MARRIAGE & FAMILY
Premarital Counseling and Weddings at ELC
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Whether you are looking to invest in developing a strong foundation for a lasting marriage through premarital counseling or to reserve a venue for your wedding here at ELC, we are excited to celebrate with you on your wedding day.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT PREMARITAL COUNSELING
How do we begin the premarital process and/or schedule a pastor to officiate our wedding?
Do we have to be members of Church of the ELC to go through the premarital process or have a ELC pastor officiate our wedding?
No. You do not have to be a member of ELC to go through our premarital process or to have one of our pastors officiate your wedding.
What are the guidelines for an ELC pastor to officiate our wedding?
If you are interested in having an ELC pastor officiate your wedding, premarital counseling is required prior to the wedding. You must complete our approved premarital course.
In addition, we require a minimum of a $400 honorarium for a ELC pastor who officiates your wedding and should be paid 14 days prior to the wedding.
Payment can be made anytime:
Is there a cost for premarital counseling?
Yes. The cost is $147 per couple. This covers the online course, workbook and resources, and also includes two marriage coaching sessions during your first year of marriage.
Upon completing your premarital course, you will receive a certificate that provides a discount on your Florida marriage license. It also waives the 3-day waiting period from the time you get your marriage certificate until you marry in Florida.
You must submit your certificate of completion to ELC at least 30 days prior to your wedding. Please email your pre-marital certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon checkout, use the coupon code ‘ELCBONUS’
This coupon code entitles you to an extra marriage coaching session, so you can gain coaching, tips and resources from a marriage expert in two 45-minute sessions within your first year of purchasing the course.
Weddings at ELC
Can I have my wedding or reception at Elevate Life Church?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate wedding ceremonies or receptions at this time.
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