Please contact the Wedding Coordinator using the form at the bottom of the page or feel free to call us at 502-245-8827.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1206 Maple Lane Anchorage, KY 40223 502.245.8827 www.stlukesanchorage.org
Lisa Lewis, Wedding Coordinator 502.593-8417; firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted that you are considering being married at St. Luke’s. The occasion of your marriage is a wonderful one for you and your families. A church wedding is a sacramental rite: you are the minister of the sacrament when you make your vows to each other. The Church blesses your marriage at that time and consequently you should seek God’s blessing on your relationship regularly by attending a church of your own choosing.
We do permit weddings of non-members to be performed at St. Luke’s and you may have a minister of your own choosing, subject to approval by St. Luke’s priest.
Canon Law: The national canons of the Episcopal Church outline the requirements for anyone seeking to be married in the Episcopal Church by one of its clergy. These include the following:
• The laws regarding marriage in the Commonwealth of Kentucky must be followed.
• The clergy must ascertain that both parties have the right to contract a marriage according to the laws of the Commonwealth.
• Both parties understand Holy Matrimony is a physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman, entered into within the community of the faith, by mutual consent of heart, mind and will and with the intent that it be lifelong.
• Both parties freely and knowingly consent to such marriage, without fraud, coercision, mistake as to identity of a partner or mental reservation.
• At least one of the parties has received Holy Baptism.
• Both parties have been instructed as to the nature, meaning and purpose of Holy Matrimony in premarital counseling sessions.
• At least 30 days notice is required before the marriage.
• Any person whose previous marriage has been annulled or dissolved by a civil court must show appropriate evidence of the final judgment or decree.
• In case of multiple divorce, professional counseling will be required.
Counseling sessions will be arranged through the individual clergy.
St. Luke’s Wedding Coordinator
The church’s wedding coordinator, Lisa Lewis, will arrange a tour of the church and its facilities, assist you in choosing your wedding date as well as all church arrangements at your rehearsal and on the day of the wedding.
The church organist, Lisa Lewis (502.593.8417) has first right of refusal for providing the music for your wedding. She and other musicians she may recommend will negotiate their fees separately. She supervises the music after consultation with the bride and groom. In the case of an Episcopal wedding, only music approved by the clergy may be used. Ms. Lewis is also available to play piano for your rehearsal dinner or reception.
Photographers and Videographers
It is important to remember that your wedding is a sacramental service and therefore any photography should not be disruptive. No flash photographs are allowed during the service. Photographers and videographers must discuss what’s appropriate with the wedding coordinator before the rehearsal.
The rehearsal is usually held the night before the wedding, usually between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The wedding coordinator will assist you in making arrangements for your rehearsal. All fees due to the church, clergy and musicians are due in full 30 days prior to your wedding date.
Scheduling the Wedding
St. Luke’s has a service at 5:30 p.m. every Saturday, so weddings can be scheduled between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., or 7:30 p.m. Weddings can also be scheduled on Friday night or Sunday afternoon.
The bride and her attendants may dress at the church in the undercroft (directly below the church). The groom and his attendants may use Board Hall for dressing. Each room should be cleared of all personal belongs immediately following the service. St. Luke’s cannot be responsible for items left at the church.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises prior to the marriage ceremony. If you wish to serve alcoholic beverages at a reception to be held at the church, you must conform to our Alcohol Guidelines.
St. Luke’s is a smoke-free facility. We ask that you respect this policy and refrain from smoking inside the church buildings.
The marriage license must be brought to the church wedding coordinator at least three working days prior to the wedding.
All weddings must be approved by St. Luke’s priest, and a $150 deposit must be received before any date can be reserved.
Requests for other clergy to perform the service must be approved by our priest.
The church is fully air conditioned and its quaint architecture and surrounding grounds make for truly beautiful wedding photography.
The church pews seat 275 people; seating up to 300 is available with additional chairs. The church aisle is 75 feet long, and the width of the center aisle is 5 feet.
There are 44 pews which seat 5 or 6 people per pew.
For active contributing members of St. Luke’s $ 150.00
For active Episcopalians from other congregations
in the Diocese of Kentucky $ 350.00
For non-pledging members of St. Luke’s $ 650.00
For non-members $1200.00
Your may choose to have your reception at St. Luke’s. Our parish hall, Board Hall, seats about 105 at round tables which are provided. A standing reception can accommodate about 150 people. Kitchen facilities are included in the rental fee.
3 hour rental of Board Hall $ 350.00
Each additional hour $ 75.00
Damage deposit (to be returned within 30 days $ 150.00
after the event if there is no damage)
Our large horse ring is also available for outdoor receptions at the same rates.
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