Bride's and Bridesmaids' bouquetsGetting married is certainly one of the most important steps that a person takes during his or her life. Marriage is far more than a cultural tradition, a legal arrangement, or even a partnership between two people who love each other. Marriage is a relationship ordained and instituted by God in which a man and a woman are joined together for the rest of their lives. It is a relationship of self-sacrificing love through which we catch a glimpse of God’s unconditional love for us.

 To spend a lifetime living in a faithful, loving marriage, we need the love and grace Jesus offers us through living in a relationship with him. We also need the love, grace, support, and encouragement that Jesus offers us through our relationships with other followers of Jesus.

 Therefore, our pre-marital process is designed to help engaged couples build healthy, Christ-centered marriages. We value a foundation for marriage that includes

  • a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • membership and involvement in a specific Christian church
  • a relationship with each other based on love, respect, transparency, and faith in God
  • a dating relationship of at least one year
  • a commitment to pursue God’s best in your individual lives and in your life together

To be married at Vineyard Community complete the following steps in this order

  1. Schedule an initial meeting with one of our pastors, by calling 262-375-9318.
  2. Complete the Wedding Application form and return it with the required deposit  to reserve your wedding date.
  3. Attend our 9-week pre-marital class. Vineyard Community Church requires that all couples being married by a Vineyard pastor complete a relationship assessment and a 9 week pre-marital class.
  4. Meet with the officiating pastor to design and plan the details of your wedding.

Wedding Costs

Standard wedding charges are $650 for Vineyard Community Church members and $1300 for nonmembers. For the member rate to apply at least one person in the couple (or their parents) must have been a member of Vineyard Community Church for at least 6 months prior to completing our wedding application. Use of the building for the wedding reception involves additional charges.

A $200 nonrefundable deposit is required along with your completed wedding application to reserve your wedding date. The balance due must be paid no later than 60 days prior to the wedding date. In the event of cancellation, a full refund less the deposit will be given.

Download Wedding Application