FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDINGS
(Prices subject to change. Please call office for availability and most up to date prices.)
- How many people does Ascension seat? The Church will comfortably seat 350 – 400 guests.
- Do I have to be a member of Ascension to be married there? No, you may have your wedding here even if you are not a member.
- Does Ascension require pre-marital counseling? Yes, every couple must meet with the Rector for counseling before the wedding. Or certify that they have undergone pre-marital counseling through another church program, that Rector reviews.
- Do I have to use Ascension’s Wedding Coordinator? Yes, although outside wedding coordinators are welcome, all procedures of the rehearsal and wedding are under the sole direction of the Rector and Ascension’s Wedding Coordinator. The church’s Coordinator will help you understand the church’s policies and procedures.
- How far in advance may I schedule my wedding? Weddings must be scheduled at least ninety (90) days in advance but they may be scheduled as early as a year in advance.
- How much does it cost to be married at Ascension?
- Members pay $600.00 and non-members pay $1000.00 for the use of the sanctuary and related facilities.
- Our organist fee is $350 payable directly to the organist. If you want a guest organist, you will consult with our organist.
- If the family gives a gift, it is paid directly to priest.
- A cleaning fee of $75 is payable directly to our facility man for the cleaning of the church ( if there is no reception in the parish hall.) If there is a reception in the parish hall the total cleaning fee is $200. Again payable directly to our facility man.
- See any other additional fees at the Wedding Policies and Procedures link.
- Can I have my reception at the church too? Yes, the Parish Hall is available for rental. The Fire Marshall allows 239 guests in the building. The rental fees are available at the Wedding Policies and Procedures link.
- Are weddings scheduled on holidays? We typically do not schedule weddings during Lent and never during Holy Week, nor on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day nor New Year’s Day.