Wedding Policy

One of the consequences of making Sunday morning worship our focus is limiting the use of the entire stage. Our changing of the stage design limits what we are able to do for weddings. Consequently, we will not move large stage sets or preset lighting on the stage.

The Facilities Director (Matthew Wright) can discuss the details soon after you make your request. Please understand that the design may change before your wedding date and the Facilities Director might not have the details of the design until a few weeks before the wedding.

Things You Should Know

Scheduling & Services
  • Wedding requests may be submitted to the church office in writing no earlier than 9 months prior to the requested date.
  • Weddings may not be scheduled on Saturday evenings after 7 pm.
  • Weddings which involve the use of the building after 5 pm will incur an additional fee.

NOTE: Due to our Ministry Planning schedule and the construction of our new building, we may not be able to accomodate the 9 month window for reserving wedding space. Also, please be aware that it is possible that some construction noise may be audible during the wedding. We will work with the contractor but cannot guarantee silence.

Please be advised that neither this policy nor your written request constitutes a contract. Wedding use is for CHBC members and family who agree with our statement of faith and that are approved by the Facilities Director and a CHBC pastor.  If your request is approved, we will provide you with the services of a Wedding Director and A/V technician.

An A/V technician will be provided for your rehearsal and ceremony. We will provide a video recording of your wedding (2 copies) for an additional fee.

Due to our stage setup, the stage must remain “as-is” with little or no alteration. Please be aware that the stage decorations may change between the time that you reserve the sanctuary and the date of your wedding. 

House lighting can be dimmed to your specifications, but special stage lighting (spot lights, etc.) is only available for an additional fee and must be arranged with the Media Director.

We will be happy to provide space and time for a rehearsal the night before your wedding if this does not conflict with a scheduled Bible Church event.

Our goal is to have the building set up for your wedding day by the rehearsal time. Be advised that all rehearsal guests must exit the building by 9:45 pm.

Rehearsal Dinner
If you would like to have your rehearsal dinner at the church, the Fireside Room can accommodate up to 45 guests at rectangular tables, and is available for an additional fee.
Wedding Day & Ceremony
Decorating and set-up may begin the morning of the wedding, again depending on the Bible Church schedule.

  • Chairs may NOT be moved.
  • Decorations may NOT be fastened to walls, floors, or chairs. The only exception is for decorations pinned to the fabric of the chairs.
  • Candelabra and candles are included.
  • Unity candles are allowed provided the furniture and floor are properly covered. All other candles will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
  • Flower girls may drop flower petals, but NOT confetti.
When a reception is held at the CHBC facility, it may run no longer than 3.5 hours from the scheduled start of the wedding. Our definition of a reception includes cake, light finger foods or light hors d’oeuvres, and beverages.

We can accommodate no more than 200 guests for a reception. The reception may only take place in the Fireside Room and lobby for an additional fee.

There are rectangular and round tables available for your use. A maximum of about 6 tables can be used for service food or for seating. Location for these is dependent on the fire code (see our Facilities Director for more information). Outside catering is allowed once the company has provided proof of liability insurance. If properly insured, they may use the kitchen for staging food and the warmer for keeping items warm (no use of oven or stove). Wine may be served in moderation at any wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner at the Bible Church with the advance approval of any of the CHBC pastors (normally, the pastor conducting the wedding). The approving pastor will be responsible for discussing with the family how and where the wine can be served to assure that it is used only in moderation.

Bird seed (no rice) or bubbles may be used outside only. Smoking is not permitted within 30 feet of the church building. Animals are not allowed (releasing of doves, dog ring bearers, etc.).

Anything that is brought to the wedding (decorations, flowers, food, etc.) must leave the building within 2 hours after the wedding unless arrangements are made before the wedding date. If flowers are left for Sunday morning, this needs to be arranged beforehand with the Wedding Director.

Any damage incurred will be billed to you.

Before you fill out the Wedding Reservation form, please download and read-through the 3 documents below.

Filling out and turning in these 3 forms will be required later, but it’s helpful to have read through them before filling out the reservation request form below.

General Info & Fees Document


Wedding Info Sheet


CHBC Wedding Policy



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