The wedding ceremony is a religious service of worship; therefore, all preparations and arrangements leading to and becoming a part of this ceremony should be made with this in mind. By choosing to be married in the sanctuary, you are affirming that you want your wedding to have some religious significance, and all aspects of the ceremony must reflect this orientation. The traditional ritual that we typically use has existed for hundreds of years (with some changes in language). The pastor and the minister of music must approve all music and readings. The ceremony can include the Sacrament of the Holy Communion for the wedding couple and their guests, and the Lord’s Prayer.
The rehearsal and the wedding will be conducted in a Christian spirit and with dignity. Immediately before both the rehearsal and the wedding, members of the wedding party are expected to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages. The bride and groom are under obligation to make this known to all members of the wedding party.
It is expected that the Grosse Pointe UMC clergy will officiate at all weddings. If you wish to ask another clergy person to participate along with our pastor, please speak to Rev. Dr. Ray McGee, and he will extend the invitation.
Our wedding manual includes the policies and practices for having a wedding at GPUMC.
If you are interested in being married at GPUMC, please contact the church office to begin the process.