A. All regular members of the congregation are entitled to the use of the church for a wedding service. Non-members will be accommodated at the discretion of the Rector.
C. The couple should not make any announcement of a wedding at King of Peace Church until they have had an interview with the priest and have received consent to proceed. In the event a judgment is necessitated by virtue of a divorce, no announcement should be made until the Bishop has signified his permission.
D. Unless good cause is shown, King of Peace clergy will not officiate at weddings other than in the church.
E. Weddings can be arranged at such times as do not conflict with regularly scheduled services or previously scheduled meetings or events. Weddings are not usually scheduled for Sundays, during Lent, during Holy Week, and between Christmas and New Year’s.
F. Weddings are usually scheduled on Saturday at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Rehearsals on Fridays at 4 or 6 p.m.
G. The Rector will conduct the service although other ministers, soloists, organists, etc. can be invited to participate as approved by the Rector.
H. Schedule rehearsals in consultation with the Rector.
I. You are responsible for any damage to church property that occurs as a result of your use the church facilities, including dishes, furniture and so on.
J. Deliveries should be scheduled during the regular office hours of The Preschool, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other arrangements can be negotiated with the Rector or Altar Guild Representative on duty.
K. Wedding decorations will be furnished by the wedding party; except the regular altar candles.
L. All activities must be finished by 8 p.m. on Saturday, unless special arrangements can be made for cleaning.
M. Alcohol use before the ceremony is not appropriate. Anyone who shows indication of alcohol consumption will not be allowed to take part in the ceremony.
N. A valid Marriage License must be given to the Rector before the rehearsal.
C. Premarital counseling is required by the Episcopal Church, and therefore, by King of Peace.
ALTAR DECORATIONS & FLORIST GUIDELINES
C. If candles are placed for decoration, they must be prevented from dripping on the floor and chairs.
D. All extra materials, candles, or flower stands must be removed immediately after the wedding.
PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOTAPING
C. The Rector will work with the marriage couple to create an individually meaningful ceremony based upon the couple’s ideas and the traditions of the Church.
D. If the service is a Nuptial Mass (the Marriage Rite within Holy Communion), all Christians who are communing members in their own congregations will be invited to receive the Sacrament.
E. Family members or friends may be invited to read a lesson or share in some way in worship leadership.
C. The final decision on the appropriateness of the music must reside with the officiating clergy in consultation with the King of Peace Church Musician. All soloists and instrumentalists must be arranged through the Rector.
C. Clean up directions are explained on the Kitchen Use Guidelines form.
Fees for Church Members:
There is no charge for use of the Sanctuary nor for the Reception area.
A $300 honorarium for the Rector is suggested.
Music Director Honorarium: $150.
Custodial service: $150.
Damage Deposit: $150.
Anyone who uses the church facilities agrees to replace or restore anything that is damaged, including furniture, dishes, etc., in excess of $150.
Fees for Non-members:
Facilities – Sanctuary only: $500.
Reception Areas: $300.
Rector Honorarium: $500.
Music Director Honorarium: $200.
Custodial service: $150 ($200 after 7 p.m. Saturday).
Damage Deposit: $150 (Deposit may be applied to Facility Fee)
This damage deposit will be refunded unless damage is assessed. Liability for damage is not limited to this amount; anyone who uses the church facilities agrees to replace or restore anything that is damaged, including furniture, dishes, etc. in excess of $150.
C. The photographer may not enter the altar area during the ceremony.
D. Videotaping is allowed only if the camera and operator remain stationary and use no extra lights, with placement of camera to be arranged in consultation with the Rector or Altar Guild representative. Guests should be informed not to take photos during the ceremony. A notice in the bulletin is suggested: The Bride and Groom request that guests do not take photographs during the ceremony. Please keep our wedding service a sacred and beautiful occasion, unspoiled by cameras and flashes.