You are invited to bring your own clergy to perform wedding ceremonies at Wesley. Clergy must be properly registered in the State of Minnesota. You are responsible for verifying this and for obtaining your marriage license.
Do I Have to Be a Member?
Historic Wesley Church welcomes guests to use our space for their wedding. You do not have to be a member of Wesley or of the United Methodist denomination to have your wedding here. Our only requirement is that you work closely with our wedding coordinator to assure all details of your wedding day are carefully planned.
You are welcome to decorate the church for your wedding. Decorations and supplies can not be brought in until your wedding day.
Please note that you may not use tape or any other adhesive to attach decorations to the wood pews, however, rubberbands may be used. Aisle runners may be brought in as well.
Details: The center aisle is 53 feet long and 4 feet 3 inches wide. There are 15 rows of pews on the left and 14 rows of pews on the right-hand side of the main center aisle.
All decorations and flowers must be removed from the church facility immediately following the wedding service or reception. This includes:
• Florist boxes
• Flower petals on aisles
• Clothing & items in dressing rooms
• Food & beverages
Note: An additional clean-up fee ($100) will apply if not followed.
Use of Church
The church (sanctuary, fellowship hall, and dressing rooms for the bride and groom) will be available to you for a total of three (3) hours the day of your wedding, this includes set-up and clean-up time. The event coordinator will assist you in planning for this time allotment. On Saturday and Sunday, you will not be allowed to arrive at the church before 11:00 AM.
The church is available for your rehearsal for a total of an hour and a half. The date and time of your rehearsal can be scheduled with our event coordinator.
If the rehearsal or wedding runs past the allotted time, there will be an additional charge of $100 per hour. Please make sure your wedding party is prompt.
No alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or guns are allowed in the building or on the church grounds. Tobacco products may only be used outside the building and must be disposed of in the appropriate receptacles provided. Violation of this policy will lead to an immediate cancellation of the service.
The wedding party must be mindful of security for valuables. The dressing rooms will be locked during the wedding service, however, the church is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
Our beautiful sanctuary is not air-conditioned, although it is well-ventilated for your comfort.
The church has limited spots (20) in its parking lot. These are available for you on your wedding day. Most often, these spots are used for the florist, photographer, and close family members. Guests are encouraged to park in the nearby parking ramps. We provide a map for you which details these ramps.
City Of Minneapolis (ramp information and parking maps)
Google Maps (church and parking ramps noted on map)
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