Wedding Options at Lakewood
There is a Chapel available on the third floor for Lakewood Church members, seating up to 600 people. Dressing areas are available for the bride, groom, and attendants. The Church has available, at no extra charge: ten aisle candelabras with material, two sets of candelabras for the altar, one unity candle stand and one kneeler.
We offer Office Weddings for those who prefer a simple, inexpensive wedding ceremony. Services are performed in our New Beginnings room. A maximum of 20 guests can be accomodated. Decorations are not permitted for Office Weddings.
We have ministers that are available for Off-Site Weddings around the Greater Houston area and can be booked by contacting the Wedding Coordinator.
Making A Reservation
All requests for wedding reservations should be made with the Wedding Coordinator. Available dates may be obtained by telephone. For Chapel Weddings, dates are only confirmed after the Wedding Coordinator receives a completed contract and security deposit.
A refundable security deposit of $200 must be collected in order to reserve a wedding date in the Chapel. No rental charges are applied for use of the facilities or Chapel. The complete list of expenses are included in the Wedding Guidelines.
Lakewood Church believes in the sanctity of marriage according to Mark 10:6-9 "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
Couples desiring to be married by a Lakewood Church minister, whether at Lakewood Church or an off-site location, must complete the required pre-marital course offered at Lakewood Church. This continuous class is offered at no charge. There is child care available.
These are the classes offered at Lakewood Church:
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts 6:00PM – 6:45PM Room 3021
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts 12:45PM – 1:30PM Room 3024
Roadmap to Marriage (Young Adult) 6:30PM – 7:30PM Room 3021
The class is based on the book “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts” by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. We highly recommend purchasing the workbooks and following along throughout the class.There are eight classes to complete the pre-marital course. If you can’t make the eight classes continuously, that is perfectly fine, please complete the eight classes in total. Please sign in each time you attend the class. You may start the class at any time.
Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott show you:
- The secrets to building a marriage that lasts
- Uncover the most important misbeliefs of marriage
- Learn how to communicate with instant understanding
- Discover the secret to reducing and resolving conflict
- Master the skills of money management
- Get your sex life off to a great start
- Understand the three essential ingredients to lasting love
- Discover the importance of becoming “soul mates”
Upon completion of your 8th class, a pre-marital certificate of completion from Lakewood Church and from Twogether in Texas will be given to each couple. You may present the Twogether in Texas certificate (only) to the county clerk’s office and receive a discount of $60.00 off of your marriage license.
A more complete description of wedding expenses at Lakewood Church can be found in the Weddings Guidelines PDF.