Weddings

Your wedding is one of the most exciting days of your life and one of the most cherished events a family can share.  In the Christian tradition, a wedding is a worship service, when a couple gives thanks to God as the source of their love and then — on the foundation of the love - commits themselves to a married life together.  

The Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair is is privileged to host weddings for both church members and non-members alike, although members have priority when scheduling. Weddings at PCUM may be scheduled at any time according to the following sequence of events:

* Prior to booking a date, the couple meets initially with a pastor to discuss their relationship and desire for a Christian wedding, the requirements set forth by the church, and scheduling.

* On the basis of that initial meeting, both the couple and the pastor must agree to go forward with the wedding, and the pastor confirms the desired date and time in writing.

* The couple agrees to meet with the PCUM pastor who will officiate at their wedding at least three times prior to the wedding date;

* The couple agrees to the fee structure and terms of use set forth by the church.

Non-members, please note: A PCUM minister must perform (either alone or in tandem with another clergy)  the wedding ceremony, and the participation of all clergy not affiliated with this congregation must be approved by the church Session (governing board).  Also, non-members can schedule the wedding date one year in advance, but confirmation of the requested date can only be made 120 days prior to the wedding. Members requesting the same date more than 120 days in advance will be given preference. 

Amenities
  • beautiful neo-gothic sanctuary
  • conveniently located in northern New Jersey metro area (near Garden State Parkway) and fifteen miles from New York City.
  • center aisle with exceptional stained glass windows
  • bride’s dressing room
  • beautiful east entrance and grounds for photos
  • excellent acoustics
  • on-site wedding coordinator
  • live audio recording (CD and mp3) capability
  • ceremonies performed in the Reformed worship trradition of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with emphasis on God's Presence as the Source and foundation of the couple's unique life together, as well as the participation and affirmation of their community of loved ones.