Your attention is invited to these requirements prescribed for using our facilities for weddings:

  1. Garden Grove Methodist Church clergy will officiate at wedding ceremonies. A minister will be assigned to officiate your wedding based on availability. With prior approval, a pastor from another church may be allowed to officiate.
  2. The bride and groom are required to meet with the clergy officiating their service. This is a time of getting acquainted and planning the service you desire. This should take place as early as possible, but no later than 3 months prior to your scheduled wedding date.
  3. The church organist plays for all church weddings, unless alternate live music is approved by the Pastor. To assist you in selecting appropriate wedding music, a cassette recording is available from your wedding hostess. If vocal music is desired, the choice of soloist is made by the bride. Only music approved by the Wedding Committee may be used.
  4. To assure a dignified worship service free of distraction, NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY IS PERMITTED DURING THE CEREMONY. Also, no still photography is permitted during the ceremony except by the professional photographer, who may take light-available pictures from locations arranged in advance. (Please inform your photographer and guests.) Pictures may be taken in the sanctuary or chapel prior to and following the ceremony. (45 minutes will be allowed after the ceremony.) Video recordings may be made from a location arranged in advance with the wedding hostess.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED anywhere on the premises.
SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED inside any of the buildings.
FOOD IS NOT ALLOWED except when a reception is planned on premises.
THE THROWING OF RICE, CONFETTI OR BIRD SEED IS NOT ALLOWED.
NO AISLE RUNNERS ARE PERMITTED.

Please contact our Wedding Coordinator Mitzie Larson at mitzie.larson@gmail.com.