We at Asbury Church are delighted to share with you in the joyous occasion of your wedding. It is our desire to help make this time in your life beautiful and sacred. Your choice to be married at Asbury creates a special significance for your marriage. As Christians, we believe that marriage is an institution ordained by God. The wedding ceremony is an act of worship which honors the Lord Jesus Christ, witnesses with integrity the unique character of Christian marriage, and is personally meaningful for the couple being united.
Asbury wishes to extend every courtesy to those who desire to use its facilities for weddings. Because careful planning will help make the wedding event most meaningful, we offer this policy manual for your assistance. In addition, these policies serve to guard the integrity of Asbury as we make the church available. Accordingly, the following requirements and procedures have been adopted by the church and are to be followed by all wedding parties at Asbury. These policies take precedence over all other wedding protocol. If there are questions about wedding protocol not covered here, we recommend the “Wedding Etiquette” book by Peggy Post, which is available for reference in our office.
The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2004, paragraphs 340 and 341, governs who may be married at Asbury. The United Methodist Book of Worship provides guidelines on the conduct of the Christian Marriage Service.
Wedding Policy and Procedures
You are eligible for member pricing if you have been a member of Asbury for at least 6 months from the date you are reserving the church.