GET MARRIED AT PLYMOUTH COVENANT
Thank you for considering our church and pastoral staff for this very important step of commitment: marriage. Submit your wedding request using our online form. Please contact our church office at 763-559-4300 with any initial questions.
On the online form, you can request a specific pastor to officiate at your ceremony, but our pastoral team will determine who would be best suited and available for your premarital counseling and wedding ceremony. It is our church policy to discourage our pastors from officiating at a Saturday wedding when they are scheduled to preach that evening at a regular weekend worship service.
As soon as possible, a pastor will contact you to schedule an interview to discuss your wedding plans. If you have not been contacted within a week of submitting your request, please verify that we have received your request by calling the church office.
Following a favorable pastoral interview, you must “save the date” for a wedding ceremony at our facility by submitting a $150 non-refundable deposit to the church office. This amount will be deducted from your total wedding fees. This deposit is not required for a ceremony hosted off-site.
How much does it cost?
Standard Sanctuary Wedding
A traditional wedding costs $500. A wedding coordinator and the pastor will work with you to make this a special day by assisting you with your ceremony preparations. During the ceremony, you will have access to our foyer, sanctuary, dressing rooms, and decorations. We anticipate that you will be scheduling a rehearsal and photo session prior to the ceremony. This fee will cover the honorarium for the wedding coordinator ($125), pastor ($150), janitor ($50), sound technician ($75), and our wedding fund ($100).
Small Chapel Wedding
It will cost $300 for a smaller wedding of fewer than 100 people in our chapel called The Refinery. With this option, you would not be assigned a wedding coordinator nor would you have early access to the church to dress or take photos. This fee covers the honorarium for the pastor ($150), janitor ($50), sound technician ($50), and the wedding fund ($50).
Small Café Wedding
It will cost $200 for a small wedding of fewer than 30 people in our Turtle Lake Café. You would not be assigned a wedding coordinator, nor would you have early access to the church to dress or take photos. This fee would cover the honorarium for the the pastor ($150) and the janitor ($50).
If your wedding ceremony is off-site, we suggest that you provide an honorarium for the officiating pastor ($200).
In addition to the wedding fees outlined below, we require a damage deposit of $100. If there is no damage, this amount will be returned after the ceremony.
- Relocate platform drums ($75)
- Projector use for song lyrics, slideshows, videos, etc. ($75)
- Changing background and/or stage decorations (TBD)
- Honorariums that you give directly to ceremony musicians
What are the wedding coordinator’s responsibilities?
The wedding coordinator will:
- Provide a tour of the facility and discuss the details of your wedding, instruct the wedding party on church policy and the use of church property
- Arrange for a sound technician and janitor
- Be available during the rehearsal and ceremony to assist the wedding party
What does the church expect from the couple?
At Plymouth Covenant, we don’t see our facility as a “rental” for wedding ceremonies. We view these ceremonies as sacred, therefore they should be officiated by a member of our pastoral team. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the church. In these exceptions, the wedding fee will be $500.
We believe it is not enough to plan a beautiful wedding day, a couple must make thorough preparations for their life together. We will ask the couple to attend our premarital classes and/or meet with the officiating pastor for several counseling sessions. In addition, we would like the couple to regularly attend worship services at our church or at another evangelical church that is near their home prior to the marriage ceremony.
For any questions about wedding expectations, costs, availability, etc., email our wedding coordinator, Betty Ouellette at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-559-4300, ext. 201.