Weddings

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General Information for the Couple

Please contact the church office for more detailed information. 

The wedding ceremony is a faithful and joyful celebration within the church community. Therefore, Trinity Church welcomes your interest in being married in the sanctuary and is pleased to be a part of your wedding plans.  We are eager to help you make your wedding a sacred and memorable occasion and, even more importantly, your marriage a success and a blessing!

If you do not worship at Trinity Church regularly, we earnestly invite you to do so.

Pre-Marital Counseling

The most important preparation for marriage takes place in your hearts and minds.  To aid in this process, a pastor normally meets with you both a few times before the wedding.  These appointments are designed to provide an opportunity for a thorough discussion of the nature and meaning of love and marriage as well as a time to plan the ceremony itself.  In order for these sessions to serve their purpose, a period of four months is usually necessary.  It is therefore suggested that you contact the church office or the minister as soon as you have decided to get married, even before the date is set.

Setting the Date and Time

As soon as you have a date in mind, contact the minister to make preliminary arrangements.  No wedding can be scheduled until confirmed by a minister.

Arrangements of the Service

Though these matters will be discussed in one of the premarital sessions, you should be aware of certain policies from the outset.  Normally the parish clergy officiates at all services held in our church.  At her discretion, other clergy may be invited to participate in a service.  They are also responsible for the content of each service and though they desire the service to be expressive of your interests, it must also conform to standards of Christian faith and worship.  Thus, your own preferences in music, readings, etc. will need to be approved in advance by the pastor officiating.  Our organist will gladly consult with you regarding music selection.  You should contact the organist to confirm the wedding date, rehearsal time, and musical selections.  Our church organist plays for all weddings, or if unable to play will provide a list of approved organists.  If another organist is engaged, the church organist must grant permission.

The Rehearsal

A rehearsal is required for a formal wedding and is normally scheduled a day or two before. If not provided earlier, the marriage license should be presented to the minister at the rehearsal.

The Reception

The Fellowship Hall with adjoining kitchen is very suitable for catered functions.  If utilized, the custodian or a representative assigned by the church must be present.  No alcoholic beverages are allowed on church property.

Costs and Fees

If a couple finds it impossible to meet these financial arrangements, please discuss this with the minister early in the process.

Use of the Church

Rehearsal & Wedding –        $ 250 (non-members)

Clergy –                                     $ 500    (non-members)

Organist

Rehearsal & Wedding –   $ 250

Wedding Only –              $ 200

Custodian –    $ 100

With Reception (additional)

Use of Fellowship Hall and Kitchen -$ 200 (non-members)

Custodian Fee – $ 50