Weddings

Welcome

Congratulations and welcome to Northside! We look forward to hosting your upcoming wedding and hope to be of the utmost assistance to you leading up to this important event. We’ve included some helpful links below that will make the process efficient for both you and our staff. Please read through the Policies booklet to be informed of our guidelines for weddings hosted at Northside.

Wedding Planning Check List

Click here to download this check list and all necessary forms as a printable PDF instead.

  • Read the Northside Wedding Policy booklet carefully and thoroughly.
  • Complete Northside Wedding Information Form.
  • Submit the Northside Wedding Policy Acknowledgement
  • Deposit your check to the senior pastor’s Executive Assistant
  • Send the senior pastor’s executive assistant a casual photo as a couple so that all of our wedding staff can greet you by name and be praying for you.
    • Email Ruth.
  • Deliver the appropriate instructions to your photographer, videographer, and florist.
    • Photographer Instructions
    • Videographer Instructions
    • Florist Instructions
  • Six months prior, schedule a consultation with the wedding coordinator.
    • Email Estee Lassiter at EsteeL@NorthsideUMC.org
  • Two–four months prior, schedule a face-to-face meeting with the organist to discuss music selections.
    • Email Joshua McClure at JoshuaM@NorthsideUMC.org
  • Two–four months prior, schedule pre-marital counseling with your officiating clergy through the senior pastor’s executive assistant, and let her know if you will be leaving your altar flowers for Sunday services. If so, an acknowledgment will be included in the Sunday bulletin in honor of your wedding, and following the Sunday services, your flowers will be donated to our homebound members.
    • Email Ruth to Schedule Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Two months prior, complete the online form for your production needs.
    • Production Form
  • Four–six weeks prior, all music, soloists, and instrumentalists must be approved by the organist.
    • Email Joshua McClure at JoshuaM@NorthsideUMC.org
  • Approximately two weeks prior, if wedding programs are to be distributed, send proof to the wedding coordinator and organist prior to printing, allowing 48 hours for approval or edits.
    • Email Estee & Joshua
  • Please advise the wedding coordinator of any changes regarding your wedding.
    • Email Estee
  • Contact the wedding coordinator for a detailed list of remaining fees due at the rehearsal.
    • Email Estee

Wedding Forms

Please download our wedding form packet below. This includes a bride and groom information sheet, wedding fee information, policy acknowledgment, and instructions for photographers, videographers, and florists. We’ve also included a Northside-specific planning checklist for your convenience.

Please return these completed forms to our Senior Pastor’s Executive Assistant Ruth Brooks. Her office is located on the main level of the church down the administrative hallway. You may reach Ruth at RuthB@NorthsideUMC.org or 678.298.5042.

Production Requests

In order to request production needs for your wedding (microphones, special inputs for other instruments, lighting, etc.) we ask that you fill out the form below at least eight weeks before the ceremony. More information on production for your wedding can be found in our Wedding Policies booklet. If you have any questions, please contact our Production Director, Bethany Catlin, at Production@NorthsideUMC.org.