Weddings at FPCP

You're engaged! Congratulations!


Marriage is one of God's most amazing gifts. FPCP welcomes the prospect of becoming the place where you will begin your journey together as husband and wife. This historic and inspiring church, with its vaulted spaces, great wooden doors, and stained glass windows will be a beautiful reflection of your Christian faith and the strength of your commitment to each other.


The pastors, staff, and congregation of FPCP are pleased to offer hospitality, care, and counsel to you and your families during your engagement; even longer if you wish to be part of this church. We encourage you to attend Sunday worship services with us as a way of growing into your new life together.


Please know that, while our denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA), has changed its centuries-old stance on marriage, it protects the freedom of conscience of church members and clergy. FPCP remains committed to the traditional biblical understanding of marriage.


Please review carefully all of the information contained in these guidelines. They are meant to answer most of your questions, as well as prompt inquiries you would like to make. We look forward to serving you!


The Sanctuary works well for weddings of any number up to 1000. It is a magnificent space requiring little floral or other decorative embellishment. If an evening candlelight service is desired, hurricane lampstands for the pews can be installed for a small fee. From the narthex doors to the low pulpit, the center aisle measures a grand 90 feet. The rear balcony houses a world-class Casavant Brothers pipe organ.  


Our Chapel is a large space located behind the Sanctuary, but open to it. This space may be a good option for smaller, more informal weddings of 75 or less.


FPCP has a wedding coordinator on staff who will oversee the logistical details and arrangements of your wedding and rehearsal. 


Due to regularly scheduled worship and other activities of the church, dates below are NOT available:

March 27 - April 5

July 3 - 5

December 11 - January 10

Getting MArried at FPCP

If you are interested in having your wedding at FPCP, we will be happy to assist you and guide you throughout our process. These simple steps will ensure that you are familiar with our procedures.


1.  Carefully read the policy, vendor forms, and fee schedule.

2.  FPCP assumes that you agree to the policy, vendor forms, and procedures.

3.  Attend a Sunday service.

4.  Please send an email to our Wedding Coordinator including the following information: 

  • Bride's full name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Groom's full name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Wedding date and time
  • Alternative date
  • Number of guests
  • FPCP pastor or seeking officiant

5.  Upon receipt of email, a wedding guild member will contact you to review the policy and the meaning of Christian marriage.

6.  A session request form will be sent to you. Upon completion, your request will be reviewed by the session. Session meets monthly and you will be notified of their decision.


Planning

Congratulations! Your wedding has been approved and we look forward to serving you. You will find the following documents helpful in your planning to guide you and answer common questions. We encourage you to print our policy, checklist, and vendor forms to use as a quick and easy reference as you plan.