"A man shall leave his father and mother, and be joined unto his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." Gen 2:24
At FPC we believe that marriage is established by God, that a man and a woman may pledge their love to one another and promise fidelity as long as both shall live. So, a wedding, first and foremost, is a service of worship, taking place before the throne of Him who has called two to be one.
Christian wedding ceremonies or ceremonies of other faith groups are permitted at First Presbyterian Church, subject to the review and approval of our Pastor and/or Session, just follow the steps below.
1. Contact Donna Kopan at the church office at (608) 849-4625 to request a date and approval. Our Wedding Guidebook is a wonderful resource to use as you begin to plan your wedding ceremony in our beautiful sanctuary, chapel or outdoor reflection garden.
2. Once your wedding date is approved, fill out the Request for Building Use form. Mail this form to the church office with a deposit of $150. Both members and non-members pay this deposit. Your deposit will be fully refunded within 30 days of your event if there is no damage or extra clean up required.
3. Members and non-members (at time of first inquiry) are responsible to cover costs as outlined on our current fee schedules.
What a privilege it is for us to rejoice in the love and anticipation that greets you at this important time in your life! We hope these guidelines will help in your planning for this momentous event—so that your wedding might be rich in meaning for you, your friends, and families—and that it might serve to the glory of God.