READ A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PASTOR BRUCE FROGGE
We are delighted at Cypress Creek to be a part of one of the most joyous occasions of your lives and welcome all Christian wedding services! A wedding can be held in any setting, but the choice of The Centrum or The Forum as the site for your wedding service has some distinctive characteristics. Our wedding and marriage ministries are here to assist you in planning your wedding and more importantly, to help prepare you for a lifetime commitment in marriage. We consider the ceremony to be a sacred event in which the bride and the groom pledge themselves to one another in the presence of God.
Our wedding policies reflect our conviction that a wedding ceremony is a worship service. These policies apply whether the wedding is a large event attended by many persons or a small event attended only by members of the immediate family, and regardless of church membership. The wedding introduction often says, “We are gathered here today in the presence of God…” This belief is inherent in our wedding policies.
Cypress Creek Christian Community Center welcomes you as you begin to plan your wedding. Our venues include a quaint space in the Chapel, a small intimate family ceremony in The Forum or a larger wedding in The Centrum, we hope to have the pleasure of hosting your special day.
Scheduling – Please schedule your wedding with us as soon as possible. Weddings are scheduled as far as 12 months in advance. The Forum seats 270 friends and family. The Chapel seats 45. The main floor of the Centrum/Sanctuary is under renovations at this time.
Great Start – To help you begin your life together, we ask all couples being married at Cypress Creek to contact the Cypress Creek Christian Church clergy person officiating your ceremony who will visit with you help you prepare realistically for marriage by building a skilled happy and growing relationship.
Coordinators – Cypress Creek Christian Church provides a Wedding Coordinator for each ceremony. We welcome outside wedding coordinators for your personal needs, however, final decisions must be approved by the Cypress Creek Coordinator.
Music – Music is a very important part of your wedding and we are ready to help you plan that part of your service. Music for this happy occasion should reflect the spiritual nature of the ceremony and should be in keeping with the worship and dignity of a sacred service, as distinguished from a social gathering. If there is special secular or popular music that may be of particular significance to the bride and groom, it is suggested that such music be included at the rehearsal dinner or the reception. The music coordinator/organist provides the music for all traditional weddings held at the church and will help you make your selections that reflect the sacred nature of the occasion and that are meaningful personal choices for you. The Director of Contemporary Music coordinates for the contemporary wedding services.
Vocalists and Instrumentalists – If you choose to have a vocalist and/or instrumentalist, please ensure that those individuals are coordinating with the organist, so that they may have time to rehearse, if necessary.
Wedding Party – It is expected that the members of the wedding party will conduct themselves at all times in a manner acceptable to a place of worship. Alcohol is not allowed on the church/community center grounds and tobacco use is not permitted in the buildings.
Rehearsals – Rehearsals are generally scheduled at 5:30 pm on Friday evenings (or the day prior to the service) and are limited to one hour, therefore it is important to be on time. Everyone involved in the wedding, including the bride and groom, attendants, ushers, candle lighters, scripture readers, parents and grandparents should be present.
Photographers – No flash photography is permissible in the Centrum or the Forum after the processional and during the recessional. The Wedding Coordinator will gladly discuss photography expectations and restrictions with you.
Videographers – Your ceremony may be videotaped from the locations specified by Wedding Coordinator using available light only.
Flowers – All floral or other wedding decorative arrangements must be approved by the Wedding Coordinator. Specific guidelines will be provided at the time of consultation.
Decorating – Decorating of the facilities may occur the day of the event. Additional hours on any other day than that of the event will involve an additional rental. Agreement Form for photographers, videographers, and florists – Detailed photography/videography instruction sheet and agreement form which is to be signed by photographer, videographer and florist will be provided by Wedding Coordinator at your first planning meeting.
Accommodations – Springhill Suites Marriott has special rates for your family and friends that are traveling in for your special day. Contact Debbie Bunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832.953.2220 ext. 2224 for rates and availability.
License – A Texas marriage license is required to be presented to the Officiant at the wedding rehearsal. The wedding service, by law, cannot be performed without a valid license presented prior to the service. A Texas marriage license can be obtained from any county courthouse in Texas. State law mandates that the marriage ceremony may not be performed during the 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of a marriage license, unless special provisions are met. There can be no exceptions to this rule. If you have further questions, contact the Harris County Clerk’s Office at 713-755-6411.
Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center provides a beautiful setting for your complete wedding activities. Receptions for groups of 160 or less can be accommodated in The Forum Garden Room (Activity Room).
We have three beautiful spaces to choose from for your special day! No matter the size of your wedding party, we have the perfect venue for you. Please feel free to stop by anytime Tuesday through Friday 9am-4pm to view these facilities in person.
Primary parking areas are those to the west and south of the church/community center buildings, as well as the library’s south parking lot, accessed by the road leading from Yorkminster behind the buildings. Parking in the circular drive to the east of the facility is reserved for “drop off” and “pick up” or for limousines.
Reservations will be confirmed when the date of the wedding and facilities to be used are scheduled with the Event Coordinator and confirmed only upon receipt of deposit.
Member weddings are defined as those in which the bride or groom or their parents or guardians are members of the Cypress Creek Christian Church at the time of the wedding. A new member must be active in the church for 90 days before a wedding can be placed on the calendar as a member wedding.
Non-member weddings can be confirmed no more than 12 months before the date desired.
Meeting with Wedding Coordinator – When the wedding deposit has been received and date confirmed, the Event Coordinator will refer the couple to the Church Wedding Coordinator. The Coordinator will schedule an appointment and will provide further detailed information in the initial meeting.
Deposit required for confirmation of date.
The deposit for the wedding is applied to the total fee. Additional hours needed for decorating are based on availability and must be scheduled with the Community Center Event Coordinator.
Payment Due Date: In order for arrangements to move forward, Full Payment for all facilities and services must be paid no later than seven days prior to the event. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the event with no refund.
The fee for using The Centrum is $1,210 for church members and $1,650 for non-church members; The Forum is $655 for church members and $1,210 for non-church members. This fee includes the service of our music coordinator, the Wedding Coordinator, security for four hours, and maid service for the clean-up of the bride’s and groom’s room. For weddings held in the Centrum, the price also includes the services of the sound and lighting technician. Prices include the rehearsal and ceremony with the use of the bride’s room and groom’s room. The fees for using the Chapel are $110 for the facility plus $83 to cover the event staff personnel. The rate for the Wedding Coordinator is $250.
The rental fee for four hours for church members for the Forum Garden Room (Activity Room) is $193 and for non-members, $743. Additional charges may apply based upon services provided.
We are pleased to provide candelabrum for weddings. There is a charge that pays for the dripless candles which are consumable items. Only candelabra-type candles may be used in the Forum or Centrum sanctuaries and Chapel; votive candles are not to be used. (Please note: Candles may not be used in bouquets.)
Candelabra fees: $22 each for a member – $26 each for a non-member; 1 Unity Candelabra: $11 member – $17 non-member; One Arc with 16 candles, $40 member – $44 non-member; Aisle Candles: $4 each member – $6 each non-member.
If cancellation of a wedding date should occur, the following refunds will be made:
- Prior to three months before the wedding date — Full Refund of deposit
- Prior to two months before the wedding date — 50% Refund of deposit
- Cancellations one month or less before wedding date — No Refund