Thank you for your inquiry about scheduling your wedding at our historic Martha-Mary Chapel. The board of the church—the Session—has established certain regulations for weddings in order to maintain the facilities in accordance with the purposes and standards for which they have been dedicated and to clarify the responsibilities of those using the Church.
Marriage is a covenant through which a man and a woman are called to life together and with God. A Christian wedding service is a worship experience, in which the couple makes a lifelong commitment,, is witnessed publicly, and recognized by the community of faith. A condition for marriage in the Chapel at BPC is the couple’s willingness to seek God’s presence and guidance for the Wedding Service and in the future.
*All couples must clear the date for the wedding and rehearsal with the Wedding Coordinator, Stephanie Devine (734-740-0131).
*A $350.00 deposit reserves the date for the wedding. It is non-refundable and due at time of scheduling. The deposit check is made payable to Belleville Presbyterian Church
*Total payment is due at the time of rehearsal. If for some pre-arranged reason there is no rehearsal, please make payment arrangements with the wedding coordinator.
*The marriage license must be given to the Pastor on the day of rehearsal.
*A stationary video camera may be set up in the chancel by the choir pews. It must be started before the ceremony. Video cameras used during the service must be operated with no additional light other than that normal to sanctuary.
*It shall be the responsibility of the bride and groom and their families to be sure that there is no indulgence in alcoholic beverages immediately before the wedding by those taking part. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the church building or on the church grounds. If there is evidence of this, the wedding may be cancelled by the Pastor at any time.
*There is a no smoking policy inside the chapel and in the Christian Education Building.
*Neither rice nor bird seed should be thrown inside or outside of church.
*Unity candle may be provided and lit by bride and groom.
*Candelabras are available for wedding service
*Wall sconces may be lit during ceremony.
*Chapel seats approximately 140 persons.
*Space is available for the bride to dress prior to ceremony.
*All gentleman in wedding should arrive at church in full wedding attire.
*Chapel will be available 2 hours prior to and after ceremony.
*Candles are at the expense of the couple.
*All couples married in the church are required to fulfill a program of pre-wedding counseling. ( Two one - hour sessions)
*No flash photography may be taken during the marriage service except during the processional and recessional. (Pictures may be reposed after the service)
Stephanie Devine : 734-740-0131