Marriage is a celebration of the love that unites a man and a woman in a relationship where "they are no longer two but one." Mark 10:8 We believe marriage is a covenant between a woman and a man who, before God, make a lifelong commitment to each other. In our wedding ceremonies, we rejoice that marriage is a gift given by God, blessed by Jesus Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. The wedding ceremony marks the beginning of a union between the husband and wife and Christ, and celebrates God's plan for marriage. We are delighted that you are considering having your wedding ceremony take place at First Assembly!
Wedding Times and Facilities
Weddings may be scheduled on Friday evenings between 4 and 6 PM. Saturdays between 10:30 AM and 1 PM. The sanctuary is available for wedding guests of 250+. The Colonial Chapel seats 200 people and can be used for weddings not exceeding that amount. Colonial Chapel has a center, while the sanctuary does not.
Any member of the pastoral staff is available to perform weddings. If you have preference for a particular pastor, your request will be honored if possible. The pastor performing the ceremony will meet with the bride and groom prior to the ceremony. These appointments need to be arranged through the pastor's office.
For more information about weddings at First Assembly and to check availability, contact the Adult Ministries department at 239-936-6277. To inquire about having a pastor from First Assembly officiate at your off-site wedding, contact Pastor David Yannatone at 239-936-6277.
The fee for your wedding at First Assembly is $1575 for regular attenders and $575 for members of the church. This fee includes use of the sanctuary or chapel, the pastor, sound technician, wedding coordinator, candelabra stands with candles. You will have use of the sanctuary or chapel for a 2.5 hour period, starting 1 hour before the ceremony begins and extending an additional 1.5 hours, including the ceremony. A $200 deposit is required. Please include the deposit fee when submitting the wedding application. Click Here to download the wedding application. You may fill out, save and email the wedding application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wedding music is under the direction and guidelines of the Pastor and wedding coordinator.
Rehearsals are usually scheduled in the afternoon or evening the day before the wedding and is under the supervision of the First Assembly wedding coordinator.
Facilities are not available for receptions on First Assembly's campus.
Couples wishing to be married at First Assembly must complete pre-marital counseling sessions with the pastor who will perform the ceremony.
Click Here to download the wedding application. If you wish, you may fill out, save, and email the wedding application directly to email@example.com. For more information about weddings at First Assembly and to check availability, contact the Adult Ministries department at 239-936-6277.
Click Here to download the Wedding Application