Your wedding at the historic church
In the heart of the Santa Clara Valley


We are happy that you are planning your wedding at the historic Bardsdale United Methodist Church. To all couples who desire to celebrate their marriage in sacred ceremony and with reverent joy, we extend a cordial welcome.

The following guidelines are intended to help us work together to make the necessary preparations for your wedding.

    1. As early as possible, call the church office (805-524-2070) or to arrange the day and hour of the ceremony and rehearsal. Our Wedding Hostess will contact you for an appointment.
    2. Bring with you a $150 non-refundable security deposit to your meeting with the wedding hostess to reserve your date on the church calendar. This deposit will go toward the fees of the wedding. It is the prerogative of the church staff (Pastor and Wedding Hostess), to officiate at all wedding ceremonies with fees honored. Any clergy member of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is welcome to perform weddings at this church and other clergy may be used to perform your service, but they must be approved by the minister.


In preparation for your wedding, you will be meeting with:

The Pastor

This is the time of getting acquainted and planning the service you desire. This should take place as early as possible, but no later than 1 month prior to your scheduled wedding date.

The Wedding Hostess

To work with you planning the details of the ceremony. She will coordinate the services of all those involved in your wedding at both the wedding rehearsal and the ceremony.

Church Policies

No flash photography is permitted during the ceremony. Please ask your family as well as your photographer to comply. Still photography, with the available light, by your professional photographer is allowed. It works well to take formal photographs before the ceremony (ending 30 minutes prior to the ceremony) as well as afterwards.

Video cameras may be mounted in the choir loft (unmanned, started before the bridal procession begins) and at the back of the sanctuary.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the church premises at any time. Persons who are obviously under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will not be permitted to participate in the wedding.

No Smoking is permitted in any part of the building.

For safety considerations, the throwing of rice, confetti, or birdseed is prohibited in or around the church.


Suggested fees


 Service  Member Price  Non – Member Price
Use of sanctuary – (4 Hours for wedding, 1 hour for rehearsal) $200 $900
Minister’s Honorarium $100 (suggested) $200
Wedding Hostess included included
Custodial Fee included included
Liability Insurance Rider included included



Security deposit: $150 non refundable. Balance due at rehearsal.

5 Hour- Rental of the hall that includes setting up/taking down of chairs and tables; Kitchen staging area including coffee pots and punch carafes only.

Member Price Non – Member Price
$200 $600

Child care space: $25 per hour. Must have a responsible person in charge and left in the condition it was before the event.


Initial non-refundable deposit of $150, with remainder due at rehearsal. Please make checks payable, individually, to the Minister, and to Bardsdale United Methodist Church. For more information, or to book your wedding, please call or email the church office:

(805) 524-2070


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