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PROCEDURAL INFORMATION

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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, schedules weddings and works with the couple. When contemplating whether to have your wedding 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 all details.

OFFICIATING MINISTERS

After your request for a wedding has been submitted, on of the 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 responsibility to extend an invitation to the visiting clergy to assist at the wedding.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

The marriage license bust be obtained within the county where the wedding is being performed (Cook County) and must be purchased at least 3 days prior to the weddings. 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 weddings. 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 the facility used and whether couples of families are members of The First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. The fee quoted is all inclusive and covers fees for the following: pastor, organist, wedding coordinator, custodian, weddings hostesses, and use of the building space.  Fees do not include musicians other than the organist and candles for a large candelbra. 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 that would include their own fees and wedding couple would pay he/she directly .

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

Fees:Non-MemberMember
Sanctuary (700 people)$3,120$2,300
Dixon Chapel (65 people)$3,100$2,130
Sky Chapel (30 people)$3,100$2,130
Discounted Fees (if paid by cash or check):Non-memberMember
Sanctuary (700)$3,000$2,200
Dixon Chapel (65 people)$2,500$2,050
Sky Chapel (30 people)$2,500$2,050
Optional Fees:Non-memberMember
Organist attending rehearsal:Negotiable with organistn/a
Harpsichord usage and tuning:$400$400
Candelabra$50$50
Counseling only: (Ask one of The Chicago 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:$1,000$1,000
Offsite weddings needing The Chicago 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 date.

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 the deposit made, please contact Erik Nussbaum, Director of Music at 312-236-4548, extension 121. He will help arrange a meeting with the organists, soloists, and/or instrumentalists, if needed. If your wedding is being held in The Sky Chapel, please know there is no musical instrument provided. Small instruments such as a guitar, flute, or lute can be used.

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