Mayflower Wedding Fees Mayflower Wedding Building Usage $850 Staff: Planning Includes the Sanctuary, Chapel, Atrium, Parlor and dressing rooms Senior Minister: a Wedding Dr. Mark Barger Elliott at Personnel Associate Minister: Mayflower Officiating Minister $500 Congregational Organist/Pianist $350 Rev. Eric C. Britcher Church Director of Music/Organist: Wedding Coordinator $300 2345 Robinson Road SE Jonathan Tuuk, 942-9239 Custodian $250 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 Wedding Coordinator: Soloist - personal option - at cost (616) 459-6255 Joyce Torrey, 866-1610 E-mail: Extra rehearsal w/soloist $ 50 Receptionist: email@example.com Special Fees Beth Shimko, 459-6255 White aisle runner Weddings are considered a ministry of Chapel $ 50 *Both ministers can be reached by calling Mayflower Congregational Church and its staff. The guidelines contained in this Sanctuary $ 75 the office at 459-6255. wedding information are designed to Aisle Candles (14) $ 45 make the day special and beautiful while Chancel Candelabra No charge maintaining the dignity of the church, its MAYFLOWER CONGREGATIONAL property, and personnel. Unity Candelabrum No charge CHURCH 2345 Robinson Road, S.E. Weddings are provided for both members Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 and non-members of Mayflower Phone: 616-459-6255 Congregational Church. Complete Fax: 616-459-6528 wedding information and an application Email: firstname.lastname@example.org form are available on the Mayflower Website: www.mayflowerchurch.org website: www.mayflowerchurch.org. The Minister Additional guidelines: Review this brochure and then contact the » Must be contacted by the wedding party four Wedding rehearsals are scheduled for a receptionist at Mayflower to check on dates available months prior to the confirmed date to schedule pre- maximum of one hour. The wedding party on the calendar. marital discussions. must be instructed to arrive on time. The » Meets with the couple for pre-marital discussions church is available for a total of four hours several times during the three months preceding the before, during, and following the wedding service. ceremony. Fill out and turn in a wedding application. (One is available at www.mayflowerchurch.org » At his/her discretion may invite a second minister to No flash photography and no aisle photography or pick one up at the church office.) is allowed during the ceremony, which begins when participate. the parents are seated and ends following the reces- » Determines the wedding vows to be used and the sional. Private flash and video cameras are not al- flow of the service. lowed in the sanctuary during the ceremony. The Director of Music No exterior decorations are allowed except After the application is turned in and both wreaths which are hung on the main doors on the pastor and music director have confirmed » Must be contacted within thirty days of the initial hooks already installed and on the small railings. their availability for the date a $200 deposit is application. necessary to hold the date. Arrangements must be made for the removal of » Provides organ accompaniment at all weddings. all flowers and decorations immediately following » Prior to signing the application, approves at his/her the wedding service. The church cannot be respon- discretion additional musicians to be included. sible for items left after a wedding service. If chan- Within 30 days of submitting the cel flowers are to remain for Sunday, the Wedding application, the couple is to consult with the » Approximately two months before the service, in Coordinator must be made aware of this two music director to discuss the musicians to be consultation with the bridal couple, approves the months in advance so the individual in charge of included in the service. exact music to be used. chancel flowers can be notified. » All vocal music must be provided in key in which it The throwing of rice, birdseed or rose petals is be sung. inside or outside of the church is not permitted. » Pre-recorded music of any type will not be allowed. Check with the wedding hostess for other sugges- tions. Rose petals may be strewn by a flower girl The Wedding Coordinator only if the white aisle runner is used. General Guidelines » She is the primary church contact for wedding de- The marriage license should be brought to the tails after confirmation of the date. Assists in plan- church office at least two working days before the A member may reserve a wedding date up rehearsal and fee balances should be paid at that to 18 months in advance; a non-member, ning and arranging details of the wedding. time. has 12 months in advance. » Will be present and in charge at the rehearsal and Mayflower is a smoke-free and drug free envi- Members of Mayflower Congregational wedding. No outside wedding consultant is per- ronment, both building and grounds. The use of Church have the first right to wedding mitted to work on the Mayflower Congregational alcohol or non-prescription drugs is prohibited and dates, but a confirmed date up to 12 Church premises. will be considered grounds for refusal to conduct months in advanced is guaranteed to a » Will work with the florist and has sole discretion in the wedding at the discretion of the officiating min- non-member. the placement of all flowers and decorations. ister. All deposits are nonrefundable after the » Will control the professional photographer or Mayflower Church will not accept responsibil- date is confirmed. videographer before, during, and after the ceremony. ity for wedding gifts brought to or displayed at the Wedding dates must coordinate with the church. It is expected that the building and its fur- church calendar and weddings are not The Custodian nishings will be treated with respect and care. No conducted on Sundays, over holiday furnishings can be moved without the permission of » Sets up the necessary furnishings for the rehearsal weekends, during Holy Week or after the the wedding hostess. You will be held responsible and wedding service. first weekend of December. Only one for any damage to church property or equipment wedding is scheduled on any day. » He also cleans up afterwards. caused by your wedding party or guests.