Divine Dutch Church wedding venues are spiritual temples of love. The house of the lord is a heavenly setting for a traditional marriage ceremony. However, if the sound of God doesn’t appeal to you. How do you host your nuptials without religious blessings?
Whereas, sacred signs vows, hymns, readings and ceremonial church music represent a romantic ambiance. Let’s be real, creating sweet sentiments during a meaningful non-religious celebration can be a daunting venture.
Nonetheless, no need to worry religion doesn’t play a big part in the Netherlands. Although Holland is known as a Calvinistic country, many nationals are atheists. And Dutch persons are Christians: Protestant or Catholics. And whatever your faith priests are free to marry you on their premises.
So, are you ready to explore some spiritual places spanning from North Holland to South Holland? Well, the below Dutch Church wedding venues are begging to be discovered. Pick the one that symbolises your love, happiness and joy for one another. Continue reading…
Divine Dutch Church Wedding Venues
Firstly, are you a spiritualist, non-religious or religions? Your major key steps to planning your symbolic nuptials in Holland is to “get civilled”. It’s easy obtain a civil partnership certificate. Otherwise, carry out a small marriage ceremony before booking the date. Go to your local registrar’s – municipality office to complete the official paperwork. Afterwards, arrange the matrimony service.
Dutch church weddings by De Duif | Amsterdam
Secondly, having blind faith in De Duif Church located in the coolest district in Amsterdam is a good idea. Luckily, it’s an impressive listed building with an inspiring grand façade. And the ecclesiastical setting poses as the perfect backdrop for a mixed-religion or non-traditional marriage ceremony. In fact, many couples before you have experienced a non-religious service in this sensational place.
Dutch church weddings by Zaandijkerk, Zaandijk
Thirdly, what about this one? Restored to its former glory, this eye-catching church is a unique spot for a marriage ceremony. It’s a majestic place for a personal celebration. Moreover, it is a beautiful village in the heart of Zaandijk to mirror your love story. Enjoy a distinctive Dutch marriage service in style. Immerse yourself in a sermon, and gospels in this house of worship. www.stadsherstel.nl
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Dutch church weddings by Schokland kerk, Schokland
On the other hand, surrounded by historical charm Schokland Church, offers each bride and groom a traditional religious ceremony. It has a divine feel and look. The Christian place of worship is an UNESCO world heritage museum and dates back to 1834. What’s more, your marriage can be held on-site. Of course, this includes a blessing of your partnership. Source: www.museumschokland.nl.
Dutch church weddings by Engelse Kerk, Greater Amsterdam
Fourthly, planning a wedding can be fun, right? The English Reformed Church, knows that too. It’s an exquisite building to hold a wedding. Situated in a secluded courtyard garden and opposite the Houten Huys this precious hidden gem is home to an English-speaking congregation affiliated to the Church of Scotland. Moreover, its a wonderful venue to seal your vows. www.ercadam.nl
Broekerkerk Church, Broek in Waterland
What about travelling further afield? Another church to admire is Broekerkerk – church, it’s the ideal stage to conduct your marriage ceremony in Holland. Located in the village of “Broek in Waterland” it’s a blissful rural waterside setting. And encircled by a classic Dutch landscape, this cozy churches facade acts is an impressive backdrop. Actually, you are guaranteed sublime pictures. www.broekerkerk.nl.
Noorderkerk, Jordaan Amsterdam
Additionally, whatever your values, morals or personal ethics are celebrate at the Noorderkerk. It’s located in the heart and soul of the Jordaan. And just around the corner you’ll find the famous Noordermarkt [farmers & flea market]. Fancy saying I DO here? Actually, you’ll have your prayers answered and recite wedding vows. Not to mention that, it’s ideal for non-Dutch speakers. English speaking couples can discuss the requirements for marriage with the consult.
Montfoort Castle and wedding chapel, Utrecht
Perhaps you fancy saying your vows here? Montfoort Castle has an adjacent chapel, it oozes exclusivity. Situated in a quaint Dutch village, the grand castle has an authentic ambiance. Furthermore, the historical building boasts a modern interior and the Commanderije of Sint-Jan chapel is an enchanting place to for your ceremony. www.kasteel-montfoort.nl/weddings.
image Claudia Schillinger
De Koepelkerk, Greater Amsterdam
Do you want luxury? Or do you want to experience the real Dutch culture? Well, the Koepelkerk, situated on the Prinsengracht is a true example of Dutch architecture. The 17th century domed church is captivating and has an alluring style. Moreover, this 5-star monument can fit your chic ceremony. With a remarkable Koepelroom, Bätz organ, chandelier and ornamented arched ceiling, there is no grandiose place for your nuptials.
Photo credit: MetaalKathedraal – Utrecht
The Metaal Kathedraal, Utrecht
And there’s more..what about getting married in a metal church? The Metaal Kathedraal has no priest but does ensure you marry in contemporary style. Actually, this modern industrial venue suits a romantic fairy-like wedding. The ambient neo gothic cathedral steeped in history is in the heart of South Holland. Here your wedding lasts beyond the day.
The Anthony Hotel, Greater Utrecht
The Anthony Hotoel is a modern urban venue set in an old monastery. Combining the Holy spirit with a contemporary feel, you’ll enjoy the perfect wedding experience. Aside from the chapel you can host a reception dinner here too. Thereafter as a happily married couple dream away in the royal suite or cosy rooms. The finishing touch is your divine memory of the stunning celebrations.
Amstelkerk, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Would I recommend this church? Yes, I’ve performed here. The Amstelkerk is a small idyllic church located just outside Amsterdam. And the imposing architecture and décor is the perfect backdrop for a special wedding. You’ll have an unforgettable heavenly day. What’s more, the Amstelkerk has an adjacent venue for your evening celebrations.
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Stichting Behoud Petruskerk, West Amsterdam
Could you picture yourselves here? Petruskerk is a Protestant church built around the 15th century. Situated on the banks of the spaarndammerdijk it’s a stunning place. What’s more, steps away from Westerpark, this venue is ideal for any wedding. In fact, it’s an historical site. And housed in the “village” Oud-Sloterdijk it’s renowned at being the place were the grandparents of Vincent van Gogh were married.
St. Martin’s Cathedral – Dom Church, Utrecht
But, are you looking for something more sophisticated? Dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, this Gothic church is majestic. In fact, it is a Domkerk, and provides an idyllic backdrop for your marriage service. Another point of interest is, the cathedral. It is in the heart of Utrecht. More importantly, has opened it’s doors to non-Dutch speakers. Furthermore, it’s the ideal setting for your colourful confetti exit. www.domkerk.nl.
image Henk Tobbe
Dutch church wedding venues by Walburgiskerk – Zutphen
Finally, one of the best Dutch church wedding venues outside Amsterdam is Walburgiskerk. And located in Zutphen, Gelderland, it oozes a truly magnificent ambiance. Furthermore, hosting a civil marriage ceremony [Dutch nationals only] is possible here. The complimentary wedding cake and glass of champagne added to the magic of the occasion. www.oudegeldersekerken.nl
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