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Weddings at Sanibel Community Church

1740 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL  33957
(239) 472-2684
Call the Church Office for more information.

 

GENERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Make wedding arrangements as far in advance as possible.  When you determine the date on which you wish to have your wedding and are in agreement with the Contract Requirements for Marriage, contact the Church office to speak with the Church Administrator.  The Church Administrator will schedule an appointment for you to meet upon confirmation of the Contract Requirements and date of availability, and also make arrangements with the Pastor to discuss your wedding plans and pre-marital counseling.

Pre-marital counseling sessions are required.  The sessions are to be conducted by a pastor or an experienced counselor.  If you are a member of another Church, but are being married at Sanibel Community Church, you may arrange to have the counseling with your pastor.

 

OFFICIATING CLERGY

The Pastors of Sanibel Community Church are here to serve, assisting you in your wedding plans and ceremony.  If it is your wish to have other clergy conduct your wedding or participate, please complete the Guest Pastor Information Form as a Marriage Requirement Addendum.  All clergy participation and ceremonies held on Church property will be consistent with Sanibel Community Church’s beliefs, distinctives and practices.

 

WEDDING COORDINATION

The Church Administrator will arrange contact with the SCC Pastoral services, organist, Wedding Coordinator, sound technician and custodial services.

 

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

It is not the policy of the Church to look upon weddings as a source of revenue; however, there are expenses connected with the staffing of the various services used for weddings and receptions.  Charges for the use of wedding services are outlined for you.  Be sure to take time to look at all the charges and fees involved.

The $200 deposit is non-refundable if the wedding is canceled following confirmation of the Contract.  Final fee payment is due to Sanibel Community Church thirty (30) days prior to the wedding.

 

Wedding Fees

 

Contract Requirements for Marriage

Here at Sanibel Community Church we are not interested in merely having weddings performed.  We are here to encourage strong, vibrant marriages that are founded upon Biblical principles.  Because of this priority, the following requirements are in force for all those who desire to be married at Sanibel Community Church or by one of our Pastors:

1. A minimum of ninety (90) days notice must be given to the Pastor prior to the wedding date.

2. Attendance of both the bride and groom at pre-marital counseling sessions is required.  We recommend the course, Mentoring for Marriage, conducted by one of our pastors, or by a mature couple of the Church.  In the event that the pre-marital counseling is conducted by someone other than personnel of Sanibel Community Church or if another resource is used, a letter stating preparedness for marriage must be presented to the pastor performing the service thirty (30) days prior to the marriage ceremony.

3. In the case that either the bride or groom is divorced, additional pre-marital counseling will be required (approximately 30 minutes added to the session).

4. Both the bride and groom must have a personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Active Church involvement is expected.

5. The bride and groom must commit to walk in a relationship of sexual purity in accordance to God’s Word.

6. The couple must complete all forms and documents and submit a non-refundable $200 deposit ninety (90) days prior to the wedding service.  Confirmation of contract will be given within ten (10) days and deposit returned if not able to accommodate request.  Final wedding fees must be received thirty (30) days prior to the wedding.

7. If someone other than a pastor of SCC is preferred to perform the wedding ceremony, the following requirements apply:

a.  Prior approval of the preferred pastor must be given by the Senior Pastor of S.C.C.

b.  All marriage requirements of SCC must be met, with written confirmation of such.

c.  Consultation between Pastor performing ceremony and the Senior Pastor of SCC is required no less than 30 days prior to the ceremony.

d.  Consultation between Pastor performing ceremony and the Wedding Coordinator of SCC is required no less than 10 days prior to the ceremony.

8. The Senior Pastor in consultation with the Executive Committee, reserves the right to waive any of the above requirements under extraordinary circumstances.

 

Click here for a printable copy of Wedding Fees.

WEDDING EVENT FORM INFORMATION

Guest Pastor Addendum

Contract Requirements for Marriage