146 years old First Church was built by the pioneers of South Wairarapa and is still used by generations of the same families to this day.

Our own Minister, Rev Dr Jim Veitch, is available (if his calendar permits) to perform the Marriage Ceremony.  However, we are very happy to accommodate a properly registered marriage celebrant to officiate at the wedding ceremony as long as our Church, and what it stands for, is respected by all parties.

The Church seats about 120 people. There is a small pipe organ, electronic piano and a sound system including a cd player.  The nearby hall will be open to enable use of toilets.

Charges:                                Church                                                                      $400

Minister: Dr Jim Veitch        if provided by First Church                                     $200

Organist :                              if provided by First Church                                     $130                                                Will play hymns and other music by arrangement

Church person attending:                                                                                      $  50

Bell Ringer:                                                                                                              $  50

Flowers:                     Ladies of First Church can be organised by

                                    arrangement with Mrs  Rosemary Ward, 

                                    Telephone:  06 306 8117


                                    Mrs Bev Wihone of Treetop Flowers provides an excellent                                               florist service here in Martinborough – see the website for                                             details and examples:   www.treetopflowers.co.nz 


Wedding couples are quite at liberty to use their own pianist/organist or other type of music.

Use of hall (other than for toilets) for tea or coffee after the wedding would carry a charge of $50 plus $1.00 per head.  This would include ladies of the church serving tea or coffee as required but does not include refreshments.

A deposit of $350 is required at time of confirmation to secure church booking.

Reception Venue:       Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa are situated a short distance from First Church and offer reception, accommodation and bridal party preparation for your convenience.  


See the website for more details:  www.brackenridge.co.nz