A church wedding is more than just having a historical and stunning venue for your nuptials. For devout believers, declaring your vows in front of God adds a spiritual dimension to the marriage. Being able to show your love and commitment while light shines through the beautiful stained glass windows behind you is just very delicious icing on the proverbial cake. Here is a list of churches where you can exchange vows and celebrate the union of love.
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List of Churches in Singapore and The Marriage Process in These Parishes
Address: 510 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 099446
Designated as a national monument in 2009, the church of Saint Teresa is the only Singaporean Catholic church that features the use of domes, cupolas and arches that are distinct in Romano-Byzantine architecture. This 92-year old church is built on a hill and houses beautiful French-made stained glass windows recounting the key life events of the church’s patron saint, St Teresa of Lisieux.
You have to make an appointment with a priest for an interview and orientation at least six months before the event. For more inquiries, you can send them an email or call them on their telephone number: 62711184.
Address: 1259 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534795
Gazetted as a national monument in 2005, the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the oldest Catholic churches in the suburbs of Singapore, and the earliest to serve the Teochew community in Serangoon. The Church of the Nativity was designed in a Neo-Gothic style, as made evident by its pointed arch and ribbed vault. The church also features lancet-shaped doors while bay windows of the same shape surround the church’s facade.
Read this complete guide that the church prepared if you wish to have your wedding here.
Address: “A” Queen Street Singapore 188533
Built in 1847, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the oldest place of worship in Singapore. The edifice, which serves as the centre of the Archdiocese of Singapore and holds the seat of the Archbishop, was gazetted as a National Monument in 1973. The oldest working pipe organ in Singapore is also housed in the Cathedral.
For information about holding your wedding in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, please read carefully their Wedding Guidelines and Form.
Address: 225A Queen Street, Singapore 188551
Built in 1870 as an answer to the growing needs of Chinese and Tamil worshippers, The Church of Saints Peter & Paul is now exclusively serving the Chinese Catholic community. The structure was gazetted a national monument in 2003. It was designed in the Neo-Gothic style which features elaborate stained glass windows, a barrel vault, and pointed arches.
Restoration works are currently being done on the 149-year old church, but Catholic couples who wish to hold their weddings here can contact the church to inquire.
Address: 50 Ophir Road Singapore 188690
In 1974, the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes expanded its service to include parishioners of different races. The building was gazetted as a national monument in 2005. Designed in Neo-Gothic style, the church was moulded after the Basilica in Lourdes, France. A representation of the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes is located at the chancel, taking the place of a traditional altar. Lining the church’s clearstory are stained glass windows depicting the 15 mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
Check this page for information on holding your wedding here.
Address: 5 Bukit Batok East Ave 2, Singapore 659918
Named after St Francis’ favourite chapel, Saint Mary of the Angels started out as a small hilltop chapel for the Franciscan friars in 1958. By 1970, it became a parish church and was officially given its current name a year later. In 2003. In 2006, the church won the President’s Design Award for the Design of the Year.
Check this page for full information about the process of getting married here.
Address: 1 Commonwealth Drive Singapore 149603
The Blessed Sacrament Church became one of the first landmarks in Queenstown when Damien Hall, the first part of the church, was completed in 1963. However, it wasn’t until 1965 that the church was officially opened. Granted a conservation status, the church’s most iconic feature is the tent-like slate roof which symbolises the “tent of meeting” in the Old Testament. Slits of glass panels are integrated into the roof where the four portions of the cross-shaped service hall meet.
Wedding ceremonies here are only available to members and couples must inform the parish secretariat at least 6 months before the event.
Address: 63A Chartwell Drive, Singapore 558758
With a seating capacity of 2000, the Church of Saint Francis Xavier is one of the larger Catholic churches in the Serangoon area. The church was built in 1959 and had been renovated multiple times. It now features impressive stained glass panels admired by 5000 worshippers.
Weddings here should be booked 12 months before the intended date. Booking forms and other information about the wedding procedure can be found here.
Address: 31, Siglap Hill, Singapore 456085
The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour was opened for worship on October 7, 1961, after almost seven years of planning and construction. After renovations were made from 1999 to 2001, the church is now air-conditioned and has a seating capacity of 1,600.
Wedding here must be arranged at least one year before the actual date. You can find more information about it here.
Address: 11 Saint Andrew’s Road Singapore 178959
Built in 1862, Saint Andrew’s Cathedral is the largest and oldest Cathedral in Singapore. It is also the oldest surviving Anglican church in the country. Gazetted as a national monument in 1973, the cathedral is one of the few remaining English Neo-Gothic architecture in the country. It features enormous stained glass windows, towering pipe organs, a nave lined with white pillars leading to an elevated altar, and a beautifully detailed façade with an imposing 63m-tall spire.
