Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! It is our prayer that your ceremony will be among the most joyous and memorable experiences for you and your family. It is fitting that a wedding ceremony be held within the church, and if Lakewood United Methodist Church can help make this time in your life memorable, then we will do our best.

If you wish to be married at LUMC, download this brochure and complete the wedding request form. Submit it to the church office at Our pastoral staff will review the form and be in touch with you. 

Wedding FAQs

Are non-members or those who do not attend LUMC able to be married at LUMC?  

Yes, this is a decision of a pastor and requires consultation. Please fill out the wedding request form to see if we can accommodate your wedding. 

Can I use my own pastor? 

This practice is discouraged unless your pastor is co-officiating the ceremony with one of the LUMC pastors. 

Can I bring my own organist? 

The LUMC organist must be consulted and give approval for any other organist. 

Does the church have an aisle runner? 

No, the church does not provide an aisle runner. 

Can I attach decorations to the pews? 

Yes, as long as the pews are not damaged. Tape is not permitted on the walls or pews. 

Can I use rice or birdseed? 

LUMC discourages the throwing of rice, birdseed or any other product that requires special clean–up. 

Are alcoholic beverages permitted? 

No, alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted on church property. 

Is premarital counseling required? 

Yes, preparation is important not only for the ceremony but also for the marriage. When you consult with the pastor, you can ask more about this requirement. 

What are the fees for a wedding? 

Please contact the church office at or 216-226-8644