July 2014, The Old Church, St Mary’s Stoke Newington,
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Clissold Park, the Old Church is now available to hire for weddings through London-based Easy Gourmet, a creative catering and event planning company. This stunning venue, which dates back to 1563 (the only one of its kind remaining in London), is ideally located, steeped in heritage and has breathtaking interiors. For those of you looking for a unique and romantic place to host your wedding guests, The Old Church, St Mary’s Stoke Newington, is the perfect place to do it.
The venue has a capacity for 80 sit-down guests and 120 standing for evening parties. The church has retained all of its original charm and traditional features including stained glass windows, stone flooring, church bells, antique pews, and a spire. In addition to its beautiful interiors the venue boasts a quaint church yard and the surroundings of Clissold park, both of which would make ideal locations for photographs. All of the proceeds from the hire of the venue go back in to supporting local community arts projects.
The Old Church, is next to Stoke Newington Town Hall, a venue for for civil ceremonies, and opposite to the St. Mary’s Anglican parish church, which offers religious ceremonies. The venue can also be hired for Humanist wedding ceremoniesso that your entire wedding day can take place at the church. Stoke Newington itself inhabits a small part of north-east London boasting a unique village-feel. It’s well-connected to central London, with great transport links, within a safe distance from the hustle and bustle, making it a fantastic location for any London wedding.
Who are Easy Gourmet?
Easy Gourmet are an event catering, planning and styling company based in East London, who manage the hire and catering for St. Mary’s. Founded in 1998 by French chef, Marie-Laure Preynat, Easy Gourmet is passionate about providing a service which is creative, unique, environmentally conscious and truly bespoke. Easy Gourmet can take care of every aspect of a wedding at St. Mary’s old church. In addition to the hire and creative catering services they offer, they can also organise lighting, DJ’s, props, photography, wedding stationary including invites and table settings, flowers, decorations, table styling and on-the-day wedding styling and support.