Weddings

_MG_5270SCHEDULING A WEDDING

Weddings at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville are conducted by the clergy on staff.  Before a wedding date can be reserved on the church calendar, the couple must have a conversation with the minister who will be officiating.  He or she will set up counseling times and guide in the planning of the wedding service as a whole. The rehearsal date and time should be set and entered on the church calendar at this time as well.  The couple should then contact the church organist to insure his availability for the service.  Our organist is an invaluable resource when it comes to selecting music appropriate for the wedding service.  The church’s organist is Arlo Ehly (717-253-8953, aehly@pclawrenceville.org).

THE WEDDING REHEARSAL

The wedding rehearsal will be directed by the minister (the organist will not be present). Those expected to attend the rehearsal are the bride and groom, their attendants including flower girls and ring bearers, ushers, parents and any grandparents who will be escorted down the aisle. The rehearsal time is ordinarily an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the number of attendants.

PAYMENTS

All payments should be received in the church office no later than a week before the wedding. Checks for the minister and the organist should be made out directly to them.  Checks for the custodial fee and the use of the building should be made out to the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.

Fee Schedule:

Organist – $300* / Nonmembers $300*

Custodian – $125 / Nonmembers $125

Minister – An honorarium (gift) may be offered / Nonmembers $300

Use of Building – Nonmembers $600

*Organist fee on holidays may be higher.

PHOTOGRAPHERS, FLORISTS

Wedding guests are asked to refrain from taking photographs during the service. Professional photographers are required to remain out of the aisles and to refrain from using a flash during the service.  Florists should call the church office to arrange for the building to be opened in advance of a service.

 

Last updated: Oct., 2013