PLANNING YOUR WEDDING
Marriage is a celebration of the love that unites a man and a woman in a relationship where “they are no longer two but one.” Mark 10:8 We believe marriage is a covenant between a woman and a man who, before God, make a lifelong commitment to each other. In our wedding ceremonies, we rejoice that marriage is a gift given by God, blessed by Jesus Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. The wedding ceremony marks the beginning of a union between the husband and wife and Christ, and celebrates God’s plan for marriage. We are delighted that you are considering having your wedding ceremony take place at First Assembly of God. You do not need to be a member of our church family in order to be married in our sanctuary.
Times and Facilities
Weddings may be scheduled on Friday evenings between 4:00 and 6:00pm and Saturdays between 10:30 am and 1:00pm. The sanctuary is available for wedding guests of 250+. The Colonial Chapel seats 350 people and can be used for weddings not exceeding that amount. Colonial Chapel has a center aisle, while the sanctuary does not.
Any member of the pastoral staff is available to perform weddings. If you have preference for a particular pastor, your request will be honored if possible. The pastor performing the ceremony will meet with the bride and groom prior to the ceremony. These appointments need to be arranged through the pastor’s office. A guest pastor may officiate the ceremony; however that pastor must contact Pastor David Yannatone.
Wedding music is under the direction and guidelines of the pastor and wedding coordinator.
The fee for utilizing the First Assembly as the setting for your wedding is $1800 for non-member and $575 for members. This fee includes use of the sanctuary or chapel, the pastor, sound technician, wedding coordinator, candelabra stands with candles and audio CD of the ceremony. You will have use of the sanctuary or chapel for a 2.5 hour period, starting 1 hour before the ceremony begins and extending an additional 1.5 hours, including the ceremony. DVD services are available for an additional fee. Please contact our media department for more information. A $200 deposit is required. Please include the deposit fee when submitting the wedding application. Click Here to download the wedding application.
Facilities are not available for receptions on First Assembly’s campus.
Rehearsals are usually scheduled in the late afternoon or early evening the day before the wedding. The rehearsal is under the supervision of the First Assembly wedding coordinator.
Couples wishing to be married at First Assembly must complete pre-marital counseling sessions with the pastor who will perform the ceremony.
For more information about weddings at First Assembly and to check availability, contact Colleen Marinello at 239-936-6277. To inquire about having a pastor from First Assembly officiate at your off-site wedding, contact Pastor David Yannatone at 239-936-6277.