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Weddings at Hope


Congratulations on your engagement! Your church family is excited to be part of not only your preparation for marriage but also your journey as husband and wife. Included here is some general information about having your wedding at Hope or with a Hope Pastor. Details, including costs, venue information, and frequently asked questions are listed below. If after reviewing the information you wish to proceed, click the button at the bottom of the page to fill out a short intake form! Your request will be sent to one of our Events staff who will contact you with the next steps.

Some info Before your big day…

Hope’s ordained pastors officiate weddings at Hope Church as well as other venues in our city. Many couples host the wedding at the reception venue. If you are wanting a Hope Pastor to officiate off campus, please contact us at weddings@hopechurchmemphis.com and we will assist you in arranging for a Hope pastor.  

Premarital Counseling is offered in a variety of ways. It is a small group setting that meets several times during the year. This class covers the state requirements for a reduced fee for your marriage license. Our pastors also will require that you meet with them as a couple to prepare for your marriage. Each pastor has their own requirements. 

Booking preference is given to those that have a relationship with Hope, by either being a member, your parents are members, or you are a regular attendee and have the willingness to participate in the Introducing Hope Series to become a member. Weddings at Hope Church are officiated by Hope Pastors.  

Chapel Weddings

Weddings in Hope's Chapel can be scheduled 12 months out for members and no more than 6 months out for non-members/regular attendees. Hope’s chapel will seat approximately 200 people.

Chapel (Seats 200): $500
Officiant fee: $350

Norfleet Garden

Some brides/grooms request to use the Norfleet Garden for a small intimate wedding. For these weddings, there is no sound available or seating. There is no setup, just the beauty of the garden area. In the case of rain, another public area or a pastor’s office will be made available.

Norfleet Garden capacity and cost (Maximum 20 people, no chairs or sound system): $250
Officiant fee: $350

Moses Bubbling Rock Garden

Another option for a small, intimate ceremony is the Moses Bubbling Rock Garden. Like the Norfleet Garden, this space offers no setup, just the beauty of the garden. In the case of rain, another public area or a pastor’s office will be made available.

Moses Bubbling Rock Garden capacity and cost (Maximum 50 people, cannot remove patio furniture, no sound system): $250
Officiant fee: $350

Wedding FAQs

Can I use a pastor to officiate that is not on Hope staff? Yes, but a Hope staff pastor must officiate with the guest pastor assisting in the ceremony.

Can I have my reception at Hope? No. Hope is not a good venue for wedding receptions because alcohol is not allowed on campus, no outside food can be brought in without strict review by the kitchen manager, and time constraints around service times due to our Saturday night worship hour. Please consider an event venue or private location for your reception.

Can I have my wedding at Hope if my fiancé and I are not members? Yes, but please note that Hope members will receive booking preference.

What decorations and wedding items are prohibited? Helium balloons, confetti, birdseed, rice, sparklers.

Will there be someone to reset the space when we are done? Yes.  However, wedding parties must remove and clean up personal items and decorations. Hope Church is not responsible for lost personal items. Hope staff will reset the furniture in the space if needed.

If your wedding is on a Saturday, the deadline for clean-up is 3:00 pm.

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