St. Paul’s is delighted to provide wedding services for members of the church and their families. Persons who are not members of St. Paul’s may also be wed in the church in some instances.
All arrangements for your wedding at St. Paul’s begin with notifying the Rector. The Rector will schedule a meeting with you to discuss a date for your wedding; particulars regarding music, fees, program, etc.; and to arrange at least three premarital counseling sessions to help you prepare for your new life together.
The Marriage Service
Weddings in the Episcopal Church generally follow "The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage Service" in The Book of Common Prayer. If desired, a program leaflet for the congregation can be produced to outline the order of service.
The couple plans wedding music in consultation with the Rector and St. Paul's Director of Music. While the bridal couple may make specific requests, Holy Matrimony is a service of the church, and it's expected that the music be in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion.
St. Paul’s comfortably seats about 150 people, subject to public health and diocesan guidelines.
Occasionally, the couple knows a clergy person that they'd like to have assist in the Marriage service. The Rector will be glad to discuss those arrangements.
In consultation with the Rector, St. Paul’s “Great Room” and other spaces can be made available for a reception following the wedding service, subject to public health and diocesan guidelines.