Thank you for considering St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church as the place to have your wedding or reception. We feel that it’s important to begin your life with a strong foundation, in a special place. St. Stephen’s offers not only a beautiful facility, full of rich historical significance, but also a place where you may consider your future together, living in Christ.
Weddings are such a wonderful time -a gathering of friends and family, a sacred feast of solemn joy - and we are honored that you would consider us to be a part of your union.
For the community, we offer several rooms to rent for meetings, seminars, luncheons, etc. We also have a fully equipped kitchen, tables and chairs, linens, Audiovisual equipment and podiums are available to suit a wide variety of functions and events.
- The Sanctuary seats a maximum of 230 people.
- Our organist will assist you in the selection of music
- We can provide programs / bulletins
- All flower arrangements are to be coordinated with our altar guild; altar candles are furnished by the altar guild.
- Photographers and videographers are welcome in the sanctuary, provided they use only available light during the service (no flash) and do not interfere with the service in any way.
- Our events sexton is responsible for both set-up and clean-up of your event.
- You may choose to use “Peterkin Hall” for your reception,
- You or your caterer may use our fully equipped kitchen for your reception.
WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS
By the Church's Canon Law, each couple is required to schedule a series of pre-marital counseling sessions with the officiating priest.
Therefore, before a date is officially set and announced, you should contact the Rector and the facilities coordinator to clear the dates on the events calendar of the church. The Rector of this parish, or a person approved by him, will conduct all weddings in this church.
The Episcopal Church has a minimum 30 day notification requirement - persons who have been previously married and divorced may not be married in the Episcopal Church until the divorce has been final for one year. Permission by the Bishop is required and the wedding should not be announced until the Bishop's permission has been received.
The Rector is responsible for the conduct of public worship in the Episcopal Church. He will work with you to make sure your service runs smoothly. We will do everything possible to make your day special and memorable.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
"Sharing What God Has Given, With Glad and Generous Hearts."