Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule the wedding?
The first step is to contact the church office ( email the office or call 801-363-3889) to schedule an appointment with the pastor. Both bride and groom must attend this initial meeting with the pastor to discuss the wedding.
If, after the discussion, the couple and the pastor agree to hold the wedding service at FPC, then the couple will need to
- Fill out a wedding application and submit the fee
- Schedule the remaining pre-wedding meetings with the pastor
- Contact the Wedding Coordinator to make plans for the service.
What are the facilities like?
Our beautifully renovated, historic sanctuary, built in 1905, features stained glass windows and oak pews. The sanctuary seats approximately 750.
A reception hall is available at the church. The church is also located close to downtown Salt Lake City, which offers many hotels with reception facilities.
Limited street parking is available in the church neighborhood.
What are the fees?
Because all of the church’s programs are supported only by financial gifts of members and friends, there is a flat fee of $1,100 for the wedding ceremony for non-members. The fee includes the use of the building for both a wedding rehearsal and the ceremony, and includes the services of the pastor, the wedding coordinator, the custodian, and, if desired, the organist.
The fee does not include the reception hall, flowers, or special decorations.
Who may officiate?
One of the pastors of First Presbyterian Church conducts the wedding ceremony. In special cases, an ordained minister of another Christian church may perform the ceremony, if approved by the FPC pastor.
Where can I find more information?
The FPC Wedding Guidelines (in PDF format) provide detailed information about wedding services at First Presbyterian Church.