Wedding Ministry Policy

Wedding Ministry Policy

Requirements for Marriage at First UMC El Dorado

  • Completion of four pre-marital appointments with preacher.
  • In person meeting with the wedding coordinator.
  • Presentation of properly executed marriage license at or before the rehearsal.
  • A waiting period of at least six months following a divorce or death of a spouse shall be observed to allow for healing following the end of a previous marriage.
  • The church grounds are alcohol and drug free and the buildings are alcohol, drug and smoke free (including e-cigs). If alcohol or drugs are present on the premises, the preacher reserves the authority to cancel the service.
  • The balance of $800 is due to the church office two weeks before the wedding day.
    • Please make all payments in the form of a check payable to “First United Methodist Church” with the name of the couple in the memo line.

Schedule of Fees for a Wedding in the Sanctuary

Scheduling Fee (non-refundable) $50.00
Use of Sanctuary $200.00
Service of Preacher $250.00
Wedding Coordinator $150.00
Audio Technician $150.00
Total $800.00

Schedule of Fees for a Reception in the Fellowship Hall

Use of Fellowship Hall $200.00
Building Host                                   $50.00
Cleaning Deposit (refundable upon successful inspection) $250.00
Total $500.00

Next Steps

  • Please review the Wedding Ministry Policy for detailed guidelines as well as financial responsibilities.
  • Email Pastor Keith Anglemyer at with “Wedding” in the subject line or call the church office at 316-321-6220 to set up an initial conversation with Pastor Keith about your wedding. Please be ready to share name and contact information of couple and preferred wedding date.