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We are happy that you are looking into planning your wedding at First Baptist Maryville. We shall do our best to make this a holy and happy occasion that you will fondly remember for years to come.  

We at First Baptist Maryville view a church wedding as a religious worship event and not as a secular service. In keeping with this policy, we have several expectations for those being married at First Baptist Maryville.

  1. That all couples go through the premarriage class provided at First Baptist Maryville on Sunday mornings or at another appropriate time.
  2. That all couples married at First Baptist Maryville go through premarriage counseling provided by the church or a pastoral approved option.
  3. That no couples wishing to be married at First Baptist Maryville are living together.

In addition, the following procedures should be followed:

  1. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside or outside the building.
  2. Alcohol is not permitted anywhere on church premises.
  3. Food or drink is not to be taken into the Worship Center or Chapel.
  4. Rice, birdseed, and confetti are not to be thrown anywhere on church premises.
  5. The bride and groom are responsible for the security of all personal belongings and wedding gifts on the church premises. The church is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  6. Payment for a wedding is due 90 days prior to the ceremony, and should be submitted to the Wedding Coordinator. Any cancellation up to 30 days in advance will be fully refunded. After that date, there will be no refund.
  7. If any member of the wedding party is intoxicated, they will not participate in the service. If the bride and groom have been drinking alcoholic beverages on the day of the wedding, there will be no service. 
  8. Video recording of the ceremony is welcomed; however, the person recording the service must be located in an out-of-the-way position and must stay there throughout the service. Photographers must not be walking around during the ceremony, although, some movement will be allowed as necessary as the family and wedding party enter the Worship Center or Chapel. The photographer must not be a distraction during the wedding. Please discuss these concerns with your videographer and photographer.
  9. If candles are to be used, please provide appropriate floor and table coverings to prevent wax from dripping onto the carpet.
  10. Some pulpit furniture or choir furniture may be moved; however, the wedding party is responsible for notifying the Wedding Coordinator which items you wish moved.  
  11. The marriage license must be brought by the bride and groom to the rehearsal, however, the marriage license will not be completed until after the ceremony. The Wedding Coordinator will then have the pastor’s section completed and will send it to the county courthouse for recording. YOU MUST OBTAIN YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE IN MADISON COUNTY.
  12. The Wedding Coordinator will assist in finding a soloist, pianist, or organist if needed. The fees for these individuals are not included in the fee for the church.
  13. Careful detail will be made to ensure that the wedding service is planned according to the bride and groom's wishes. Changes to the wedding service can be made; however, once the day of the rehearsal arrives, no further changes can be made.
  14. Once the wedding date has been set and placed on the church calendar, all inquiries should be directed to the Wedding Coordinator.

The above guidelines are not meant to limit the bride and groom in their wedding plans, but have been established to protect the wedding ceremony as a sacred and meaningful event. In addition, having written expectations will eliminate confusion.

 

Wedding Fees for Members

Wedding fees for members will be $350.00. This will include use of the Worship Center or Chapel, custodial services, standard services of a sound technician, and the Wedding Coordinator. An honorarium for the minister has not been included in that fee and is left to your discretion. The minister’s honorarium should be given to the Wedding Coordinator, at the same time as the rest of the fees, and will be distributed to the minister performing the ceremony. If the individual desires special lighting, standard services of a lighting technician are available for an additional $75.00.

The Activities Room (A115) is available for receptions for an additional $50. Please complete an Event/Promo Request Form to reserve the Activities Room (A115) for your reception.

Payment for all fees should be made to "First Baptist Church Maryville" or "FBCM."

 

Wedding Fees for Non-Members

Fees for non-members will be $550.00. This fee includes the use of the Worship Center or Chapel, custodial services, the cost of standard services for the sound technician, the Wedding Coordinator, and the cost of the minister of First Baptist Maryville. If the individual desires special lighting, standard services of a lighting technician are available for an additional $75.00.

The Activities Room (A115) is available for receptions for an additional $125. Please complete an Event/Promo Request Form to reserve the Activities Room (A115) for your reception.

Payment for all fees should be made to "First Baptist Church Maryville" or "FBCM."