The marriage service is one of the most sacred and beautiful of all the services of the church. It is always a worship service in which two persons in the company of loved ones and friends pledge themselves to each other under the blessings of God and are united by God in Holy Marriage. We rejoice that you are considering this holy and beautiful place of worship for your wedding.
Trinity is a wonderful family of caring and dedicated believers, and they enjoy priority consideration for the use of this facility when a wedding is celebrated. For many students at the University of Alabama, Trinity is “home away from home,” and it is natural that they choose this place to celebrate their marriages with their family and friends from Tuscaloosa. Yet others find Trinity to be a beautiful neo-Gothic setting in which they would like to hold their marriage ceremony.
This page provides information to assist in your planning for this most important event. Please review this information and as early as possible contact the church office to make your wedding a joyous and memorable experience.
Trinity Staff Involved in Weddings
To help make your wedding the best day of your life, Trinity makes available a wedding director, ministerial support and the organist. Trinity is our home, and we know how to make all the wedding details come together to support you at this most exciting time.
You may include your own support staff (director, minister, musicians, florist, and caterer), subject to the Trinity Wedding Policy, but we want to provide our expertise and knowledge of our facilities to make your day memorable.
- Pastor: Rev. Penny Ford
- Wedding Director: Morgan Harrison (contact through Church Office)
- Organist: Wesley Hyde (contact through the Church Office)
Wedding Policies and Forms
Please review Trinity United Methodist’s Wedding Policies
An application form is available that will provide the church with necessary information. This is provided in a word processor interchange format. Please fill this out in the word processor of your choice or print it out and fill it out by hand.
All agreement forms will be due no later than two weeks prior to the wedding. It is the couple’s responsibility to contact the florist, caterer, and photographer and inform them of the Trinity United Methodist wedding policies.
The wedding ceremony is a worship service—a Christian testimony of two Christians being united in Christ. Only sacred or classical music will be allowed. Secular love songs should be reserved for the reception. All music should be approved by a Church Representative (Church Organist, Minister, or Trinity’s Wedding Director). The sound system is available for use. A contact with our church organist must be made in planning the music for the wedding service. If a guest organist is desired, permission must be secured from the church organist, and a key to the organ will be provided.
Booking a Wedding at Trinity
Wedding booking procedures are straightforward
- Please carefully review our Wedding Policies.
- To inquire about a wedding date please contact the Trinity UMC office
- Complete the Wedding Application Form (above) and submit it to the Trinity office.
To book a wedding date, mail Wedding Application (or bring to the church) with a check for the $300 refundable damage deposit and a check for half of the fees that apply to your wedding. (NOTE: $200 of these fees is non-refundable. The balance will be due two weeks before the wedding.)
|Facility Use Fee
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$300|
|Fellowship Hall (Each Event)||$200|
|Janitor (Each Event)||$100|
|Sound System Technician||$100|
|Kitchen Hostess (Each Event)||$100|
|Organist, other musicians||Set by Artist|
|Nursery Staff||Please Inquire|
A $300 refundable damage deposit and half the total fees, excluding payment for musicians, are due at booking. Payment of these fees and turning in the completed wedding application will secure the date specified. $200 of the total fees is nonrefundable should the wedding be canceled at any time or for any reason.
All remaining fees are due two weeks prior to the wedding.
Trinity United Methodist Church is not responsible for conflicts that occur due to scheduling conflicts with the University of Alabama. Please check the University of Alabama’s events schedule.