Congratulations! The church shares your joy. When you request a wedding at St. Peter’s, you are affirming that you understand marriage to be a sacred relationship in life, and that the wedding ceremony is an act of worship. Please contact one of the pastors as soon as you consider a date for your wedding. It is very important that the date be reserved on the church calendar as early as possible.
Please avoid using an aisle runner. They are of such materials, and so loosely laid, that they can be a hazard. The rich sanctuary carpeting is usually enough.
Music is an important part of your service. Because this is a worship service of the church, should you include organ music, it is required that the church organist be involved in your ceremony. Should you not use the church organist, a $100 release fee will be incurred. The organist should be consulted well in advance, and will be glad to play parts of different musical selections for you to choose. A guest soloist may be used, and should contact the Director of Music well in advance for rehearsal. Please select music in consultation with the pastor.
The church office will prepare a wedding bulletin for your service, if you request it. Please consult with the pastor about this.
We ask that no flash photography be taken during the service. Your photographer should consult with the pastor on the wedding day. No photographers, either video or still, are allowed in the front of the sanctuary during the ceremony.
Please do not throw rice, bird seed, etc. after the ceremony. It is damaging to the environment, and is difficult to clean up.
A statement of costs for your wedding follows. You will find that of the many parts of your wedding day, the church service, is the least expensive. In fact, these charges are made not for any profit, but simply to cover the added costs involved for the church staff who serve you.
Use of the Church: $600 for non-members (as a non-refundable deposit). There is no charge when either the bride or groom is a member.
Officiating Pastor: An honorarium of at least $200 for members and $400 for non-members.
Organist: $200. ($50 additional if a separate rehearsal with vocalist or instrumentalist is required.)
Custodian: $100 for a maximun of four hours. $25 for each hour thereafter. $100 additional if the Parish Hall is used for a reception (church members only).
Candelabra and candles: $30 for members; $50 for non-members.
Bulletin Printing: $40 in addition to the cost of the bulletin paper stock.
Each check or envelope (for cash gifts) is to be made out to each individual, and given to the pastor, along with the marriage license, on the night of the rehearsal.
Please note: Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the St. Peter’s property.