Metropolitan Community Churches
have been marrying LGBTQ couples for more than 40 years.
Now, thankfully, our weddings have the blessing of the State
Open Door MCC has on-staff clergy,
a fully-equipped sanctuary that comfortably seats up to 128
of your guests, and reception venues in the narthex and on
nine acres of beautiful land. The church building is fully
Open Door MCC
requests that all couples who plan to get
married at ODMCC have two appointments with the pastor at
least one, but not more than six months prior to their wedding.
During these appointments, the Pastor and the couple will
get acquainted, will set a date for the wedding based on
the couple’s wishes, the Pastor’s availability and, if necessary,
the sanctuary availability, and will tailor the ceremony
to each couple’s wishes for their special day.
In the event of extenuating circumstances,
such as a life-threatening illness, the Pastor may choose
to forego the two appointments before performing a wedding.
There are certain days, based
on our liturgical and church calendars, that are not available
for weddings. Homecoming Sunday, the Sunday of the annual
Congregational Meeting, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving
Day, Thanksgiving Weekend, Holy Week, Easter Sunday, and
Pride Sunday are not available for weddings.
Door MCC requests a minimum donation of $500.00 for weddings.
We ask for 50% of the donation at the time of the second
pastoral meeting and for the balance of the donation the
week prior to the wedding. Donations for use of the kitchenette
or the grounds, or for other services, such as musicians
and caterers, are separate and can be discussed with the
MCC accepts all major credit cards, cash or checks.
performed by Open Door MCC clergy are legally
recognized by the State of Maryland. You can begin the application
process for a Marriage License online but you must
appear in person at the Office of the City Clerk to complete
the process. Information on the process, requirements,
and fees is available at: Montgomery
County, MD. Marriage License Department
You will need to bring your Marriage License to your
wedding. Once your ceremony is complete and the application
is signed by you and the Pastor, the Pastor will
submit the license to the Office of the City Clerk
who will send you your legal Certificate of Marriage.
Everyone signing the document must present identification.
If you would
like to Get Married at Open Door MCC,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
your first three options for dates and how many attendants
and guests are included.
If you would like information on our reception
venue or other services, please include that
request in your query.
Someone will reply within 48 hours.
Thank you for choosing ODMCC
partner for this joyous occasion. May God continue
to bless you.
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