Tying the knot? If you are interested in a traditional Church ceremony, please speak to our pastor. We have both a cozy indoor sanctuary and a breathtaking outdoor chapel, each able to seat more than 75 guests. We also have a full service kitchen available for catering upon request.
Who is eligible?
- Both persons must be consenting adults, not currently married to other individuals.
- The couple must have a legally valid marriage license.
- At least one of them must be a baptized Christian. Interfaith couples are welcome and we can adapt the ceremony to fit this need.
- If one or both persons have been divorced previously, permission must be obtained from the Bishop of Colorado.
- The couple must do premarital counseling with the Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-charge, another clergy approved by Rector/Vicar/Priest, or a mental health professional/marriage/family counselor approved by Rector/Vicar/Priest.
- Both traditional male/female couples and same-sex couples may get married at St. Peter's, providing they meet all the other requirements for marriage.
- Civil Marriages may be blessed at St. Peter's.
- The sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the Blessing of Civil Marriage happens at the discretion of the clergy at St. Peter's. The Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-charge reserves the right to decline any couple wishing to marry.
What does it cost?
- There is no fee for members in good standing and their immediate family. However, an honorarium for the officiant is welcomed. Any musicians must be compensated separately (as of 2018, $150 is suggested).
- For non-members, $150 will be charged for use of the building, $150 for any church musicians, and $250 for the officiant.
- In the event of financial hardship, fees may be waived.
- Couples are responsible for any flowers at the ceremony. Flowers should be tatseful, modest, and appropriate to the solemnity of the occasion.
- If food is served after any ceremony occurring at St. Peter's, the couple is responsible for paying cleaning, approximately $100.
What other restrictions may apply?
- The ceremony may take place at either the indoor sanctuary or the outdoor chapel at St. Peter's.
- The ceremony does not have to occur at St. Peter's. It may take place at another house of worship in the area, at any public gathering place, at a private residence, at the venue for the reception, or any location or point in the local BLM range lands, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, or any other wild, public lands.
- Outside clergy, provided they are approved by the Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-charge, are permitted.
- Communion is not required during the ceremony.
- The ceremony must be attested by at least two witnesses.
- At least one lesson from the Old or New Testament of the Holy Bible must be read during the ceremony.
- The marriage must conform to the laws of the State of Colorado.
Call St. Peter's Vicar at 970.927.4235 for more information.