Getting married

Our lovely sanctuary with its beautiful stained glass windows make Tweedsmuir Memorial Presbyterian Church an excellent location for weddings.

All weddings performed in Tweedsmuir Memorial Presbyterian Church are subject to the approval of the minister and the church elders. If you wish to involve another officiant in the wedding service, arrangements must first be discussed with the minister at Tweedsmuir


About a Church Wedding

Christian marriage bears witness to the love and will of God for all creation. A church wedding is therefore a service of Christian worship that attempts to express the church’s understanding of Christian marriage. This includes prayer and the reading of scripture.

The Christian marriage service upholds the ideal of equality and mutuality between marriage partners. The covenant made between a man and a woman in marriage is private, but it is also a public covenant made before God and witnesses. It is a covenant made for the good of the natural and social order and is rooted in faithfulness. In the marriage service, we are reminded of the faithful God who entered into covenant with a special people.

Fees

There are several fees to consider as you plan your ceremony here at Tweedsmuir:
For the services of the Organist: $200.00 (includes both rehearsal and wedding)
For the services of the custodian….$75.00
For the services of the Audio board operator…$15.00/hour; minimum charge $50.00)

There are additional fees for those who are not members of Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church:
One-time administration fee…$25.00 (non-refundable)
For use of the church….$250.00 (includes rehearsal)
For the services of the minister, in the church building….$200.00
For the services of the minister, at an off-site location….$350 -400 (depending on the distance the minister must travel)
A deposit of $150.00 is due at time of booking. The balance of fees are to be paid by cash in separate envelopes and given them to the minister at the rehearsal.



Church Membership

It is possible to be married in the Presbyterian Church even if neither of you are members. We are, of course, always glad to welcome new members and should you wish to profess your faith within the community here at Tweedsmuir, arrangements can be made through the minister.



Music

Our congregation is blessed to have Mark DuBois as our Music Director/Organist. Should you wish him to provide his services for your wedding he will assist you in choosing just the right music that will be appropriate for your wedding. Please be in touch with him directly. For his contact information please call the church office.



And finally…

All of us here at Tweedsmuir wish you the very best as you prepare for this most important and exciting day.