(Closed) What is a good amount to pay for the church?

posted 10 years ago in Christian
  • poll: How much for a church is normal??





  • Post # 3
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    5669 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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 # 6
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Our church was free here in WI.  So I have no idea :/

    Post # 8
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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 # 12
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
    10362 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it depends on your area too.  I paid $2K for my church in NYC.

    Post # 16
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My church did not set a price, but I think we will give $600 or so.

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