Congratulations on your plans to marry!

Below is a step-by-step process if you are interested in getting married at Bethlehem or are interested in Pastor Matt leading your off-site wedding.


Step 1: Download our wedding guidelines and wedding fees and read them over. Please also give copies of the wedding guidelines to your musician(s) and photograper(s).


Wedding Guidelines (PDF)
Wedding Fees (PDF)
Wedding Service Worksheet (PDF)
Wedding Workbook (PDF)


Step 2: When you have red the wedding guidelines and fees and agree to abide by them, please call (419-287-4182) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the church office to make sure the date you desire for your wedding is available.


Step 3: Email the information below to Pastor Matt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). This is considered your wedding application. Once this information is received and you have confirmed the date with the pastor, your wedding is officially on the church calendar.


(Note: Rehearsal times are usually the day before the wedding at 6 pm. The time can be changed in conversation with the pastor if necessary.)


Wedding Application

Bride's full name:

Bride's email:


Groom's full name:

Groom's email:


Wedding date and time:

Rehearsal date and time:

On our wedding date we will need use of the fellowship hall and church building from: ____ AM to ____ PM


Bride's phone:

Bride's mailing address:

Bride's church:

Baptized? Yes / No

Presently active? Yes / No

Bride's employer:


Groom's phone:

Mailing address:

Groom's church:

Baptized? Yes / No

Presently active? Yes / No


Wedding coordinator name and phone (if any):

Musician name and phone:

(*Note: Couples contact and arrange musicians on their own.)

Photographer name:


Have you read our wedding guidelines and do you agree to abide by them? Yes / No

Are you presently living together? Yes / No

Permanent marriage residence address (if known):


Have either of you been previously married? Yes / No

(If yes, please fill out the section below for each or both of you, as applicable.)

To whom were you previously married?

For how long?

Are you current on alimony and child support?

Children from previous marriages and ages:

Who has custody?


Step 4: You will be set up to separately complete an online wedding inventory at a cost of $35. This can be paid directly (once per couple) when you begin the inventory.


Step 5: Purchase a copy of the book/workbook Before You Say "I Do" (Wright and Roberts) and choose four sections that interest you.


Step 6: Contact Pastor Matt to set up a time for your first pre-marriage conversation with the pastor.