A wedding is one of the most joyous and holy moments in life. The covenant of marriage between two people and God is rightfully marked by a meaningful service of worship. As two Christian people join their lives together to establish a Christian home, the Church rejoices with them and is eager to help make the occasion of the wedding sacred, beautiful, and memorable. It is not necessary for a wedding to be elaborate to be beautiful. The true beauty of the service is found in the couple’s commitment to one another and to God.

The basis for Christian marriage is community and love of Christ. We invite active participation in the worship and ministry of the church. We encourage couples married at Shady Grove UMC to attend worship services on a regular basis and become involved in the life and ministry of the Church. If you are not currently a member of Shady Grove UMC we invite you to explore the possibilities of making Shady Grove UMC your church home.

In the happy excitement of planning a wedding, many questions as to details arise. The following procedures are given to help assist in the planning. Please contact the church office at 804-360-2600 if you have any additional questions.

Membership Requirement
Those who have been members of Shady Grove UMC for at least six months may schedule a wedding at the church for themselves, their children, or grandchildren up to 18 months in advance of the ceremony date. Please note: The church is not currently scheduling weddings for non-members.

Our Wedding Staff

Rev. Chris McLain
Rev. Beanie Kelly

Minister of Music and Arts 
Rev. Sylvia N. Cooper

Wedding Coordinator
Laura Nuckols

Church Administrator
Frank Basil
EMAIL or call 804-360-2600
     to reserve a date