Weddings are an important and special time in the life of a couple. The Little Church on the Lane is always pleased to offer its facilities to couples getting married. The Sanctuary and Chapel are beautiful sites for a wedding!
The Pastor of The Little Church on the Lane requires a minimum of three counseling sessions. These sessions will serve as a time to prepare for marriage, and a time to prepare for the wedding ceremony. Scheduling for these sessions will take place during the initial contact with the Pastor.
Once you have reviewed all of our guidelines and are interested in moving forward, please contact our church office with your wedding date at (704)334-1381 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In Christ, The Little Church on the Lane
Fee Schedule (Non members):
Sanctuary (seats 300) — $800.00
Chapel (seats 50) — $400.00
Clergy Honorarium (recommended) — $350.00
Organist — $400.00
Wedding Director* — $350.00 (wedding party of 10 people)*
Counseling Materials — $35.00
Sound Engineer (if required) — $75.00
*Additional $25.00 director fee for each additional couple or additional position. *All attendants must be a minimum of 3 years of age.
Guidelines for Weddings
The use of a Wedding Director from this church is required. This will ensure an easy flow of activities. A director’s name will be given soon after the deposit is made.
The pastor of the Little Church on the Lane will officiate at all weddings.
Weddings are not permitted on Sundays or Christmas Eve.
A minimum of six pre-marital counseling sessions are required and should be scheduled at least three months prior to your wedding date. Our pastor likes to use The Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment to help you on your way to a successful marriage. This is an online assessment and will cost $35. If for unforeseen circumstances you choose Little Church on the Lane as your wedding venue and there is not enough time to engage in the pre-marital assessment, you are required to meet with our pastor after your wedding and honeymoon for post-marital counseling.
The pastor’s approval is required for final wedding program at least one month prior to service.
Your marriage is a sacred service of worship. simplicity is the best policy for your ceremony.
Two floral arrangements may be placed at the altar and need to be sized appropriately. our brass containers may be used and hold a four inch or five inch paper mache filler.
A unity candle is available if you wish to use one in your service.
Rice or birdseed may not be used in the building or on church property.
We can supply glass holders and globes for use in the windows of the sanctuary.
Aisle decorations are permitted for reserved seating of family members and guests.
No tape, glue, staples or nails will be allowed in any area of the sanctuary or chapel.
The bridal couple is responsible for the care of the church use during their wedding.
Your florist or other responsible party should remove all decorations immediately following your ceremony. Another wedding may be taking place after yours and they will need to decorate.
If you wish to leave floral arrangements in honor or memory of family members, please notify the wedding director 30 days prior to your wedding date.
Flash photography will not be permitted during the ceremony.
The use of video cameras is allowed from the door of the chancel at the front of the sanctuary with an unattended camera and also from the balcony at the rear of the sanctuary.
Spotlights may not be used.
Music is a traditional and beautiful part of your wedding ceremony. Music selections should be sacred and reverent. Our organist can help you plan this special portion of the service.
Pre-recorded music is not to be used during the prelude or ceremony. This should be kept in mind when choosing vocal selections as well. It is your responsibility to contact our organist for consultation about music for your wedding ceremony.
If you wish to use musicians other than our organist, our organist must still be notified for approval.
When outside organists are used, the fee of our resident organist must still be paid. The organist fee includes one consultation, rehearsal and ceremony.
Additional rehearsals will result in an additional charge of $25.00 per session. Please contact the church office to obtain the organist’s telephone number. Please contact our organist as soon as your date has been scheduled.
Final decisions concerning musical selections rest with our pastor.
Smoking is not permitted in any area of the church.
Alcoholic beverages or pets will not be allowed anywhere on the church property. This includes the parking lot and sidewalks.
We ask that the dressing areas used be restored to the order in which they were found as soon as possible following the service.
Rehearsals need to begin on time! There are often other wedding parties who will be rehearsing directly after you.
Please remind everyone in your wedding party that the rehearsal is a time to pay attention to details. We expect all persons involved to listen to the pastor during the rehearsal. The last rehearsal time is 8: 00 p.m.
At the pastor’s discretion, the church will be opened a total of three (3) hours for your wedding. Two (2) hours prior to the wedding, the church will be open for assembling, dressing and photograph.