Friday evening weddings must begin no later than 7 pm and conclude by 11 pm Saturday weddings must begin no later than 1 pm and all guests need to be out of the building by 3 pm.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinners:
The Olive Tree Café or Hospitality Suite are available to host your rehearsal dinner and can be reserved by contacting the Wedding Office at (616) 249-3741. Please note that special requests for different size/style tables cannot be arranged in the Olive Tree or Hospitality Suite. The RLC Food Service Department will handle all menu/beverage requests. An additional deposit is required to secure your rehearsal venue.
All receptions at Resurrection Life Church must be catered by our Food Service Department. We have a professional chef and catering service assuring your event will be handled in a professional manner.
Friday evening receptions need to be completed by 11 p.m. Due to Saturday evening service; we do not allow receptions on Saturday.
There is an additional deposit required to reserve a reception venue. To reserve a reception venue please contact the Wedding Office at (616) 249-3741.
The following rooms are available for Wedding Receptions:
- Hospitality Suite (70)
- Olive Tree Café (120)
- Oneighty Room (240)
- Family Life Center/Gym (350)
- Ground Floor (450)
(See Welcome Center for small wedding options for under 40pp)
The fee for each room listed below is $650. The fee of $650 includes an honorarium for the pastor, wedding coordinator, sound personnel for the wedding and use of church-owned candelabras, kneeling bench, communion supplies, pillars, and greenery.
Wedding Coordinator Responsibilities
The Wedding Coordinator is familiar with all church and legal guidelines which must be adhered to. Therefore, she has all authority in regard to the wedding and the building. We expect her requests will be respected and honored by the wedding party.
The coordinator will meet with the bride and groom to discuss how the bride would like her wedding conducted. Together they will decide the entry and seating of parents, entry, and placement of bridal party, music, etc. The coordinator will be happy to share her expertise if requested or will carry out what the bride has already decided, as long as her desires reflect a Christian atmosphere and wedding. This meeting will be approximately 1-2 hours. The coordinator will call you to set up an appointment.
Rehearsal: The coordinator will conduct the rehearsal using information gathered from the meeting with the bride and groom. Her job is to make everyone comfortable and knowledgeable about what is expected of them. The bride has the final word on the flow of the wedding. The wedding party will be advised of what time to be at the church dressed and ready for pictures. Copies of the service will be distributed to the pastor, sound technician, musician, and soloist. The coordinator will work with, and explain duties of the master and mistress of ceremony andushers.
Wedding: The coordinator will try to meet any needs that arise. She is prepared to pin on corsages or teach the mistress of ceremony. To keep on schedule, she will encourage the master and mistress of ceremony to get people seated and take gifts to the reception if held at RLC. All recordings used in the wedding will be returned to the master or mistress of ceremonies.
Wedding Reception: When held at RLC, the Wedding Coordinator will arrange for flowers to be transported from the wedding to the reception room. She is not responsible for clean up after the reception. Any decorations left will be disposed of.
The Wedding Coordinator has a ‘goody box’ with any last minute needs you may have forgotten to bring with you. (i.e. iron, ironing board, bobby pins, pins, needle and thread, deodorant, hair spray, etc…) Please advise your wedding party that our equipment is not to be removed from the building.
The florist may set up Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Make these arrangements with your wedding coordinator so the custodial staff can be notified and prepared for the setup or delivery.
Please advise the florist that RLC plants may not be placed directly under candelabras as the melted wax ruins the plants. Hurricane aisle candles are not allowed due to fire code.
You will need to advise your wedding coordinator at the time of consultation who will beresponsible to take flowers from the wedding to the reception if your reception is at RLC.
Notify the Wedding Coordinator of arrangements for the pickup of any rented items. Custodians will place them in a secure place until pick up time. The Facilities office must be informed so they can store the items and retrieve them promptly. Resurrection Life Church is not responsible for any items left behind after the wedding and reception are over.