Wedding Policy

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is pleased to offer you its wedding facilities and services.  Marriage is a sacred act, entered into by two individuals in a covenant relationship with God; therefore, your wedding day, whether simple or ornate, is a very important day in your life.  God’s intention is that marriage be a picture of Christ and His church. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage is sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.

The husband is to the wife what Christ is to the church. The wife is to the husband what the church is to Christ.  This is a part of the profound mystery spoken of in Ephesians 5:21-23.  God’s plan followed is a marriage fulfilled.

Your celebration is precious in His sight and should be conducted with reverence to Him. We, at Sixteenth Street, are available to you to do everything possible to help make this special day a pleasant, memorable, and God-glorifying experience.

Weddings may be held any day of the week except on Sunday and on holidays observed by the church.  Every effort will be made to accommodate your desired date around scheduled church activities.  Schedule your wedding by first completing a Wedding Information and Schedule Application and submitting it to the church office.

We are not able to recommend photographers, florists, caterers, etc., however, you may want to try obtaining a copy of a Christian Business Directory.

Available Facilities

The main sanctuary is available and is used for most weddings, when one member of the couple or at least one of the parents of the couple, is a member of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  Small private weddings may be held in the Pastor’s study.  Attendance in private weddings is limited to a dozen or fewer people.

Fees

The costs for usage of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church facilities and services for non-members are as follows:

These fees are due two weeks prior to your wedding; however, the non-refundable fee of $100.00 is payable at the time your application is submitted for review and will be counted toward your total expenses.  If for any reason other than the wedding cancellation or some unforeseen event, the application fee will be non-refundable.

Honorariums for the officiating minister, coordinator etc. are often given, as they are customary and appropriate but not required.

To reserve your date, please download our Wedding Policy and Application below.