(1) May we use another organist or other musicians for our
The Huguenot Church Organist is the only
approved for weddings at the Huguenot Church. Other musicians may join
him, but only with his approval. For example, you may wish to have a
trumpeter play the Trumpet Voluntary along with the Organist.
(2) How can our florist get into the church on the day of
If you are using a local florist that does
have a key, the florist can arrange to deliver the flowers two hours
prior to the wedding, when the Wedding Director is there, or they can
arrange to pick up a key during office hours prior to the wedding. They
will need to call the office two weeks in advance to arrange this.
Also, if you are picking up keys for your own use, you may choose to
meet the florist at the church.
(3) Do we have to give you the time of the rehearsal and
wedding now, or can we call you with that information later?
You may call us with the final times later,
do request that you let us know as soon as possible and at least within
one month of booking the church.
(4) How many attendants will fit comfortably around the
altar in the church?
A maximum of eight total attendants (i.e.,
bridesmaids) will fit comfortably. We do not, however, limit the number
of attendants that you may have.
(5) When should we return the keys?
All belongings must be removed from 44 Queen
the church immediately after the wedding. The janitor will be coming in
to clean after the wedding for church and Sunday School the next day.
We suggest that someone be assigned to do this that will not be in the
pictures taken afterward. After belongings are removed, please return
the keys to the Pastor or Wedding Director immediately. Your $25.00
deposit (your check) will be mailed to you. Please be sure to let us
know where to mail your deposit.
(6) How many people may be seated in the church?
No more than 200.
(7) May we seat people in the balcony?
Only musicians, photographers and
videographers may use the balcony.
(8) If I am having a small wedding, must I use the Wedding
The Wedding Director is a requirement unless
will have absolutely no attendants, less than 20 guests, and no special
seating arrangements are necessary.
(9) Where can we place our guest log?
Guest logs may be signed at the reception,
are not allowed in the narthex or outside the church. Extremely long
lines are the result, making seating, etc., very difficult.
(10) Can we light a unity candle?
We have the unity candlestick, but do not provide candles. You would
need to bring one three-inch white candle and two two-inch white
tapered candles to the rehearsal.
(11) Will you serve Holy Communion?
We will serve Communion to the couple only.
(12) What size are the altar flower vases?
At this time the church does not have
wedding vases. You may choose to use your own vases or gold-toned
plastic vases from the florist. Please tag the bottom of the vases with
your name and phone number so that we may be sure that the proper vases
are returned to you.
(13) Are there any other decorating guidelines?
Decorations may only hang from the pews and
not mark, puncture, or in any way harm the pews or church. Candle pew
markers of the proper type are available at AAA Rentals if you wish to
use them. The gate to the church may be decorated as well. Church
furniture and fixtures may not be moved.
items, such as candle pew markers, must be removed immediately after
the wedding (and pictures) and placed under the stairs in the narthex.
Please be sure to assign this task in advance to someone that will not
be in the pictures taken afterward. If rental items are used and will
not be picked up immediately after the wedding, please schedule a
pickup time with the church office at least two weeks in advance.
(14) What can be thrown inside or outside the church as the
The flower girl may throw rose or flower
inside the church. Flower petals or bubbles may be used outside. Rice
and birdseed are not allowed due to the danger of someone slipping and