Reserving the Church for Your Wedding Ceremony
One of your first steps in planning a wedding at Westminster Presbyterian Church is to set up a meeting with the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff to select a date that is available on the church calendar, discuss church guidelines, wedding fees, the availability of Westminster ministers to preside over your ceremony, the assignment of a Westminster Wedding Coordinator, and the premarital counseling process required for all couples. Church administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. To arrange this initial meeting, please contact the Executive Assistant, Lori Jirousek at 405.524.2224, ext. 228 or [email protected].
When you are ready to make a decision regarding the wedding date, a non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required to hold the date and time for your wedding ceremony and related activities. This deposit may be made using cash or by check made payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church and given to the Executive Assistant. We do not accept credit or debit cards. We urge you to plan carefully. Any change of date will necessitate an additional $150.00 deposit to hold the new date and time.
Scheduling a Wedding at Westminster
General Guidelines on Selecting a Date
Westminster Church is a busy facility with a variety of worship services, classes, and childcare activities occurring daily. As a result, we have established guidelines on the timing of wedding activities on the church calendar. In general, the guidelines are as follows:
- Westminster facility may be scheduled for wedding services Monday through Saturday
- Because of the need to prepare the church for Sunday worship services, weddings scheduled for Saturday must commence no later that 7:00 pm and receptions may not be held in church after 2:00 pm. No more than two wedding related events, either wedding services or receptions, will be scheduled on Saturdays.
- On any available date, if multiple wedding services are scheduled, they must be at least six hours apart and may not be held concurrently.
- Weddings will not be scheduled on Sundays, Easter weekend, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.