Weddings

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At All Saints’, we believe that all committed relationships are outward and visible signs of an inward, spiritual, and God-given love. All Saints’ seeks to support all couples in their commitment to one another and to help make the love of God more visible for the whole community.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your wedding with you and hope that this information will answer some of the questions you may have about celebrating your wedding at All Saints’. The policies below apply to all couples seeking to have their relationships blessed in our midst. To inquire about getting married at All Saints’, the first step is to contact Marie-Louise Muhumuza at  or 404-267-4260.

Weddings During COVID

During this season of maintaining safe physical distance, All Saints’ observes the guidelines for weddings from the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

For more information on the most current guidelines, please contact Marie-Louise Muhumuza at We look forward to working together to celebrate your marriage as safely as possible.

Policies and FAQs

Requirements for Marriage at All Saints'

Weddings at All Saints’ are for current members and their immediate families. In the Episcopal Church, a wedding is a sacrament and one of the moments, like baptism or communion, that bind the couple and the community together by the grace of God.

Our hope and expectation is that couples getting married at All Saints’ are and will continue to be involved in the life of the church. One should be a member for at least six months before scheduling a wedding at All Saints’.

The Episcopal Church requires that at least one of the parties be a baptized Christian and that the marriage conform to the laws of the state and the policies of the church. We adhere to the marriage ceremonies authorized by the Episcopal Church, which include services for same-sex couples.

Scheduling A wedding

If you’d like to get married at All Saints’, the first step is to contact Marie-Louise Muhumuza at  or 404-267-4260. We will schedule your wedding date once we confirm that a one of our clergy members is available to officiate your wedding. Unfortunately, we cannot tentatively hold dates.

You may be married at All Saints’ at a time available on the church calendar, except during the season of Lent and within one week of Christmas or Easter. Under normal circumstances, we require at least three months’ notice of your desire to be married. We can schedule weddings as far as 18 months in advance in the church or the chapel and as late as 6:00 p.m. with rehearsals scheduled at 5:00 p.m. the previous day.

A deposit of 50% of the flat wedding fee is due upon your reservation and is refundable upon cancellation within a minimum of three months before your wedding day. The church seats a maximum of 440 people and the chapel seats a maximum of 120 people.

Officiants

An All Saints’ clergy person will officiate your wedding. The clergy are assigned to be available for weddings on a rotating basis. You may consult with your officiating priest if you desire to have a clergy person from another church participate in the service. Couples must have their wedding programs approved by the All Saints’ clergy person who is officiating the ceremony before you send it to your printer.

pre-marital counseling

We expect you to participate regularly in worship, and we require three pre-marital sessions, each lasting approximately one hour with your officiating priest. In addition, your priest may ask you to participate in a couples’ workshop or to receive additional outside counseling. Occasionally, it will be difficult for a couple to be in Atlanta on a regular basis before their wedding. If this is the case, a person mutually agreeable to you and the officiating clergy may prepare you for marriage.

flowers and candles

The All Saints’ Flower Guild will provide the altar flowers for your wedding and the only candles permitted are those used on the altar.

After your wedding, the altar flowers will become a gift to the church and will remain on the altar for Sunday worship. Following Sunday services, these flowers will be taken to people who are sick and homebound.

The altar flowers are the only major arrangements permitted in the church, with a few exceptions. You may ask your florist to design some pew markers for the family’s pews and a single external arrangement which may be placed either on the rail by the ramp or one of the front doors or in the covered porch (but no more than one arrangement outside). Your florist will need to use hangers for the arrangements as we have no nails affixed to our doors or pews. In addition, your florist will need to remove the arrangements immediately following the ceremony. Neither our sextons nor volunteers from the flower or wedding guilds are available to take care of that. There are air grates in the center aisle, which means that you cannot have tossed petals.

Here are the names of floral designers who are familiar with our church space:

  • Jeryl Johnson |  | 404-788-1409
  • Alvin Moore |  | 678-984-7936

You may communicate any floral preferences to Marie-Louise Muhumuza two months prior to the wedding, and she will communicate those to the Flower Guild. The Flower Guild will do their utmost to accommodate your requests within their budget. The members of the Flower Guild are volunteer church members, and to respect their privacy, we are not permitted to give their contact information to couples.

