Weddings

Marriage is a gift
InquireInfo Packet

Congratulations on your decision to be married! We are delighted that you are interested in having your wedding at First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo.

We believe that “marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family” (Directory for Worship, from the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church USA). For that reason we take very seriously our role in assisting couples in planning for their wedding day and in preparing for their lives together in God’s love. The staff of First Presbyterian Church wants your wedding to be lovely and meaningful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can non-members get married at First Presbyterian Church (FPC)?

Yes, all people are welcome to get married in our church as long as an FPC minister is available and willing to officiate on the desired day.

Can an outside minister officiate?

A visiting minister can assist in the ceremony. An FPC minister is also required to be part of the service. All visiting ministers must be approved in advance.

How many people can the sanctuary seat?

The maximum seating capacity is 850 people.

What is the cost to get married at First Presbyterian Church?

As with all services, the cost of choosing FPC for your wedding ceremony involves many factors. In order to receive accurate pricing, please email Louise Taylor: louiset@fpckzoo.org to discuss your specific wedding details.

How far ahead can I reserve the church for my wedding and rehearsal?

You can reserve the sanctuary up to one year in advance, providing a minister is available on the requested date. The rehearsal is normally held the day prior to the wedding ceremony.

Can I take a tour before reserving the church for my wedding?

We are happy to show you the sanctuary and dressing rooms that are available for weddings. To schedule an appointment, please call 269-344-0119.

Are photographers/videographers allowed at the service? Do I need to provide my own music during the ceremony?

Yes, photographers and videographers are welcome to take pictures and video of your special day. We have an organist/pianist who can play during your wedding, if you choose.

Can we serve alcohol as part of the wedding preparations or after the wedding?

Alcohol is not allowed on the property.

Wedding Inquiry

For the time being, please contact jal@fpckzoo.org for wedding requests.