St Matthew’s Church Guildford
St Matthew’s Church in Stirling Square Guildford is surrounded by quaint treed lawns and cottage garden beds. Situated at the doorway to the Swan Valley it is a wedding ceremony venue chosen by many couples seeking a church wedding before heading to one of the Swan Valley reception centres.
It seems almost normal in the grounds of the historic Guildford’s Stirling Square to see vintage wedding carriages delivering a bridal party to a wedding at St Matthew’s Church as has been occurring for a 150 years now. No doubt Rolls Royce wedding cars have been attending services at the area since the early 1900’s.
Located at the centre of Stirling Square the church is surrounded by park land giving the ceremony a sense of privacy not experienced at many other locations in Perth. The red brick church has period arched door ways and shady trees giving photographers lots of interesting shaded nooks for the family and some feature photography.
The Stirling Square gazebo is also a popular wedding ceremony location for a garden themed wedding.
Wedding Limousine Access
Stirling Square has vehicle access to the church from both Meadow Street (West Swan Road in Guildford) and Johnson Street to the east.
Johnson Street entrance
The Johnson Street entrance is the preferable entrance for church wedding traffic. It has easy access for all classic wedding cars and stretch limos like our Chrysler limousines. Smaller classic cars and shorter limousines can proceed along the drive to the door of the church to deliver the bridal party to the ceremony. These cars can then drive around the church and then usually park in the photographic nook to the south of the church under the shade of the trees.
Longer stretched limos will need to drop the bridal party near the church entrance but will need the path around the church to be clear to easily proceed around the church due to the tight turning circle required.
Meadow Street entrance
The Meadow Street entrance is through an avenue of famous Guildford sugar gum trees which is popular with wedding photographers and videographers. The turn off Meadow Street is quite sharp and not recommended for long stretch limos as it requires two or three corrections in a Chrysler limousine to get through the narrow gate. Classic wedding cars handle the entrance with ease if you would like your videographer to capture a grand entrance to the ceremony.
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St Matthew’s Church contact details
A Stirling Square, off Meadow Street Guildford
T (08) 9379 9400
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