Weddings

Please contact our Facility Manager at facilitymanager@stpaulswc.org or (925) 934-2324.)

Setting the Tone
A marriage begins with a decision of two persons to spend their lives together. It is the uniting of two spirits under God, involving a covenant and a willingness to continue growing together. The wedding ceremony therefore is to be a joyful time of commitment and celebration.

Church or Chapel.
The Church holds up to 300 people, and the Chapel comfortably seats 50 people.

Setting the Date
Contact the Facility Manager for availability. Due to heavy demand for weddings at certain times of the year, we suggest you have alternative dates and times in mind. The rehearsal is usually the evening before the wedding. When a date is selected, a “Facility Use Agreement” will be prepared. An initial payment is required at the signing of the agreement in order to secure the date.

Music
Considering the sacredness of a church wedding, we encourage music that integrates the worship experience. Our Wedding Organist has a list of appropriate literature and solo selections to assist you, if necessary. It is your responsibility to contact the organist for selection of music. Unless contacted at least two weeks prior to the wedding, the organist will make the selections..

Facility Manager
St. Paul’s does not have a Wedding Director; however, all questions and plans need to be directed to our Facility Manager at facilitymanager@stpaulswc.org or 925-934-2324.

Wedding Rehearsal
The rehearsal is normally held the evening prior to the wedding. Please contact the Facility Manager to make the arrangements. A maximum of 90 minutes is scheduled for your rehearsal, so please be prompt!

Decorating
All arrangements for flowers and decorations are made by the wedding party. You may arrange for an outside Florist, or contact the Facility Manager to have St. Paul’s provide appropriate floral arrangements. Floral decorations must be completed, including cleanup, one hour prior to the wedding.

Photography
You may use the photographer of your choice. Flash is not allowed during the wedding service, as it is distracting to the wedding party and guests. Posed pictures before and after the ceremony are permissible. Guests are requested not to take pictures during any part of the ceremony.
Videotaping is permitted using a maximum of three cameras. The videographer remains stationary at a predetermined location throughout the ceremony, and uses only natural light.

Other Details
Alcohol: Only wine and champagne are allowed.
Smoking:  It is understood that St. Paul’s is a smoke free facility, including the grounds, and smoking is only allowed on the city sidewalk in the front of the property.
Rice, birdseed, rose petals and confetti may not be used or thrown on church property, inside or out.
Bubbles are permitted outside the buildings.

Reception and Rehearsal Dinner
The reception and/or rehearsal dinner should be scheduled with the Facility Manager at the time the wedding date is set. The Parish Hall seats approximately 160 guests, but must be booked in advance. Any decorating of the facilities must be done the day of the wedding. Kitchen facilities are not included, but may be arranged with the Facility Manager.