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TABERNACLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WEDDING GUIDELINES

The Celebration of Marriage

The Bible says, "Marriage should be honored by all" (Hebrews 13:4). Therefore, your wedding ceremony should be planned with proper respect and dignity. A church wedding is always an expression of faith and an act of worship. Your wedding should declare not only your love for each other, but also your love for God. Love is a precious gift from God, and we celebrate this gift of God's love in Christian marriage.

 

 

Scheduling the Wedding

 

Contact the pastor at Tabernacle to check the availability of the date you desire for your wedding.

Conference with the Pastor: A counseling session with the pastor and the bride and groom is important and required. It will deal with the marriage relationship and the planning of the wedding service.

Guest Ministers: The pastor of Tabernacle Church shall officiate at the wedding. Other ministers may, at the pastor's discretion, be invited to share in the wedding ceremony.

 

 

Receptions at the Church

 

Wedding receptions may be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Please schedule the date with the pastor to make sure it is not being used for another function. Church tables and chairs are available for use.

 

Alcoholic beverages are absolutely prohibited.

Smoking is absolutely prohibited in any of the buildings.

If a caterer is being used for the reception, they should provide their own serving equipment. The kitchen and the Fellowship Hall must be left clean and in good order. Reasonable care should be exercised in the use of the church's property and furnishings.

 

 

FEES

 

Wedding Ceremony in the Sanctuary:

Use of the church sanctuary (wedding & rehearsal)     $350

Pastor - (paid regardless of whether they officiate)     $225

Wedding coordinator                                                $100

Custodial clean-up                                                   $ 75*

                                                                  Total:   $750

 

Wedding Musician Fee                                              $150

 

Reception in the Fellowship Hall:

Use of the Fellowship Hall for a reception                    $400

Custodial clean-up                                                    $100*

                                                                  Total:     $500

 

*Church members are required to pay only the custodial fees.

 

A $100 deposit is required to confirm and secure the date of the wedding. This deposit is non-refundable, and is applied to the total wedding fee. The total balance of the fees is due two weeks prior to the wedding. Please make all checks payable to: Tabernacle UMC.

 

 

Tabernacle AV Services for Special Events:

Livestream of event                                                  $175

(includes tech team member, multi camera setup)

Link will be provided ahead of time to share with family and friends that will be viewing event live.

Event is archived for at least 1 year.

 

DVD of Livestream Broadcast                                     $50

Available within 1 week after event

(This requires that Livestream service be purchased even if not utilized to provide staffing for video recording)

 

Slide or video presentation before/during event            $150

(tech team member will be present to load and run slideshow or video that you provide prior to event)

 

This service is available at no additional cost if you are using the Livestream service.

 

 

AV Support for Reception                                           $100

(Tech team member present to assist with slideshows, videos, or other tech needs during reception.)

 

All services require completion of AV Request form prior to event.  Form must be emailed to Scott Willett at srwillett@gmail.com

 

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