Pre-Marital Counseling

Couples desiring to be married by a Providence pastor are required to go through a program of marriage preparation. Providence offers two options for meeting this requirement:

Before You Say “I Do” Class

This class meets for 12 weeks on Sundays in the fall and winter and is for both couples considering engagement and engaged couples. This class fulfills pre-marital counseling for couples wanting to be married by a Providence pastor. For information contact Nancy at [email protected].

Counseling With A Pastor

For individual pastoral premarital counseling, if you are getting married by a Providence pastor, check with the pastor who will be performing your ceremony to determine his preferences for pre-marital counseling. If you desire premarital counseling but are not getting married by a Providence pastor, contact Lindsey at [email protected].

Weddings At Providence

Facilities Use Request

If you are considering getting married at Providence, please feel free to look over the FAQs below. You can also submit the facility use request below and Lindsey Danforth will be in touch with you. You can contact her at [email protected] with any questions.

Request Form

Reserved Room Info

If you have already reserved Providence for your wedding, please download and reference the documents below. If you have questions, contact Lindsey at [email protected].

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Does Providence limit its weddings to church members?

Yes. Because of the high usage rate of our facilities by Providence ministries and members, the pastors and elders have decided to conduct weddings for member families.

What is the first step in arranging a wedding at Providence?

The first step is to speak to a Providence pastor, requesting that he conduct the wedding ceremony. You may wish to approach a pastor you have come to know through a particular ministry. The pastor will want to meet with you and your fiancé. All of our pastors are committed to Biblical marriage as the union of two believers. The pastor will want to hear your testimonies or discuss with you your relationships with Christ. Once a Providence pastor has agreed to conduct your wedding, you may request that a date be booked.

What if I want to be married at Providence by my hometown pastor?

Weddings here are usually conducted by Providence pastors. On rare occasions, a guest pastor may be approved or sometimes there may be co-officiates for the ceremony. Please discuss this with the Providence pastor when you speak with him.

How do I find out if the church is available for my wedding date?

Contact Lindsey at [email protected]. She can discuss with you what dates the church is available.

May I put a date on hold while waiting to meet with a pastor?

No. In an effort to make sure the calendar clearly reflects available and booked dates, we will wait until plans for the wedding are certain before booking the wedding.

How much advance notice is needed to schedule a wedding at Providence?

Several months are needed to arrange meetings, complete counseling, and finalize arrangements. Some couples, of course, begin the process much further ahead than that.

Is premarital counseling required?

Premarital counseling, a valuable time of preparation for the lifelong commitment of marriage, is a requirement for all weddings performed at Providence. The pastor who will perform your wedding or his designee will meet with you and your fiancé over a 4-6 week period. Providence also offers a premarital group throughout the year on Sunday mornings which would fulfill this requirement.

What is the fee for holding a wedding at Providence?

Depending on the room(s) used, the special event coordinator will give you the cost for use of the facilities to offset the additional personnel costs associated with a wedding. This fee includes dressing space for the bride and her attendants and groomsmen as well as the sound tech, rehearsal time, and cleaning. Providence is committed to the support of weddings and the fee covers only a portion of the costs. Please note that musician fees and any honorarium a couple may wish to give the pastor are separate and handled directly by the family to the pastors/musicians. Expenses not included: Security (needed if using DLC or need access at times there is no security already provided – $15/hour), musician fees, pianist, soloist, string ensemble, etc., pastoral honorarium, linens rented for rehearsal dinner or reception, any damage that may occur (wax on carpet or upholstery, etc.)

Does any of this fee go to the pastor conducting the ceremony?

No. The pastors conduct marriages as part of their vows to serve as ministers of the gospel. Any honorarium the couple wishes to give the pastor is a separate consideration.

May I select my own wedding director or must I use a Providence director?

You must use an approved Providence wedding director. She is familiar with wedding etiquette as well as our facility. She will be the church’s representative during wedding activities.

Which rooms may be used for weddings?

Weddings are typically held in the Worship Center, Amphitheater, or Delta Lake Center. Receptions and rehearsal dinners are usually held in the Amphitheater, The Gathering, or Prisms.

Lindsey Danforth

Lindsey Danforth

Special Events Coordinator
[email protected]

Karen Dorman

Karen Dorman

Office Director
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Nancy Corson

Nancy Corson

Ministry Assistant (Adults)
[email protected]