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Guidelines for a Wedding

The church ceremony will be, first and foremost, a service of worship that is beautiful and dignified; with an underlying sense of joy and reverence.


Fairfax United Methodist Church welcomes non members as well as members for their wedding at FUMC. The date for your wedding should be scheduled with the Wedding Coordinator well in advance of the ceremony. At that time you may indicate if you have a preference for a particular pastor to officiate. If not, the church will assign one. You are required to complete Prepare/Enrich, a standardized marriage inventory online. After the results are returned, please schedule three pre-marital counseling sessions with the officiating pastor. These sessions will allow time to review the marriage inventory results and for planning the ceremony. It is the responsibility of the bride and groom to schedule the counseling sessions with the officiating pastor.


Setting the Dates

Call the church office, 703-591-3120, and speak with the Wedding Coordinator to determine church availability and reserve the church. The church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Wedding Coordinator does not have office hours and will return your message as soon as possible.


Wedding Coordinator

All bridal parties using our sanctuary and chapel must utilize the services of the Wedding Coordinator. She will direct the wedding rehearsal and the wedding ceremony. When the wedding date is placed on the church calendar, a non-refundable Wedding Coordinator fee is due. The Wedding Coordinator for Fairfax United Methodist Church is Phyllis Fadely. She may be reached via the church office, 703-591-3120 ext. 122 or pfadely@fairfaxumc.org.

Please contact Phyllis to place your wedding date on the church calendar and for more information and fee schedule.