Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Below are some helpful guidelines to make your planning easier and more enjoyable.
Set the Date
The first thing you need to do is lock in the date and time of your wedding by phoning the church office 203-637-1791 and speaking to Rachael Schuster. After securing your date and time Rachael will have one of our pastors phone you to arrange a personal meeting.
One of the church organists – or one approved by them – will play for the ceremony. Please do not make independent arrangements for an outside organist without speaking to Rachael.
We happy to provide you with the names of local florists who are familiar with the church. Should you choose to use a florists unfamiliar with our sanctuary please advise them against the use of adhesives to fasten floral arrangements to the church walls and pew ends. Please notify the church, well in advance, if you wish to leave the flowers for the Sunday worship service.
Wrought-iron aisle candleholders and candelabra are available for your wedding for an additional fee. The candelabra which sit on either side of the communion table hold seven candles each. Aisle candleholders, 16 in all with three candles each, are placed the length of the aisle at every third pew.
Please, no rice, birdseed or their substitutes inside or outside the church.
While we recognize that the couple and their families will wish to have candid pictures, we ask that the following be considered by professional and amateur photographers alike:
- It is recommended that flash pictures be taken during the processional and recessional only.
- Please ask your photographer to report to the minister upon his/her arrival at the church.
Obtain the Marriage License
The license must be obtained in the town in which the ceremony will take place (i.e., the Town of Greenwich). It is valid for sixty (60) days from date of issue. There is a four-day waiting period between the day of application and the day the license may be picked up, so be sure to allow enough time in applying. The license should be given to the pastor at the wedding rehearsal.
The fees for a wedding in our church are available from the church office. Separate checks, payable to the church or the appropriate person, should be mailed to the church in advance or brought to the wedding rehearsal.
For further information or to begin planning your wedding with us, please call the church office at (203) 637-1791.
Photos in Binney Park
The church is across the street from beautiful Binney Park, making it an ideal place to have your wedding, then have picturesque photos taken afterwards in the park.
Champagne toast in the Memory Garden
For an additional fee you are welcome to arrange a champagne toast on the patio of our memory garden located just outside of the church sanctuary.