574 S. Sheldon Road
Plymouth, Michigan, 48170
All arrangements to be married at St. John's must be initiated with the Priest-in-Charge. Following that meeting, one of the clergy from St. John's will be assigned to you. All liturgical arrangements are to be made with the assigned priest. Our wedding consultants will assist you with all hospitality arrangements.
The following requirements must be met before you can be married at St. John's:
Banns of Marriage
When requested by parishioners or children of parishioners, the Banns of Marriage will be published in the Sunday bulletin/announcements prior to the wedding date.
Your marriage license must be brought to the Parish Office at least seven days prior to the wedding. Bring the license, the mailing envelope, full given names and complete mailing addresses for your witnesses (normally, the Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor). There is a part of the license which must be filled out by the Church; this is to be done in the office during normal working hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 3:00PM).
Lent and Holy Week
Weddings will not be performed during Lent and Holy Week
The following standards apply to weddings at St. John's:
Flowers and Decorations
Due to the natural beauty of our parish garden, artificial extras and bows on the pews are generally unnecessary. Should you desire an exception, be sure to discuss this with your wedding consultant.
To help coordinate effectively, please inform the wedding consultants of the name of the florist you are using. The wedding consultants will be happy to review with you the appropriate floral arrangement locations in the Nave.
You will need a 50’ runner for the center aisle, which must be ordered from your florist.
For environmental and safety purposes, only bird seed or grass seed may be thrown outside the building. Guest books for signatures are appropriate for a reception and not encouraged for use at the church.
Please advise your wedding consultant of both your photographer’s and videographer’s names. Photographers should confer with the priest no later than one hour before the ceremony. Video taping is permitted. Talk with the priest regarding appropriate video camera placement. Again, no special lights may be used for these cameras during the service. Two letters will be provided by your consultant, which you are to give to your photographer and videographer. It is very important that your photographer understand that you have only 45 minutes from the conclusion of the wedding to complete any photo session.
NOTE: Flash photography is not permitted during the service. Please notify your family, other guests, and photographer.
No Alcoholic Beverages on Church Property
No drugs or alcohol of any kind are allowed on Church grounds or within Church buildings at any time during the rehearsal or wedding. This includes the parking lots. There is NO SMOKING within the Church buildings. Smoking is permitted outside the building.
The following fees apply for weddings at St. John's:
Wedding Receptions at the Church
We do not have the staffing to host receptions at the church. If you wish, you may speak to the Rector regarding any possible exception.
NOTE: Receiving lines are most appropriate at the reception.
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