Samantha
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Church wedding fee

Samantha, on October 24, 2016 at 10:12 AM Posted in Planning 0 21
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Just curious, for those who had a church wedding what did they charge you, if anything? I know all churches are different, and then I know being a member of the church can help too. Thanks in advance!

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Latest activity by Laura, on October 24, 2016 at 12:28 PM
  • FreshToDeathAng
    Master September 2016
    FreshToDeathAng ·
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    We had to pay a donation of 700$ - We weren't members, because we got married in a town a few hours away (where I used to live...) - I think it was 400$ for parishoners

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  • carspfern
    Super December 2016
    carspfern ·
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    We're paying $750. It's at a Catholic church so that covers the pre-cana and foccus testing as well as the church for the rehearsal and reception, and the music

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  • MrsSki
    Master April 2017
    MrsSki ·
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    My church doesn't charge anything for members, but it's several hundred dollars for non-members. Most churches will give you the schedule of fees is you stop in their office or give them a call!

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  • Ashley M
    VIP August 2017
    Ashley M ·
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    400$

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  • Samantha
    Devoted July 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Okay thanks everyone! I ideally would like to get married in a church but I wanted to have a different place to have my reception. But if my church was going to be hundreds of dollars I was just have the reception and the wedding at the same place because it's only an extra $200.

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  • MrsKristenS
    Master August 2016
    MrsKristenS ·
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    We paid $2000 for our chapel and got $500 back afterwards (damage deposit). The chapel we used was a university chapel- we picked it for looks- the cost definitely wouldn't have been as much at our own church.

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  • Katie
    Expert January 2017
    Katie ·
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    If your a member at my church, its free.

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  • OriginalKD
    Master December 2015
    OriginalKD ·
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    $700 for a non-denominational chapel

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  • Mb2Md
    VIP November 2022
    Mb2Md ·
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    $850 ...ugh lol

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  • Tarra
    Super June 2017
    Tarra ·
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    We have a $150 parish donation. Pre-cana is costing us $80. For music I was told that the organist is between $100-$150 and others pay for a singer but my grandpa is going to sing at our wedding (he sings at church all the time and is so happy to sing at our wedding). Good luck!

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  • Samantha
    Devoted July 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Thank you so much everyone!!!

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  • Happily Ever After
    Expert April 2016
    Happily Ever After ·
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    The church we used cost $400. That included them doing our sound/music. We were not members at the church. It was free for members.

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  • Chip
    Master March 2018
    Chip ·
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    No fee for us, but its $150 to use their AV equipment (needs to be manned by their staff) and a $100 clean up fee if we don't want to do it ourselves, plus we're giving a donation

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  • Katherine
    VIP June 2017
    Katherine ·
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    Free for us, because I am a member. We plan to pay the Pastor about $100 (his standard fee for weddings and funerals, plus tip), $50 each for our organists (they are insistent on doing it as their gift to us, but I'm not comfortable with that due to all the rehearsal time I know they'll put in), and probably a $100 donation to the church.

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  • Melissa
    Super December 2016
    Melissa ·
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    Our church is $1750.

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  • Lolerskates84
    Super August 2016
    Lolerskates84 ·
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    Ours was obnoxious...mandatory donation of $1250 which did not include precana. But it was a very pretty Church. I'm not Catholic and had no idea Catholic Churches were so expensive around here (Chicago).

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  • Sarah
    Super May 2017
    Sarah ·
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    We have a $200 donation to our church. Pre-cana is $50.

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  • Rebecca
    Master November 2015
    Rebecca ·
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    Ours was free for use of the church and the hall for the reception. We did have to pay $150 to an outside group for pre-Cana and we paid the organist, cantors, servers, and priests separate voluntary stipends.

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  • Lauren17
    Master July 2017
    Lauren17 ·
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    Our catholic church wanted $1100. $800 for church and $300 for the pianist. We ended up deciding to do everything at the venue because it was more convenient for our guests and was only $550! No gap between ceremony and reception!!!

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  • FutureMrsScott-120316
    Devoted December 2016
    FutureMrsScott-120316 ·
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    My church is free for members but I'm getting married at a park by the ocean but I will be having my reception at my church and that is free as well.

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