What Can St Marys be used For


A wedding at st mary in the castle

St Mary in the Castle is a grade II* listed building set in the heart of Hastings; located on the seafront, carved into the side of the West Hill and tucked between the new and old town. The former 19th Century church, unique with its circular auditorium and intricate domed roof, now hosts a range of cultural and creative events.

In 2014, St Mary in the Castle successfully became a registered venue for weddings and has since then seen many couples make fantastic use of the many versatile areas of the building. St Marys is the ideal venue for your bespoke celebration and can be tailored to your personal wedding plans.
St Mary in the Castle are pleased to announce that we are now partnered with the Wedding Secret. For more information please email us.


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We believe that St Mary in the Castle should be more than simply a venue for the arts, and should be an amenity for local people at the heart of the local community. Alongside the performances and events by nationally and internationally known artists we are keen to work in partnership with local schools, charities, theatre groups, and artists. St Marys can offer facilities for classes and rehearsals, as well as the auditorium or crypt gallery for one-off events.

Photo Shoots

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St Mary in the Castles unique neo-classical design is the perfect backdrop for your photo shoot, whether for a fashion magazine, advert or any other project. No other venue in the area offers such scope, with a myriad of original features to complement your shoot. For more details on how to hire St Mary in the Castle for a photo shoot please email enquiries@stmaryinthecastle.co.uk

Film Location Shoots

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St Mary in the Castles unique Neo-Classical Regency architecture is the perfect location for any filmmaker looking for an authentic period feel. The venue still has its original church interiors intact, along with a baptistery and crypt that can be dressed

Our Location

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St Mary in the Castle
7 Pelham Crescent
East Sussex
TN34 3AF
50.855417, 0.584750

Car Parking

Pelham Place car park is directly opposite the venue on Carlisle Parade, Hastings TN34 3AD. Alternatively you can park on Hastings seafront or Rock-a-nore car park on Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW. Entry to the car park closes at 11pm but vehicles can leave at any time.
During the roadworks the car park is open as usual.

Getting Here

St Mary in the Castle is on Pelham Place, directly on Hastings seafront.
The closest train station is Hastings train station and is a ten minute walk from the venue.

There will be roadworks in front of the building from January 6th - April 13th. The building is open for business as usual.


Contact Us

7 Pelham Crescent
East Sussex
TN34 3AF

Tel 01424 715880
Email enquiries@stmaryinthecastle.co.uk

Venue Manager Sean Berkley

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ST MARY IN THE CASTLE CHARITABLE TRUST 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AF Registered Charity No. 1152523