Crowning ceremony guidlines

While preparing for your crowning ceremony (the wedding) and taking care of all details, the Church would like to share some points with you to take into consideration during planning to be blessed by the Holy Spirit during the prayers of the sacrament of marriage

 

General Guidelines & Recommendations:
 

  • Arriving on the scheduled time for the ceremony to start is required and recommended for a better organization of the event.

  • When deciding your wedding/engagement ceremony date, make sure that you have an officiating Orthodox priest, who will be handling your marriage documents, and will be available to officiate the crowning ceremony on the date of your choice.

  • Make arrangements to have deacons present at your crowning/engagement ceremony.

  • The couple and their invitees are expected to abide with the Diocese dress code guidelines while inside the church. 

  • All church services are provided at NO set fees, but everyone is invited to enjoy the blessings of donations.

  • For Saturday’s reservations the earliest is 12:30pm and MUST be finished at latest of 5:30pm (time frame includes wedding photos and removal of decoration items) to allow time for other church services.

  • For Sunday’s reservations the earliest is 2:00pm with No End Time (also removal of decorations items should take place before leaving the church at the end of the day)

  • Parents are always required to supervise their children at all times.

  • No food, drinks or gum are allowed inside the church.

  • No smoking allowed while on the church premises (neither indoors nor outdoors) – this includes all invitees with no exceptions.

  • No smoking allowed while on the church premises (neither indoors nor outdoors)

  • While on the church premises we expect everyone to keep the church clean and do their best to protect the church property against vandalism or theft.

Services offered by church included in your reservation for Usage Only during ceremony:

 

  • The church and its facilities (Restrooms, AV systems, etc. ….).

  • Electricity and air conditioning. ​

  • ​2 regular burgundy church chairs for the couple to use during the ceremony.

  • ​2 crowns.

  • ​2 robes for the couple to use during the crowning liturgical prayers.

Church is not responsible in case of any unexpected technical issues such as live stream issues, power down, air condition, or any other issues.

Once you are ready to book your date and proceed with the reservations, please fill in the [Ceremony Reservation Form] on the church website, a church representative will get back to you with the confirmation. 

 

Click here to submit a ceremony reservation request

For changes, rehearsal arrangements or cancellations after the reservation is made please contact the church coordinator with your request via email: stverenareserve@gmail.com          (727)-753-8565 (Please leave Voice mail or SMS)

Violations and Damage Liabilities:

 

There is a one-time cleaning fee of $500 (Non-Refundable) paid at reservation signoff as well as a Refundable Security Deposit of $1,000 (The check will be cashed out ONLY if there are damages to the church or Violations to the below Rules). If Damages exceed this amount, a detailed invoice will be mailed to your address.

 

Violations and Damages include but not limited to the below guidelines:

 

  • If you plan to decorate the church, we ask you to please notice the following:

  1. Moving chairs or pews is NOT allowed.

  2. While decorating the pews, NO pins, tape, or screws are allowed to avoid scratching or marking the pews, only light plastic hangers can be used to hang the flower bouquets or fabrics on the pews.

  3. NO natural flowers or petals can be used on the aisle’s floor to avoid staining the marble when stepping or walking on them. HOWEVER, Natural flowers are OK to be used in decorations such as behind or next to the Bride and Groom's Chairs.

  4. Drones are NOT allowed inside Church (Outdoors only).

  5. Smoke Bombs are NOT allowed inside Church (Outdoors only).

  6. After the event, the church is expected to be completely cleaned up from all wedding decoration items. (this is not covered in the cleaning fee covered by the church).

Fees and Donations Summary:

 

So, let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for GOD loves a cheerful Giver. (2 Cor 9:7)

 

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