Weddings

We love love at The Met! 

Whether you are an opposite sex or same sex couple, we are happy to perform wedding ceremonies that celebrate your love. As we have for over 52 years, we are here to help you make a special and public commitment to your relationship with a beautiful, professional, quality ceremony.

Basic donations for services, 2024

Minister's Fee - $100/hr

Administrative Fee - $25/hr

Use of Sanctuary - $75/hr

Use of Social Hall - $45/hr

Use of Community Room - $20/hr

Use of Conference Room - $20/hr

Sound Technician - $25/hr

Multimedia Technician - $25/hr

Musician - $25/hr

Soloist - $25/hr

Custodian - $25/hr


All facility rentals are subject to a minimum booking duration of 4 hours.  Additional fees are requested for rehearsals.  An additional Minister's Travel Allowance is added for distances beyond 20 miles from downtown San Diego.


For ceremonies performed outside of the church (home, beach, park, etc.), only the Minister and Administrative donations would be applicable.


A $100 deposit is necessary to confirm any ceremony.

step by step

The Met will happily help you along each step of your ceremony planning to help make it as stress-free, smooth and joyful as possible.


  1. To begin the process for scheduling your ceremony, complete the application and return it to the church office.
  2. We will contact you as soon as we verify the availability of a minister.
  3. Next, we will complete paperwork and collect the $100 deposit required to confirm a ceremony.
  4. Copies of sample ceremonies will be provided so that you can begin the exciting and creative process of planning the details of your ceremony. Keep in mind that we are flexible in structuring the wedding to make it truly yours.
  5. You will set an appointment with the minister performing your ceremony and meet 3 to 5 weeks before the big day to fine-tune the ceremony and make final arrangements.
  6. Upon your ceremony, you begin a new level of life together as a couple, committed publicly before friends and family and blessed by God. You will also receive a Certificate of Holy Matrimony or Holy Union to proudly display commemorating your big day.

FAQ

How elaborate does it have to be?

Some couples wish to have a very minimal and brief ceremony; others elect to include attendants, family, special readings and music. All are equal in stature. Each ceremony is uniquely planned to fit the couple.


Are there costs for a ceremony?

A ceremony should be a quality occasion to reflect its importance and requiring careful planning with the assistance of a professional staff. Therefore, there is a fee for performing a Wedding or Holy Union. These fees are also applicable to a couple wishing a ceremony to renew their vows.


We are only planning a small, private, simple ceremony.  Are there any reduced fees?

Since the church and clergy’s involvement is the same for a large or small ceremony, the fees are the same regardless of size. Active members do receive a discount on the use of the church facility itself.


What about enhancements?

Flowers, photography, invitations, ushers, or any reception are the responsibility of the couple. We can gladly offer ideas and information on resources to assist you. We can also provide talented musicians or soloists for a ceremony.


How soon in advance should we be in touch?

We suggest that couples contact us within at least 3 to 6 months in advance to give proper preparation time, although we may sometimes be able to accommodate a tighter timeframe.  Contact us to inquire.


We don't want to get married legally, but we would like our relationship to be recognized in a more formal way.  Is there anything you can do?

For those seeking to express a personal or public commitment to one another but are not looking to enter into a legally binding contract, Metropolitan Community Churches offer a Holy Union. Proof of such a ceremony may be used by couples in support of a domestic partnership or partner benefits.

Facility use

We're proud to welcome you to our church home by Mission Bay! We are at 2633 Denver Street, across the I-5 freeway from Mission Bay Park. 


From I-5, take the Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive Exit (#22) one block east to Denver Street. Turn right and the church is on the left.


For information about using our facility for a wedding, holy union, meeting, workshop, reception, or other special event, please contact our church office.