Our Wedding Ministry

Welcome!

Our progressive and caring worship ministry desires that all people be able to live their best and truest lives. The historic LaPorte New Church opens its Wedding Chapel to all who desire the blessing of a sacred marriage ceremony, regardless of orientation. Ours is one of few churches in this area offering this service to the public, and affordably.

LaPorte New Church welcomes couples of all traditions, celebrating diversity as one of God’s many great gifts to humankind.

We believe that every wedding is as unique as each couple’s story. As a couple, you will meet with our minister to create your wedding ceremony to reflect your values, beliefs, and history. You may opt for the convenience of one of our meaningful Contemporary or Traditional services. You will have dear memories of your wedding day as you unite in marriage love in this lovely chapel, as will your attending family and friends.

Rev. Kit Billings offers pre-marriage counseling sessions to wedding couples for a nominal fee. He encourages an understanding that entering into marriage takes support and preparation, focusing on core relationship elements such as communication, growth and development, and conflict management. Participation is an added benefit for a loving and sustaining relationship.

We also invite you to join us for Sunday Worship at your discretion, knowing that this will only increase your sense of familiarity and comfort in our church.

Chapel Information

  • Small wedding: up to 25 people, including the wedding party
  • Large wedding: 26-100 people (100 is capacity)

Included in the affordable wedding fee schedule:
Air-conditioning, private dressing area, parlor for the groomsmen, handicap lift, lovely garden for outdoor photography, and the services of the Wedding Hostess, Organist/Pianist, and Minister.

Also available:

  • A beautiful floral package is available for an additional fee.
  • Pre-marriage educational counseling (optional) with the minister for an additional fee.

During times of Covid, we will follow CDC and LaPorte County guidelines for the safety and health of our guests. The Wedding Director will give you further information regarding these guidelines and recommendations.

Contact Us About Your Wedding

We encourage you to contact our Wedding Hostess as early in your planning process as possible to arrange a meeting with her to learn more about our services and to view our beautiful and historic facilities for your wedding.

Fill out the form below and our Wedding Hostess will contact you shortly. 

We look forward to helping you celebrate your wedding day!