Weddings

 

For information on booking your wedding, call our wedding coordinator, Sue Young, at 504-891-6136. Non members and guest pastors are welcome in our sanctuary.

We are very experienced at doing weddings at First Presbyterian Church. We can assure you that you will enjoy working with us so that your wedding experience will be enjoyable and deeply meaningful. We do many destination weddings in which neither the bride or groom live in the New Orleans area. We do many mixed faith weddings. The sanctuary of the church is ideal for a wedding - long central aisle, and classic gothic church architecture.

The State has given ministers authority to function as its legal agent in solemnizing marriages. A wedding to be held at First Presbyterian Church is, however, a special service of worship during which two people undertake their solemn responsibilities and relationships of marriage in the belief that they are to be undertaken in God's presence. In such a spirit marriage vows, then, are not simply promises which two people make to each other, nor even ones in which society is vitally concerned. They are vows being taken before the Eternal God Who created us, and in Whose providence, we believe we can be led into marriage.

 

 

Here is some information about our sanctuary:
  • 350 people maximum seating capacity (including pews, balcony and chairs)
  • Suitable for weddings, concerts, recitals, and other types of ceremonies
  • Historic 1916 Austin pipe organ with trumpette en chamade.  Listen to a live recording on our Christmas CD, which is available on iTunes.
  • Grand piano
  • Contract agreement required, and each wedding or event is subject to approval by Pastor and Session

The fee for a wedding at First Presbyterian Church is :

  • Wedding & rehearsal (includes pastor fee)  $2000
  • Wedding, same as above but with your own minister  $1700
  • Fee for existing church members  negotiable

 A deposit of $500.00 will confirm your date.  Half of your $500 deposit is refundable, up to 3 months before the date of your wedding. The balance of payment to the church must be received by the church two months prior to the wedding date. The total minimum cost for the rehearsal and wedding at First Church is $1700.00. This does not include musician's fees (organist/band/soloist/etc), reception space/staff or fees to your own officiant or First Presbyterian Church's pastor.

Other situations may dictate other fees that may be more or less than those indicated above, including use of other rooms or requesting extended time for wedding party prep.

Would you like to see some pictures of our beautiful sanctuary?  Click here or visit our Facebook album

Please see the Wedding Policies, FAQ, and Online Calendar to start planning your wedding ceremony with First Presbyterian.