Congratulations! You have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. While we believe accepting Jesus as your Savior is the most important, life-changing decision you make, choosing the person whom you will marry closely follows. Because God has ordained the marriage covenant to exist between one man, one woman and Himself, Prairie Lakes Church will only recognize and solemnize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. We look forward to walking alongside you to help you prepare for a God-honoring, love-filled marriage that will last a lifetime.
Once you have settled on a date, complete the online application.Senior Pastor John Fuller is unavailable to officiate weddings, but we have several licensed pastors on staff and can accommodate visiting pastors, provided proof of credentials is submitted to the church at least one month before your ceremony. If a visiting pastor officiates, a Prairie Lakes Church pastor will need to approve him to perform your ceremony in our facility.Subject to approval, our pastors can perform weddings off-site [not at a Prairie Lakes Church Campus]. Weddings performed outside a 15-mile radius of a pastor’s home campus will be subject to a travel fee.
Once you have settled on a date, complete the online application. Senior Pastor John Fuller is unavailable to officiate weddings, but we have several licensed pastors on staff and can accommodate visiting pastors, provided proof of credentials is submitted to the church at least one month before your ceremony. If a visiting pastor officiates, a Prairie Lakes Church pastor will need to approve him to perform your ceremony in our facility.Subject to approval, our pastors can perform weddings off-site [not at a Prairie Lakes Church Campus]. Weddings performed outside a 15-mile radius of a pastor’s home campus will be subject to a travel fee.
You'll meet with your pastor 1-2 times before the ceremony. He'll help you create a ceremony that keeps God at its center and allows your personalities to shine!
Timing and Finances
Payment information and options will be provided by our wedding administrative assistant once your application is received and processed.6-18 months prior Submit your application. Once your wedding is approved, we’ll collect the $250 premarital mentoring fee.4-12 months priorReturn your signed contract and deposit & administrative fee (on-site)/wedding fee (off-site). Once received, we will reserve your wedding date on the Prairie Lakes Church calendar. Until these documents are both received, we can only confirm whether a location and pastor are currently available.2 months priorSubmit the balance of your payment. Once received, we will connect you with a wedding ceremony coordinator (on-site weddings only).
On-Site Weddings (PLC Pastor Officiant)
On-Site Weddings (Visiting Pastor Officiant)
Those held at a Prairie Lakes Church Campus officiated by a visiting pastor**Application & Mentoring Fee:$250 submitted 6-18 months before wedding dateContract & Facility Deposit/Administrative Fee*$300 submitted with signed contract($250 facility deposit, $50 administrative fee)Wedding Fee$350 submitted 2 months before wedding date* $250 of this fee will be returned one month after your ceremony, less damage fees if incurred.**Visiting pastor fee is not coordinated by Prairie Lakes Church. The couple and officiating pastor will handle this themselves.
Those held somewhere other than a Prairie Lakes Church Campus officiated by a PLC pastorApplication & Mentoring Fee:$250 submitted 6-18 months before wedding dateContract & Wedding Fee$300 submitted with signed contract(Includes pastor's honorarium and administrative fee)Travel Fee*Price varies and is submitted two months before wedding date*Travel expenses are waived for ceremonies held within a 15-mile radius of a pastor's home campus.
We book only one wedding per weekend per campus and perform ceremonies on Fridays and Saturdays. The following holiday weekends are unavailable due to demands on our staff and facilities: New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and campus-specific community celebrations.
Wedding Ceremony Coordinator
For on-site weddings, two months before your wedding, we will connect you with a wedding ceremony coordinator who will review details about your day, answer questions and convey pertinent information to our technical and facilities staff. She’ll also oversee your rehearsal and wedding to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Our facility will be reserved 5-7 p.m. the evening before your wedding for your rehearsal. Everyone involved in the ceremony should attend except for live musicians.Due to the demands on staff and space for weekend services, we are unable to accommodate rehearsal dinners or receptions of any size without exception.
Your wedding party will have access to the church 2 ½ hours before your ceremony. If you would like to decorate early, you may do so during your rehearsal time. When planning, please consider:The church does not have wedding decorations.No tacks, pins, glue, nails or tape of any kind may be used.Only dripless candles, enclosed in hurricane glass, may be used. A unity candle is allowed provided a drip cloth or protective covering is beneath it.
Bring your marriage license to your rehearsal.If you have live music, a sound check will be scheduled two hours before the ceremony.Two changing rooms will be available for your bridal party the day of your wedding. No items may be stored at our facility overnight. Hair appointments must be held off-site.You have use of our facility for 1½ hours after your ceremony begins. Please arrange for someone to remove all decorations, gifts and personal items from the church immediately following the ceremony.Only service animals are allowed in the church building. A service animal is defined as a guide dog, signal dog or other animal specifically trained to aid a person with a disability.