Wedding Services at Olivet


Members, as well as non-members, are welcome to hold their wedding service at Olivet, as long as it will be a service of Christian worship, officiated by a Christian minister registered to perform marriages in the Commonwealth of Virginia, accompanied by pre-marital counseling and conforming to the guidelines provided in this Wedding Handbook. In a service of Christian marriage, a lifelong commitment is made in the presence of God, publicly witnessed, and acknowledged by the community of faith. The service begins with scriptural sentences and a brief statement of purpose. The man and woman shall declare their intention to enter into Christian marriage, and shall exchange vows of love and faithfulness. The service includes appropriate passages of Scripture, a brief homily, prayers for the couple, and in the name of the Triune God, the minister declares that the couple are then joined in marriage. To schedule a wedding in the Olivet church Sanctuary, you will need to complete and return a reservation form that is available through the church office (434.295.1367). Customarily, the minister of Olivet will officiate at wedding services held at Olivet. However, permission may be given, and an invitation extended to a minister of your choosing. Pre-marital counseling is required of all couples desiring to be married at Olivet. In this way, the church can help you prepare not only for your wedding day, but for your life together in marriage, and the fulfillment of your marriage commitments to one another. Olivet will provide a liaison to assist you in planning for your wedding with regard to using the Olivet sanctuary and facilities. The seating capacity of the Sanctuary is approximately 175 people. Use of the Sanctuary includes rooms for dressing. Reception space in the Fellowship Hall is available upon request (See "Document" below for pdf version of Olivet's Wedding handbook)

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