Wedding Policies and Procedures

Hope Lutheran Church is available for wedding ceremonies, either with our Pastor or with an outside minister performing the ceremony, with our approval.

Please note the following:


(Members: Please contact the church office.)
Use of Charges Make check payable to:
Church $500.00  
Hope Lutheran Church
Fellowship Hall $500.00
Less Deposit $250.00
Balance Due  
The Pastor, Organist, and Sound Technician are independent contractors whose charges will be based on your specific requirements. You will need to contact them individually to determine what your total cost will be. Payment should be made directly to each individual.  Outside musicians are welcome.  Payment is your reponsiblity.
Use of Minimum Charges Make check payable to:
Pastor $450.00 includes counseling, rehearsal, and ceremony Pastor James Andrews
Organist $175.00  for ceremony
$75.00  for rehearsal
Pat Avery or
person selected *
Sound Tech* (required) $75.00 + $25.00 rehearsal Person selected*
Wedding Coordinator (required) $100.00  
                                                                        * Must be pre-approved by Hope Lutheran Church
Additional Information:
  1. There will be NO FOOD or DRINKS in the sanctuary and NO ALCOHOLIC beverages of any kind anywhere in the church.  This is a place of worship. Please be respectful.
  2. There is a total of 22 pews, 11 on each side, seating approximately 275 people.
  3. If you plan an aisle runner, the distance form the point of the bottom step in front of the altar to the door of the Sanctuary is approximately 50 feet.
  4. The placement of your flower arrangements will be discussed with your wedding coordinator.
  5. Two wood candelabras are available, using standard tapered candles, a total of 14.  There is no charge for their use, however the bridal couple must purchase the candles.
  6. If the bridal couple wishes to have bulletins printed up for the ceremony, they must be purchased by the couple and must be given to Church office at least 2 weeks in advance.
  7. Bird seed may be thrown.  However, this must be done outside only.  No rice is allowed.
  8. NO FLASH pictures during the ceremony.  Your photographer must speak with the wedding coordinator concerning picture taking.
  9. The youth room (last room on the right at the end of the hallway) will be set up including a full length mirror for the bride and bridesmaids.
  10. The groom and his attendants can wait in the lower level.
  11. A $250.00 deposit is required to reserve Church.   (In the event of cancellation, the deposit will be refunded only if Hope Lutheran Church is notified of cancellation at least 60 days prior to wedding date.)
Please call the church office at 847-634-2070 or email at to check avalability of dates.
To schedule your wedding, please fill out this reservation form and return to the church office with your deposit.

Hope Lutheran Church
Wedding Church Reservation Form

Wedding Date: _____________________

Wedding Time: _____________________
Bride:      Name __________________________________
                Phone – Home ___________________________
                               Work ___________________________
                Email __________________________________
Groom:   Name __________________________________
                Phone – Home ___________________________
                               Work ____________________________
                Email ___________________________________
Additional Information: