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Planning Your Wedding at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church
Information for the bride and groom

Wedding Coordinator: 

Church Secretary: Carol Omernick (920) 854-2988 


Contact the Wedding Coordinator. She is required to assist at all church weddings involving more than 30 people (including invited guests). She will be present at your wedding rehearsal and at your wedding to provide information about church procedures and assistance with unforeseen problems that may arise. Non-members of Shepherd of the Bay may schedule weddings beginning Sept. 1 of the year prior to their wedding.

Church Policies Regarding Weddings

We ask that all who use the church respect it as a place of worship. Young children must be under adult supervision at all times. All  furnishings including wall hangings and altar paraments  are to remain in place. No alcohol except for communion wine is allowed in the church building or on the church grounds. . No rice or bird seed can be tossed on church property.

Fees for Services

The Church requires that all fees be paid in full at or prior to the day of your wedding rehearsal.  For non-members, the church usage fee is required as a deposit in order for the wedding to be placed on the church calendar. All remaining fees will be collected by the Wedding Coordinator at the wedding rehearsal. Send deposits to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, PO Box 27, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 and note the date of the wedding on the check. 

Wedding Fees Applicable to All Weddings

Wedding Coordinator's fee $250.

Principal Organist's/Pianist's fees   $200.

Includes a wedding music consultation and attendance at the wedding rehearsal. If outside musicians are part of the ceremony, rehearsals with those musicians will be $50/hr., with a one-hour minimum. If now music is desired for the service, the musicians fee does not apply.​

A/V Operator $150.


Additional Fees for non-members of Shepherd of the Bay

Church Usage Fee  $300.

Pastor's fee  $250 

Church Office Fee $150

Custodial Fee $100 


Please contact us for more information or to check on a Wedding Date. 
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