Church Weddings - The Ordained Clergy at Central Baptist Church officiate Christian Wedding ceremonies for members and non-members of the community on any day of the week, except Sundays and Holy Days. Please contact the Church Office to request a copy of the “Handbook for Planning a Marriage at Central Baptist Church” which contains the policies and procedures, plus fee schedule. Ordained Clergy are not permitted to officiate or attend same-sex ceremonies as outlined in their professional code of ethics. Couples are required to complete six sessions of Premarital Counseling prior to the Wedding Ceremony. Weddings are scheduled on the Church Calendar only when they are approved by the Ordained Clergy and the Church Office receives the $350.00 refundable deposit. Couples may not use the whole or part of the refundable deposit to pay for wedding fees.
Outside Weddings - Central Baptist Church's Ordained Clergy are allowed to perform weddings in parks, houses, backyards, chapels, etc, but are not permitted to perform services in bars/saloons (establishments whose primarily is alcohol sales or consumption). Ordained Clergy are not permitted to officiate or attend same-sex ceremonies as outlined in their professional code of ethics. Weddings are scheduled on the Church Calendar only when they are approved by the Ordained Clergy and the Church Office receives the $250.00 non-refundable deposit for a wedding outside the Church.
FEES - Revised January 1, 2014
Below is a schedule of fees for weddings in Central Baptist Church of Quincy. Couples are encouraged to pay all fees at the time they schedule the use of the church building. All fees must be paid one month prior to the rehearsal. No part of the security deposit may be use to pay for fees or honorariums.
Fee for a Service in the Chapel or Parlor: No fee for fewer than 100 guests.
Fees for a Service in the Sanctuary: $950.00*
- Refundable Deposit: $350.00 (returned to family after the wedding ceremony if there are no damages to Church property)
- Audio / Visual Technician: $100.00
- Building Use and Utilities: $350.00
- Custodian: $150.00
Fees for Receptions*
- Parlor or Lounge: $150.00
- Fellowship Hall: $175.00
*Active-Voting Members of Central Baptist Church who voluntarily participate in the financial support of the church’s ministry and mission will not be charged any fees for Services in the Chapel, Parlor, or Sanctuary.
MUSICIANS - The Bride's family is expected to contract directly with church and secular musicians for all weddings, including paying any contractual fees directly to the musician. The Church Organ may be operated only by the Church Organist. Please call the Church Office for her contact information.
HONORARIUMS - Our professionally trained Ordained Clergy do not require or charge a fee to perform religious services at Central Baptist Church. They perform their duties gratis ("free of charge"). It is customary for the groom or groom's family to provide a small sum of money ("honorarium") to the Ordained Clergy for services which fees are not traditionally required. A typical wedding honorarium is $100.00.