Weddings

Since 1847 Central Christian Church of Austin has been a house of worship.  Our congregation is pleased that you are considering Central Christian for your service of marriage.

Our 90 year old Romanesque revival building is a beautiful and welcoming space.  We like to think our congregation is just as welcoming.  Our wedding coordinator is available to answer questions and tell you more about the use of our facility.

Reach us through our contact form to inquire about  desired date(s) or to ask additional questions not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a member of Central Christian Church to have my wedding there?

You do not have to be a member of Central Christian Church to have your wedding here, but we would love for you to make your church home with us.

Contact us to schedule a tour of our church.

How many people does the church hold?

Our church will approximately seat up to 450 guests (including seating in the balcony).

How much does it cost to be married at Central Christian Church?

Please complete the contact form below, and we will send you our price list.

How do I book a wedding at Central Christian Church?

Submit your inquiry via the form below, and our wedding coordinator will contact you to:

  • Discuss your preferred dates
  • Answer any questions
  • Send required forms

The date for your wedding will be set when we receive the signed Wedding Requisition Form along with a $500.00 deposit. This will be returned within one month after the wedding if it is not needed for repairs or extra cleaning. Our facilities are available on a first-come basis.

Can I hire an outside Wedding Coordinator?

Some couples hire outside wedding coordinators or event planners. We welcome them to assist the wedding party with dressing, photos, delivering and gathering personal belongings before and/or after the ceremony, but for safety and security reasons, only the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator and their assistant shall give directions, lead the wedding party to designated preparation rooms, and direct the processional.

On the day of the wedding, the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator must communicate with the couple and not an outside coordinator/planner.

Why am I required to use the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator?

Once your wedding is scheduled, Central Christian Church’s Wedding Coordinator will help you plan the details of your ceremony. The coordinator will direct you a your rehearsal and on the day of your wedding.

You may retain your own wedding coordinator or event planner. We welcome them to assist the 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 the 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 cueing musicians and ministerial staff.

What decorations are permitted?

The sanctuary is ornately detailed and does not require much decorating. Flowers and/or LED 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. Only paper or silk petals may be dropped.

During certain times of the year, there will be liturgical decorations that will not be removed for weddings.

Are there specific rules for the photographer/videographer?

Central Christian Church was constructed in 1928, so the lighting within the sanctuary is limited. The Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator will explain the photography guidelines at the rehearsal.  The photographer/videographer may make an appointment with the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator to visit the building prior to the rehearsal.

Can we have taped or digitally recorded muic?

Taped and/or digitally recorded music is not permitted.

Do you have an organist or a pianist or do we need to find one?

Central Christian Church can provide a pianist/organist at your request for an additional fee, but it is the responsibility of the wedding party to meet with the musician and the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator well in advance of the wedding rehearsal to discuss all musical details of the ceremony.

Who should attend the Wedding Rehearsal?

Everyone in 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 Central Christian Church Wedding Staff. The church will be open ½ hour before the appointed time of the rehearsal.

One hour is ample time for the rehearsal.

When will the church be accessible for decorating and photographs?

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.

Contact Us!

*Submitting this form does not guarantee a reserved booking. It simply submits your interest in availability. If you don’t get a response within 48 hrs of submitting this form please follow up with us by phone at: 512-476-6941

Judye Moore-Heim

Wedding Coordinator

WeddingCoordinator.ccc@gmail.com

Since 2011 Judye Moore-Heim has served as wedding coordinator for Central Christian Church. Judye works to help each couple find a welcoming church home for their wedding.  During her tenure, Judye has helped hundreds of couples coordinate the ceremony that best fits their needs. 

Weddings

Since 1847 Central Christian Church of Austin has been a house of worship.  Our congregation is pleased that you are considering Central Christian for your service of marriage.

Our 90 year old Romanesque revival building is a beautiful and welcoming space.  We like to think our congregation is just as welcoming.  Our wedding coordinator is available to answer questions and tell you more about the use of our facility.

Reach us through our contact form to inquire about  desired date(s) or to ask additional questions not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a member of Central Christian Church to have my wedding there?

You do not have to be a member of Central Christian Church to have your wedding here, but we would love for you to make your church home with us.

Contact us to schedule a tour of our church.

How many people does the church hold?

Our church will approximately seat up to 450 guests (including seating in the balcony).

How much does it cost to be married at Central Christian Church?

Please complete the contact form below, and we will send you our price list.

How do I book a wedding at Central Christian Church?

Submit your inquiry via the form below, and our wedding coordinator will contact you to:

  • Discuss your preferred dates
  • Answer any questions
  • Send required forms

The date for your wedding will be set when we receive the signed Wedding Requisition Form along with a $500.00 deposit. This will be returned within one month after the wedding if it is not needed for repairs or extra cleaning. Our facilities are available on a first-come basis.

Can I hire an outside Wedding Coordinator?

Some couples hire outside wedding coordinators or event planners. We welcome them to assist the wedding party with dressing, photos, delivering and gathering personal belongings before and/or after the ceremony, but for safety and security reasons, only the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator and their assistant shall give directions, lead the wedding party to designated preparation rooms, and direct the processional.

On the day of the wedding, the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator must communicate with the couple and not an outside coordinator/planner.

Why am I required to use the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator?

Once your wedding is scheduled, Central Christian Church’s Wedding Coordinator will help you plan the details of your ceremony. The coordinator will direct you a your rehearsal and on the day of your wedding.

You may retain your own wedding coordinator or event planner. We welcome them to assist the 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 the 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 cueing musicians and ministerial staff.

What decorations are permitted?

The sanctuary is ornately detailed and does not require much decorating. Flowers and/or LED 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. Only paper or silk petals may be dropped.

During certain times of the year, there will be liturgical decorations that will not be removed for weddings.

Are there specific rules for the photographer/videographer?

Central Christian Church was constructed in 1928, so the lighting within the sanctuary is limited. The Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator will explain the photography guidelines at the rehearsal.  The photographer/videographer may make an appointment with the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator to visit the building prior to the rehearsal.

Can we have taped or digitally recorded muic?

Taped and/or digitally recorded music is not permitted.

Do you have an organist or a pianist or do we need to find one?

Central Christian Church can provide a pianist/organist at your request for an additional fee, but it is the responsibility of the wedding party to meet with the musician and the Central Christian Church Wedding Coordinator well in advance of the wedding rehearsal to discuss all musical details of the ceremony.

Who should attend the Wedding Rehearsal?

Everyone in 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 Central Christian Church Wedding Staff. The church will be open ½ hour before the appointed time of the rehearsal.

One hour is ample time for the rehearsal.

When will the church be accessible for decorating and photographs?

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.

Contact Us!

*Submitting this form does not guarantee a reserved booking. It simply submits your interest in availability. If you don’t get a response within 48 hrs of submitting this form please follow up with us by phone at: 512-476-6941

Judye Moore-Heim

Wedding Coordinator

WeddingCoordinator.ccc@gmail.com

Since 2011 Judye Moore-Heim has served as wedding coordinator for Central Christian Church. Judye works to help each couple find a welcoming church home for their wedding.  During her tenure, Judye has helped hundreds of couples coordinate the ceremony that best fits their needs.