Weddings are such a joyous and festive occasion, and First Baptist Church desires to assist you in making your wedding a memorable occasion. Weddings and receptions are held in the Worship Center, the Atrium, the Simmons Room, and other locations throughout the facility. wedding_picThere are also areas available for wedding receptions. Arrangements for Premarital Counseling, rental of wedding equipment, and scheduling of weddings and rehearsals are made through our staff Events Coordinator, Mrs. Pat Nance.
Those eligible to have their weddings at First Baptist Church include members, children of members, or grandchildren of members. Weddings may be scheduled in the sanctuary no more than twelve months ahead of the proposed wedding date. Due to seasonal demands on the church facilities, wedding rehearsals, weddings, or wedding receptions may not be held on the following holidays: Easter Weekend, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Wedding ceremonies and wedding rehearsals may not be scheduled on Sundays or during times that conflict with church services or special church events.
The first step in scheduling a wedding is to fill out a wedding request form. These can be found at the front desk in the East Foyer. If this request is approved, our Wedding Coordinator, Mrs. Pat Nance, will schedule an appointmnet with the bride and her family representative or other party as appropriate.
At that meeting, Mrs. Nance will help the brid eand her family confirm the location of the wedding, the set-up desired, the time for the wedding and rehearsal, and review the policies of First Baptist Church. Our Wedding Coordinator will be of great help to you in making arrangements for your wedding.
All couples who marry at First Baptist Church are required to arrange pre-marital counseling with our staff.
Other than the FBC staff, ministers of like faith and belief may conduct weddings with the approval of the Associate Pastor who will issue an invitation to the officiating minister.
All brides and grooms will be required to sing the Wedding Agreement provided by the Wedding Consultant.
All photographers and florists will be expected to sign the agreement provided in the wedding notebook.
Video recordings may be made of your wedding ceremony according to the policies and fees listed in the wedding notebook.
Childcare may be arranged for your wedding ceremony. Specifics on such arrangements will be discussed in your meeting with the Wedding Coordinator.
Alcoholic beverages of any kind are not allowed anywhere on the church property. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the church building.
Worship Center (Sanctuary, seats 2,400) - $300
Atrium (Wedding and Reception or Reception, seats 200) - $250
West Foyer - $100
Fellowship Hall (Room 182) - $150
Simmons Room (seats 25) - $100
Videotaping - Auditorium, $500
Additional Kitchen Workers - $40 per worker
Appointments may be made by calling the Church Office at 903-831-6000.