Trinity enjoys the opportunity to celebrate and take part in the marriage of folks in our community. There are three options for involving Trinity in your wedding plans:
- Use of our facility and one of our pastors to officiate the wedding ceremony.
- Only the use of one of our pastors to officiate the wedding ceremony (i.e., wedding at a location other than Trinity)
- Use of our facility and the use of your own pastor to officiate the wedding ceremony.
For each of these three options, at least one member of the engaged couple must be a Trinity member and someone who has, over an extended period of time, participated fully in the life of Trinity. In addition, the bride and groom must each complete the Trinity Premarital Questionnaire, the Prepare/Enrich Assessment, and at a minimum, attend one meeting together with a Trinity pastor.
Weddings are not a part of our pastoral staff’s normal working hours, so there is a fee of $350 as a way to honor their time and commitment. This helps cover pre-wedding meetings and time given during the weekend of the wedding. For out of town weddings, we ask couples to cover costs for the officiant’s travel and/or lodging expenses. Please let us know if this creates a financial burden.
Please be advised that Trinity pastors do not officiate weddings on Sundays, and we cannot guarantee our accommodation of requests for out of town weddings, or requests that are made within 6 months of the wedding date. We also seek to spread the load evenly between our officiating pastors, so we ask any couple who would like a Trinity pastor to officiate, to be open to any of our officiating pastors.
The cost for the Trinity Premarital Mentoring program is $100.