Post # 1
HI girls! So my future hubby and I do not have a home church yet so we cannot use a church for our wedding without paying. Iv been calling around and sending emails to churches trying to get estimates. AND they are ALL different amounts. Help girls!! I just need to know how you you have paid for your church. Thanks! Oh i also dont want to pay mmore than like $650, is that a good number?- ALISHA 🙂
Post # 3
For us, I think it will just be a donation because we are members of the church, but I would personally say not more than $500, unless it is a hugely popular church that books up quick. Also, would that include the officiant fee? That will make a difference too.
Post # 4
I only had to give a $200 donation to the church but the church as a whole costs us $1,000 which included all of our musicians. So I think it depends what you want in regards to singers, musicians, etc.
Post # 5
Oh, we were just going to have a cd with our music on it, with minimal decorating. So basically we just need to find a church we like and become members and give a donation to use the sanctuary? Also, is it unusual to have a friend who is an officiant to do the ceremony even if he is not the pastor of the church? we were just going to give him $100.
Post # 6
Our church was free here in WI. So I have no idea :/
Post # 7
aww man. help girls!! lol idk what to do here! lol
Post # 8
It depends on the church. Is it super fancy and historic or is it “normal” 🙂
My chapel was $800 with a discount b/c FH is an alumni (its $1100.00 otherwise I think). There’s a cathedral in my hometown that $2000.00, my home church would only be $200 and my friend just got married in a church with no rental fee. It all depends on the situation.
Post # 9
i think it depends on the area. my church is $2,000 for members and $3,000 for non members, plus $200 for 2 counseling sessions.
Post # 10
My Mom’s church is $750 for non-members. We get the member “discount” as my mother is a member and we sometimes attend (even before we were engaged) so it is costing us $350 for the actual sanctuary and $110 for the pastor to officiate. It’s a fairly large church and many people have their weddings there that do not go there.
I’m guessing like others that it’s an area thing. We are in a historic city in Georgia, so the whole “historic” thing loses its cost increase since pretty much 50% of the main buildings are the huge historic pretty ones.
Post # 11
holy crap! yeah johnnson city isnt that expensive. so no worries there. the most i saw was 800 i think. but yeah my best option is to probably find a church i want o get married in and join it. also, there is no way im paying for counseling, either its free or im not doing it and we will get married outside. lol
Post # 12
We are not getting married at our home church. It is too big, and not really “classic” enough for us. We are getting married at this quaint white chapel that’s 15 minutes away from where we live. They are chargins us $500 for 6 hours. It seats 350 people, and we also have access to the lounge below the church.
Post # 13
Our church was $350 and we paid $200 for the pastor to marry us and do our pre-marital sessions. I definitely depends on the church! There are some that I checked out that were about $1500, and some that were $200. Your best bet is to call and get the price and requirements!
Post # 14
Why don’t you call around and get quotes from different churches in your area? People from all over the country aren’t going to be able to give you an accurate idea of what costs in your area are like.
Post # 15
I think it depends on your area too. I paid $2K for my church in NYC.
Post # 16
My church did not set a price, but I think we will give $600 or so.