Weddings at Northshore

Congratulations on your engagement!

We wish you the very best and look forward to working with you to create a wedding service that honors God and the covenant you are making with one another. We care about the details of your wedding, but our primary interest is with the health of your marriage. At Northshore, we view a wedding as a worship service that marks the beginning of your life together, focused on thanking God and asking for His blessing and protection over your marriage.

Where Do We Begin?

Please read through all the information provided here and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Once you have submitted the form, our Family Life team will be in contact with you.

Weddings at Northshore

If you wish to be married onsite, keep in mind that Northshore typically hosts weddings on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Because of the high volume of other events, Northshore does not host weddings from Thanksgiving through January 1. Once you have tentatively booked your date, you will receive a reservation agreement. Once the signed agreement is returned with your Northshore wedding coordinator will then contact you.

Weddings Offsite

If you wish to be married off-site, only the wedding information form is needed. Northshore pastors will officiate weddings held locally (within 30 miles of Northshore Community Church). If your wedding is located further than 30 miles, all travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the couple.

Your next step is to fill out “What Are The Next Steps” questions and email the Family Life Ministry Assistant with your responses.

What is Pre-Marital Counseling?

Getting married is easy – staying married is the challenge. Our pastors are committed to preparing and equipping couples for their marriage. The format and content of each pastor’s preparation varies, but is intended to encourage and help couples form a strong foundation for their married life together.

In order to help you stay married, Northshore Community Church encourages entering into your marriage commitment and pastoral counseling by thinking through a few important questions:

Have you had conversations about spirituality or being followers of Jesus?

These are vital discussions when marrying someone with whom you will share the rest of your life. These conversations will be addressed in pre-marital counseling because talking about this before marriage avoids challenges later on.

Are you both open to receiving marriage advice?

A willingness to seek advice and wise counsel in order to serve your soon-to-be spouse is vital.

Are you honoring God with your sexuality?

Sex is a gift from God. God has given specific direction on sex: it’s healthy and ideal within the context of marriage (1 Corinthians 6:18–20). Because we believe that sex was created for marriage, we encourage all couples to commit to abstinence during this season of engagement.

All couples wishing to be married by a Northshore Community Church pastor must participate in pre-marital counseling. Once a pastor is chosen, you may contact them directly to set up counseling appointments. They will set up two to four meetings with you prior to the wedding day in order to get to know you better, hear your stories, and provide resources and tools for a successful marriage.

Fees associated with Premarital Counseling:

  • Counseling sessions with Northshore Pastor: $400
  • Officiating Pastor: $400

What other details are involved in planning a wedding at Northshore?

 

Location of Wedding

  • Weddings at Northshore

    If you wish to be married onsite, keep in mind that Northshore typically hosts weddings on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Once you have tentatively booked your date with our Resource Coordinator, you will receive a reservation agreement as well as a copy of our Facility, Media and Kitchen use policies.

  • Weddings Offsite

    Northshore pastors will officiate weddings held locally (within 30 miles of Northshore Community Church). If your wedding is located further than 30 miles, all travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the couple.

Cost
Hosting your wedding at Northshore varies in cost, depending on the rooms reserved and additional resources/support. Once the Resource Coordinator has received the necessary information, you will be given a quote for your wedding.

Wedding Paperwork
We ask that all wedding related paperwork (i.e. marriage license or other documents requiring a pastor’s signature) be prepared on or before the wedding day.

Wedding Coordinator
Northshore requires that all couples have a wedding coordinator (whether that be a hired professional, or a family member/friend) to be the point-of-contact for all wedding-related matters as well as coordinating the rehearsal and wedding day. We have wedding coordinator recommendations upon inquiry.

What are the next steps?

Questions?