WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS

weddings

At Valley Presbyterian Church we believe "marriage is instituted of God, regulated by His commandments, blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ, and to be held in honor among all people."

For all weddings performed at our church we require an affiliation with VPC and for one of our pastors to officiate. We also require one of the individuals to be a Christian and ask that the couple has known each other for a minimum of six months, preferably longer. After consultation with the couple, other clergy may be invited by our clergy to participate in the ceremony. If there are special reasons for asking another minister to assist, it must be coordinated with a VPC pastor.

The date and time of your rehearsal and wedding needs to be cleared through the church office, where it will be put on the church master calendar. Weddings should be scheduled at least three months in advance and neither weddings nor rehearsals can be held on Sundays or holidays. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required to hold the wedding date.

The officiating pastor will conduct a minimum of two counseling sessions with the bride and groom. This is a time for discussing the meaning of marriage, reviewing the ceremony and understanding the requirements of the church.

 

Pricing
Weddings are not a source of revenue for Valley Presbyterian Church. However, some expenses are incurred and full payment to the church is appreciated no later than one month prior to the wedding date.

Deposit (required to hold date) 

$100 
Sanctuary fee (seating capacity 530)

$850 (Add $200 May- September)

Chapel fee (seating capacity 130) 

$750 (Add $100 May-September)

Fees include the use of facility, the services of our wedding coordinator before and during the wedding and rehearsal, up to three premarital counseling sessions, and the preparation and wedding ceremony with a pastor. 

Optional items include:

Organist (wedding only)  $200 
Valley Church Soloist  $150 

 

For more information, contact Jeannie Wright, 480-991-6424, ext. 146

 

Baptisms

All baptisms require an affiliation with VPC and are typically performed on the third Sunday of the month. For more information, or to schedule a baptism, please contact Tammy Milne at 480-991-6424, ext. 163.