Newly restored Gothic masterpiece in city centre.To help you begin to think about your ceremony we offer A New Zealand Prayer Book which contains three versions of the marriage service. All three services can be adapted if you wish and you can mix and match sections from each as you prefer. The clergy are happy to assist you through the process. If you choose to write your own service, the prayer book services are a useful outline for what needs to be in it. The beauty of St Matthew’s architecture attracts many couples to take their pre-wedding photographs in our church. There is a fee of $150 per hour if you hold your session between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Friday. A fee of $260 per hour if you hold a session on Saturday or Sunday. We also require a $100 deposit if your session is on Saturday or Sunday. Other things to think about for the service include readings and music, and who you would like to participate. Secular and religious readings are frequently used during the ceremony. There are ways to personalise even the most traditional service. Other traditions have become popular such as the lighting of a Unity Candle. This is your day and we are here to help you along the way.