General InformationPark Lake Presbyterian Church knows how important and meaningful your wedding day is for you, your family and your friends. Over the years, we have found it helpful to develop certain policies which will help your wedding run smoothly. These are listed in the contents of this site. Please read through them carefully and ask any questions you may have.
Most importantly, your wedding is a Worship Service. As such, if falls under the rules and jurisdiction of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Book of Order and the policies of its governing body, the Church Session. As with any other Worship Service, we acknowledge our dependency upon God through Jesus Christ and seek His blessing on your marriage. One of the Ministers of Park Lake Presbyterian Church will preside over your wedding.
Planning Your Wedding
Our beautiful main sanctuary seats approximately 400 guests with easy viewing of the Wedding Party. Arrangements for your wedding day begin by contacting the Church Secretary in our church office at 407-841-6550 or by email. Click here to Email Now. If your date is available and you wish to go forward with arrangements, Stacia Hujik, our Wedding Coordinator will review your wedding day requirements with you to see if they coincide with our Church policies. She will then meet with you for a tour of the church and our facilities.
Before a wedding date is confirmed, a completed Wedding Information Form and deposit check must be received. A 50% deposit is required in order to confirm any date (all checks must be made out to Park Lake Presbyterian Church and are nonrefundable). Additionally, the balance is required 30 days prior to the wedding. If your wedding is booked 30 days or less in advance, the entire amount is required as a deposit in order to confirm the date.
Worship Facilities & Costs
Use of our facilities carries an overhead cost to the church in terms of electricity, air conditioning, set-up and cleanup. Additionally, there are costs for the services of the Minister, Wedding Coordinator, Sexton and Organist. For pricing, please contact the Wedding Coordinator or the church office.
If the bridal couple wishes to have a Unity Candle as part of the service, the Unity Candle holder must be provided and the candles must be dripless. Please bring your Unity Candle holder and candles to your rehearsal. Candelabras are also permitted but will have to be rented or provided by your florist. Both of our Ministers prefer to use a kneeling bench for the Wedding Service. The church will provide this to you at no charge. The amounts mentioned above are calculated as the minimum honoraria. Additional gifts to Ministers, Organist and/or Musicians are at the discretion of the bridal party. Please make checks for additional honoraria payable to the individual receiving them.
The Church Session has a policy that NO DRUGS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR SMOKING are permitted on church property. This includes any ceremonial wedding champagne for toasts, etc. Violation of this policy will result in the cancellation of the wedding service. Anyone who, in the opinion of the officiating Minister, appears to be under the influence of drugs or who has imbibed excessive alcohol will NOT be permitted to participate in the wedding service.
The use of rice is forbidden on church property, but your guests may throw bird seed.
Video taping must also be taken with available light from one (1) fixed point. Flash equipment and auxiliary light is NOT permitted. Please ask your photographer and/or videographer to confer with the Wedding Coordinator before making preparations for photography and/or videography.
All guests will be requested to refrain from the use of cellular phones, pagers, and/or flash photography during the Worship Service. Please have this printed in your Wedding program.
A Few Things to Remember
The staff of Park Lake works on a tight schedule throughout the week. Choosing the time and date for your wedding rehearsal and wedding service is part of the schedule. Please advise all members of your wedding party to be on time for both the rehearsal and the wedding service.
Your Wedding should be a joyful and worshipful experience. We at Park Lake hope to make it so.