PreMarital

Getting married at Willow Creek

We are excited to walk your pre-marriage journey with you! There are four steps to the premarital process for those who call Willow Creek their home church.

Step 1: Online Couple Assessment and Personal Profiles
Before attending the marriage workshop, couples take an online relational assessment called The Couples Check Up and each will be asked to complete a personal profile. Click here to take the assessment. Note: You must choose "share report with a third party" and put Chris Hurta's email, [email protected], to continue in the process.


Step 2: Attend our Intimacy and Connection marriage workshop.
In this workshop, couples will learn the values from scripture that we believe are the foundation of building a lasting marriage. Teaching along with table discussion will bring couples to a place of clearly knowing their strengths and areas of growth for a strong marriage. Register here, or learn more about the Intimacy and Connection workshop here.


Step 3: Conversations with a marriage mentor or officiate
Each couple is going to be entering their marriage relationship with new learnings from the workshop and online assessment. Couples leave these conversations knowing we are here to champion their upcoming marriage relationship.


Step 4: Plan your wedding at Willow (to plan a wedding at Willow will take at least 6 months)
Our chapel is generally available on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Saturday afternoons. Please click here to check chapel availability. A wedding team member will follow up with you after your request. Chapel wedding fee: $500. Wedding officiate fees: $350. 

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.


Frequently asked questions

Can I go through the premarital process without getting married at Willow?  
Yes! Our hope is that you and your partner will learn more about yourselves and each other to set you up for a fantastic marriage.

Can someone I know officiate my wedding?
You do not need to use a Willow officiate, however, the officiate you use will need to sign a doctrinal statement if officiating the wedding at Willow.

Can I have a reception at Willow?
No, we do not offer space for wedding receptions.

What does the Chapel fee cover?
The rental set up and cleanup of the space, The Brides room, the technical director, the wedding coordinator.

 


Overview of fees

  • Couples online Couples Check In assessment fee: $15/couple
  • Couples workshop classes: $80/couple
  • Chapel fee: $500
  • Willow officiate fee: $350 
    • If the wedding is offsite, the officiate may ask you to cover travel costs.
    • If using an outside officiate, before approval, a doctrinal statement will need to be sent to the wedding manager.