Your wedding will be most meaningful to you and your families and friends when there is careful concern for the sanctity of the church and its services.
Currently, weddings at First Presbyterian Church of Findlay are for members of the church. All couples must receive pre-marital counseling from a pastor of this church who has been selected to officiate.
Built in 1955, First Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary or chapel is a meaningful setting for a traditional wedding.
Your wedding is a worship service. As such, it falls under the rules and jurisdiction of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Book of Order and the policies of this church’s governing body, the Church Session. One of the ministers of this church must officiate at weddings held in this church. A minister, priest, rabbi or other clergy may be invited to assist in the service if you wish. However, you must make application to the Session of this church who will invite that person to participate.
Couples planning to become members and be married in The Presbyterian Church should participate in a membership class and be active participants in the work, study, and worship of this church for six months prior to their wedding.
If you are interested in scheduling your wedding you may reach the office by phone at 419-423-2112 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. At this call, you may submit your choice for dates for availability. The office manager will check the minister’s schedule and church calendar and let you know if the church is available. Weddings will not be scheduled during Holy Week, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, national holidays, Thanksgiving weekend or at times when the church is being heavily used for programs (i.e., Vacation Bible School). The church will not be available for more than one wedding a day.
If a reception is planned at the church, this too must be scheduled with the Church Office Manager and all appropriate fees paid. The church Fellowship Hall or Great Room is available for use for a reception following the wedding. There is some equipment available for use by church members only. The office manager can provide you with a list of those items that may be used. The caterer must furnish all other items. NO alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Please contact the church for more information about our wedding policy.