Beautiful Weddings Are Held at Valley Presbyterian Church

The commitment to sharing your life with the one you love most is a profound one. We are happy that you’re 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

Most couples schedule their weddings for Saturday or Sunday (2:30 or 5:00

p.m.).  Saturday also offers a 10:00 a.m. ceremony (at a reduced cost) or 12:00 noon.  If you’d like your wedding during the week or in the evening, let us know.

 

Currently we are scheduling through through 2020.

Your Celebrant

If you choose Valley Presbyterian Church for your wedding ceremony, one of our ministers will be your principal celebrant.  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.

 

It’s a one-day session:  the morning’s focus is 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; they start at 9:00 a.m. and end by 3:00 p.m.  Here are the upcoming dates:

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  • Oct. 5, 2019

  • Feb. 1, 2020

  • March 28, 2020

  • May 30, 2020

  • Oct. 3, 2020

What's Included in Your Wedding Fee

You will have use of the sanctuary and church grounds for two-and-a-half hours (except for the Saturday, 10 a.m. ceremony, which is two hours), starting an hour before your ceremony begins. So if you have a 5:00 p.m. wedding, you would enjoy the use of the grounds and sanctuary starting at 4:00 p.m. and continuing until 6:30 p.m. 

 

We know you have a million lists as you count down to your wedding day. Here’s your list of what’s included in our fee:

  • Marriage preparation workshop (meets pre-marital counseling requirement)

  • Your Valley Presbyterian wedding team:  

    • the celebrant who will officiate at your wedding; 

    • your wedding coordinator;

    • your wedding hostess;

    • your organist/pianist;

    • your wedding hostess assistant. 

  • Use of the church grounds:

    • For your rehearsal and ceremony;

    • Two dressing rooms.

  • Decorations for the church (optional):  

    • Your choice of red, off-white, or white aisle runner; 

    • Unity candle, two candelabra stands and candles;

    • Flowers: white silk flower 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 song matches the beauty of  your day.  (Please know that only live music will be a part of your ceremony; audio recordings are not allowed.)

 

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

Next Steps

Are you ready to schedule your wedding at Valley Presbyterian Church?  Do you have questions?  Please email our wedding coordinator, Cathy Paniagua or call her at 650-851-2848.  She will be happy to discuss specific dates and times with you, as well as to answer any questions you have.  You may download our Information Form here.

 

In the meantime ~

 

  • Please visit our Facebook page to view photos

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You can also get a feel for what your special day could be like here at Valley Presbyterian by looking at any one of these blogs ~

Stephanie and Josh

Tiffany and Lee

Salina and Elijah

Ahna and Alex

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945 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028

650-851-8282

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