(Closed) Can I ask a Christian pastor to perform wedding at secular location?

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
1747 posts
Bumble bee

@hgfhband06: I don’t think it would be frowned upon. My pastor would marry me anywhere. However, he is very laid back.

Post # 4
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The religion lies within the individuals not withing the building.  So yes, a Christian pastor can marry you at a secular site.  A Christian pastor married us in our living room.  A Christian pastor married our friends at the lake.  It is totally okay!

Post # 5
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@hgfhband06: No harm in asking! Don’t use an officiant you’re afraid to offend.

Post # 6
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think that shoud be ok to ask. I think only Catholics aren’t allowed to get married outside of the church, but if you’re not having a Catholic wedding, it will be ok.

Post # 7
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t think it would be a problem unless you were doing a Catholic wedding. I got married in a museum by a pastor.

Post # 8
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t think it would be a problem.

Post # 9
11498 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

DH and I are both very strong Christians, and our wedding was very focused on Christ. My Assembly of God pastor had no problem at all marrying us outside at a gorgeous mansion.

Post # 10
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Even if it were Catholic, a decon and I THINK a priest will marry you anywhere so long as you have a quick ceremony in the church first. That’s what my sis did. her decon married them in a winery but they went to a mass first a couple of weeks before.

Post # 11
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Absolutely!  I am having my preacher do my ceremony which will be held at the Conference Center in my town.  There is nothing wrong with it!

Post # 12
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d say go ahead and ask him, it can’t hurt. 

I would ask my Pastor to marry my fiance and I but he’s expressed for years that he doesn’t like doing weddings so I wouldn’t put him in that spot.  My brother is very religious and training to be a Pastor so we originally asked him, however he recently changed his mind and said that we would have to abide by his church rules, Mars Hill, which is not my style of Christianity.  It can’t be worse than having your brother say he does not feel comfortable performing your wedding. 

Best wishes for a smooth and stress free wedding day!!!

Post # 13
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My fiance is a Lutheran pastor and it would be fine for him… It really depends on the person.

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