A wedding is the happy occasion when two people unite in the mutual exchange of promises. The wedding ceremony is a service of worship, celebrating the couple’s relationship and faith, and the love of God. The congregation of Broadmoor UCC affirms every wedding held here and extends thanksgiving and support for you, the couple, as you begin your married life together.
RESERVING YOUR WEDDING DATE
Your wedding date and time can be reserved with the office. In order to secure your date, return a completed wedding reservation form (see enclosed application) to the church with a $200 deposit. If the reservation form and deposit are not received within two weeks of your reserving a date, your wedding will be removed from the church calendar. This allows for wedding reservations to be handled in a timely manner.
Once you have scheduled your wedding date, please contact the office at (719) 473-1807 as early as possible (at least two months prior to your wedding) to set up the first of three pre-wedding appointments with the officiating pastor. These appointments, one hour in length, begin with an initial interview, pre-marriage questions, and are followed by details of your wedding ceremony.
The Senior Pastor of Broadmoor Church or designate will officiate at all weddings held at the church.
A Wedding Coordinator, who works with the Senior Pastor to oversee details of the wedding ceremony, will be assigned. If a couple uses an outside Wedding Planner, that planner may be present but may not preside at the rehearsal or wedding ceremony.
After meeting with the officiating pastor, please contact the Minister of Music, (719) 473-1807 as soon as possible to discuss the music for your ceremony. The Minister of Music is responsible for the music played at weddings and needs to approve any decisions made regarding music. The music for your wedding should be live- not recorded- and sacred or classical in nature and theme.
No flash photography, is allowed during the ceremony. Flash photographs are permitted as the bridal party enters and leaves. After the ceremony, photographs are freely permitted. The officiating pastor will be available for up to fifteen minutes following the ceremony.
Floral arrangements should be in place at least one hour before the scheduled time of the wedding. No tacks, tape or wire may be used on the chancel table or on the pews.
It is recommended that dripless candles be purchased for the ceremony. Care must be taken to avoid spilling liquid wax on the carpet or floors when placing or removing candles. Additional clean-up fees may be applied if wax is spilled.
AISLE RUNNERS, RICE, etc.
Aisle runners are not permitted. Neither may rice, birdseed, confetti, or streamers be used. A flower girl may scatter petals (silk is preferred for the sanctuary and real petals for the Glen). The couple is asked to make arrangements for having these cleaned up.
The building may be used for a period of one and a half hours for your rehearsal. It is important that the rehearsal begin on time. Please advise all those involved to be prompt.
The building may be used for a period of four hours for your wedding. The earliest the church is available is two and a half hours before the wedding start time. All flower deliveries, decorating and photographs must be done within this four hour time period. Weddings may not be scheduled after 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
The church may be used for a wedding reception for up to three hours. An additional fee is charged for wedding receptions held at the church.
Church member fees apply to persons who are active members (participating members who currently support the church financially) of Broadmoor UCC and their children and grandchildren.
The $200 deposit, less any fees for additional cleanup or extended time use of the church, is returned by mail within two weeks after the wedding.
Only food for a reception may be brought into the church building.
Broadmoor Church is a smoke-free facility.
Special fee consideration may be given for weddings involving fewer than ten people.
Payment in full is required two weeks before the wedding. Make check payable to Broadmoor Community, UCC or pay online at www.broadmoorchurch.org/giving/.
Sanctuary (275 capacity) or Meditation Glen (100 capacity) (includes custodial & sound technician fees)
Pianist/Organist (payable to musician)
$100 Additional Instrumentalist (payable to musician)
$100 Vocal Soloist (payable to musician)
Reception (3 hour max) (includes custodial fees)
Kitchen Use (3 hour max)