WEDDING SERVICE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
We are pleased you are interested in having your wedding at the Little Brown Church. The following has been prepared to acquaint you with several facts that will be helpful in considering our church for your wedding venue.
Your wedding at our church is considered a religious & spiritual service performed by our Pastor and will be set within the context of the Christian Faith. All wedding ceremonies are approximately 15 minutes in length with slight variations in length due to the uniqueness of the Pastor’s words of encouragement, the number of people in the wedding party or the inclusion of a solo.
*YES Dressing rooms are available
*YES The Church is air conditioned
*YES Both the Church and Fellowship hall (basement) are handicap accessible
*YES Receptions may be held in our Fellowship hall
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you will need to provide a valid marriage license when you check in with at our church office the day of your wedding. You can obtain an Iowa Marriage License from any county in the state of Iowa. There is a 3 day waiting period before a license can either be mailed to you or be picked up at the courthouse. The Iowa Marriage License does not expire unless it is not retrieved from the county registrar within six months of application.
The Fee & Deposit:
Intimate Wedding 1/2 hour 0 - 20 guests $175 (deposit of $85)
Friends & Family Wedding 1/2 hour 21 - 50 guests $195 (deposit of $95)
Supreme Wedding 1 hour 0 - 125 guests $315 (deposit of $155)
Ultimate Wedding 2 hours 0 - 125 guests $600 (deposit of $300)
Platinum Wedding 3 hours 0 - 125 guests $900 (deposit of $450)
We require weddings with 50 people or more in attendance to reserve the church for at least one hour to ensure there will be an adequate amount of time for guests to be seated and to allow time for the possibility of additional photographs. If you would like to have more than one hour for your service or photographs, you would need to contact the church office for availability.
Outdoor Weddings: $100 Additional charge for sound equipment. We are now able to accomdate outdoor weddings, weather permitting, which requires the church building be rented as a safeguard against the weather.
Witnesses: $10 Each unless you provide as part of your wedding party
If you would like to have music during your service, you would need to use our organist and/or soloist. A list of our standard offerings willl be provided should you choose this option. Special music will need to be approved by the Pastor 2 weeks in advance. Please email him your request email@example.com
Downloadable Music: $25 - We are able to play MP3's of songs meaningful to you as a couple. The pastor requires 2 weeks notice to approve and prepare for the service.
Receptions $75 Non-refundable
Receptions are held in the Fellowship Hall and hosted by the Women’s Fellowship organization. The hall seats 70 people comfortably. In addition to the hall rental there is a per person cost along with the cost of food. If you are interested in having a reception, please indicate your desire on the registration form. We are an alcohol free campus.
We provide an assistant who will work with you on the day of your wedding to help coordinate the wedding party. This is included in your cost.
Photography and video taping are allowed during the wedding service. You may bring your own photographer or you may use the church photographer, Sara Scobee. Contact her at www.spiritphotographybysara.com.
If you are looking for a specific date or time that is not listed on our website, please contact the church office.
After registering for a date and time on our website and paying your deposit you will receive an email confirmation. PLEASE NOTE: The deposit is non-refundable. If you need to cancel and would like to reschedule your date, the deposit will be held on file for one year from the original date of deposit.
The Day of:
On the day of the wedding please arrive at the church office at least a half hour before your service time, with your witnesses. The office is located across the highway from the church. This will allow you time to complete your paperwork, payments, and preparations. Please make sure you have all the document that was given or sent to you from the courthouse. Final payments are expected in cash.
The service price includes the pastor’s services, the assistance of a wedding hostess, dressing rooms for the wedding party, the ringing of the church bell for the couple after the service, and the forwarding of your marriage license to the appropriate courthouse.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the church office.