Schedule a Wedding Form

PROCEDURAL INFORMATION

Please read carefully before submitting the form below.

The ministerial and office staff of the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple is ready and willing to guide and assist you in making your marriage a truly worshipful and memorable occasion.

Certain policies have been established to accomplish that purpose and to assist the couple and families in planning the wedding ceremony.

WEDDING COORDINATOR

At the Temple Carol Emmons, Wedding Coordinator, is the person who schedules weddings and works with the couple. When contemplating having the ceremony at The Temple contact Carol at 847-421-5128 or at carolemmons@sbcglobal.net to determine if the church is available. She and the pastor assigned to perform the ceremony will be the two contact persons. The pastor will counsel the couple and plan the ceremony. Carol will help with details.

OFFICIATING MINISTERS

After your request for a wedding has been submitted, one of the four ministers on staff will be assigned the wedding as availability permits. The policies of this church stipulates that at least one minister of the Chicago Temple will officiate at all weddings. If a couple desires to include another clergy person to assist in the ceremony, the request should be made to the officiating minister at the first counseling session. It is then the officiating ministers prerogative to extend an invitation to the visiting clergy to assist at the wedding.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

The marriage license must be obtained within the county where the wedding is being performed (Cook County) and must be purchased at least 3 days prior to the wedding. The license must be in the officiating minister’s possession before the ceremony and preferably should be given to he/she the day of the rehearsal. It is the responsibility of the minister to file the completed license with the county following the wedding. Official copies of the license for legal purposes must be obtained from the county where the license was purchased and filed.

FEE STRUCTURE

Fees are structured based on the size of facility used and whether couple or families are members of The Chicago Temple First United Methodist Church. The fee quoted includes organist and clergy and coordinator fees. The fee quoted is all-inclusive and covers fees for the following: pastor, organist, wedding coordinator, custodian, wedding hostesses, and use of the building space. Fees do not include musicians other than the organist and candles for a large candelabra. If a second pastor is asked to assist in the ceremony the wedding couple would be responsible for his/her fee. If our director of Music recommends additional musicians those people have their own fees and the wedding couple would pay he/she directly.

A deposit of one-half the total fee must be received in the office before the requested date can be officially put on the church calendar and a clergy is officially assigned. If for any reason the couple cancels only one-half of the deposit will be refunded.

The rest of the fee is due ONE MONTH before the wedding.

To qualifiy for the membership discount one of the persons getting married or a mother or father of one of the wedding couple must be a member in good standing for at least a year before the application is made.

FEES:
Non-member
Member
Sanctuary (700 people)
$3,120
$2,300
Dixon Chapel (65 people)
$3,100
$2,130
Sky Chapel (30 peoplevegas)
$3,100
$2,130

 

DISCOUNTED FEES:
Non-member
Member
if paid by cash or check
Sanctuary (700)
$3,000
$2,200
Dixon Chapel (65 people)
$2,500
$2050
Sky Chapel (30 people)
$2,500
$2050

 

OPTIONAL FEES:
 
Non-member
Member
Organist attending rehearsal:
negotiable with organist
 
Harpsichord usage and tuning:
$400
$400
Candelabra:
$50
$50
Counseling only:
(Asking one of The Temple’s clergy but wedding is being performed by another clergy in another city/state.)
$400
$400
Weddings held offsite using one of The Temple’s clergy:
$1000
$1000
Offsite wedding needing The Temple’s organist/pianist:
$500
$500

Please make all checks payable to:

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple.

In memo section of check, include both names of couple and wedding date.

Mail to:

Carol Emmons - First United Methodist Church - Chicago Temple
77 West Washington St. 2nd Floor.
Chicago, IL 60602

The remainder of the payment is due thirty days before the wedding

MUSIC FOR THE WEDDING

Music is an important part of the wedding ceremony and should be in keeping with the traditions of the church. Only the appointed church organist may play the organ, piano or harpsichord for weddings. After your wedding has been scheduled and deposit made contact Erik Nussbaum, Director of Music, at 312-236-4548, extension 121. He will help arrange a meeting with the organists and help you arrange for soloists and/or instrumentalists, if needed. If your wedding is being held in The Sky Chapel, the instrument used in addition to, or in lieu of, the chapel piano should be small, such as a flute, lute, guitar, etc.

BE SURE TO CONTACT WEDDING COORDINATOR, CAROL EMMONS, 847-421-5128 OR carolemmons@sbcglobal.net TO VERIFY DATE BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM!

   

* The wedding rehearsal will be scheduled for the night before the wedding at 5:00 p.m. If you have a request for a different time for the rehearsal, please request so below.

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