Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrificial love that unites the couple sustains them as faithful and responsible members of the church and the wider community.
In civil law, marriage is a contract that recognizes the rights and obligations of the married couple in society. In the Reformed tradition, marriage is also a covenant in which God has an active part, and which the community of faith publicly witnesses and acknowledges.
Want to use your own Minister?
If you wish to use your own minister, that request will be evaluated by the Wedding Coordinator. All outside ministers must be ordained by a recognized church body and will need to provide proof of licensing and/or ordination from a recognized denomination. A copy of a current letter or ministerial identification card is acceptable.
Want to use your own Musician?
Piano may be played by outside musicians. Our Organ may not be played by outside musicians, except with permission from our music director.
Make the date!
In order to secure a date each couple must come to the church office during business hours and return a signed copy of this contract and pay a non-refundable deposit of $500.
Wedding parties will have access to the church for a total of 5 hours:
1 hour for the rehearsal
2 hours prior to the wedding for decorating
1 hour for the wedding
1 hour after the ceremony for pictures
All fees need to be paid in cash in separate envelopes to the Church Wedding Coordinator no later than
30 days prior to the wedding rehearsal.
Decorate your Wedding!
No church decorations may be moved (especially during Christmas season), although wedding parties may decorate to their liking as approved by the Wedding Coordinator. Extreme care must be taken in decorating to protect and preserve the historic beauty of the church, the pews and other furnishings.
Following the service, no birdseed, balloons, rice or confetti are not to be thrown inside or outside the church. Also no live flowers are to be thrown in the sanctuary.
Please be advised that the church's Organ, while a centerpiece of our wedding and music ministry, is old and requires constant care and maintenance. The Church cannot guarantee the use of the Organ for any event. In the event the Organ is not operable, the Church will strive to give reasonable notice prior to the event to the extent reasonably possible.
Community Presbyterian Church reserves the right to schedule overlapping events, so long as each event does not jeopardize the integrity of the other.
Smoking is not allowed on the Community Presbyterian Church campus and food/drinks are not allowed in the sanctuary or Chapel.