Contacting the Administrator
administrator will assist you in several areas: the disbursement of all
wedding policies and materials, scheduling of weddings and rehearsals,
and answering any questions couples may have.
The Wedding Facilitator
wedding facilitator is available to assist you with making sure the
rehearsal and ceremony run smoothly. He/She will also be available to
answer any questions you may have prior to the wedding day.Fee Schedule
date and time of the wedding and rehearsal cannot be guaranteed until
the completed wedding Application and Deposit have been received. The
deposit is the amount of the "Building Use" fee. The remainder due must
be paid and received two weeks prior to the wedding.Wedding License
law requires a valid Colorado marriage license issued in any Colorado
county. These licenses, issued by the County Clerk's office are valid
for 30 days. The Summit County Clerk's office number is (970) 453-2561.
Neither witnesses nor blood tests are required in Colorado.The Officiant
of wedding ceremonies at Father Dyer will be either pastoral staff or a
lay officiant. A number of "sample" ceremonies are contained on this
site. Please select one service (or a combination thereof) prior to your
consultation with our officiant. If none of these ceremonies meet your
needs, please bring the ceremony, and/or readings you wish to have to
the consultation meeting. If you wish to have a non-Father Dyer minister
perform your ceremony, please contact the wedding administrator to
discuss policies and rehearsal plans.
Additional Wedding Resources
Dyer Church is one of the only churches in Summit County open to
non-members for use. Our only requirement to use our facility is that
the ceremony be spiritually-based in any faith tradition or combination
thereof (see sample ceremonies). We highly recommend that couples take
advantage of premarital counseling. If you have completed premarital
counseling, we would appreciate a letter from your counselor stating you
have completed premarital counseling to satisfaction.
Dyer Church seats approximately 90 people in the nave and an additional
120 people in the Fiester Room. You may not use nails, tacks or tape on
the pews. Candles are allowed w/glass holders in the chancel area only,
due to the age of the building. You may request that the lectern and
the piano be moved to accommodate the wedding party, but all other
furnishings are to remain in place. Please speak with the Wedding
Facilitator to make arrangements. Smoking and the use of alcohol are
strictly prohibited in the church. The pastor and/or wedding
administrator reserve the right to cancel any wedding at any time,
including the day of the wedding, if this rule is not observed.
Flowers, Candles, Tape Players and Birdseed
wedding party is responsible for placement of flowers, candles, etc.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party or their designees are
responsible for the removal of all belongings, equipment, etc. from the
building. You may use the Father Dyer sound system for the playing of a
CD, but it is the responsibility of the wedding party to run this
equipment. Father Dyer staff people cannot be responsible for this. We
request that birdseed be thrown in place of rice. Please plan not to
re-enter the church after birdseed is thrown. There will be an extra
charge if the custodian has to vacuum birdseed. Rose petals are allowed
w/ a runner over the carpet.
wedding ceremony is a service of worship above all else. Therefore,
flash photography is prohibited during the service. It is also
considered inappropriate to take pictures during the prayers and
exchanging of vows and rings during the worship service.*
no circumstances is the photographer or videographer allowed in the
altar area during the ceremony. Please "stage" those special shots
before or after the ceremony. The videographer will be given a
designated, stationary spot to run the video camera. The photographer
needs to consult with the minister prior to the service.
*We recommend that you inform your guests of these policies as well.
staff organist may be available to perform at your wedding for an
additional fee. Please see the wedding music guide for more information.
For additional resources, we suggest that you consult the "Rocky Mountain Bride