Post # 1
Hey ladies! My fiance and I are new to Nashville and we really want to be married in a church. Both of us are actively involved in our churches where we live before Nashville, but here’s the dilemma. I’m baptised non-denominational Christian and he’s Catholic. We haven’t found any churches that will allow us to be married without being members or baptized in their faith. Obviously we can be married in the Catholic church (because he’s been baptized Catholic), but I would have to convert and vow to raise my children Catholic.
I’m not Catholic, and don’t plan on being Catholic. On another note, I could never convert just for a wedding, I want to have a ceremony that’s true to the faith I’ve grown up with. Anyone know of a church that would allow Christian, non-members, to be married. I’ve looked at Scaritt Bennett and that seems to be everyone’s answer- but I’ve heard they’re REALLY difficult to deal with and I’d like to have more than 1 option. Any help would be great!
Post # 3
That is a tough one! I’ve had trouble with churches too. I would search a little more for churches that aren’t so strict about making you convert. (Yikes!) I’m from TX, and the nondenominational churches I’ve been talking to haven’t said anything about making anyone convert. Have you passed any churches while driving around that look nice? I’ve found that looking up churches specifically I’ve seen is more helpful than searching for churches online.
The best of luck!
Post # 4
My sister and brother-in-law got married at Glenncliff United Methodist Church on Briley Parkway. Matt is a baptised Missionary Baptist, and Erin & I grew up Methodist. They attend a Missionary Baptist church, but since Erin wasn’t baptised into that church, they couldn’t get married there. Glenncliff let them have the ceremony there, and their pastor from the Baptist church was able to co-officiate. Be warned, the pastor there (who was the other officiant) was a bit long-winded in his meditation. Also, it’s a smaller church, so if you’ve got a large guest list, it may not be the place. Other than that, it was a good experience. They have a really beautiful stained glass window at the front of the church, too.