Marriage is one of God’s greatest blessings and we praise Him for this incredible gift. Grace Community Church has a rich history of wedding celebrations, and as your church home we would love for you to be part of that story.
We are excited that you are considering Grace Church as the venue for your ceremony and reception. We look forward to the celebration of the Lord’s goodness and majesty expressed in your union as man and woman (Gen 2:21-24).
The first step to having your wedding at Grace Community Church is to complete the Wedding Sign-up Form. Once that form is submitted, you’ll hear from our Wedding Coordinator, who will work with you as you prepare for your special day.
Can we get married at Grace Community Church?
Weddings will be performed only when both the bride and groom are members in good standing at Grace Community Church. Weddings at GCC must also align with our Elders Statement on Marriage.
Are there any requirements before we get married?
Yes. Grace Community Church requires couples to participate in our Premarital Seminar. Couples will be required to meet with the pastor performing their ceremony in order to discuss their readiness for marriage. Couples will also be required to meet with a married coupled to disciple them and answer any questions they may have.
When should we book our wedding?
We advise every couple to enter our marriage preparation process as soon as they are thinking seriously of being married or well before their preferred wedding date. Six months to one year advanced notice is highly recommended due to heavy bookings of our campus.
Will anyone help us coordinate our wedding?
Yes. To ensure a smooth rehearsal and wedding, Grace Community Church requires & provides a wedding coordinator. Our coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the wedding rehearsal and directing the wedding. She will meet with the bride and groom to discuss the details of the wedding in order to make sure they align with our campus policies. The couple may be creative in their ceremony, keeping in mind that a wedding is a worship ceremony and all aspects of the ceremony should be planned in conjunction with the coordinator.
Who will officiate our ceremony?
All who are ordained, licensed, commissioned or otherwise authorized by this church to solemnize marriages may do so, in the exercise of religious freedom, only where the participants are one man and one woman (Gen. 2:21–24; Matt. 19:4–6; Mark 10:6–9). Please note that only pastors of Grace Community Church can perform weddings on our campus, unless there is a prior agreement with the elders. Any outside pastor who is to be involved in a wedding ceremony must be in agreement with the Grace Community Church wedding policy and must have the permission of the Elders.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our Events Department at 818-909-5779. We look forward to receiving your call.