Weddings at Hope
Hope is a beautiful location for your wedding. If possible, we would love to be a part of your special day.
Interested in booking your wedding at Hope or requesting a pastor for your wedding? Fill out the wedding request form below.
Have any questions? Contact our wedding coordinator by clicking the link below:
Hope Community Church believes that Christian marriage is a joyful covenanting between a man and a woman in which they proclaim, before God and human witnesses, their commitment to live together in spiritual, physical, and material unity. In this covenant they acknowledge that the great love God has shown for each of them enables them to love each other. We believe that the wedding ceremony is the place where this promise of a lifelong covenant between husband and wife is made and in which the two become one flesh, as it is both an ordinance of Creation, affirmed as such by our Lord, and commended by Saint Paul as a sign of the mystical union between Christ and His Church (Matthew 19:3-9; Ephesians 5:22-32). Therefore, Hope Community Church only allows wedding ceremonies that would affirm Christian marriage as defined above, and officiated by Licensed Ministers of the Gospel in the State of Minnesota who also would agree with the above definition.
You are welcome to request either sanctuary (East or West) and preferences will be honored based on availability. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to confirm if the sanctuary you prefer is available.
Hope West Accomodations
Holds 415 guests (225 on main floor & 190 in the balcony)
A/C in sanctuary & fireside room
Hope West is not handicap accessible
Hope East Accomodations
Holds 625 guests (375 on main level, 250 in the balcony)
A/C throughout the building
Church Rental Fee for Weddings
$625 special rate for members (Both the bride & groom must be members at the time of signing the contract)
$750 for non-member, regular attenders
$1,000 for non-regular attenders
A $350 deposit is recquired to secure the date and will be put toward your rental fee.
Special Note: The rental fee does not cover the payment of your officiating pastor. The Hope pastors do not charge a set fee for their services. However, a common question asked is “What monetary gift would be appropriate in exchange for premarital counseling and officiating a ceremony?” A common gift ranges from $250-$300. Though an honorarium is not required and given at your discretion, any gift offered in exchange for their services would be welcomed and appreciated.
Included Amenities with Church Rental Fee
Two hours of rehearsal time the day before the wedding, use of the sanctuary only.
Two dressing rooms (TBD)
Two full-length mirrors for each dressing room
Table for entryway (Place for guestbook, programs, etc.)
Table for onstage (Used for unity candle, communion, etc.)
Six hours in church building on your wedding day for decorating, getting ready, pictures, ceremony, and dismissal. Note: You will have two hours of time in the sanctuary from the start of your ceremony. After that time, the sound engineer will begin to reset the stage. Any photos that need to be taken after the ceremony can take place in the sanctuary as long as they fit within the two hour timeframe. If you need more time for photos after the ceremony, you are welcome to use other areas in the church building. You are free to use the sanctuary for photos and decorating as long as you would like before the ceremony begins within the six hours of total building access.
Use of piano, microphones, instrument cords, music stands, and chairs.
Two wrought iron candlebras (candles provided) for the stage area (Hope West only)
Hope Community Church Sound Engineer on the wedding day (will arrive one hour before the ceremony for sound check with musicians and to prepare other sound related needs). Note: The sound engineer does not come to the rehearsal so there will not be access to the sound board on the rehearsal night (to play recorded music or for musicians to be heard through the sound system).
Wedding Coordinator on rehearsal and wedding day
Extra Amenities available for a fee
Rehearsal Dinner Space (contact coordinator for rules and requirements) — $150
Use of infant or toddler nursery for child care — $25
Hope Community Church owns the parking lot directly behind Hope East. It has approximately 55 spots. We also own a smaller lot located on the NE corner of 7th and 11th which has approximatly 20 additional spaces. You are welcome to use either of these lots on your wedding day if no other ministries or events have reserved them. Most couples find that 75 spots are not sufficient for the number of guests invited. If you need more parking, the main lot between our 2 buildings can most often be rented from the company that owns and manages it. For a Saturday wedding, the fee is $250 for the day.
Friday ceremonies are a bit more difficult but still possible. The fee for friday rental is $200 for weddings that begin at or after 5pm. The lot is used by downtown employees who contract weekday spots, so space only becomes available on Fridays after 5pm. Weddings that start before 5pm on fridays are not guaranteed to have access to that larger lot. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in more information on parking lot rental.