Memorial Presbyterian Church

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8:30 a.m. In-person
11:00 a.m. In-person & online


St. Augustine’s Most Beautiful Wedding

We are delighted that you are interested in getting married in the sanctuary of MPC. Please review our wedding policy to help ensure that your wedding ceremony reflects the best of our Christian tradition.

Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrificial love that unites the couple sustains them as faithful and responsible members of the church and the wider community. In civil law, marriage is a contract that recognizes the rights and obligations of the married couple in society. In the Reformed tradition, marriage is also a covenant in which God has an active part, and which the community of faith publicly witnesses and acknowledges.

– Directory of Worship, Presbyterian Church USA

Yes. We consider weddings for non-members a part of our ministry of outreach.

MPC is not “rented” as a venue for weddings because we see our wedding ministry as an extension of our worship life.

Please contact the MPC Wedding Coordinator at (904) 829-6451 to check the availability of your requested date. You must complete our application and submit it to our wedding coordinator. 

One of our pastors will review and approve your application as well as contact you and your fiancé for an interview. After the initial interview, you will be required to pay the $3,000 facility fee in order to secure your requested date.

Please see page 5 of the Wedding Policy.

One of our pastors will be the lead officiant at your wedding.

Yes, provided there are no other events going on at the church. Rehearsals will be on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

The church is not available during Holy Week (the week prior to Easter), Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Rehearsals are scheduled at 5:00 p.m.

One hour, provided everyone is on time and is cooperative.

Weddings can be held at any time during the day on a Saturday with the last time beginning at 6:00 p.m. Weddings held on Friday can be scheduled at any time with the last time beginning at 5:30 p.m.

MPC’s parking lot is available for your wedding guests during the wedding ceremony only. If guests remain in the lot during the reception; they must pay the parking attendant the parking fee. This information should be noted on your invitations, websites, etc.

The wedding coordinator’s job is to ensure a smooth wedding in accordance with our church policies. Our wedding coordinator is available to help with all the details of your wedding at MPC. The wedding coordinator will act as liaison between the bride and groom, the pastor and organist. Our wedding coordinator will work closely with those getting married as well as outside wedding planners to see that the desires and requests of the couple can be met, as long as those requests are appropriate for worship.

Music suitable for the marriage service directs attention to God and expresses the faith of the church. Secular love songs, prerecorded music and music inappropriate for worship will not be permitted. The officiating minister has final approval of all music performed before and during the service. String instruments and soloists are permitted; however, they cannot replace the organist.