The members of Faith Des Peres are pleased to share the sanctuaries of the Clayton Road Church and Old Meeting House with those in the community who wish to make their vows in a church. We will work with you to make your wedding ceremony a meaningful part of your celebration.
The Clayton Road church offers a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies (see photo above)... a blank canvas for the wedding party.
Faith Des Peres' Pastor Anne Epling (Annie, as she insists on being called) officiates all ceremonies at FDP and the Old Church.
We encourage you to worship with us on Sunday at 10:30 am to get an idea of how the church looks, hear the acoustics, meet Pastor Epling, and hear the pipe organ and/or piano being played.
Faith Des Peres church seats about 300 people comfortably, 360 maximum (about 260 on main level, about 100 in the balcony).
The Old Des Peres Church (Old Meeting House) has a lot of character, and many have inquired about having weddings there. Though we have performed beautiful ceremonies at the church, it is usually recommended only for very small ceremonies or renewals. Because the Old Des Peres Church truly is considered a historic building, one has to remember that it does not have many "modern" amenities that couples would usually appreciate, such as bathrooms, heating/air conditioning, or parking (normally in the nearby subdivisions or along Geyer Road). And though it has a pipe organ, it is very old, like the church, so we usually bring in an electric keyboard.
The Old Des Peres Church seats about 60 people comfortably, maximum 75.
Information regarding each of these facilities and guidelines for their use by wedding parties can be found on the Wedding FAQ page. Visit the "Is My Date Available?" page to scroll through FDP's calendar for specific dates. If you have further questions or would like to reserve a date for your wedding, please contact the church office.
Below is the "Master Calendar" of Faith Des Peres. There are many activities on this calendar, not all which would affect a wedding, so scroll through and see what other activities are on your wedding date. If your date and time are available, contact the church office to verify. Once the wedding is confirmed, and the contract and deposit are received, we will add your wedding to the church's master calendar. If you have any questions as to availability of your wedding date, please contact the church office.
Yes, the members of Faith Des Peres are pleased to share the sanctuaries of the Clayton Road Church and Old Des Peres Church with those in the community who wish to make their vows in a church. We will work with you to make your wedding ceremony a meaningful part of your celebration.
The pastor of Faith Des Peres, Rev. Dr. Anne Epling, officiates all weddings at FDP. If you have specific concerns, you should discuss that directly with Pastor Epling. Email the church office and we'll put you in touch with the pastor.
All weddings need to be approved by the Session of Faith Des Peres, which meets the third Thursday of every odd month. You must fill out and return the contract form and submit it with your deposit before it is taken before Session. If the wedding is not approved, the deposit will be refunded. It is extremely rare for a wedding not to be approved by Session. Again, if you have specific concerns, you may discuss them directly with Pastor Epling. Email the church office and we'll put you in touch with her.
The cost for a wedding at Faith Des Peres Church, whether you get married at the Clayton Road (main) Church or the Old Des Peres Church (Geyer Road) is the same: $1,250 with a non-refundable deposit of $350. This is an all-inclusive payment, providing for the cost of the facility, the pastor, music director, wedding coordinator and the sexton.
The initial non-refundable deposit of $350 is due immediately in order to reserve the church. The balance of $900 will be due no later than 21 days before the ceremony. You may always pay the balance in installments.
Current brides and grooms may fill out these forms online here and they will be submitted directly to the appropriate person. Please contact the church office with any questions or concerns.