Weddings


A wedding in a Christian sanctuary is a service of worship to God, celebrating not only the holy vows the couple takes but also God’s gift of and intention for marriage within the context of the Christian faith.

Wedding Guidelines

Weddings are performed by clergy staff after counseling with the parties involved. MUMC employs a Wedding Coordinator who is present at the rehearsal and wedding as an official representative of the church. Weddings are booked through the church office on a first-come, first-served basis.  Non-member weddings are welcomed, with the associate pastor officiating at the majority of these events.

Weddings at MUMC must be performed by one of our pastors.  If requested, another minister may participate in the wedding ceremony at the discretion of the MUMC pastoral staff. An MUMC pastor will preside and officiate at the wedding and will receive the pastoral honorarium.

Weddings can be scheduled up to 18 months in advance for members of MUMC, and up to one year in advance for non-members.  All weddings must be scheduled at least 3 months in advance.

Weddings will not be allowed on holiday weekends or during the month of December.  Weddings must be held between 11am and 7pm.  No more than one sanctuary wedding is scheduled per day, though a chapel wedding may be considered for the same date if enough time is allowed between weddings. 

Bridal room

Facility & Personnel Costs

  • Sanctuary - $1,400
    • Seats 1000 (including balconies)
    • Half of payment is due upon booking and the balance is due the Monday before the wedding
    • Fee includes use of the building space, utilities, custodial charge, the bride’s room, the groom’s area (library), and all personnel fees
  • Chapel - $900
    • Seats 130
    • Half of payment is due upon booking and the balance is due the Monday before the wedding
    • Fee includes use of the building space, utilities, custodial charge, the bride’s room, the groom’s area (library), and all personnel fees
  • Damage Deposit - $300
    • Deposit due upon booking
    • The deposit will be returned, following the wedding, if no damage is sustained to the building, furnishings, or equipment and provided that all vendors have honored the MUMC guidelines per the signed agreement.
  • Charge for extra time - $50 per half hour
    • Facility fee includes 2 1/2 hours prior to ceremony and 2 hours following ceremony
  • Cleanup Fee - $25
    • Cleanup fee is charged if birdseed, confetti or rose petals are thrown as the wedding couple exits the church.  There is no extra charge for bubbles.