Weddings - FAQ

Weddings - FAQ

FAQ about Weddings...

  • Q. Can I take a look at the building?
    A. Yes, come and visit our morning service at 9.30am Sundays (or pop in duirng morning tea from around 11am), or visit our night service at 6pm Sundays.
  • Q. Are flowers provided?
    A. No. We do not provide flowers, you will need to make your own arrangements for this. The building itself is very grand and has many floral elements in its design, any floral arrangements usually need to be quite large to make an impact in the building.
  • Q. How many ribbons will I need for the ends of pews?
    A. The first four rows on either side of the church are chairs and they are difficult to decorate. For the remaining pews, ribbons can be attached. There are 10 rows of pews, so a total of 20 ends when you count both the left and right sides.
  • Q. Is there enough light in the building for photos?
    A. Yes. A photographer with suitable equipment won't have a problem.
  • Q. When do I have access to the building for the florist, musicians etc?
    A. The building is only available from 90 minutes before the start time of your wedding so it can be made available for other uses.
  • Q. Can we have a rehearsal?
    A. Yes. It usually happens one evening during the week prior to the wedding. If you need musicians and others to check out things in the building this is the time to do it.
  • What is the reduction in price if we choose to have the church in its 'sideways' orientation
    A. If you use the building in the sideways orientation the price is reduced to $1200
  • Q. Can we move furniture around?
    A. No. You cannot move the chairs and pews (these are moved professionally to avoid damage to the polished flooring). The kids' play equipment cannot be moved but the foam mats will be reduced in size and it will be covered. What you can move around are the table and chairs on the 'stage' area (the Chancel) as long as they are lifted and not dragged.

 

more FAQ for those being married by another minister in our building

  • Q. What is the basis of the arrangement for a wedding conducted by another minister?
    A. If the Senior Minister of Summer Hill Church is happy with the arrangement then a license agreement is entered into between our church and the minister's church for $1. This is a normal procedure since the event is not an activity of our church but of the church where the minister is from. It clarifies the arrangement and provides for Public Liability Insurance details to be received. An appropriate donation is asked for the use of the building in this case.
  • Q. Is it necessary to undertake pre-marriage counselling?
    A. Your minister will look after any marriage preparation. It is entirely up to them.
  • Q. Will our names be in the marriage register at the church?
    A. Your minister will arrange all the legal paperwork with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for your wedding. The marriage register in the church will be made available to your minister for them to fill in so there is a local record of your wedding happening in the church building.
  • Q. Where are the light switches for our rehearsal?
    A. There are three light switches on the left immediately after entering the main door, then another light switch on the right after entering the main part of the church and the rest of the light switches are in the room at the very far right-hand side of the building in the corner near the big cupboards. Please turn off the lights when you leave.
  • Q. What sound equipment is there?
    A. There is a CD player which can play audio CDs and CDRs, a mixer and three microphones (two Behringer XM8500 and a Shure gooseneck mic). If you want to add to this equipment you will need to do this yourself.
  • Q. What musical instruments are available to use?
    A. The organ and an electric piano.