Weddings

Weddings at Grace

Thank you for considering Grace Presbyterian Church for your wedding venue. Pictured above is our historical Founders' Chapel where most of our weddings occur. While our Sanctuary is beautiful as well, the Chapel is lit by 200-year-old stained glass windows that provide wonderful light and warmth for an intimate ceremony with 10-300 guests.

Congratulations!

We welcome you to celebrate in Christian marriage at Grace Presbyterian Church. The staff at Grace will do our best to help you as you make special memories starting your life together. Our Wedding Guidelines will help in planning for your important day. Please take the time to read through all the information and share this information with your family and your vendors.

We are praying for you during this incredible season.

FAQ

Laura Maham is responsible for scheduling the dates and times for your wedding and rehearsal. She also schedules the pastors and coordinators who will perform the wedding. She can be reached by e-mail weddings@gpch.org or 713-267-5030. If you would like more information on attending Grace and becoming part of our congregational family, Laura or a pastor can help you with that as well.

Wedding Guidelines

We know you may have many questions about your ceremony at Grace, and this book of information has all the answers. We want this process to be easy and transparent so you can focus on the ceremony and your upcoming marriage! Please review our Wedding Guidelines. 

• Chapel: $1,500

• Sanctuary: $2,500


The Founders' Chapel can hold 300 people and the Sanctuary can hold 1,500 people. These fees include: pastor, wedding coordinator, organist, vocal or instrumental soloist, (2) seven-tiered candelabras, and custodial service. Please note that for some instruments there may be an additional fee.


There is a facility usage fee of $250.00 for walk-in weddings and wedding vow renewals. This is for ceremonies that have no coordinator, attendants, music etc. A pastor’s honorarium is discretionary.

Do I have to be a member of Grace?

No, our doors are open to any couple who is interested in starting their marriage on a Christian foundation.

What do wedding coordinators do?

Ensure that all aspects of your wedding are orchestrated properly and answer all questions or concerns relating to the ceremony/worship service, conduct the wedding rehearsal (pastors do not attend rehearsals), and oversee wedding day details at the church including candles, flowers, photographs and videos. The coordinator will also be at the church 1 1/2 hours prior to the ceremony and 45 minutes after your ceremony ends.

Does Grace require pre-marital counseling?

Yes, the bride and groom will meet with the pastor who is officiating their ceremony 1-3 times.

Will Grace schedule weddings on holidays?

Weddings are scheduled at Grace Presbyterian Church throughout the year with these exceptions: Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas/New Year, Easter weekend, and Labor Day weekend.

ORDER OF SERVICE (suggested) for the Celebration of Marriage:

• Prelude

• Processional

• Welcome

• Declaration of Intent

• Presentation

• Affirmation of the Families

• Song

• Scripture Readings

• Message

• Vows

• Exchange of Rings

• Song

• Prayer (Lord’s Prayer)/Song

• Unity Candle (optional)

• Announcement of Marriage

• Blessing

• Recessional

A Wedding Prayer - Williams

Air from Water Music – Handel

Air on the G String – Bach

Allegro Maestoso from Water Music – Handel

Arioso in A – Bach

As We Wait – Hartely-Sadler-DePasquale

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – Wagner

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Father of Life and Love – Schubert

Flesh of My Flesh – Patillo

Go There With You – Chapman

God of Grace – Manz

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah – Handel

I Will Be Here – Chapman

Ill Walk With God – Webster

If You Could See What I See – Chapman

In This Very Room – Harris

Jesu Joy of Man

Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring (vocal) – Bach

Largo from Xerxes – Handel

Love Never Fails – Bach-Sky-Jordan

Maestoso from Sonata 3 – Mendelssohn

Now Thank We All Our God – Karg-Elert

O Lord Most Holy – Franck

O Perfect Love – Barnby

Ocean of Mercy – Field-Hartley-Close

Psalm 19 The Heavens Declare – Marcello

Rigaudon – Campra

Rondeau – Mouret

Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us – Bradbury

Sleepers Awake – Bach

Te Deum – Charpentier

The Gift of Love – American Folk Melody

The Lords Prayer – Malotte

The Prayer – Sager-Foster

This is the Day – Brown

Toccata from Organ Symphony 5 – Widor

Trumpet Tune – Johnson

Trumpet Tune – Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

Trumpet Voluntary – Stanley

Wedding March from a Midsummer Nights Dream – Mendelssohn

Wedding Questions

Questions about your wedding at Grace? Let us know.

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