Completion of this form does not guarantee placement on the church calendar. All dates MUST be approved through the church office in writing in order to be finalized.
In choosing a wedding date please be aware that all Bates Memorial Special Days and events take precedent. In choosing a wedding date it is imperative to pick at least two dates to allow for any changes that may occur. Although we take the strictest measure in accommodating any day that you choose please be aware that certain unexpected events can take place. Your date selection does not guarantee availability. Weddings are booked on a first come first serve basis so please plan well in advance. The church calendar is prepared in November for the upcoming year. NO DATES WILL BE PLACED ON THE CALENDAR UNTIL THIS TIME. NO DATES WILL BE PLACED ON THE CALENDAR UNTIL IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN WRITING THROUGH THE CHURCH OFFICE. ANY CHANGES TO YOUR DATE MUST BE REQUESTED IN WRITING. NO WEDDING DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED OVER THE TELEPHONE. FORM MUST BE COMPLETE AND RETURNED BEFORE ANY DATES ARE CONSIDERED. NO WEDDINGS WILL BE SCHEDULED AT THE CHURCH DURING MAJOR HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years or during CHURCH RELATED CELEBRATIONS such as Church Anniversary (2nd Weekend of April) Children and Youth Day (4th Weekend of June) Men’s Day (3rd Weekend of July), Women’s Day (4th Weekend of August), Bates X-travaganza (Last Saturday in July or 1st Saturday of August) Pastor’s Anniversary (2nd Weekend of October), Seniors Weekend (3rd Weekend of November). THERE WILL NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. PLEASE BE AWARE, AS WE CONDUCT DAILY CHURCH BUSINESS, events can and will take precedence that are not included in this list of dates.