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 a marriage, each of you as an individual, and together as a couple, gradually transform and mature in God’s presence and image. 

 

Scheduling Weddings.  Weddings may be scheduled throughout the Church year except during Holy Week, the first week of Easter, the final week of Advent, and on any major secular holiday (Labor Day, Memorial Day) weekend. 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 1854 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