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Weddings at Dexter UMC

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Why a Wedding at Dexter UMC?

Our grounds and building are beautiful and we would love to be apart of your special day! 

Take a look at our policies and fees and then contact us about your date and we'll see if we're a good fit!

Wedding Policies and Information

Check Your Date

Give us a call and our office staff will check the church calendar to verify your date is available.


If the date is open, your request will be presented to our pastoral staff during our weekly staff meeting.


You will receive a follow-up contact from our office, informed if your date is available and the pastor who will officiate at your ceremony.

Schedule Your Wedding

Once your wedding date is confirmed, you should return the wedding information form to

the church with your deposit check made out to Dexter United Methodist Church.


This secures your date on our calendar. (Please note, until a deposit is received, your wedding is not added to our church calendar.)

Dexter UMC Member:  $150 Deposit – paid for Sanctuary Fee & Custodial Services

Non-Member:  $550 Deposit – paid for Sanctuary Fee, Pastoral Services & Custodial Services

Prepare for Your Wedding

Talk to the pastor before plans are made. Your first session together will be concerned with your preparation for marriage. Contact the pastor officiating your ceremony or the church office to schedule this appointment.

Attend a pre-marriage class. (e.g.: either the three session class held twice a year at Dexter UMC or some other approved set of classes such as those offered by the United Methodist Church or Samaritan Counseling Services). The Dexter UMC class is scheduled for spring and fall sessions.


One additional session between the couple and the pastor should be scheduled no later than one month prior to your wedding.

A Few Others Things

Final payments are due no less than 30 days prior to your ceremony.

Your marriage license must be brought to the church office no less than 3 days prior to your ceremony. We need time to prepare it for signing.

The Dexter UMC Wedding hostess attends your rehearsal and is also available the day of your wedding to assist you and your wedding party.