Policy and Restrictions
The LMPC sanctuary and chapel are appointed for Christian worship. The wedding is a service of worship and decorations should tastefully contribute to rather than detract from the worship service.
DECORATING POLICY AND RESTRICTIONS
- We require the florist be completely finished with decorating the sanctuary/chapel at least three hours before the wedding in order to allow for pre-ceremony photographs and sound checks by our facility staff.
- The wedding coordinator will unlock the Church door for the florist. Please communicate this time to the coordinator.
- In the sanctuary and chapel, the baptismal font, the communion table (including items on it), and the narthex rug may not be moved. In the fellowship hall, the platform may not be moved.
- Flower arrangements may be placed in the following locations:
-Under the cross in the chancel area, in the niches on either side of the cross and immediately behind the railing adjacent to the lectern and pulpit.
-The view of the cross from the floor of the sanctuary may not be obstructed in any way.
-Nothing may be placed on the communion table except the brass candle sticks.
-It is required that the flower arrangement under the cross in the sanctuary remain for Sunday morning worship service.
-On the communion table or on pedestals in the chancel area
-Flowers may be placed in urns on the floor or on pedestals. LMPC has urns and pedestals available for use; please speak with the facility staff concerning availability.
- The use of tacks, nails, adhesive, tape or other materials that may damage the property or furnishings is not permitted.
- Candelabra and other special equipment must be provided by the florist. In addition, floors under all candles must be fully protected from tallow drippings by plastic cloth or some suitable materials.
- All candles belonging to the Church must be lit by Church staff. The lighting of other candles will be the responsibility of the florist.
- A flower girl(s) may toss flower petals as she processes down the aisle.
- Seasonal decorations placed by our Flower Committee may not be moved or changed (e.g. Christmas decorations during the month of December.) The color scheme of all seasonal decorations is at the discretion of the Flower Committee.
- It is understood that wedding vendors and their employees are prohibited from the use of tobacco or drugs of any kind, alcohol, foul language or discourteous actions on the premises of LMPC.
CLEAN UP REQUIREMENTS
- The ceremony location and the flower room must be left clean after decorations are in place for the ceremony and following the ceremony. The florist is responsible for any cleanup that needs to be done following setup.
- Cardboard boxes brought in by the florist must either be removed from the facility by the florist or broken down for recycling and placed in the Church kitchen (2nd floor by the elevators).
- The florist is responsible to remove from the Church facility ALL floral and other decorations immediately following the wedding (including any reception.) Clean up and removal of floral and other decorations are the responsibility of the florist and NOT THE CHURCH STAFF. No flowers, candles, candelabras, greenery or other decorations may remain in the Church facility after the evening of the day of the wedding EXCEPT those items agreed upon with the bride and the coordinator and approved by the facility staff. All other decorations not removed within one hour after the service will be discarded.
CHURCH DIMENSIONS AND EQUIPMENT
- There are two columns of 30 pews which comfortably seat seven people per pew. The sanctuary will hold approximately 400 people.
- The chancel area dimensions for floral arrangements:
Niches on either side of chancel cross: 33”W x 16”D
Floral area underneath the cross: apx. 80”W x 9”D
- The chancel area has seating for approximately 35 people. This space is often used for seating of the bridal party.
- There are two columns of 12 pews, which comfortably seat five people per pew. The chapel will hold approximately 125 people.
- We can set up to 300 chairs in the fellowship hall.
- Floral arrangements may be placed in urns on the floor or on pedestals. Please speak with the facility staff regarding placement of floral arrangements in the fellowship hall.
- The platform may not be moved for the wedding ceremony.
- These items may be used by the florist based upon request and availability. Please contact the facility staff to check availability.
- Wooden kneeler
- 1 set of wooden pedestals – 44” high
- 2 brass candlesticks – 63” high with candle in place. For placement only in the niches either side of the cross or on the communion table (sanctuary use only)
- Gold wooden candlesticks with platforms for floral arrangements– apx. 4’ high
- 4 wrought iron wreath hangers for doors
- Podium for guest book
- Brass pew candles: 8 sets which can be placed every 8 pews down center aisle (sanctuary use only)
- 2 copper and brass trumpet shape urns – 43” high
- Various floral containers are available pending approval from the facility department.
The Killebrew-Powell Flower Room (room 314) is available to the florist as a work space. It is located behind the sanctuary chancel area and accessible through the hallway beside the organ. Please remove all personal equipment and boxes from this area within one hour after the wedding.
LMPC Wedding Florist’s Agreement
This agreement must be submitted to the LMPC Facility Event Coordinator at least one (1) month prior to the wedding date. For questions, please email email@example.com.