A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR…
Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for considering Grace Lutheran Church as the location for your upcoming marriage ceremony. It is a privilege and a joy to host weddings and to be part of your lives. Below I have noted some of the unique characteristics of our worship space.
• A registered historic property
• Sanctuary built in 1928
• Beautiful stained glass windows
• Unique, restored pipe organ
• Balcony available for photographers and videographers
• Comfortably seats 230 people
In addition to our worship space, Grace is ideally located off the I-10 freeway and 2 blocks from a light rail station. There are several hotels close by for visiting friends and family. Grace also offers a Fellowship Hall or Courtyard for your reception. We are handicapped accessible and provide plenty of parking with two parking lots. Please contact our Administrative Assistant in the church office at 602-258-3787 to schedule your wedding.
Blessings on your life together! —Pastor Sarah
Our pastor is available to officiate at your wedding and help you plan a beautiful and meaningful worship service. Both Lutheran and non-Lutheran clergy are also welcome to officiate at the discretion of our pastor. If our pastor officiates, the couple will participate in pre-marital counseling.
To help make your special day flow as smoothly as possible, Grace requires all wedding parties to work with one of our wedding coordinators, either Stephanie or Phyllis. They will help answer your questions about the ceremony and will conduct your rehearsal.
There is a beautiful full range, high quality pipe organ available for your wedding service. There is also a piano in the sanctuary. Our organist will assist you in selecting from a broad repertoire of musical selections that will enhance and glorify your wedding service. Recorded music can also be played utilizing the sanctuary’s sound system.
FLOWERS, DECORATIONS, AND FURNISHINGS
The use of real Flowers is permitted. We furnish two matching 7-.‐branch candelabra and a 3-.‐ branch unity candle, if you wish to use them. Candles for these items are to be furnished by the couple. A beautiful kneeler is also available. Pew decorations are permitted provided masking tape is used. The sanctuary has a 45-.‐foot long aisle. The use of an aisle runner is suggested and adds a stunning touch to the Bride’s entrance.
Your reception may be held at Grace in the Fellowship Hall or in the courtyard. There is a separate fee for the use of the Fellowship Hall, and please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Church property.
A stand is provided in the Narthex for the use of your guest book.
A quaint Bride’s Room is available in the church for the bride and her party.
Because of possible injury, throwing rice, birdseed, or the use of bubbles is not permitted on church property.
WEDDING FEES FOR NON-MEMBERS
Church: Wedding & Rehearsal* $500
Church: Private Wedding (10-40 guests) $200
Organist: Wedding & Rehearsal $150
Wedding Coordinator $125
Sound Technician $75
Custodian: Wedding & Rehearsal $150
Fellowship Hall** $100
* The $500 fee is applicable for the first 4 hours; after 4 hours, each hour is $50.
** Fellowship Hall is $100 per hour for the first 4 hours; each additional hour is $50 per hour.
*** If your caterer will be preparing food in the church kitchen, the fee is $75 per hour for the first 4 hours and $50 per hour for each additional hour. An additional custodial fee of $100 will be charged for kitchen clean-.‐up.
A non-refundable deposit of half the total cost is required when a date has been reserved with the church. The deposit will be applied to the fees. All remaining fees are to be paid to Grace Lutheran Church not later than 2 business days prior to the wedding.