600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040 Worship in the Chapel/Garden: 8:30am | Worship in the Sanctuary: 10:30am


Weddings


Celebrations of Marriage

 

As you plan your wedding at Morrow Church, the first step is to meet with the officiating pastor to discuss the specific details of your wedding. (In extenuating circumstances, such as long-distance planning, this meeting may be done on the phone).

Morrow Church offers two spaces for hosting a wedding:

The Sanctuary, the location of our worship celebrations on Sunday morning, holds up to 600 people. This space features an organ, a piano, and sound accommodations for soloists and musical ensembles.

Ivy Chapel is a smaller, more intimate space that holds up to 70 people and features an organ and a piano.

Both spaces are accessible for people with disabilities.

If you would like to hold your wedding at an off-site location, it must be coordinated directly with the pastor. All details will need to be agreed upon in advance with the officiating pastor.

Member Non-Member
Pastor Fee Waived $250
Director of Music Ministries* $300 $350
Sexton $100 $150
Sanctuary Fee Waived $300
(suggested donation)
Ivy Chapel Fee Waived $125
(suggested donation)

                                                  

Any charges for additional soloists or professionals are the sole responsibility of the couple.

*An additional fee may be charged for rehearsal if needed.

*As our resident musician, the Director of Music Ministries has first right of refusal of all services. If a guest musician is preferred, the Director of Music Ministries is retained to coordinate audio-visual setup and operation.

 

Before the Wedding

 

Please contact the church office promptly to set up the initial meeting between the couple and the pastor. All dates, details, plans, and questions will be discussed in this meeting.

Marriage License

Each couple is responsible for acquiring their own license in the state and county where the wedding is being performed. (Morrow Church is located in Essex County, NJ. You can find more information about obtaining a marriage license here.)

You can apply for a marriage license at the Maplewood Township Clerk’s office, located at 574 Valley Street, Maplewood Township, NJ 07040.

Premarital Counseling

Couples are required to participate in 3 sessions of premarital counseling with the officiating pastor prior to the wedding ceremony.

Wedding Rehearsal

Typically a wedding rehearsal is conducted the evening prior to the wedding; however it is not required. Details of a rehearsal are left up to couple and the presiding pastor to determine.