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Thank you for your interest in having your wedding at Overlake Christian Church. We’re pleased that you're considering our facility for this very special time in your life. The following answers to many of the most frequently asked questions may help you with your preliminary wedding planning.
WEDDING AND RECEPTION COORDINATORS
As it is our desire to make your wedding day a special, God-honoring event, you will be assigned a Wedding Coordinator and a Reception Coordinator to guide you through Overlake Christian Church’s wedding policies and assist you in planning your rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
Your coordinators will meet with you twice before your wedding to answer any questions and assist you in planning. As well, the coordinators will conduct your two hour rehearsal and will assist you on the day of your wedding. Outside wedding coordinators are welcome; however the Overlake coordinator will manage the rehearsal and wedding.
IS PRE-MARRIAGE COUNSELING NECESSARY?
ALL couples wishing to be married at Overlake Christian Church must participate in pre-marital counseling and meet biblical standards for marriage. At your request an Overlake Christian Church pastor will discuss these biblical guidelines with you. It is required that couples attend OCC’s 8-week pre-marriage class or provide proof of equivalent counseling.
DO WE NEED AN OCC PASTOR?
You may request an Overlake pastor, or you may have another Christian pastor officiate at your wedding.
The Pastor will invest considerable time to make your ceremony a special time for you. This will include meeting with you to plan the details you want in your wedding, the rehersal, your wedding ceremony, and any travel time. Depending on the time involved, we suggest an honorarium of $250 to $350. Feel free to discuss this with your pastor.
HOW LONG CAN WE USE THE CHAPEL?
Our Chapel is available to you for a total of 7 hours. Rehearsal: 2 hours Wedding Day: 5 hours (3 hours prior to the start of your ceremony, 1 hour for the ceremony, and 1 hour of cleanup.) If extra time is requested, it will depend on availability and there will be an additional charge.
HOW LONG CAN WE USE THE RECEPTION ROOMS?
Reception rooms are available to you for a total of 8hours. (The estimated use of the time is 3 hours for set-up and decorating on the day of the wedding; four hours for the reception; and 1 hour for clean-up afterward.)
A wedding ceremony without a reception can be scheduled to start as late as 7:00 pm. Weddings with receptions must be totally finished, including clean up by 9 pm. If extra time is requested, there will be an additional charge.
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN WE HAVE?
OCC can accommodate up to 400 guests. For receptions with more than 250 guests, 2 rooms are required. There will be an addition charge for the extra room.
WHEN IS THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULED?
Rehearsals are held the day before your wedding. Your Wedding Coordinator will work with you to arrange a convenient time.
WHEN IS FINAL PAYMENT DUE?
A $200 deposit is required at the time of booking and final payment must be made to the Wedding Ministry office no later than two weeks before your wedding date.
IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED?
Childcare can not be provided and Nursery facilities are not available to wedding parties. Children must have adult supervision at all times.
MAY WE SERVE WINE AT OUR WEDDING?
Alcohol is not permitted.
WHAT KIND OF CANDLES CAN WE USE?
Enclosed taper candles will be provided by Overlake for the wedding ceremony. All other candles must be in an enclosed holder that is sturdy, heat resistant and can contain the entire candle in a melted state.
WHAT ABOUT MUSIC AND DANCING?
It is our desire as a church to reflect Christ-honoring values in all we say and do. As a result, we require all music and dancing on church premises to be non-offensive and in good taste.
Due to the size of our campus, other events may be scheduled in the building on the day of your wedding. However, great care will be taken to protect the intimacy of your wedding.