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, typically, your rehearsal will be scheduled for the day prior to your wedding at 6:30 p.m. 


The ordained pastor of Utica United Methodist Church will officiate all weddings. Another pastor may assist at the invitation of the pastor of Utica UMC.


Please contact the office for an updated fee schedule and deposit requirements. There are fees for the pastor, wedding coordinator, church organist, sound technician, custodian and building use. Fees must be paid in full prior to your wedding date, usually when the marriage license is brought to the church. 

Pre-Marital Conversations

Couples will be required to have conversation meetings with our Pastor. These conversations provide an opportunity to explore your faith, discover your strengths, choose a wedding ceremony, and prepare for the wonderful gifts that you provide to each other. You will meet three to four times with the pastor performing your wedding. Conversations are confidential and informal.

If you are interested in reserving a date for your upcoming wedding or would like to come and visit our building and sanctuary before making a decision on your wedding location, please call the office at 586-731-7667 or contact us.