First UMC is always honored to be chosen as the church for that special day in the life of a couple not only for its members but for those who are not members of FUMC.  If the requested date is open on the church calendar and the pastor’s calendar, a deposit of $50.00 is required to hold the date.  The pastor of First UMC is to perform the ceremony or have a role in the ceremony.  At least three months prior to the wedding, the pastor will need to meet with the couple for counseling.

You can see a copy of the Wedding Booklet that will answer a lot of your questions.  Donations/fees are outlined in the Wedding Contract.  Couples will be asked to complete and sign a Wedding Contract and a Property Usage Contract, provide FUMC with proof of liability insurance, and complete the Ceremony Information Sheet.  Couples will be provided with a copy of the church’s wedding/building usage policy.

For the convenience of the wedding party and to assist the minister, the church provides a Wedding Consultant.  The consultant is available to take care of little emergencies, make sure guests are seated in a timely fashion, see that  parents and grandparents of the couple are seated and that the procession takes place at the appropriate time.

For inquiries please contact Margaret at 812-522-1137.  
First United Methodist Church | 201 East 3rd St. Seymour, IN 47274 | | 812-522-1137