Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Let Ward Church support you on this special day in a God-honoring marriage that will last a lifetime.
Christians appropriately come to the marriage service in a spirit of devotion and commitment. We consider preparation for marriage a very important part of Christian service to the congregation and community.
INFORMATION FOR PLANNING A WEDDING AT WARD DURING THE TIME OF COVID
This is a particularly difficult and unheard of time for the world and the church. It is our desire to provide a safe environment for you and your guests, but we must also follow government guidelines in all planning at Ward Church.
To properly “social distance” during your wedding ceremony we can only accommodate 50 guests in the Chapel, and 250 in the Sanctuary. Until further notice.
Masks are required in both the Chapel and Sanctuary and social distance seating will be guided by the Hostess. Each venue has been treated with a Certified Antimicrobial Covershield and sanitizers will also be available to help ensure the best possible protection.
We want to be sensitive to your questions and requests and help you with the decisions that surround the planning of your wedding ceremony at Ward Church.
When you have your wedding at Ward Church, your initial contact will be with the Wedding Coordinator who will assist you in the scheduling, confirming your wedding date, and assigning and coordinating the Pastor, Wedding Hostess, Organist, Custodian and Sound Technician. .
A Wedding Hostess will be assigned to all weddings at Ward Church. The Wedding Hostess will be on-site for your rehearsal and ceremony. She will act as director of both days and guide the wedding party, family, and friends in where they need to be at all necessary times of each day.
Special Note: for the wedding day, you will need to assign a friend or family member not involved in the wedding to act as “runner” with your hostess to help facilitate her in ensuring a smooth flow in your wedding program.
The hostess will not be the contact for deliveries and set up by florists. The couple will be responsible in setting up these vendors and making sure they know when to arrive at the church at the instructed time.
It is the responsibility of the bride and groom to provide a program and work with the Pastor on a ceremony, but the Wedding Coordinator will be happy to provide suggestions and website resources on Christian wedding ceremonies. We look forward to helping you have a beautiful and blessed wedding day!