Wedding Policy

We’re thrilled you’re considering us to be part of your wedding day! Please take a moment to glance through the information below to make sure we’re all on the same page.


Couples who marry in our building or off-site by one of our pastors must:

  • Attend Cornerstone regularly
  • Attend premarital counseling at Cornerstone
  • Agree that marriage is a sacred covenant between one biological man and one biological woman
  • Agree that oral vows must be given and witnessed by God, a pastor, and supporting family and/or friends

Our facility and pastors are not available for weddings that violate our Articles of Faith.

Premarital Counseling

You’ll need to commit to at least four one-hour premarital counseling sessions with one of our pastors or counselors, with both the bride & groom present. Eight sessions are required when step-parenting is involved. You should ideally schedule counseling six months before the wedding date so that all sessions are completed prior to the event.

Honorarium: $400 (suggested minimum; given at the last session)

Ceremony Officiant

Any Cornerstone pastor who is licensed to perform marriages in Virginia can perform a wedding ceremony.

Honorarium: $400 (suggested minimum; given at the rehearsal)

Out of Town Weddings

Out-of-town weddings require additional compensation to cover the costs of transportation (if over 30 miles) and lodging (if over 100 miles). If this applies to you, we will work with you to determine the exact amount.

Marriage License

Marriage licenses are a requirement in Virginia. Visit to learn how to obtain and pay for a marriage license.

Bring the license to your officiating pastor at the rehearsal. He will fill it out and mail it to the Clerk of the Circuit Court after your ceremony.

If you need a copy for your honeymoon (international travel), let the pastor know prior to your wedding day.

Weddings at Cornerstone

If you’re interested in getting married at Cornerstone, please email and they will connect you with our wedding coordinator to discuss available wedding dates/etc. Please note, our building is only available for wedding ceremonies. All receptions will have to be hosted offsite.

Wedding Ceremony Location Options & Fees

Chapel $1,000
Atrium $1,500
Café $2,000
Park or Courtyard $1,000

Rental Time includes: 2-hour set up, 1-hour ceremony, 1-hour clean up

Fees include: A designated On-Site Coordinator, Facilities Staff, Sound Tech and Cleaning Crew

Security deposit: $250 deposit (due within 7 days of approval)

Balance is due the Monday before the event.

Optional Fees:

Musicians: $150

Payable to each musician; submit to your On-Site Coordinator to distribute.

Need musician recommendations? Let our wedding coordinator know!

Facility Rules & Expectations

Music for the Ceremony
All music must be submitted to the officiating pastor for approval two weeks prior to the ceremony to allow us to verify the content is not contrary to our Articles of Faith.

Deliveries to the Church
All deliveries must be scheduled during your reservation time. Notify your assigned On-Site Coordinator of all delivery and pick up arrangements by 5:00 pm on the Thursday before the wedding.

Please Keep These Items Away
Rice, bird seed, rose petals or confetti may not be thrown inside or outside the building, and sparklers are not allowed on the property. Candles must be enclosed.

Cornerstone Chapel Décor
All Cornerstone Chapel décor must remain in place and unaltered.

Church Activities
There may be church activities happening in other parts of the building during your event. We’ll make sure you’re aware of what’s going on.

Tobacco & Alcohol
Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use is not allowed on the church campus. Violations may lead to the immediate removal of your group from the premises.

If wedding activities result in damage to church property, the wedding party will be responsible for the costs of repair or replacement, including materials and labor. This includes damage caused by wedding guests. Please note: the use of tape, thumbtacks, nails, etc. on the floors, walls, or ceilings is not allowed.

Your $250 deposit will be returned to you following your event and after a final inspection. Fees may be deducted if there is any damage to church property.

When It’s Over
All items must be removed from the premises within one hour of the event. The wedding party may be charged an additional moving fee for any items not picked up within this time-frame.

The wedding party and guests must be out of the building no later than 9:00 pm.