Photography and Video Policies

We ask that your guests take no photographs or videos during worship. Your photographer may take one photograph with flash as you leave the church and may take unobtrusive photographs without flash from behind the congregation during the ceremony. The photographer needs to remain behind the congregation and be inconspicuous and discrete.

Our facilities (the church and Egleston Hall) will be available for your use one hour before your wedding and thirty minutes after for any additional pictures you desire.

Stationary video equipment, including the videographer’s own sound equipment, may be used in the church, although no extra lighting may be added. We have found that a good quality professional camera is more than adequate for the job. The videographer needs to remain in place with the video equipment.

Wedding Guild and Coordinators

A member of the All Saints’ Wedding Guild will contact you no later than the Tuesday prior to the wedding to gather information to help the guild assist in your wedding.

If you are planning to use an outside wedding coordinator, please provide Marie-Louise Muhumuza with their contact information at least two months prior to your wedding, and she will contact them directly to discuss church policy and procedure.

music

Once the church has confirmed a date, an All Saints’ organist will be assigned to play for your wedding (or arrange for a qualified substitute in their absence). Please read the full Wedding Music Policy, which includes links to samples of suggested processional music. Please contact Dr. Kirk Rich, Director of Music, at  or 404-267-4263 to discuss your music at least one month prior to your wedding.

WEDDING FEES

We consider your marriage service a gift to you from your community of faith, so we do not charge for the ceremony, the use of the church, or a Eucharistic minister or acolyte if your officiating priest determines one is necessary.

The flat wedding fee includes a clergy honorarium, couples’ workshop, organist, altar flowers, security guard and sexton. A deposit of 50% of the flat wedding fee is due upon your reservation and is refundable upon cancellation within a minimum of three months before your wedding day.

  • Pledging Members: $2000 — flat fee that includes one hour before and 30 minutes after the ceremony
  • Non-Pledging Members: $3000 — flat fee that includes one hour before and 30 minutes after the ceremony and includes a tax-deductible $1000 donation to the ministries of All Saints’

Additional Fees:

  • $200 — per additional hour should you choose more time before or after your ceremony
  • $150 — soloist
  • $300 — instrumentalist
  • $50 — additional rehearsal with musician

You are welcome to discuss any of the fees with the officiating priest if your circumstances make them prohibitive.

Payment of all fees is due in the church office one month prior to the ceremony. Please make your check payable to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, and please indicate your wedding date in the memo line.

RECEPTIONS

After you have contacted Marie-Louise and scheduled your wedding date, you can make arrangements for your reception at All Saints’ by contacting Jill Gossett at .

Ellis Hall seats a maximum of 200 for a seated dinner and 175 with a dance floor and large band. We provide tables, chairs, and buffet tables. Your caterer will need to provide linens, plates, glasses, silverware and serving pieces. If using our kitchen ovens, the caterer needs to provide a check for a refundable $150 deposit and provide a certificate of liability insurance with All Saints’ Episcopal Church listed on it at least three weeks before the wedding. All Saints’ has a grand piano but does not have a dance floor, stage, or sound equipment for DJ or band use. Receptions end no later than 9:00 p.m.

The flat fee for receptions includes a four-hour rental, security and sextons. A $1000 deposit, deducted from the flat reception fee, is due upon reserving Ellis Hall and is refundable upon cancellation within a minimum of three months before your wedding day. These fees are applicable to both pledging and non-pledging members.

Reception Flat Fee:  $2300 — flat fee for a four-hour rental of Ellis Hall

Additional Fees:

  • $150 — refundable security deposit paid by caterer if using our kitchen ovens
  • $200 — per additional hour
  • $300 — if using the Kennedy Courtyard
  • $350 — additional sexton if using the Kennedy Courtyard

Additional fees over those listed above may apply depending on the size and scope of the reception.

Payment of all fees is due in the church office one month prior to the ceremony. Please make your check payable to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, and please indicate your wedding date in the memo line.

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MARIE-LOUISE


With all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you...

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage from The Book of Common Prayer


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