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Weddings at Camarillo United Methodist Church

Camarillo United Methodist Church (CUMC) is a beautiful place to hold your wedding.
It features a beautiful hand-crafted cross, floor to ceiling stained glass windows, a pipe organ, and a center aisle for the bridal party's entrance and exit.

We are blessed with a wonderful musician available to play the organ and/or piano for your ceremony if desired.

If you choose pre-recorded music, an audio-visual crew will help with that.  Keep in mind, music should be appropriate for the ceremony and solemness of the occasion.  Please discuss music choices with the pastor or the wedding coordinators.

The Sanctuary has a seating capacity for weddings of up to 250 guests.

Outdoor Weddings

If you choose to have an outdoor wedding, CUMC offers a beautiful outdoor wedding space named Friendship Garden.

The Wedding Process

Your ceremony will be in a beautiful Christian setting to help set the tone for a meaningful event.  

Your wedding day is a very important day in your life.  We want to help make it  memorable, joyous, and personalized to reflect who you are as a couple.

Weddings are available to the church members and non-members as well.

Once you have spoken to the church office, please complete the application and return it to the church office.  
Once your date is approved, you will need to pay a $100.00 non-refundable deposit which will reserve the date and time for your wedding.
On your special day, the church will offer a private room for the bride and her party and a private room for the groom and his party to allow the couple to have quiet places to prepare for the ceremony.

Meetings with the Pastor

The couple will have three meetings with the Pastor.  At the first appointment, the couple will meet with the Pastor to discuss the couple's ideas and wishes for their ceremony.  The Pastor wants to build a relationship with you so your wedding ceremony will be meaningful and personal.  Guidelines and requirements will also be discussed.

At the second appointment, your wedding date will be confirmed.  The pastor will help guide the couple through the wedding ceremony.  The couple will be reminded about the required State of California marriage license.

The third appointment will be the wedding rehearsal.  The couple must bring their Marriage License to the rehearsal.  The Pastor will keep it in the church office to ensure it is available on the wedding day.

You will need to make an appointment for the Marriage License at Ventura County Clerk's office at Ventura or Thousand Oaks

It is recommended that the couple request two certified copies of the marriage license payable to Ventura County Clerk.  Turn in the request for copies and the check at the rehearsal.  The request, check and signed Marriage License will be sent to the Ventura County Clerk by Camarillo United Methodist Church.

Meetings with the Wedding Coordinators

All weddings are hosted by the Wedding Coordinators.

The coordinators will meet with you three times to discuss and plan details of your wedding.

In the first meeting with the wedding coordinators, you can let them know what is most important on your wedding day, discuss your basic wedding plans and options such as how many people will be in your wedding party, what type of music you want, flowers, etc.
The coordinators will help you set up a tentative timeline for your wedding day. 

In the second meeting, approximately one month prior to your wedding day, you and the coordinators will finalize your wedding plans.

The third meeting will be the rehearsal which is usually the day before the wedding.
The coordinators will be with you as the Pastor leads you through the wedding rehearsal.

On your wedding day, they will be available 2 hours prior to the start of your wedding,  will help during the ceremony and be available 30 minutes after the ceremony to allow time for photographs and the signing of the wedding certificate.

The coordinators are there to help ensure that your special day will run as smoothly as possible.

Please contact the wedding coordinators with any questions:
Deanna McQuilkin and Kayla Hocking at

Photography / Videography

There are many beautiful areas on the campus for photo opportunities including Friendship Garden.

During the wedding ceremony, your photographer must use the predetermined locations for photographs so they do not interrupt the ceremony.

Flash photography is not permitted during the ceremony, therefore taking formal photographs before or after the ceremony is suggested.

We have an audio-visual crew on staff to help with videotaping your ceremony.  If you plan to use an outside videographer, please discuss this with the wedding coordinators prior to the wedding day.

Wedding Party Send-off

For the safety of your wedding party and guests, no rice, birdseed or confetti may be thrown on the church premises.  You are welcome to use bubbles or ribbon wands for the couple's send off once outside the sanctuary.

Pricing Guide for a wedding ceremony at CUMC:

CUMC Wedding Package Fee: $800

Includes: Use of Sanctuary or Friendship Garden,
Pastor, Wedding Coordinator, Media Tech

A security deposit of $250 is due one month prior to the ceremony along with the final payment of church fees.  If there is no damage to the facilities, the security deposit will be returned.

You will have the church facilities for a total of 3.5 hours.  Any time over that will be charged $25 per hour and will be taken out of the security deposit.

The items listed below are not included in our wedding package.
Organist/pianist: $200
Soloist (vocal/instrumental): $100 and up
Aisle Decor (pew bows, etc): TBD
Unity Candle & Tapers: $40
Video Recording: $100

*** All church fees and security deposit must be paid in full at least one month prior to the ceremony. ***

Receptions at Camarillo United Methodist Church

Brooks Hall is our reception space and can accommodate up to 160 guests.
There is a beautiful patio space to enjoy as well.

Having a reception at CUMC is convenient for both the wedding party and guests.
Everything here - the wedding ceremony and reception in one location.

All receptions are hosted by the Reception Coordinator.
The coordinator will be available on-site two hours prior to the event to direct hall decoration,
be available to your service personnel (caterers, baker, florist, etc.)
and ensure timely preparation of your event.
CUMC Reception Pricing Fee:
Includes: Brooks Hall, Kitchen, Reception Coordinator, Tables and Chairs

*This pricing is for a four hour reception (including clean up time).
An additional fee of $25. per hour thereafter.

Brooks Hall offers a full kitchen, up to 20 tables with 8 chairs per table,
as well as a cake table and buffet tables. The tables will be arranged at the couple’s direction.
Also available are a sound system and a big screen TV for a slide show.

The wedding party is responsible for providing all food through approved caterers only,
nonalcoholic beverages, and all dinnerware needed for their guests,
including table covers and decorations.
Punch bowls are available for your use (please do not serve red punch).

Other Charges
A cleaning/damage deposit of $250.00 shall be submitted one month prior to the reception.

If there is no damage to the facilities the deposit will be returned.

All reception fees must be paid in full at least one month prior to the reception.

Alcohol is not permitted on the CUMC campus/grounds.
CUMC is a smoke-free facility.

Tours of our Facilities

 Please contact the church office or the Wedding Coordinators for a tour
of the Sanctuary, Brooks Hall and other facilities.

Please contact the wedding coordinators:
Deanna McQuilkin and Kayla Hocking at

Camarillo United Methodist Church
(805) 482-4312
291 Anacapa Dr.
Camarillo CA 93010
Thank you for considering Camarillo United Methodist Church for your wedding ceremony.