Pleasant Hill Community Church offers this rite to those who are part of the church as well as those who aren’t. We offer it regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and regardless of faith or membership in this or any faith community. If you are not a part of a faith community, we do ask that you attend PHCC twice prior to your wedding so that you’ll know who we are and what we stand for. You’ll be welcomed with open hearts and may even find a place here!
Our approach to marriages IS that they are a spiritual union – not just emotional, physical, social and sexual. Weddings at PHCC, therefore, are spiritual services. How this is ordered can be shaped to conform to the spiritual identity or faith tradition of those who are being married.
Please call the church office if you would like to meet with one of our pastors about the possibility of holding your wedding at PHCC or inviting one of our pastors to officiate your wedding. On inquiry about holding a wedding at PHCC, we will give you a full Building Use Policy statement that will answer other questions that you might have.
Does PHCC offer or require pastoral counseling prior to our wedding?
Our pastors require that you meet with them once so that they can get to know you – or get to know you better, and begin planning your ceremony. A second session is then scheduled to finish plans for the ceremony and make sure that everything is in place. We also require that you have a rehearsal, usually the evening prior to the wedding. If you would like additional time with the pastor – to discuss issues in your relationship or anything else that’s important to you, that service is available. Just ask your pastor about fees and schedules.
Who will officiate our wedding?
One of PHCC’s pastors officiates each wedding at the church.
I have a relative who’s a minister. May they be a part of the ceremony?
Usually, the answer is yes. Please talk about it with the pastor who’s officiating your ceremony.
What are the fees associated with having a wedding at PHCC?
Contact the church office for the fee schedule.
May we serve wine or champagne at our reception?
You may have a toast at your reception. Decisions about more extensive serving of alcohol in our facilities are made on a case-by-case basis. Just ask!