Simply beautiful weddings.

The commitment to sharing your life with the one you love most is profound. We are so happy you are considering making your wedding vows at Valley Presbyterian Church.

It is our intention that your wedding be joyful, elegant, and a day that you’ll look back on with delight, all the days of your life.

 

Being a welcoming and inclusive church, we strive to follow the example Jesus showed people in His life. We welcome all couples to celebrate their wedding in our sanctuary.

Wedding Dates and Times

Popular wedding days are Saturdays and Sundays. The time you book is the time your ceremony begins. Options are 12:00 noon  2:30 pm or 5:00 pm. We also offer a Saturday 10:00 am ceremony at a reduced fee.  If you’d like your wedding at any other time, give us a call.

 

Currently we are scheduling through 2021.

Your Officiant

If you choose Valley Presbyterian Church for your wedding ceremony, one of our ministers will be your officiant.  If you have a friend or family member who is ordained, you may invite that person to assist in the service, making a special day even more meaningful.

Marriage Preparation Workshop

There’s wisdom in the saying, “A wedding is for a day; a marriage is for a lifetime”.  In the midst of cake tastings and reception site visits and seating charts, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on the deeper gifts of a good marriage.  Pre-marital counseling is required for all couples marrying at Valley Presbyterian Church.  This requirement may be fulfilled through participation in one of our marriage preparation workshops, which is included in the fee. If unable to attend one of our workshops, talk with our Wedding Coordinator about other ways the requirement for pre-marital counseling might be met.

 

We offer a one-day session:  the morning focuses on the theology of a Christian marriage; the afternoon takes a decidedly practical turn as we focus on communication and intimacy. Workshops are offered on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Upcoming dates:

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  • March 28, 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19

  • May 30, 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19

  • September 26, 2020 - to be confirmed

What's Included in Your Wedding Fee

For most ceremonies*, you will have use of the sanctuary and church grounds for a total of 2.5 hours, starting an hour before your ceremony begins. So if you have a 5:00 pm wedding, you would enjoy the use of the grounds and sanctuary from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

    * Exception is the Saturday 10:00 am ceremonies which have            two hours use of the sanctuary and church grounds from                9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Also included in our fee:

  • Marriage preparation workshop - Which meets pre-marital counseling requirement
     

  • Your Valley Presbyterian wedding team:  

    • Your officiant 

    • Our wedding coordinator

    • A wedding hostess

    • A hostess assistant

    • An organist/pianist
       

  • Use of the church grounds:

    • For your rehearsal and ceremony

    • Two dressing rooms
       

  • Decorations for the church (optional):  

    • Red, off-white, or white aisle runner 

    • Unity candle, candelabra stands and candles

    • White silk floral arrangements for the Communion table 

    • White silk floral pew decorations

Wedding Music

Our organist, Barbary Grant, is an accomplished, award-winning harpist, singer, and pianist. She will assist you with your choice of music, ensuring that the quality of music matches the beauty of your day. Only live music will be a part of your ceremony; pre-recorded music is not allowed.

 

Please visit our Wedding Music Page for more information and clips of nearly one hundred songs.

Next Steps

If you are ready to schedule your wedding at Valley Presbyterian Church or have questions, please either email Cathy Paniagua or call her at 650 851.2848.

 

You may download our Information Form here.

 

For more information:

 

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 Valley Presbyterian Church

945 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028

650 851.8282

office@valleypreschurch.org 

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