The marriage of two people is a holy union. It begins with your desire to form a lasting, lifelong partnership with another person in God’s love, and continues throughout your lives as an unfolding process of intentional living and growing together. In marriage, each of you as an individual, and together as a couple, gradually transform and mature in God’s presence and image. 

 

Get to know Emmanuel! You do not have to be a member of this, or any, church to be married here, however, you may find that attending worship here is a good way to explore whether this is the place where you want your wedding to take place. The start of your married life together is a great time to join a community of faith. Worship on Sunday mornings at 8:30am in the Chapel, and at 10:30am in the Main Church.

Scheduling Weddings.  Weddings may be scheduled throughout the Church year except during Holy Week, the first week of Easter, and the final week of Advent. That said, weddings are rarely celebrated during the penitential season of Lent.  We are able to schedule weddings with as little as six months notice, but no more than 18 months in advance.

Spaces for Weddings.  Emmanuel has two spaces suitable for weddings. Our main sanctuary seats 600 and is a glorious example of Gothic Revival architecture with several stained glass windows by Tiffany and LaFarge. For a more intimate ceremony, the Eccleston Chapel is an exquisite jewel-box space seating 45.

Getting Started on Your Wedding.  Download the helpful guide, Weddings at Emmanuel Church to begin your marriage journey with us. All couples, regardless of faith tradition or gender, follow the same policies. For more information contact the parish office, at info@emmanueldowntown.org