We Invite You To Have Your Wedding At The Nahant Village Church
Contact Church office at 781-581-1202
or email Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE TO PRINT OUT OUR WEDDING PLANNING PACKET AND CONTRACT INFORMATION.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
We are so pleased you are considering the Nahant Village Church as the location to celebrate your special day. We are honored to assist you in this exciting time. There is no requirement that you or your family be a member of this church or any church to have a wedding held here. Similarly, you do not need to have been baptised or confirmed to have your wedding service at the Nahant Village Church. We welcome all people and all family structures including multi-faith families. Below you will find answers to some commonly asked questions, a wedding contract, a wedding planning sheet, and a rate schedule for both wedding ceremonies and on-site receptions.
The church office can be reached at:
27 Cliff St,
Nahant, MA 01908
Phone: (781) 581-1202
The church office staff will connect you with a minister to officiate your wedding ceremony.
Please be in conversation with the service Officiant in order to discuss precautions and policies regarding the COVID-19 virus and the measures taken to ensure safety of all involved in the wedding ceremony.
The Sanctuary and the Chapel are both available for wedding ceremonies. The Sanctuary seats about 325 people and the Chapel seats about 75 people. Rates for each space can be found on the rate schedule as a part of this packet.
Wedding ceremonies are officiated by the Minister of this church. After the date and time of the wedding is arranged with the Minister; an appointment should be made for the parties to be married to meet with the Minister. Usually, the Minister meets with the couple two- three times to discuss and plan for the marriage and the wedding service. If a clergy person from another church is to be included in the service, the Minister of this church will extend an invitation to the guest clergy.
The rehearsal usually takes place a day or two before the wedding, subject to the Minister’s schedule. Be sure the time of the rehearsal allows for all members of the wedding party to be present. Typically, you should allow for about an hour for the rehearsal.
You may choose any music appropriate to a church setting, whether contemporary or traditional music. Any questions should be discussed with the Minister or the Organist. The church’s organist has first right of refusal for all weddings, meaning that if you have someone else you would like to be your organist, our organist needs to be consulted and offered the regular fee. The organist has a selection of traditional and contemporary music; however, the sheet music for a particular request may have to be supplied by the couple. Should you wish to invite a soloist or instrumentalist(s), they will need to consult with the organist well in advance of the wedding date.
All flower arrangements should be in keeping with a service of worship. Please consult with the minister about the placement of floral arrangements. The florist will need to contact the Minister to schedule a delivery time. (Rice or confetti inside or outside the building should not be used.) We ask that all flowers and other items be removed at the end of the service.
Please ask your photographer/videographer to consult with the minister. Generally, photos and video can be taken as the wedding party enters and leaves the sanctuary, as well as during the service, if it does not distract from or interfere with the service. Similarly, please consult with the minister in advance if you plan to offer the service streamed for family and friends unable to physically attend.
The Marriage License
A marriage license may be obtained from any City or Town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the license needs to be given to the minister at or before the rehearsal.
Use of the Building
We are a smoke-free facility, so there is no smoking in the building. Also, alcoholic beverages are not to be served or consumed while on the grounds or in the building. Given the historic nature of our building, we ask that food and drink (with the exception of bottled water) be consumed only in Swansburg Hall (the social hall of the church). Thank you for your cooperation.