Weddings

Booking Information Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! Due to the volume of wedding requests we receive, we require that you are regular GI Free attenders and we ask that you submit your request for your wedding 6 months in advance. This will not only allow time for us to make preparations, but will also provide time for you to complete the pre-marital ministry program. Because GI Free understands and values the sacredness of marriage, we’ve made it our policy to require completion of the pre-marital ministry program before we can perform your wedding. We are able to hold the requested date on our calendar after you’ve filled out the Wedding Application, met with a GI Free Pastor, and after you have signed the pre-marital covenant. Wedding Process

  • Couple fills out Wedding Request/Application (this can be picked up in the church office)
  • Once the application is filled out, it is reviewed
  • Pastor meets with couple; this will be set up thru the church office
  • If approved by Pastor and Elder Board, $100 deposit requested to secure date on calendar
  • Couple is asked to sign up for our pre-marital ministry program, Merge; unless other arrangements are made by Pastor to meet for one-on-one pre-marital counseling.

Dates & Times

  • We offer Friday evening, Saturday morning, and early Saturday afternoon time frames for our weddings. On Friday evenings, the building needs to be cleared by 9 P.M. On Saturdays, the building needs to be cleared by 7 P.M. because of Sunday morning programming. This gives our facilities staff time to reset the church and classrooms for activities on Sunday morning.
  • If reception is on-site, facility needs to be cleared by 10 P.M.
  • Due to scheduling conflicts, the following dates are not available for weddings at GI Free
    • Holiday weekends; Easter (including the weekend prior), Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving
      • If these holidays fall on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday; New Years, 4th of July
      • Last two weekends in December
      • GI Free has the right to deny a wedding request if other large church event is occurring during that time

Cancellations

  • GI Free Church reserves the right to cancel your wedding if you do not complete the pre-marital ministry program or live in line with your pre-marital covenant commitments. If cancellation is needed, GI Free will refund 50% of the booking deposit. Likewise, if the couple decides to cancel their wedding, they will be refunded 50% of the booking deposit.

For more information

  • For more information, please contact the church office at 308-382-1898, or info@gifree.org