Weddings at La Seigneurie Gardens

The perfect venue for a fairytale wedding

The Wedding Chapel lies within the grounds of the beautiful Seigneurie Gardens and offers a romantic and stylish venue for civil weddings and other celebrations. The 18th century building can seat up to forty guests and the wedding party has full use of the gorgeous Victorian walled gardens for their photographs. During the summer we have a traditional marquee on site for receptions and our restaurant Hathaways offers a variety of wedding refreshments from drinks and canapés served in the walled garden to a full sit down wedding breakfast.

For more information contact Sue Daly 

Email suedalysark@icloud.com

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On Your Special Day

On non-wedding days the Chapel is used as an information centre telling the history of the Seigneurie and Sark’s Seigneurs. For weddings the information panels can be turned around to show images of flowers from the gardens in shades of blues, pinks and purples or they can be removed completely to leave plain white walls. There are four windowsills with plenty of space for candles and flowers. We recently covered the traditional beaten earth floor with pine flooring. We have up to forty folding chairs with plain white covers and either white or purple organza sashes and a simple wooden table with a lace-trimmed white linen cloth for the register. 

What’s Included?

The fee of £595 includes the use of the Chapel for the day, and up to forty chairs with covers and sashes. Also included is entry to the Gardens for up to 40 guests. 

Larger Weddings

We can accommodate larger weddings if some of your guests are happy to stand. For weddings of around sixty we suggest twenty or so chairs with standing room behind. We have had 100 guests in the Chapel, all standing, but it was rather cosy! For any additional guests over the forty included in the standard fee we charge £6 per person to cover entry to the gardens. 

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Weddings at La Seigneurie Gardens

The perfect venue for a fairytale wedding

The Wedding Chapel lies within the grounds of the beautiful Seigneurie Gardens and offers a romantic and stylish venue for civil weddings and other celebrations. The 18th century building can seat up to forty guests and the wedding party has full use of the gorgeous Victorian walled gardens for their photographs. During the summer we have a traditional marquee on site for receptions and our restaurant Hathaways offers a variety of wedding refreshments from drinks and canapés served in the walled garden to a full sit down wedding breakfast.

For more information contact Sue Daly 

Email suedalysark@icloud.com

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Make the Space Your Own

The Chapel is an elegant, flexible space that can be set up however you choose. We usually create an aisle down the centre of the seating with a table at the top from where the Greffier (Sark’s Registrar) conducts the ceremony but you can have the room laid out in any way you prefer.
The Chapel is available from around 4pm the day before and couples and their helpers are welcome to come along then and add any extra decorations they would like. (We’ve had fairy lights and bunting!) We only have one wedding a day so the Chapel is yours to decorate however you please. If you would prefer a more rustic look we can hire in hay bales instead of the chairs, as seen below, for the additional cost of £40. 
The formal part of the service, being a civil ceremony, is fairly short so do feel free to add any readings, poems, music or anything else you would like to make your day special. 
Paper or natural petal confetti and rice are allowed, and well-behaved dogs are welcomed – we had one who carried the rings!

Flowers from the Gardens

The walled garden at the Seigneurie has a wealth of blooms from spring until well into the autumn and we are able to offer flowers for the Chapel, depending on what is in bloom at the time of your wedding.The cost for enough flowers and greenery to fill five vases with informal arrangements, one for each of the window sills and one to go on the register table, is £80. 
We can also make you a swag of ivy to hang above the door of the Chapel decorated with seasonal blooms, as seen below, for £50. 
If you would prefer to organise you own floral displays there are several florists in Guernsey who deliver to Sark. Should you wish to bring your own flowers and do your own arrangements we have some simple glass vases that you are welcome to use for your creations.

We can also create buttonholes and simple, tied posies made with flowers from our beautiful walled garden. The variety of blooms depends on the season but we have plenty to choose from!

Buttonholes cost £15, bridal posies are £30 and smaller posies for bridesmaids are £20.

