We are so happy you are considering Orenco Church for your wedding! Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
How do we select Orenco Church for our wedding?
Contact the church office to schedule a time to come see our church and meet our staff. Planning your wedding can require a lot of time and there are many things to consider and decide, so the earlier you inquire, the better.
How do we plan a wedding at Orenco Church?
Your wedding date and time must be scheduled with the church office and your deposit and the necessary forms received. Our pastor and wedding coordinator will help you in planning your special day. A minimum of three appointments with the pastor are necessary to plan the service and to offer counsel to the bride and groom. A church wedding coordinator will also meet with you one or more times.
What is the cost for a wedding at Orenco Church?
A deposit and a signed church use agreement form are required to reserve the church. Wedding fee information is available from the church office. Your reservation includes the following: use of sanctuary and dressing rooms for four hours, a Pastor, an Organist/Pianist, a church Wedding Coordinator, a Sound Technician, use of church's candelabras and flower baskets, and cleaning fee.
Receptions can be held in the sanctuary or outdoors on the lawn area (weather permitting). Reception fees are also available from the office. Receptions at Orenco include: a reception coordinator; use of kitchen surface areas; some refrigerator space; use of the coffee machine (coffee provided), microwave, and 1-2 ovens to warm pre-cooked food; tables and chairs (limited to available inventory on site); setup and take down of tables and chairs; basic custodial fee (additional may be required); sound technician; and 1-2 people to assist with buffet-style food/cake/punch tables. Not included: catering; food/cake/punch; dishes; cups/glasses; utensils; decorations; use of church appliances or equipment not listed above as included. No food may be cooked or prepared at the church.
Tents, pavilions, canopies, rice, birdseed, and real flower petals are not permitted. Decorations and candles must be approved in advance. No smoking is allowed inside the building(s) and alcoholic beverages and drugs are not permitted anywhere on church property.
In order to preserve the atmosphere of the worship service we ask we ask that no flash be used during the ceremony and photographers keep their movement limited and towards the back of the sanctuary. The couple should instruct the photographers and guests about this. A video camera may be used if positioned in a pre-approved area in the back of the sanctuary during the service. Video cameras with a remote are sometimes allowed in other locations.
God bless you both as you prepare for your special day!