Wedding Ceremonies at St. Mark's
St. Mark's is available for wedding ceremonies for members and non-members of the church.
Requests for wedding ceremonies are most efficiently handled if submitted no later than six months prior to the ceremony date. Later requests will be handled on an as-available basis.
Requirements & Scheduling
- By the canons of the Episcopal Church, at least one member of the couple must be a baptized Christian.
- By tradition, the Episcopal Church typically does not schedule wedding ceremonies during the seasons of Lent or Advent.
- Ceremonies performed by ordained clergy of other recognized denominations are allowed but the officiant must be licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for same-gender ceremonies have the permission of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
- When one or both of the partners to the wedding ceremony have been divorced, specific general church and diocesan guidelines must be followed. Please make this condition known to the Rector of St. Mark’s prior to booking the church for your ceremony and we will assist you in meeting these canonical requirements. If you are using clergy other than Episcopal, this circumstance is to be addressed through those denominational guidelines.
Please direct your questions regarding scheduling and reserving dates to Malinda Collier, email@example.com or 358-4771.
*Members of St. Mark’s should contact the clergy regarding fees for wedding ceremonies.
*Non-member fees are as printed in the information package.
Wedding photography by Katelyn James, www.katelynjames.com