Weddings in Magdalen College Chapel
The College Chapel is usually available for weddings to Magdalen alumni, as well as current members and staff of the College and their direct family members. The Chapel is only available for weddings outside the University terms, and bookings are always agreed at the discretion of the Dean of Divinity and with the approval of the President. In 2022, however, due to Chapel refurbishments, it will not be possible to book a wedding during the Easter and Summer vacations.
How to book a wedding
The first person to approach in making an enquiry about a wedding in the Chapel is the Dean of Divinity, Rev’d Dr Andrew Bowyer (email@example.com). He will talk through your plans with you and with other relevant College offices before confirming a date in the Chapel diary. As soon as a date has been agreed, you will need to
- Write to the President of Magdalen asking for approval
- Request a special licence from the Church of England
- Fill in the Magdalen College Chapel Initial Wedding Enquiry Form and submit to the Personal Assistant to the Dean of Divinity (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More detailed instructions and information can be found in the Magdalen Chapel Wedding Guidance Notes which should be referred to when filling in the Initial Wedding Enquiry Form.
For all weddings taking place in 2023, the charges will be as follows:
Hire of the Chapel :
£1,600 (inclusive of priest, verger, use of organ, organist and administration)