Only members of the congregation who are getting married for the first time are allowed to conduct weddings in the cathedral. However, couples are generally welcome to take their pre-wedding photos inside the compound.
Address: 60 Hill St., Singapore 179366
Singapore’s oldest Christian church, the Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, was built in 1836 and gazetted as a national monument in 1973. The church features a distinctive circular interior, large Doric columns surmounted by a pediment, an octagonal tower, and a spire with a ball and a cross on top. Adapting to Singapore’s tropical climate, the Armenian church also has wide verandahs, windows, and rattan-backed pews.
Members of any Christian religion are welcome to have their wedding at the Armenian Church. However, couples would need to procure their own priest as the church does not have one. There are two slots for the ceremony – one at 9 am and another at 2 pm. The minimum donation for a four-hour wedding in 2015 was $2,600, so couples should expect to contribute the same amount. The church has about 100 seating capacity, while the garden area has room for up to 200 guests. Wedding photography and filming are also allowed with a $100 minimum donation and prior written permission.
Address: 1 Kampong Kapor Road, Singapore 208673
The current building of the Straits Chinese Church was completed in 1930 after the first building in Middle road was sold. As the number of worshippers grew, the service was extended to include other ethnic groups and the church changed its name to Kampong Kapor Methodist Church. In 1989, the Kampong Kapor building was awarded a conservation status. The church also houses one of the six working pipe organs in Singapore.
Kampong Kapor Methodist Church updates their Marriage Preparation Course schedule to give you a heads up about the dates if you plan to have your wedding here.
Address: 3 Orchard Road Singapore 238825
Orchard Road Presbyterian Church, also known as Greja Kechil and the Scotch Church, was completed in 1878, making it the earliest Presbyterian church in Singapore. It features a single storey building with tiled pitched roofs, a Palladian window forming the church’s porch, and a small dome supported by columns. One of the remaining pipe organs in the country can also be found in the church.
To conduct a wedding here, the couple must take a marriage preparation class and one of the parties must be a member of the church.
Address: 5 Boundary Road, Singapore 549954
The second home of Paya Lebar Methodist Church in Boundary road features a large hall with raised ceilings and wooden pews. Behind the church’s sanctuary is a beautiful stained glass depicting Jesus Christ’s ascend to heaven.
Only members of the congregation are allowed to use the church facility for their wedding.
Address: 44 Minden Road, Singapore 248816
The beautiful red brick church at Minden Road was built between 1910 and 1913 and gazetted as a national monument in 1978. Constructed with a classical Romanesque design, it is characterized by a stumpy building with stone-vaulted naves and a lack of a tower or spire. White louvred windows provide light and ventilation while stained glass windows adorn the church.
Weddings here should be booked a year in advance and at least one of the couples must be a member of the church.
Address: 45 Thomson Road, Singapore 307584
Founded in 1937, Thomson Road Baptist Church is the first Baptist Church in Singapore. However, it wasn’t until after 1954 that the foundation of the current building was laid.
The church’s main hall has traditional wooden pews which can seat up to 450 people. It is available for rent for $3000. The cost covers a two-and-a-half hour use as well as the use of the church’s reception area. You can send them an email for more details.
Address: 5 Fort Canning Road, Singapore 179493
Wesley Methodist Church, previously known as the English Church, was the first Methodist church in Singapore. Built in 1908, the English-style Gothic architecture features warm, red bricks, decorated interiors and stunning stained glass windows which were kept safe during the war.
Both bride and groom must be Christians in order to hold a wedding at the sanctuary and at least one of them should be a member of the Wesley Methodist Church. They should submit an application for use of the church at least 9 months before the event. Weddings are held only on Saturdays on two time slots: 10.00am or 2.00pm. The application form and guidelines are available for download from this page.
Address: 30 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268912
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer was the first Lutheran church built in Singapore in 1960. It houses a majestic stained glass window and can seat 300 to 500 people.
The church welcomes all Christian couple to use the venue for their wedding; however, the priority of booking is given to its members. Details of the wedding guidelines and the booking application form can be found here.
Address: 91 Koon Seng Road, Singapore 427032
A brightly lit hall, wooden columns supporting a high triangular ceiling with symmetrical beams, and 2 sets of wooden pews that can seat up to 400 people – these are what Charis Methodist Church interior can offer. Charming in its simplicity, the church can make a wedding ceremony look cosy and beautiful without the need for lavish decorations.
Members of any mainstream Christians denomination are welcome to rent the church for their wedding by contacting the Marriage Ministry.
For some couples, saying their vows in a parish gives each word more value, more power – a commitment of a lifetime not only to each other but also to God. It makes them even more responsible and faithful to every syllable they utter. We hope that this list helps you decide where to tie the knot, and we wish you all the best in your marriage life. Congratulations, you made it this far together!
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