Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Below are some helpful guidelines from First Church to help 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 at 203-637-1791 ext 814 and speaking to our Church Office Coordinator. After securing your date and time, she will have one of our pastors phone you to arrange a personal meeting.
Our Minister of Music will provide music for your ceremony. Once your wedding is booked and confirmed, he will reach out to you 2-3 months prior to the ceremony to schedule a meeting to discuss music choices.
Multi-Colored Lighting and Reception Tables
We have installed colorful lighting equipment so that you can choose your wedding colors for special effects on the walls and/or ceiling. Now that the pews have been replaced with moveable chairs, smaller weddings can also have a reception in the Meetinghouse!
|Credits: The left photo is by Craig Scott Symons. The middle and right photos above are by Wendy Spezzano.|
|Credits: Photos above are by Matt Divine.|
We are happy to provide you with the names of local decorators and/or florists who are familiar with the church. Should you choose to use a florist unfamiliar with our sanctuary, please advise them not to use adhesives to fasten floral arrangements to the church walls and row ends. Please notify the church well in advance if you wish to leave the flowers for the Sunday worship service.
|Credits: All interior decor by Daniel Joyner, Event Design Studio & Florist, Greenwich, CT.
Table decor photos by Rodrigo Diban
Please do not throw 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:
- We recommend that flash pictures be taken only during the processional and recessional.
- Please ask your photographer to report to the Pastor 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, ext 814.
Outdoor photos by Rodrigo Diban
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.