Weddings are special at the Church of St. John’s.
Here in Bala Cynwyd, minutes away from reception sites in Montgomery, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties, you will find the perfect site for your church wedding. Come for a visit!
As you turn in the drive, you will see our historic stone church set back from the road in a swath of green lawn and plantings, offering delightful spots for outdoor picture taking during the warm months. Many brides are captivated by the massive red doors in front, which make a striking background for pictures.
Step inside to experience the spiritual ambience of our lovely sanctuary, with its soaring ceilings, carvings in wood and stone, and beautiful stained glass windows. You will find this historic gothic church provides the perfect setting for the wedding ceremony you have always dreamed of. The atmosphere is so inspiring that movies have even been filmed here.
If you have visualized making a grand entrance down a long aisle with your family and friends smiling at you from either side, you will not be disappointed in our 92 foot aisle. The nave will seat up to 300, but the pews are configured so that the church feels just right for much smaller weddings as well. If you visualize an intimate gathering, consider getting married in the Lady Chapel with its gleaming, jewel-toned mosaics and stained glass. You and your guests will feel embraced by this lovely space.
At the Church of St. John’s, we can accommodate your tastes to create the perfect wedding for you. The flower guild will lovingly decorate the church with seasonal arrangements to complement the colors you have chosen for your bridal party (or you may use a florist, if you prefer). The altar guild will set out the linens and prepare the church for you and your guests. The candles will flicker on the altar. All will be made ready for the celebration of your commitment to love and cherish each other “‘til death do you part.” Finally, the pipe organ will fill the church with joyful music for your bridal procession, and the ceremony marking the beginning of your married lives will begin. Whether your dreams for this day are of grandeur or simplicity, they can be realized here. Whatever you picture, this church will provide a beautiful backdrop, but we aspire to offer you more. So often brides and grooms are bombarded by marketing messages from commercial vendors stressing the necessity of their products. Choosing all the elements can make a couple too frenzied to think straight!
Here at the Church of St. John’s we are concerned with not only your wedding but your future happiness as a married couple. Our doors are open to all Christians regardless of denomination and to interfaith couples (provided that one person is a baptized Christian). If you decide to be married here, we will treat you as we would “one of our own.” Our clergy will provide you with premarital counseling focused on your love for one another, your relationship, your concerns, and your dreams for the future. You will receive guidance in planning a wedding ceremony uniquely suited to express your love for one another. We will do everything we can to make your day comfortable for you and your wedding party.
For a ceremony to remember for the rest of your lives, come visit us at St. John’s Church, Lower Merion, and let us help your wedding dreams come true!