Do I need to be a member of Cascade Christian Church to get married there?
No, we open our church to non-members as well as members.  We only allow 1 non-member wedding in any given month, if the schedule allows, to make sure there is availability to our members.  If you are not a member when you initially begin to look at the church for a wedding, you will be charged based on your non-membership status for our facility fees.

Can I use my own musician?
Yes, you may use your own musician.  The fees build based on what you need, so you will not be charged for a musician if you bring one in.

My great-grandma's sister is a member there, can I get a family discount?
No, you must be an active member or the child of an active member to get the member rates for weddings.  All non-members, regardless of their past affiliation with the church, are charged the non-member rates.

How many people does the Chapel hold?
The Chapel seats 100 comfortably.

How many people does the Sanctuary hold?
The Sanctuary seats 300 people.

Do you have candleabras that I can use?
We do, we have a brass set and a brushed pewter set.  Both hold 7 candles, which we also can supply if you would like.  We have white 15" mechanical candles for your use (they burn a real flame).  If you would like to supply your own candles, they must be dripless. 

Can I play a video during my ceremony?
Yes, if you are interested in playing a video during your ceremony you will need to have the wedding coordinator schedule a multi-media technician that you are responsible for paying for.  You will also need to prepare the video yourself and supply them with a DVD copy of that.

Do I have a time restriction to my day?
We will work with you in making sure you have all of the time you need to prepare for and enjoy your big day while you are at the church.  There are no set time restrictions and we limit our facilities to 1 wedding per weekend (unless there are extenuating circumstances).

Do I have to pay a wedding coordinator?
The Wedding Coordinator is the church coordinator and handles all weddings at the church.  This position is a very helpful one to have on your wedding day.  All members and non-members must pay the wedding coordinator to handle all of the wedding day staff/facility details for your wedding.

Do you recommend other wedding vendors?
The Wedding Coordinator has done about 25 weddings at the church and could certainly recommend the best florist, photographers, videographers, etc, that she has worked with.

Can we do the set-up/clean-up ourselves and not use the custodian?
The set-up and clean responsibilities are ones that the custodian need to know to get everything back in place for church on Sunday morning.  All weddings need to pay the custodial fee.

We are getting married on Friday, do you offer a discount for Friday weddings?
Because we only allow one wedding per weekend, there is not a discount.  If we were to offer a Friday wedding, we would not be able to hold a Saturday wedding because the church would be in use for the rehearsal time.  Therefore, there is not a discounted rate for getting married on Friday.

Can I decorate with candles?
We have candelabras that you can use, and we also have a Unity Candle stand.  Other than that, you may not decorate with candles.

Are there any off limit dates?
Yes, we do have a few off limit dates due to the church calendar and the events that we offer as a church.  Those weekend that we do not hold weddings are:

     Easter Weekend
     The 2 weekends surrounding our VBS program (generally then end of July/the beginning of August)
     Weekend after Labor Day
     Any weekend in December

Can my photographer use his/her flash during the ceremony?
Once the bride/groom are up on the alter, it is the preference of our pastors that there is no flash photography.  Some pastors are okay with it, so you will need to check with the pastor officiating your ceremony.

Do you offer pre-marital counseling?
All couples getting married by one of our pastors are required to participate with them in pre-marital counseling and planning the ceremony portion of their day.  Depending on the pastor and the amount that needs to be discussed. 

Does the wedding coordinator get my marriage license for me?
You are responsible for getting your own marriage license from the county clerk.  When you come to the rehearsal, you can bring it with you then and the wedding coordinator will make sure it's signed, copied for you, and mailed in before it's due back to the county clerk's office.

Does the wedding coordinator handle the reception details as well?
The wedding coordinator is officially the "church" wedding coordinator and handles all details related to what happens at the church once the ceremony has begun.  The wedding coordinator will book custodial, sound, multi-media, one of our pastors, and a musician if needed.  And, then, the wedding coordinator is on hand during your entire rehearsal and wedding. 

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