The church has two (one pair) seven-branch wrought iron, floor candelabras and a matching wrought iron unity candle holder. If you would like to use these, please indicate this on your Wedding Reservation Form.
in the Wedding
If you desire to serve Holy Communion during your wedding, you must abide by the following:
- The minister must be authorized to administer the sacrament in his/her denomination.
- The minister must use the United Methodist liturgy (page 12 or 15 in the UM hymnal).
- The celebrant leading Holy Communion must invite everyone present to participate, regardless of church affiliation.
- The elements for Holy Communion (and set up) will be provided by the church. It is the couple’s responsibility to communicate this request to the wedding hostess well in advance of the wedding.
The United Methodist Book of Worship states: Holy Communion may or may not be celebrated. If it is, it is most important that its significance be made clear. Specifically: (1) The marriage rite is included in the Service of Word and Table. (2) Not only the husband and wife but the whole congregation is to be invited to receive communion. It is Methodist tradition to invite all Christians to the Lord’s table. (3) There should be no pressure that would embarrass those who for whatever reason do not choose to receive communion. (B.O.W., page 115)
& Rose Petals
Only silk flowers may be used by the flower girl. They are, however, very slick on the hardwood floors, so please consider this before using them.
NO rice or confetti may be used, under any circumstance. Birdseed may only be used outside the building.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES.
It is your responsibility to make sure that each person in your wedding party is made aware of this. Food and/or bottled water are allowed ONLY in the Bridal Suite, adjoining hallway, Butler’s Pantry, and Music Suite. There are to be NO beverages or food in the Sanctuary or Chapel. Since your wedding is a worship service in a United Methodist Church, a minister may refuse to consecrate a marriage where one or more of the participants may be impaired by alcohol, or any other substance.
WESLEY IS A NON-SMOKING CAMPUS. NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE PREMISES. Once again, it is your responsibility to make sure that each and every person in your wedding party is made aware of this.
All personal items must be removed from all areas of the church immediately following the ceremony (Sanctuary, Bridal Suite, Music Suite, restrooms, etc.,) including such items as flowers, pew markers, and programs. Anything that has been moved should be returned to its proper place. Wesley United Methodist Church will not assume responsibility for item(s) stored at the church prior to the wedding (e.g., wedding dress, tuxedo, etc.). Nor will it be responsible for items left unattended during the service or those left behind afterward. The church will be locked following the service and will not be reopened for items to be picked up. Items left on site become the property of Wesley UMC after five (5) days and will be disposed of at the discretion of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica.
Points of Entry
Please note that points of entry to Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica do not include our preschool entrance. In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our students, Wesley Academy of Early Learning is a restricted area which cannot serve as a means of access for guests to our facility.
Wesley’s wedding hostesses will provide access through church entrances for persons associated with scheduled rehearsals and weddings (i.e., participants, attendees, directors, and those involved in preparation for these events). As you finalize arrangements with your hostess, please notify her of your planned arrival time.
Prospective Wesley Weddings:
Visitors and guests are invited to use the church office/administration entrance during normal operating hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am–5:00pm. We invite our weekend guests to join us for worship on Sundays (8:15am, 9:00am, and 10:45am), where they will be blessed by the hearing of the Word of God and have opportunity to personally experience services in Wesley's Sanctuary. (The 8:15am and 10:45am traditional worship services are held in the Sanctuary. Our 9:00am contemporary worship is held in the Celebration Hall.) To schedule a guided tour of the facilities, please contact Paige Gober, Director of Program Ministries and Wedding Reservation Coordinator: email@example.com or (912) 634-1412 x13