Weddings

Congratulations on your decision to marry!  We want to share in your joy and are delighted that you have chosen to have your wedding service of worship at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville.  To marry in a church is to decide to make the Living God central not only to your wedding but to your marriage.  Jesus came to the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee, and with His presence came joy, as he brought life and joy to the occasion.  We hope and pray that with Jesus as the Great Host at your wedding feast, his love and joy will bless your wedding.

Wedding Policy

FPC’s Wedding Policy has been put together thoughtfully and carefully in order to help you make your wedding as memorable and profound a celebration as it can be.  Weddings are finally services of worship, which means that God is present.  We want everything about your wedding to glorify God and to be done with great joy, reverence and dignity.  Know that our prayers are with you in this time, and our hope is that this will be a moment that guides and sustains you through the joys and sorrows of life with God as your companion!

Scheduling a Wedding

First Presbyterian Church’s facilities are available upon request only to church members, the children of church members, and current church staff.  Scheduling your wedding ceremony involves both the schedule of the officiating pastor and the church activities calendar.   No weddings will be scheduled on Sundays, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, or on Festival weekends (Kirkin, First Fest, Fall Festival).

Once you have reviewed First Presbyterian Church’s Wedding Policy (see above), and have decided you would like your wedding to be held at FPC, you can reserve a tentative date for your wedding by completing a Wedding Request form; however the date will only be confirmed after one of the pastors has met with you, approved the wedding, and agreed to officiate at the wedding.

Wedding Fees

After the approval of your application and the initial meeting with the officiating pastor, you will receive a letter from the church confirming your wedding; however, the wedding date will not be finalized until your wedding fee is received by the church office.

Wedding Forms

We ask that you inform your photographer/florist/videographer of our Wedding Policy.  Please download the appropriate, have them signed by the appropriate photographer/florist/videographer, and turn in the forms when you meet with the church’s Wedding Coordinator.

Premarital Counseling

Sessions with the officiating pastor about Christian marriage are required of a couple planning to be married at First Presbyterian Church.  Please contact the officiating pastor, or their assistant, to schedule your sessions.

Officiant Request for Wedding not at FPC Nashville

If you would like one of the FPC pastors to officiate your wedding but the ceremony will not be at FPC Nashville, please first contact the pastor.  After the pastor has agreed to officiate your wedding, please submit the according form. 

Photos courtesy of Feiten Photography. 

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Founded in 1814, First Presbyterian was born by grace. We are an outpost of the kingdom, called to glorify the Triune God, to make known the crucified and risen Christ, and to advance the gospel of God’s free and redeeming grace. Whether you are a long-time member or are new to First Presbyterian, we would love to help you find ways to get more connected.

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