Flowers from the Gardens

The walled garden at the Seigneurie has a wealth of blooms from spring until well into the autumn and we are able to offer flowers for the Chapel, depending on what is in bloom at the time of your wedding.The cost for enough flowers and greenery to fill five vases with informal arrangements, one for each of the window sills and one to go on the register table, is £80. 
We can also make you a swag of ivy to hang above the door of the Chapel decorated with seasonal blooms, as seen below, for £50. 
If you would prefer to organise you own floral displays there are several florists in Guernsey who deliver to Sark. Should you wish to bring your own flowers and do your own arrangements we have some simple glass vases that you are welcome to use for your creations.

We can also create buttonholes and simple, tied posies made with flowers from our beautiful walled garden. The variety of blooms depends on the season but we have plenty to choose from!

Buttonholes cost £15, bridal posies are £30 and smaller posies for bridesmaids are £20.

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Arrive in Style

Arriving by horse-drawn carriage is the perfect way to start your wedding day. The larger carriages, which can take up to ten, generally stop outside the main gates where the guests disembark and walk down to the Chapel. The smaller carriages come through the gates, down the driveway and stop in front of the Seigneurie or the Chapel. There are several carriage operators on Sark and all of them pride themselves on turning out beautifully decorated wedding carriages trimmed with flowers and ribbons to match the rest of your décor. We particularly recommend carriages by Michelle Perrèe (Tel 01481 832027) and Stocks Hotel (Tel 01481 832001).

Receptions at La Seigneurie Gardens

If you decide to stay with us for your reception we have a choice of venues. Hathaways, our café and restaurant, offers a range of refreshements from drinks and canapés served in the walled garden after the service to a full sit down wedding breakfast inside or outside on the terrace. For more information contact Tracey on 01481 832209 or email traceygallienne@googlemail.com

 

During the summer we have a beautiful, traditional-style marquee in the amphitheatre area in front of the main house. This is available to hire on wedding days for anything from the serving of drinks to a full sit down reception. For more information contact Sarah Beaumont on weddings@laseigneuriedesercq.uk 

Helen Plummer, who runs Mon Plaisir Stores, makes wonderful wedding cakes. You can contact her by email on deliveries@monplaisirstores.sark.gg or phone her on

01481 832600. 

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The Legalities

The Chapel is available for civil wedding services conducted by Sark’s Greffier, Trevor Hamon, the local equivalent of a registrar. Wedding couples need three working days residency on Sark to be able to be married here and this does not have to be immediately prior to the wedding day. Most of our couples come over for a short holiday a few weeks or months before to complete their residency and to finalise the plans for their wedding and reception.

Before you book the Chapel, please contact Mr Hamon to go through the legal aspects of your wedding and to check on his availability. (Please note that his fee is not included in the fee for the Chapel.) He is in his office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2.30 to 4pm and you can contact him on 01481 832012 and by email on greffier@gov.sark.gg

To Book

Once you have confirmed your date we require a deposit of £300 to secure your booking. The balance of £295 is payable a month before the wedding day plus any extra charges for additional guests and flowers. For more information contact Sue Daly on suedalysark@icloud.com or call her on 01481 832175, mobile 07797 720002.

Wedding Photography

Photographer Sue Daly has been organising weddings at the Seigneurie Gardens since 2015 and that, combined with her detailed knowledge of Sark’s stunning landscape, has given her a unique insight into the needs of couples getting married on the island. 

Sue offers three options for wedding photography on Sark, all of which include a meeting beforehand to get to know you and discuss your ideas.  Sue will help you develop a plan so that you get the magical images you need to remember your special day without letting the photography take over. 

Your photographs are delivered in a beautiful online gallery that you can share with your friends and family so that they can keep or print out whichever images they choose with no extra fees. 

The Service & After  £650

Sue will capture your guests and yourselves arriving for the ceremony, the service (at any venue on Sark) and as many pictures afterwards as you require before you head off for your reception.

 

The Service & Reception  £950

Sue will be there to photograph everything from the first guests arriving, the service and formal pictures afterwards through to the cutting of the cake and the first dance.

 

The Whole Day  £1,250

Sue will photograph the whole of your special day from the bride and her friends getting ready, the guests arriving and the service to the formal images afterwards, the reception and the first dance. 

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