Building Strong Marriages at Willow South Barrington

Marriage is full of diverse seasons. No matter which season you’re in, Willow offers workshops and resources to help your relationship thrive.

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Enrich your marriage

 

No matter the season, grow! 

Marriage is the most intimate of human relationships, and building a thriving marital relationship takes intentionality. Whether you've been married for a week or several decades, Willow offers classes, workshops, and resources that can help you grown in your marriage, building a relationship that will be a legacy for the generations that follow. 

Join a section community for couples

Gathering with other couples from the same season of life is a great way to make friends, get connected at Willow, and grow closer to your spouse in the process. Learn more about section communities with a marriage focus here.

Nagging issues that won't go away? Restore!

Every marriage faces difficulties and road bumps. Through Willow's RESTORE workshop, couples can reconnect, outsmart unhelpful relational patterns, and gain practical tools to help them gain the critical insight necessary to build a better future. Learn more.

Getting married at Willow

Dating couples can prepare for marriage by participating in Willow's Two-to-One workshop, which helps them build a strong foundation for marriage by exploring communication styles, faith, personality, and what each person learned about marriage from the family they grew up in.

Upon completing Two-to-One, couples who consider Willow Creek their home church may apply for pre-marital mentoring and submit an application to get married at Willow. Mentoring offers couples a chance to explore the fundamentals of building a strong, God-honoring marriage alongside a trained mentor couple. Wedding fees: Chapel—$300; Willow Creek pastor or wedding officiate $350.

Learn more about Two-to-One, pre-marital mentoring, or planning a wedding at Willow. Questions? Contact Nancy Wendt: (224) 512-1163, nwendt@willowcreek.org

Chapel Availability/Wedding Dates

For wedding service requests at all Willow Creek locations, contact Nancy Wendt: (224) 512-1163.

The premarital staff can reserve your preferred, available wedding date and time as soon as you register for the Two-to-One pre-marital workshop and provide your personal information details. 

Upon completing your Two-to-One premarital process, your wedding date and time will be confirmed on the wedding calendar in your name.  You'll receive an online link where you can register and provide payment for the chapel (due within 30 days), finalizing your wedding date and time.

wedding days/times rehearsal times
Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6–7 or 7–8 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. Fridays, 6–7 p.m.
Saturdays, 1 p.m. Fridays, 7–8 p.m.
Saturdays, 4 p.m. Fridays, 8–9 p.m.

Block-out dates

Due to holidays and special events at Willow Creek, not every Thursday, Friday, or Saturday is available for a wedding. The wedding staff can provide you with available dates.

Fees

The chapel fee is $300 and includes lighting, audio production, and custodial services. The fee for a Willow Creek pastor/wedding officiate is $350 (paid online), whether you're getting married in the Willow chapel or at another location. 

Not an attender of Willow Creek?

Thank you for your interest in our premarital development classes and mentoring! While our chapel and Willow wedding officiates are reserved for those who call Willow their home church, our Two-to-One marriage preparation workshop is open to any couple.  We're excited for you as you begin your journey toward marriage, and we welcome the opportunity to serve you as you build a God-honoring relationship. 

If you are not a part of a local church community, we invite you to explore Willow Creek by attending weekend services or midweek classes. If you decide to be a part of the Willow Creek community on a regular basis and want to hold your wedding here, feel free to contact our wedding coordinator for more details: Nancy Wendt, (224) 512-1163

Meeting Times

Saturdays
5:30 p.m.

Sundays
9 & 11:15 a.m.


67 Algonquin Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010
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Upcoming Events

  • Building Stronger Marriages (South Barrington)

    September 9 @ 6:30 PM

  • RESTORE | Reconnect, Re-engage, and Tackle Tough Issues Together

    September 14 @ 7:00 PM

  • The Marriage Course (South Barrington)

    September 14 @ 7:00 PM

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