Calvary Chapel Chino Valley requires all those desiring to reserve the church for their wedding to complete the following:
Complete and submit a pre-marital packet with all information correctly filled out.
- Have a pre-marital interview with a pastor prior to being accepted into a pre-marital class.
- Complete the 6-week pre-marital class of one (1) class per week.
Please Note: Performance of marriage ceremonies is an accommodation to the fellowship, NOT an obligation. It is understood that entering into pre-marital counseling is NOT an agreement of approval to be married here. After completion of counseling, and only AFTER, will permission be given by a pastor to be married at CCCV. Calvary Chapel is NOT obligated to meet any wedding date set prior to counseling.
WEDDING DATE: We allow advance reservations of the sanctuary from those in our fellowship 6 months prior to their tentative wedding date with a deposit of ½ of the fee. For those who do not attend CCCV we will consider reservations 3 months prior to your wedding date. We have this time frame to accommodate church events as we have a very active church. Please call to see if we can accommodate your desired date.
You are still required to attend pre-marital classes, and receive pastoral approval. All weddings are to be reserved by the wedding secretary and are subject to availability. If there is a cancellation, we ask that you let us know at least two (2) weeks prior.
The fee for use of the sanctuary is $500.00. ($350 for the Chapel)
This includes the following:
- Use of the sanctuary for rehearsal (day before) and wedding day
- 2 wedding coordinators (1st meeting one month before ceremony)
- Light and sound technicians
- All brassware, including candelabras, candles, kneeler, wedding arch, white runner and white satin bows.
- All Balances are due 2 weeks before the wedding date.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
MUSIC: It is your responsibility to arrange for the music for your wedding. Pre-recorded music is acceptable upon approval and we request a CD at least two weeks before your wedding date.
MARRIAGE LICENSE: You must obtain a marriage license at your nearest County Clerk’s office.
FLOWERS: If you desire flowers, you must make these arrangements on your own. (Please use silk flower petals for flower girls).
PHOTOGRAPHY: If you desire photos or a videographer please make these arrangements on your own. We are able to record your ceremony using our stationary cameras in the Sanctuary only. There is an additional cost for this – $200. We must know in advance of this request.
Calvary Chapel Chino Valley desires that all those requesting to be married by one of the pastors in the church have, as pre-requisites:
- Received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Regularly attend Calvary Chapel Chino Valley
All couples will make arrangements through the church office at (909) 464-8255. The pre-marital classes are for the purpose of establishing your coming marriage in the Word of God and to show you the boundaries and guidelines that Christ and the Bible have for you.
If you request a video presentation or would like your service to be recorded (Sanctuary only), there is additional cost and guidelines. Video presentation – $150, recording of ceremony – $200. Videos for presentation need to be turned in 2 weeks prior to ceremony with the name and contact information of who created it.
We can accomodate Friday evening and Saturday weddings. There will be no wedding date confirmed until after the second pre-marital class. This is up to the Minister’s discretion. Please note that we cannot accommodate a wedding time after 4pm or before 10am on a Saturday. All wedding dates are subject to availability.
HOW TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE
- After successfully completing two pre-marital classes, submit a marriage license.
- Go in person together to the County Clerk’s office with a valid driver’s license or I.D., cash or check and your final judgment if this is your second marriage. Your license will be valid for 90 days.
Calvary Chapel Chino Valley - Marital Preparation
We at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley believe that marriage is the second most important decision of our lives, second only to our decision to receive Jesus as Lord. Our pre-marital counseling classes are designed to help you become prepared for this step in your Christian life. The amount of time that you will be investing in preparation will reflect your understanding of the importance of marriage. There is a process for acceptance to these classes which includes an interview with the minister that oversees the Wedding Ministry along with approval.
Our pre-marital classes last 6 weeks and are offered 3 times a year, Spring, Summer and Fall. We announce in our E-bulletin and applications are available at the church office or at the Gazebo after services. After completion of the classes, you will be responsible to call and schedule an additional appointment with the minister you wish to officiate the wedding. Please allow enough time to complete all 6 classes prior to your wedding date. Included in the pre-marital classes will be a variety of homework and reading assignments. Couples may request a reservation after they complete the second pre-marital class. At that time we will check for availability and allow a deposit to be given. All confirmed wedding dates will be dependent upon successful completion of the pre-marital classes. This for the wedding ceremony only, we do not accommodate receptions.
All weddings held at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley, require planning through our wedding coordinators. The wedding coordinators will be able to assist you with information on licenses, protocol, etc. They will also be your liaison in coordinating ministerial scheduling for your wedding ceremony and rehearsals.
Those desiring to reserve the church for their wedding should contact the church office as soon as instructed by your pre-marital class instructor. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed at the receptions when our pastoral staff has officiated your wedding. We suggest in lieu of champagne, please use sparkling cider for your toast.
It is our fervent prayer that we can be of service to you in helping to prepare and assist you in your marriage plans. We look forward to the privilege of working with you.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie together, they have heat; but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevails against him, tow shall withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12