A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area



The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

"We Have A Place For You."

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We know that there is so much to do to plan for your big day. The clergy and staff of the Church of the Good Shepherd are pleased to offer our facilities and assistance in helping to make your wedding a memorable and joyous occasion.

Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant in the presence of God.  In the Episcopal Church it is required that one, at least, of the parties must be a baptized Christian; that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses; and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and the canons of this church.  A wedding is, first and foremost, a worship service.  Permission of the Rector is required for Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage or Blessing of a Civil Marriage.

At the 2015 General Convention, the Episcopal Church voted to change the definition of marriage from a union between  "a man and a woman", to a union between "two people."  It is the policy of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd to welcome all couples who wish to seek the sacrament of marriage. 

Because there is so much to think about when planning your wedding, we have compiled a booklet that will answer many of your questions as you consider Church of the Good Shepherd for your wedding. The link to the right will take you to a printable guide that includes information about many aspects of the service including:

  • Setting the Date and Reserving Facilities
  • Facility Options
  • Costs
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Legal Documents
  • Music
  • Decorations
  • Flowers
  • Candles
  • Rehearsal
  • Sound
  • Before the Wedding
  • Photography
  • The Ceremony
  • Lay Readers
  • Programs
  • After the Service

A Wedding Checklist is included to help keep planning on track. Click on the Initial Marriage Request Form link to the right to submit a date request. Dates cannot be set on our calendar without approval of the Rector and receipt of the deposit. 

We want to help make your wedding day a memorable and joyous occasion.  If you require additional information or would like to begin scheduling, please contact us at 561-746-4674.