St Matthew-in-the-City is a neo-Gothic stone church with European and medieval features. It is regarded as the finest of its type in New Zealand and the only one with vaulted ceilings in stone. The magnificent stained glass windows span 150 years and cover the East, West and North walls of the church giving the interior a quality that few churches have in the Southern Hemisphere.
The interior of St Matthew's is of Oamaru and Mt Somer stone with a timber ceiling in the nave. The church has wonderful lighting that can be dimmed if required. The pews (seats) are oak and kauri timber and the centre aisle carpet is dark blue. Candlesticks are placed on the High Altar during wedding ceremonies. The church seats 500 people with the maximum capacity being 1500 people. If you are going to have a small ceremony the “Peace Chapel” or the Sanctuary are two more intimate spaces.
We are no longer offering a Wedding Package for St-Matthew-in-the-City. For more information on how to book your wedding at St-Matthew-in-the-City please contact the Church Office.
187 Federal Street