Nativity Church Wedding Rehearsal

76 Alfred Street, Blenheim Central, Blenheim, New Zealand ·
Min. 1.5 hours
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Max. 1.5 hours
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340
Nativity Anglican Church

Hosted by Nativity Anglican Church

SpacetoCo Host since December 2023

Nativity is a beautiful church, chapel and newly renovated function centre within the heart of Blenheim. We are happy to provide amazing community facilities and affordable friendly spaces that serve our local and wider community.

About this space

Wedding rehearsals at Nativity.

A wedding rehearsal is important so that you can work out any scheduling kinks and ensure that everyone involved in the wedding ceremony knows what to do, and when.

1. WHAT DO YOU DO AT A WEDDING REHEARSAL?

During the wedding rehearsal, you’ll do a complete practice run (or maybe a few) of your wedding ceremony from start to finish in the church. This ensures everyone involved in your ceremony knows the order, pacing, when to walk, and where. Think of it like a full dress rehearsal for a major Broadway production, which usually happens the day before opening night.

2. WHO SHOULD BE AT THE REHEARSAL?

Anyone participating in the wedding ceremony should be present at the wedding rehearsal so they know what to do. This usually includes:

  • The wedding couple

  • Parents

  • The wedding party (including child attendants)

  • Any readers or special performers

  • Ushers (if different from wedding party members)

  • The officiant

  • Musician (perhaps there is an organist, small band, etc.)

3. HOW LONG SHOULD IT LAST?

It’s common to allow an hour for the wedding rehearsal. We have allowed a 1.5-hour time slot to provide extra time if needed. Following the rehearsal, you can invite all participants to your rehearsal dinner if that is part of your plans.

4. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HOLD A REHEARSAL?

Usually, the rehearsal is held in the afternoon or early evening the day before the wedding i.e. for a Saturday wedding the rehearsal would be on Friday afternoon, typically around 4pm. If you have booked an organist or sound desk operator through Nativity, we will advise them of your rehearsal time.

Booking schedule

Mon
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1 PM
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11 PM

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

Sound desk and AV operator
$57.50 per hour
Person to operate the sound desk. This includes helping to set up microphones and audio. This person is also able to help set up and run any AV presentations on the data projector.

Amenities

Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Free Parking Toilets Heater Sound System Projector Wheelchair Friendly Lighting Stage Accessible Toilets

Suitable for

Wedding Ceremony

Location

76 Alfred Street, Blenheim Central, Blenheim, New Zealand

Opening times

Monday

8:00am - 10:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday

8:00am - 10:00pm

Thursday

8:00am - 10:00pm

Friday

8:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday

8:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday

1:00pm - 10:00pm

Rules

  • Smoking Policy
    Our building and grounds are ‘Smoke-Free’.

  • Alcohol
    Check the Marlborough District Council website to find out if you need a special alcohol licence for your event. You must comply with any alcohol restrictions or guidelines set out in the booking request form.

  • Damage
    The hirer shall be financially responsible for the cost of any repairs required to make good damage or loss to the property during the period of hire. The hirer will also be responsible for any applicable insurance claim excess or Fire Service callouts. All breakages/losses etc. are to be reported to the Nativity receptionist. Nothing is to be fixed to the walls, doors or pews.

  • Cleaning and rubbish removal
    Areas must be left clean and tidy and equipment returned to their original positions

  • Security
    The hirer is responsible for securing the facility upon completion of the function.
    Please ensure:
    - All lights and heaters are turned off. Please report any problems re light bulbs out etc.
    - Windows and doors are closed and locked. Users of Nativity’s facilities are responsible for securing the building outside office hours. Please obtain a key from Nativity reception before your booking commences.

  • Prohibited
    - No chewing gum inside the facilities or within the grounds.
    - Decorations must not be attached to or hung from any surfaces in the venue unless prior approval has been obtained. All decorations must be removed, and surfaces cleaned after use.
    - No open fires, smoke machines, naked flames (this includes kerosene lamps). Candles are permitted only with prior approval from Nativity.
    - The contents of the facilities, including kitchen equipment, are not to be removed from church property.

  • Noise
    Noise from amplifiers and loudspeakers must always be kept to a moderate level and should not exceed 50 decibels. Failure to comply with this condition may cause customer complaints to Noise Control that may result in the early closure of your function or confiscation of equipment.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 2 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

Our parking area provides ample space for vehicles, ensuring convenience for visitors and attendees. Clear signage directs drivers to designated spots, with accessible spaces available near the entrance.

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