Monday- Thursday Elopement: $75 (Weekends $100) Elopements are less than 72 hour notice and have limited choices Wedding ceremony lasting less than 10 minutes Vows and ring exchange No room for personalization: Generic ceremony/ choice between religious or nonreligious 6 Guests maximum (not including children under 12) Price includes completion and submission of the marriage license to the appropriate county clerk by Reverend This can be done the same day that you get your license depending on availability and the rules of your state Price is for in town weddings, travel cost may be added for out of town weddings, see service area.
Basic No Frills Package: $150 Standard ceremony with unlimited consultation by phone or email Can choose from several different ceremony styles Some room to personalize pre written scripts can be done by email or over the phone - in person consult to personalize ceremony script extra $40 usually takes one to one and one half hour No Rehearsal necessary but will do a short run thru if desired right before ceremony with couple and witnesses Usually a smaller wedding under 100 guests - Rehersal is 40 dollars for and only covers up to one and 1/2 hour time Decorative marriage license to frame Completion and submission of the marriage license to the appropriate county clerk by Reverend Price is for in town weddings, travel cost may be added for out of town weddings, see service area.
Enhanced: $250.00 (usually longer ceremony) For individuals who will have special readings, ceremonies, or long musical interludes within the wedding Personal meeting to discuss your special day A custom ceremony for each couple Usually a larger wedding of 100 guests or more Rehearsal included Decorative marriage license to frame Completion and submission of the marriage license to the appropriate county clerk Price is for in town weddings, travel cost may be added for out of town weddings, see service area.
Vow Renewal / Commitment: $100-150 Personal meeting to discuss your special day Completely custom designed ceremony Rehearsal available ($30) Decorative Certificate to frame. All Fees included in price (except out of area travel)
Baby Naming/Blessing: $50 Customized Ceremony Certificate All Fees included in price (except out of area travel)
House Blessing: $35 Customized Ceremony ($25 for couples married by this service) All Fees included in price (except out of area travel)
Miscellaneous: Currently, the Indiana Dunes Beaches and Parks require permits for ANY wedding performed on the lakeshore. You are require to submit a permit 3 weeks in advance. Othe Parks in Indiana and Southern Michigan beaches may or may not. It is the responsibility of the couple to obtain any and all permits.
Many parks will charge "user fees" for designated areas. If you have a small wedding of less than 7 people without seating you may only need to pay park entrance fees. It is the responsibility of the couple to pay the fees and to secure this information prior to booking. Entrance fees for the Reverand are not included in package prices and need to be added.
Unlimited phone and e-mail communication on all packages and coordination of wedding ceremony with vendors are included within reasonable limits.
Valid marriage license required by couple (from appropriate county clerk)
See your county clerk’s office for license and requirements (See Link)
Witnesses are the responsibility of the couple, witnesses may not be required of your state, INDIANA DOES NOT NEED WITNESSES
Reimbursement of parking fees or admission fees by the couple to the Reverend is required for ceremony sites where these must be paid.
For rehearsals there is a minimum charge of $40, if not included in package
Outside of the 20 mile radius of Michigan City/ La Porte a minimum fee of $25 will be charged per every 20 miles.
Payment of a deposit of $50 is required to reserve wedding fees, date and time, non refundable.
If your date and time changes and the Reverend is still available to serve you that deposit may be transferred to the new date and time within reasonable limits.
Payments by money order, cashier's check, or credit card only. Personal checks only excepted when they have at least five days to clear before ceremony.
Venues: Couples are responsible for their own wedding sites. The Reverend can make suggestions if needed. Local historical sites, museums, and bed and breakfasts are always an inexpensive alternative for small intimate indoor venues. Bed and breakfasts may also be willing to let a couple use a common room for a small ceremony for a handful of people if you purchase a room. During the summer northern Indiana has plenty of outside venues such as parks and gardens to suit your needs at low or no cost. You will need to contact the appropriate authority for permission. Small churches and chapels can also be rented during non service hours.