Getting Married in Normanton Church

Rutland’s most famous landmark, Normanton Church is now a very popular and unique setting for weddings and, although ceremonies are conducted by a registrar, this magnificent building has all the charm and gravitas you would associate with a traditional church wedding. Most brides dream of the perfect white wedding with all the romantic trimmings and Normanton Church naturally lends itself to such an occasion.

Civil Ceremony at Normanton Church

wedding ceremony at Normanton Church

Photos: Normanton Church Wedding Photography by Peter Oliver

How to Book a Wedding at Normanton Church?

Weddings at Normanton are civil ceremonies and, even though they take place in the church, the registrar is not connected with it and you will need to check that both the registrar and the church are available at the same time on the day you wish to get married. Then you can go ahead and finalise your bookings. The registrar can be contacted at the Register Office, Rutland County Council, Catmose Cottage, South Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP. You can email the registrar at or telephone during office hours on 01572 758370.

Normanton Church stands on the south shore of Rutland Water and is easily accessible by road. Head towards Oakham on the A606 and, before you reach Empingham village, take the Edith Weston turn-off on the left. The church car park is about 3.2 km further along on the right.

The church’s wedding co-ordinators are on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. For any queries you may have about any aspect of Normanton Church wedding you can contact dedicated wedding team 01780 686800. You can also email at More useful informations can be also found on the Official Anglian Water website dedicated to Normanton Church weddings.

With its fascinating history, classical architecture, and spectacular views across the reservoir, Normanton Church is a truly unique wedding venue and a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. If you choose to hold your wedding ceremony here, its fairy-tale setting will help your wedding photographer create a distinctive wedding album; something you will cherish always as a record of the magical memories of your wedding on the water.

Normanton Church is a truly unique wedding venue and a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs

Normanton Church weddings

Civil Ceremony at Normanton Church

Normanton Church is the perfect location for holding your wedding and not only because the stunning surroundings are so ideal for your wedding photography. Normanton Church is a superb place to have your wedding on the water. One thing to remember about Normanton Church is that the car park is a short distance away, and your guests will have to leave their vehicles and walk to the church, so leave a little extra time to allow for this. Only the wedding car will be allowed to park near the church.

An array of historic tools that belong to the Normanton Church museum exhibition which is open to the public.

Marriage Ceremony at the Back End of the Normanton Church

A wedding at Normanton Church means you will have the perfect backdrop for the occasion. Your wedding at Normanton Church will be really special and memorable. Not only are you getting married in a magnificent, historic building, but you have the stunning view across the reservoir when you emerge. Even on a very warm day there is usually a cool breeze blowing across the lake and the calming sound of lapping water, and this is guaranteed to cool you down and soothe any nerves you might have.

Normanton Church Wedding Photography

Marriage Ceremony at the Back End of the Normanton Church