A wedding ceremony at Wellshire is a meaningful form of Christian worship. As you exchange your wedding vows, you make a covenant with each other in the presence of God and a company of witnesses. It’s a joyous way to begin a marriage in Denver, Colorado.
Worship venues at Wellshire: Our wedding chapel or church Sanctuary
Wellshire Presbyterian Church has two distinct worship spaces to celebrate a beautiful Christian wedding.
- Our wedding chapel is an intimate, relaxed, and warmly lit space for a ceremony. It holds approximately 180 to 220 guests, and it can be easily adapted for smaller Denver weddings.
- The Sanctuary in our Denver wedding church is a traditional Presbyterian space of worship. It accommodates up to 500 guests. The backdrop for your wedding ceremony includes a wall of stained glass windows, a distinct altar, and the beautiful music of a Casavant pipe organ.
Wellshire Presbyterian Church is located at 2999 South Colorado Boulevard. Our wedding worship services attract couples who live in south Denver, particularly Washington Park (Wash Park), Bonnie Brae, Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village and Highlands Ranch. Our church is close to wedding reception venues and hotels in Cherry Creek and the DTC.
Officiant for destination weddings and outdoor weddings
In addition to officiating wedding ceremonies at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, our pastors travel for destination weddings, including mountain weddings and other regional venues. They serve as officiants for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
The first step is to contact Beth Hamstra, our Wellshire wedding coordinator. She’ll answer your questions and help you schedule a wedding date.
Then, you’ll make an appointment to meet with one of our pastors. If possible, you’ll meet with that pastor two to three times to plan your service and wedding vows. You’ll also meet with our organist or music director to plan your music.
Guidelines around a wedding ceremony at Wellshire
|Officiant||A Wellshire minister must officiate your wedding ceremony or renewal of vows. In some instances, you may bring an ordained pastor or priest from outside Wellshire to assist with the service.|
|Ceremony days||Generally, ceremonies in our church take place on Saturdays, but we can hold weddings on other days too.|
|Weddings for non-members||We allow couples who are not members of our congregation to marry in our wedding chapel or Sanctuary as long as:
(1) A Wellshire minister is available to officiate.
(2) The order of worship and music for the wedding service is consistent with the Presbyterian tradition.
(3) Either the bride or the groom is a professing Christian.
|Premarital counseling||Premarital counseling is highly recommended, but it’s not required. When you have your initial planning meeting with a Wellshire pastor, you should discuss your options.|
|Wedding music||Wellshire’s organist / pianist plays the music for each ceremony. You may add additional musicians, if you choose. We value the intimacy and power of live musical performances at Wellshire, and we do not use pre-recorded music.|
|Wedding coordinator||We allow outside wedding coordinators to assist you, but generally, they aren’t needed during the wedding rehearsal and service. The wedding service is led under the direction of our pastor. Wellshire also provides a trained, on-site wedding coordinator to help you plan your service.|
Contact us to discuss your wedding church or officiant needs
To discuss your Denver wedding church needs or schedule a date, please contact Beth Hamstra, our on-site wedding coordinator.