Weddings

“Now faith, hope, and love abide; these three and the greatest of these is Love”
I Corinthians 13:13

 

Preparing for a Christian Wedding


Preparing for a wedding and your life together requires much thought and many decisions. We hope that your decisions will be made jointly in a shared responsibility, in both your wedding preparations and marriage.

Pre-marriage counseling is required by our pastor, please plan on a minimum of four, one hour sessions. It is preferred to schedule these sessions early in your preparations.

The Minister of Saybrook United Methodist church will plan and conduct all services held in the sanctuary. Arrangements for special consideration for ministers not associated with this church to participate will be only with the approval of our minister.

The wedding service is a religious ceremony; therefore, the music selected for playing both prior to and during the ceremony is to be in keeping with the essential character. All music is subject to the approval of Cyndi Lemke and our minister. Since this is a worship service, all secular music should be set aside for the reception.

General Guidelines
¬†Decorations, flowers, Unity candle, ect. are the bridal couple’s responsibility. The church does not have candelabras for your use.

Birdseed is permitted outside only, please refrain from using rice or rice products.

No Smoking inside of the church is permitted, this includes the Fellowship Hall and all classrooms. There  is a designated smoking area located outside by the parking lot.

No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises. This includes the parking lot.

Facilities are to be left as found (tables & chairs put away)

 

Wedding Fees

General Fees

Sanctuary – $100.00

Gazebo-$50.00

Fellowship Hall & Kitchen

For Reception-$75.00

For Rehearsal Dinner-$50.00

 

The above fees are payable to Saybrook United Methodist Church and are payable at the church office one month prior to the event.

 

Other Fees

Custodial

Wedding Only-$40.00

Wedding & Reception-$125.00

Organist

Wedding Music Only-$60.00

Wedding Music w/ Soloist-$75.00

 

Minister’s Gratuity(Suggested)-$100.00

 

The above fees are for Non-members

 

If any of these fees would create a financial hardship, please consult the pastor.