Weddings & Funerals


It is one of the most exciting days of your life! And one of the most cherished events a Christian family can share. FPC wedding facilities are available to both church members and non-members alike, although members always take priority. For the large wedding, our sanctuary seats 500. For the more intimate affair, our chapel seats 80.


Weddings at First Presbyterian Church may be scheduled up to one year prior to the wedding date. However, priority is given to FPC members, up to 120 days in advance. Only one wedding at a time will be scheduled, with four hours between weddings.

For more details on policies, we encourage you to contact the church office.  A booklet with more information will be supplied for you.

Non-members, please note: An FPC Minister must perform the wedding ceremony. Also, non-members can schedule the wedding date one year in advance, but confirmation of the requested date can only be made 120 days prior to the wedding. Members requesting the same date more than 120 days in advance will be given preference. Reception facilities are not available to non-members.


  • Sanctuary and Chapel venues
  • Centrally located
  • Center aisle with traditional Georgian architecture
  • Bride’s dressing area
  • Beautiful courtyard for photos
  • Large organ with excellent acoustics
  • Ceremonies performed in the reformed tradition of the Presbyterian Church USA

In the event of a death, the church office should be notified as soon as possible.
 The Pastor will work with the family and the funeral home in scheduling and planning the service of Witness to the Resurrection.  To contact the church office, please call 574-234-4159.

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