The marriage ceremony is one of the most sacred and beautiful of all the rituals. It is a ceremony of worship in which two people, before God, pledge their faith and love to each other for the rest of their lives. It is the desire of the members and staff at Central Christian Church to make your wedding a beautiful and meaningful event that will become a memory that will be cherished forever.
We’re sure you’ll find our church to be a beautiful venue for your wedding, but we also want to make sure the process is as easy as possible. Our wedding coordinator will help guide you through the entire process whatever your needs may be.
Message us through our contact form to inquire about your desired date(s) or to ask additional questions not covered in our FAQ section.
After submitting the form our wedding coordinator will get back in touch with you to discuss your request/questions.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions section or send us a message
Central Christian Church was constructed in 1928, and the lighting within the sanctuary is limited. If your photographer or videographer has not worked in our sanctuary prior to your wedding, he/she is welcome to visit the sanctuary to get an idea if they will need additional lighting equipment. Your CCC wedding coordinator will explain the guidelines to them when they arrive on the wedding day, or they are welcome to call your wedding coordinator prior to get that information.
Some brides feel the need to hire outside wedding coordinators or event planners. We welcome them to assist the bride, groom and wedding party with dressing, photos, delivering and gathering personal belongings before and/or after the ceremony, but for safety and security reasons, only the CCC wedding coordinator and the custodial/security person shall give directions, lead the wedding party to designated preparation rooms, and direct the processional.
The CCC wedding staff have a system in place for monitoring doors (that they be locked or unlocked at the appropriate times) and for cuing musicians and ministerial staff during the ceremony.
In keeping with the theological and architectural style of the church, taped and/or digitally recorded music (CD) is not permitted
The wedding ministry at Central Christian Church is very important to the people who worship here. We proudly open our doors to this historic building for your special day. (You are not required to be a church member here.) Built in 1928 – 1929 it is listed in the National Register of Historical Buildings.
Deciding on a place for your wedding ceremony can be stressful. Contact us to schedule a tour of our beautiful church and meet our senior minister, Eric Gates.
A wedding is a sacred service of the church, and the music should be reflective of the spiritual and joyous occasion. CCC provides a pianist/organist at your request and for an additional fee, but it is the responsibility of the bride and/or groom to meet with the pianist/organist and the CCC wedding coordinator well in advance regarding all musical details of the ceremony.
You can submit your inquiry via our form below and our wedding coordinator will be in touch to:
- Discuss your preferred dates
- Answer any questions
- Send required forms
The date for your wedding will be locked in when we receive the signed Wedding Requisition form along with a $500.00 deposit. Our facilities are available on a first come basis.
Our church will seat approximately 450 guests (including seating in the balcony).
Use the contact form below for pricing details.
The sanctuary is lovely and ornately detailed and does not require much decorating. Flowers and/or candles make the perfect accent. The use of nails, screws, wire or tape of any kind is not permitted. Pew markers must be padded and must not mark or scar the wood. The communion table, pulpit and associated furnishings may not be moved. For safety reasons, no decorations such as candles or aisle runners may be placed along the center aisle. The church provides a variety of candles to pick from at no additional cost.
All of the wedding party, including parents and ushers should attend the rehearsal, which is typically the day before the wedding. The rehearsal will be conducted by the officiating minister and the CCC wedding staff. The church will be open ½ hour before the appointed time the rehearsal. One hour is ample time for the rehearsal.
Once your wedding is scheduled, CCC’s wedding coordinator will help you plan the details of your wedding ceremony. She will direct you at rehearsal and on the day of your wedding. You may retain your own wedding coordinator or event planner. We welcome them to assist the bride, groom and wedding party with dressing, photos, delivering and gathering personal belongings before and/or after the ceremony, but for safety and security reasons, only the church wedding coordinator and her assistant are permitted to direct any proceedings that take place inside the church, including leading the wedding party to designated preparation rooms, directing the processional, and cuing musicians and ministerial staff. Our charming old church has many doors and entrances and only the CCC wedding staff is knowledgeable about their locking mechanisms which are aged and often tricky.
Access to the Church is granted 2½ hours before the ceremony. Many couples choose to have the majority of photographs taken prior to the ceremony. After the wedding ceremony, one hour is granted to complete photos and clear the church of all personal belongings.
Meet the team that will assist you along the way
Judye Moore-Heim – Wedding Coordinator
Judye Moore-Heim has served as Wedding Coordinator since 2011. She is very committed to the Wedding Ministry and every year the wedding ministry continues to grow under her leadership. Judye’s goal for every couple is to help make sure their wedding experience at Central Christian is filled with many wonderful memories. Judye currently serves as a Central Christian Church trustee and in the past she served as church treasurer for 7 years.
Rev. Eric Gates – Senior Minister
Rev. Eric Gates has a diverse background of service and life experiences, including service as a Reconnaissance Marine in the U.S. Marine Corps for 8 years and as an Austin Police Officer for 9 years, helped build my foundation to be of service to others. After finding a relationship with God, I began to serve others in a new way as a spiritual director in alcohol and drug treatment centers in central Texas prior to my call as a minister in the church.