Weddings

Congratulations!

 

Thank you for inquiring about King Avenue United Methodist Church as a potential venue for your wedding.   It is an exciting time for you and for us! We’d love to speak with you about having your wedding at King Avenue and to provide you with some guidance concerning our wedding policies.  Our goal is to help you plan a wedding service as meaningful as possible and to enable you to take full advantage of having a wedding in an historic church in the wonderful, historic neighborhoods of Dennison Place and Victorian Village in the pulsating Short North area.

 

King Avenue United Methodist Church is blessed to have a beautiful, traditional sanctuary with ornate stained-glass windows and a newly restored Buzard Opus 36 pipe organ that can accompany the bride as she and her bridesmaids walk down the aisle.  Our sanctuary has rich, dark wooden pews and prayer railings that bring a reserved dignity to every wedding ceremony and worship service. It is one of the most beautiful locations you could select for your wedding in one of the most architecturally significant neighborhoods in Columbus.   As the newlyweds leave the church, our carilloneur can send celebratory peals of sound from atop our three-story tall bell tower. Nothing is more romantic! 

 

To learn more about our organ and see interior photos visit: 
http://www.kingave.org/worship/music-ministry/buzard-organ.html
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Please contact Amy Ashburn at amy@kingave.org for a wedding information packet with more detailed information about our wedding services and policies.

 

Wedding FAQs

1.  Is the church available for my wedding date?  

You will need to contact Amy Ashburn (amy@kingave.org) to inform her of the date of your wedding. She will check your date with the church calendar. If the church is available on that date, a $200 non-refundable deposit will secure your wedding date.

 

2.  Do I need to be a member of your church or a United Methodist church member to have a wedding at King Avenue UMC? 

No, we welcome members from other denominations as well as those without a church affiliation to have their wedding here.

 

3.  Can I have a family member or clergy from my home church perform the ceremony? 

While our ministers are the only clergy members who may officiate the wedding ceremony, we welcome you to invite your minister, family members, or other close friends to participate in your wedding through special witnesses, readings, songs, instrumental performances or other ways to help you celebrate your special day and honor the love you share for one another.

 

4.  Do you allow Friday evening or Sunday weddings? 

We will host your wedding ceremony any day of the week you choose as long as there are no other previously scheduled events which could conflict with the time or date of your wedding.  Sunday weddings are possible, but must be held no later than 4:30 pm due to a weekly Sunday evening 12 step program.

 

5.  My wedding is in the fall and there is a home OSU Football game, can I have my wedding at King Avenue UMC? 

No.  While we are big fans of our neighboring Buckeye football team, missing the big game isn’t the only reason we can’t have a wedding on home game days. Our proximity to the shoe, the traffic pattern changes, the unpredictability of overtimes, and overall congestion in the neighborhood make it more than challenging for your florist, your bridesmaids, the groomsmen, photographers, grandma and grandpa and future in-laws to get to and from the church. If your wedding date coincides with an OSU Football home game day, you will not be able to have your wedding at our church.  Trust us, your day will be stressful enough!

 

6.  How much does it cost to get married there? Our wedding ceremonies begin at about $1,550 and include church rental, rehearsal, security, parking, wedding coordinator, lighting & sound, dressing rooms, clergy and clergy consultations.  

 

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.

--- Song of Solomon 8:6