Holy Matrimony

St. George's and St. Matthew's facilities are available upon request to church members and the children of church members. Only an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church can officiate at a wedding, although—with permission from the rector—a priest or pastor from another church may assist.

Both the church sanctuary and the undercroft are available for weddings. The sanctuary seats approximately 220 people; The undercroft can be configured for receptions. 

Wedding Policy

Scheduling a Wedding

To schedule a wedding, or if you have any questions about weddings at St. George's and St. Matthew's, please contact Fr. Jansen String at (410) 284-6242. 

Premarital Counseling

All persons marrying at St. George's and St. Matthew's are required to attend premarital counseling. It is the responsibility of the bride and groom to contact the rector to make arrangements for premarital counseling at least 90 days before the wedding.

The Service

Matrimony is a sacrament of the Church. In the Episcopal Church, the liturgy expresses what we believe about God as well as marriage. It is not up to us to define Love; it is instead Love that defines us. Since a wedding is a worship service, it includes an affirmation of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and an affirmation of commitment by both bride and groom to each other. For a full list of our wedding policies, please contact the rector.

Wedding Fees

St. George's & St. Matthew's does not 'rent' its facilities for any purpose, including weddings. The following fees are meant to cover utility costs and administrative/custodial fees incurred as a result of the ceremony.

Wedding in the Sanctuary: $300

Reception in the Undercroft: $200

* Please note that flowers, decorations, music, food, and drink are not included in the above fees.