Newly Engaged Ed Sheeran Is Reportedly Building a Wedding Chapel Next to His House

Just in time for his wedding to Cherry Seaborn

Updated 03/01/18

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Ed Sheeran's home is reportedly about to get a major upgrade—and no, he's not building a castle on a hill. According to plans discovered by several British news outlets, the "Shape of You" singer wants to add a small chapel on the grounds of his sprawling country home in Suffolk County, England.

The BBC reports that the plans, which Sheeran submitted to the Suffolk Coastal District Council shortly after announcing his engagement to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn in January, detail a Saxon-style chapel made out of flint and featuring a 48-foot-high round tower. The council is expected to approve or deny the application sometime in April.

The application describes the proposed chapel, which would seat around 24 people, as looking like it's been on Sheeran's property for "more than a thousand years," per the BBC. It will be "strictly non-denominational and for spiritual regeneration of both traditional and less traditional types," since "the applicant seeks to provide both a religious and an ecumenical space in which he, his family, and these different people (his guests) can retreat for contemplation or worship in peace and safety from disturbance."

The Sun reports that Sheeran and Seaborn would most likely use the chapel as their own wedding venue. "Even though Ed is one of the world's biggest stars, he does like to do things privately, like his engagement," a source told the outlet. "Having his wedding on his own land would mean they could celebrate their big day with just their nearest and dearest and then head back to the main house of a big party after."

This isn't the first unconventional addition Sheeran has recently made to his property—he revealed in an interview last year that he had added an underground pub to the home—nor is it the first hint we've gotten about his and Seaborn's upcoming nuptials. Just last week, at the 2018 BRIT Awards, Sheeran, who recently started wearing a man-gagement ring handcrafted by Seaborn, shared his top picks for their first dance song. "If I could pick now, it would be an artist called Ben Kweller. He's really good. Or, we've spoke about having Future's 'March Madness,'" he said. "Maybe that would have to come after the romantic one. Not that Future's 'March Madness' isn't romantic."

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