How much time will we have?
You’ll have access to the Heinz Chapel garden and S. Bellefield Avenue parking 20 minutes before your ceremony time to gather with your guests. Inside the Chapel you’ll have a 20 minute ceremony and a 20 minute portrait session followed by 30 minutes under the tent on the Chapel lawn for a toast and cookie table.
What is the cost?
$2800 includes everything in the What You Get list.
Can we choose our own officiant, photographer, florist and/or musicians?
No, the beauty of the simply styled ceremony is that by sharing vendors our wedding couples can get a great deal and avoid the stress of planning. We are thrilled with the vendors that we have lined up for the ceremonies and think you will be too! Once you've reserved your ceremony time you'll have an opportunity to select from options for your flowers, music and cookies.
Can we customize the ceremony?
You will be able to choose a Christian or civil ceremony and will have two options for the vows. Couples are welcome to write a brief dedication to each other that will be incorporated into the ceremony.
What’s included in the toast and cookie table?
A glass of complimentary bubbly for each guest, infused water, cookies from local bakery (6 cookies per guest) with to-go boxes are included.
What happens if we have fewer than 30 guests?
You’re welcome to take the extra cookies home (alcohol may not leave the premises).
Will there be a rehearsal opportunity?
The simply styled ceremony does not include a rehearsal. The chapel is open for visitors Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from noon to 5 PM if you’d like to stop in to see the space. Couples who register for a ceremony will have the opportunity to schedule a meeting with a wedding coordinator in advance of the ceremony.
What happens if it rains?
Instead of the Heinz Chapel garden, your guests can gather inside the Chapel on the lower level but the toast and cookie table will remain outside under the tent.
So… what happens after?
Choose your own adventure! If you want suggestions on area restaurants or reception venues we can provide that. If you want to use the money you saved to host an epic backyard barbecue, go for it! If you just want to head home with your beloved to start your married life, enjoy.
Are there other dates available for Simply Styled Ceremonies at Heinz Chapel?
If there’s interest we may add a date or two in 2020!