163 East Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
740-653-3330 Phone
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WEDDINGS
 

First United Methodist Church welcomes couples to marry in our church or other facilities. To inquire about having a wedding at our church, in our Rising House or at our Crossroads Ministry Center, please contact our Senior Administrator, Sandy Roberts at 740.653.3330 x210.

Frequently asked questions:

Can we get married at First Church if we are not members?

Yes, one of our ministers will provide counseling and perform your wedding based on wedding packages available.

What is the cost to have a wedding at First Church?

Our Pastoral Administrative Assistant will determine what will need to be paid to cover usage of the building and to pay those what will be assisting with the wedding.

How do I schedule a wedding?Wedding Bands

Our Pastoral Administrative Assistant help with scheduling the wedding and the first premarital counseling session. A non-refundable deposit must be received by the church office in order to place your wedding date on the church calendar once a minister and staff are coordinated. Please note these guidelines when setting a date and time.

• All Saturday weddings must begin before 4:30 pm
• Weddings are not scheduled during Holy Week (Palm Sunday to Easter)

Can I have a guest minister participate in the service?Minister

Visiting ministers may participate in the wedding ceremony with agreement from our Senior Pastor. A minister from First United Methodist Church will direct the rehearsal, the order of worship, and be the primary officiant at the ceremony. At least one meeting with the bridal couple and both ministers will be scheduled two weeks before the ceremony. 
 

Do we have to attend pre-marital counseling?

Pre-marital counseling is an important part of your wedding preparation and should not be taken lightly. Please look upon it as a time to establish that good solid foundation which every marriage needs.

Counseling requirements vary slightly among our ministerial staff. We encourage beginning counseling sessions start well in advance of the wedding to accommodate schedules. Planning the ceremony will be part of the counseling sessions.

Seating Capacity

The maximum seating on the main floor of our sanctuary is 365 people. The balcony can seat an additional 124 people (typically, the balcony is closed, with access for video/photography only). There are 15 rows of pews in the center aisle.

The maximum seating in our Crossroads main room is approximately 400 set up as auditorium seating.

ReceptionReception

Receptions are available at the Rising House, in the church’s Fellowship Hall, or at our Crossroads Ministry Center. Reception arrangements are made with Jill Warner at the church, 740-653-3330, or Email
 

Lancaster First United Methodist Church
163 East Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
740-653-3330 Phone
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