Congratulations on your decision to be married! Knox Presbyterian Church serves as a wonderful venue for couples uniting in Christian marriage and hosts weddings for members and nonmembers alike. Along with being one of the most important life decisions, the celebration of marriage is one of the most important rites of the Church. Marrying in the Church is a significant choice: You are asking God's blessing on your relationship; you are inviting the Church to celebrate your marriage as a gift of God; you are asking the Church, as a Christian community, to stand with you as you begin your life together.
To begin the process of celebrating your wedding at Knox Church, please read the Wedding Guidelines and contact one of our pastors. Although spelled out in detail in the Wedding Guidelines, following are answers to some FAQs:
What is required to get married at Knox Presbyterian Church?
- An initial conversation with a one of our pastors
- A completed wedding application and nonrefundable deposit. Download a copy of the wedding application here.
- Completed premarital counseling sessions with the officiating pastor
- A meeting with the church organist
- Final payment made two weeks prior to the wedding date
Do we have to be a member of the church to get married at Knox?
No, there is no baptism or membership requirement to be married at Knox Church.
What is the cost of having our wedding at Knox?
Cost is based on size of wedding and Knox Church membership status. Please contact the church office for details (513) 321-2573.
How do I schedule a wedding at Knox?
First, contact one of our pastors by email or phone. An initial appointment may be scheduled. Scheduling a wedding on your proposed date is subject to availability of both the church and pastors. Weddings for nonmembers may not be scheduled more than 12 months prior to the date of the wedding.
Does the church require premarital counseling?
Yes, couples are required to have premarital counseling sessions with the pastor officiating the wedding.
Who can officiate your wedding?
All weddings at Knox Presbyterian Church are officiated by a pastor on staff. However, with prior approval of one of our pastors, a visiting clergyperson or other individual may also participate.
Does the church have facilities suitable for a reception following the ceremony?
Knox Church has space to accommodate wedding receptions of various sizes and also has a professional in-house caterer we can recommend.