of qualifying connections which can enable a Marriage to take place if you do not live within our Parishes. These include past Family associations and for example attendance at the Schools.

Be it a Marriage, a Service in Celebration of a Civil Marriage or the Renewal of Vows our Churches offer a setting which will be remembered. In addition to the Service itself we are able to offer Music, a Choir, Bells and Flowers to make your day really special.

At Holy Cross the Belmont Centre offers a splendid Reception Venue and we are able to advise on Caterers and other facilities.

Contact with a Member of the Clergy can be made via the website. We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Our Wedding Planner is designed to take the stress out of organising your wedding. Click for a printable Wedding Planner.

The Belmont Centre
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