Weddings at Restoration


Congratulations! We are excited you are interested in getting married at Restoration. It is our hope that before you enter into marriage, you will each make a serious commitment to follow Jesus Christ and invite Him to be a part of your life together as husband and wife. To live consciously in the presence of God, and to call on Him daily for His wisdom and love, is the greatest way to build a healthy and strong relationship with one another.

Getting Married at Restoration


In the doctrinal statement of Restoration Anglican Church, “We acknowledge God’s creation of humankind as male and female and the unchangeable standard of Christian marriage between one man and one woman as the proper place for sexual intimacy and the basis of the family.”

In order to get married at Restoration, either the bride or the groom must be an active member. Both the bride and the groom must be baptized Christians. If either the bride or the groom has been previously married and divorced, the bishop of our Diocese must approve the remarriage.  (This process takes longer, so please contact a Restoration clergy member as soon as possible.)  All weddings at Restoration must be approved by and are at the sole discretion of the Rector.

Clergy from Restoration always preside at weddings at Restoration. With approval from the Rector, clergy from outside our parish are welcome to assist.

The First Step


The first step in getting married at Restoration is to meet with Kathy Kenyon.  Kathy oversees our pre-marriage program. The purpose of this meeting is to get to know you individually and as a couple and to assess your readiness for entering the pre-marriage program.

We will also send you a wedding guide which gives details about the items listed here as well as additional details about the ceremony and space at Restoration.

Pre-Marriage Preparation


We hope to be able to mentor all couples seeking marriage at Restoration. Mentoring prepares you for a lifelong commitment to each other before God. The mentoring process can be most helpful if begun early in your engagement and it should be completed no less than 60 days prior to the anticipated wedding date. Therefore, please make plans to begin your mentoring as early as possible.

Marriage preparation at Restoration includes:

• One initial meeting with Kathy Kenyon (see above)
• 4-6 meetings with pre-marriage mentors
• 2-3 sessions with a family systems therapist
• 2 meetings with the Restoration wedding coordinator
• 1 meeting with the clergy member officiating your wedding
• 2-3 meetings with mentors in the year following wedding

There is a small fee for the pre-marriage assessment ($35). The cost of the sessions with the family systems therapist is also the responsibility of the couple (but please let us know if you need help covering these costs).

The Wedding Coordinator Team


The Wedding Team is a group of volunteers from Restoration who are committed to making your wedding run as smoothly as possible. A member of the Wedding Team will be assigned as your coordinator to help you plan the logistics of your ceremony and will be present for the rehearsal and wedding day to assist the clergy and to facilitate your preferences.

Costs


• Facility Usage Fee: $200 (Fellowship Hall only), no charge for just Sanctuary
• Shuttle (required): $250 minimum (4 hours)
• Facility Cleaning: $180 minimum
• Audio Visual: $100
• Honorarium for Clergy: $300-$500
• Honorarium for Musicians: $200-$300

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