The sanctuary of Central lends itself well to providing a meaningful space for which a wedding to take place. Many couples become attached to the congregation through their experience of preparing for the wedding. To ensure the sanctity of the building and the importance that God places on marriage, we have developed certain guidelines and expectations for couples who are seeking to have their marriage begin in our sanctuary. To do all that we can to ensure the success of the marriage, we perform only ceremonies in which there has been ample preparation of the couple in regards to the vows that they will take. Please read carefully and feel free to contact our staff to ask for clarification on any matter.
Scheduling Your Wedding
The first thing to do before making any other plans is to call 442-2915 or email the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a date for your wedding ceremony and rehearsal. Members will be given priority in the assigning of wedding dates. The scheduling of weddings for non-members will be at the discretion of the pastor and wedding coordinator who may decline the request of non-members for any reason.
No weddings are scheduled:
- Before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays
On the following holidays:
- New Year’s Eve or Day
- Memorial Day
- ANY day in Holy Week including Easter
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day or Eve
- Christmas Eve or Christmas Day
Consultation With The Pastor
All prospective brides and grooms will arrange for a consultation with the pastor. The purpose of this consultation is to advise you of our wedding policies, procedures, and fees, to acquaint you with our facilities, and to answer any preliminary questions you may have.
The basic fees which includes: use of our facility, custodial fees, clergy fees and consultations, organist fee for ceremony, and the counseling program fee are detailed on the Wedding Contract. Fees differ based on where the wedding is held and if the couple are members. The basic fee covers a normal wedding with access to the church four hours prior to the wedding and two hours following the hour of the wedding. Additional fees will be charged whenever the church incurs additional costs such as overtime compensation for the custodians, cleaning of carpets or paraments, or laundering of linens. All fees are due and payable to Central Christian Church ten days before the wedding. Any actively participating members of Central who finds the basic fee beyond their means may request a wedding in the chapel officiated by one of the pastors at no charge.