For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. - Ephesians 5:31
The Woodlands United Methodist Church campus can accommodate both small and large weddings. The Robb Chapel can accommodate up to 300 guests and our Sanctuary can accommodate up to 1,800 guests. Chrysostom Chapel is available for very small weddings up to 30 guests.
Scheduling Your Wedding
Weddings can be scheduled up to 15 months in advance for church members and 9 months in advance for non-members. All weddings must be booked at least three months in advance. Once you’ve chosen a date, your rehearsal will be scheduled for the day prior to your wedding at either 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
You must be a member of The Woodlands United Methodist Church at least 60 days prior to your reserving the Church to receive “member status”.
Please contact the Facilities Coordinator for an updated fee schedule and deposit requirements. Your fee includes the following: pastor honorarium, wedding coordinator fee, church organist fee, Foundations for Marriage Pre-marital Seminar, Sound Technician fee, maintenance, security, custodial and room usage. Your balance is due one month prior to your wedding date (no exceptions). Initial deposit will not be refunded if the wedding is canceled within three months of the wedding date.
Ministers of The Woodlands United Methodist Church will officiate all weddings.
The Woodlands United Methodist Church wants to make your wedding worry and hassle free. With that in mind, you will be assigned a wedding coordinator to assist you with your needs at your rehearsal and wedding. Your wedding coordinator will meet with you twice prior to your wedding rehearsal. Any additional time required must be arranged between you and your wedding coordinator. Your wedding coordinator will conduct your one hour rehearsal. Outside wedding coordinators/planners are welcome; however, the coordinator assigned by The Woodlands United Methodist Church will coordinate the rehearsal and wedding. It is your responsibility to contact the coordinator once one is assigned to you to set up the initial meeting.
Your service of marriage is a service of worship. The wedding therefore should reflect the God-centered focus that characterizes all worship services. The Woodlands United Methodist Church organist will be glad to suggest appropriate selections. You may, in addition, contract other musicians for your ceremony with approval of music selections from our music department and the minister. Recorded music and accompaniment tapes are not permitted. It is your responsibility to call the Church Organist to book an appointment.
We ask that the photographers and videographers not be on the altar area during the ceremony.
The Woodlands United Methodist Church recommends you attend Foundations for Marriage. All couples are required to participate in one of the following pre-marital preparation class/counseling sessions:
- The Woodlands United Methodist Church, Foundations for Marriage seminar and workshop. The fee for this seminar is included with your wedding package. If you choose not to attend this seminar, the fee is non-refundable.
- A marriage preparation series of classes at another church.
- Three couple sessions of pre-marriage work with the counselor of your choice.
In addition, all couples are requested to meet with the minister officiating their wedding at least one month prior to their wedding date to get acquainted and discuss specific plans for your ceremony. It is your responsibility to schedule this appointment.
Nothing is to be moved or rearranged on or near the alter area. If using pew decorations, please use caution on the wood, so not to scratch. All candles used must be supplied by the wedding party and be drip less with plastic sheeting placed under them for additional protection. We ask that all flowers, candles and decorations be removed immediately following your pictures.
In addition to the use of the Chapel or Sanctuary for your wedding, you will also have access to one of our Brides Rooms, a grooms Room and an adult classroom. These additional rooms can be used for pre-wedding preparations and dressing.
The building and assigned rooms will be open for your use two hours before and one hour after your wedding for Robb Chapel weddings. Your florist may begin decorating the two hours prior to your wedding. For Sanctuary weddings rooms will be available three hours before your start time. Due to additional reservations made in rooms, we ask that you promptly remove all decorations and belongings immediately following your ceremony.
If you require additional time for preparation, you may reserve these rooms for $50 per hour if available.
For information on having your reception at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, please contact the Facilities Coordinator.
Smoking and the consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in and on the Church grounds. The Woodlands United Methodist Church is not liable for items left on the property.