The Church Council has set the following fees and rules for the rental of the church for social events (weddings, baby showers, business meetings, etc.).
General Information about Church Weddings:
Flowers and white aisle runner: If the couple desires a white aisle runner and/or altar flowers, then they must contact their own florist to obtain the needed items. The primary rule on altar floral arrangements is that they can only be placed at the sides of the altar.
Candles: The Church will provide the kneeling pads and altar candles, however, the wedding couple must buy any special candles needed for a candle-light wedding service.
Music Selection: Since the wedding ceremony is a religious service, the Pastor must approve any music used during the wedding service.
Organist: The Church Organist typically plays the organ at weddings (see Organist fee, above). However, if you prefer, you may use your own guest organist. In this case, at the time of the Marriage Counseling, you must give the Pastor the organist's contact information. The Church Organist will then contact your guest organist to determine whether she will grant permission to the guest organist to utilize her organ or piano.
Soloist: You may supply your own soloist or group, however, the Pastor must approve the music prior to the wedding. If you would like the church to supply a soloist, then soloist fees may apply (see above).
Photographs: Photographs and videos may be taken at the wedding, however, please ask your guests and photographers to refrain from FLASH photography once the wedding ceremony has begun. After the wedding ceremony has been completed, photographs may be taken at the altar and any other location. The Pastor will be available for these photos, if requested.
Payments of Fees:
To receive a full refund of your security deposit, you MUST:
Other Common Questions:
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sheraden, 3102 Sherwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15204 412-331-0600