PHPC Care

Weddings

Our Space

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church is one of the most iconic and popular wedding venues in Dallas, Texas. Our Sanctuary and Chapel are each available for wedding ceremonies. Located in the heart of Dallas at the intersection of Walnut Hill and Preston Road, our stunning Georgian style church is the perfect place to begin your married life.

The Basics

What is Required?

  • A completed wedding application (click over to the tab titled Wedding Application).
  • Payment of the initial deposit plus the refundable security deposit.
  • Attendance at our Premarital class plus one-one-one counseling with the officiating pastor.
  • A meeting with our Director of Music and Wedding Coordinator.
  • Final payment thirty (30) days prior to your wedding date.

Venues and Scheduling

PHPC has two venues to choose from. The Sanctuary seats 900, and our chapel seats 140. Weddings, though usually scheduled for Fridays or Saturdays, may be held on any day of the week, except Wednesdays, Sundays and major holidays. Dates and times are subject to availability. We can schedule weddings one year in advance of the wedding date.

Rehearsal

Wedding rehearsals are normally scheduled for the evening prior to the wedding and are one hour in duration. All members of the wedding party and participants in the ceremony should attend.

Application

Couples must complete the Wedding Application and deliver to the attention of Dawn Hall, along with the initial deposit plus refundable security deposit. Once the church has approved the application, we will confirm your scheduled date, time and venue, the minister officiating your ceremony, and the total fee for your wedding. Please make all checks payable to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Final payment is required thirty (30) days before the wedding. Some credit card payments can be accepted and must be coordinated through our Wedding Administrator.

Premarital Counseling

The couple is required to meet with the pastor who will officiate at the wedding and it is the responsibility of the couple to schedule these meetings directly with the pastor. These meetings will include planning for the ceremony and any other topics the couple wishes to discuss. These meetings are supplemental to attending our Premarital Preparation class.
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The Details

Wedding Coordinator

Approximately one month prior to your ceremony date, you will meet with your PHPC wedding coordinator to discuss all details (including all vendors) of your ceremony. Your PHPC wedding coordinator will be present during the rehearsal and ceremony to orchestrate the processional and recessional, and confer with photographers and ushers. The coordinator will also help to ensure that room arrangements and facilities services are in place as requested.

Decorations

Under no circumstances may tacks or nails be used to fasten any decorations in place. Petals, rice, birdseed and confetti are not permitted to be thrown in or around PHPC. If the wedding flowers are remaining for Sunday services, or if you wish to use any of our urns for your wedding flowers, this must be coordinated with the Wedding Administrator.

Dressing Rooms

There are dressing areas available for your use on wedding day.

Photography and Videography

Please discuss photography and videography with the pastor and event coordinator in advance of your wedding date. Photographers and videographers must follow the guidelines set out in our wedding policy are not permitted to come down the aisle during the processional or during the ceremony or use flash photography once the wedding ceremony has begun.

Parking

Plenty of surface parking is available at PHPC for your wedding party and guests in our parking lots facing Walnut Hill and on the North-East side of the campus.

State of Texas Marriage License

Couples must obtain a State of Texas marriage license prior to the wedding. Information about this can be found using the button below.
License Info

Music

Couples should schedule a meeting with our music staff to determine the music selections for your wedding. During your consultation, the organist can also help to arrange additional musicians and/or soloists. Our music staff is responsible for music at all services. No taped or secular music is allowed at PHPC wedding ceremonies. Please email Director of Music, Steve Jobman at .

Using the worksheet linked below and the musical examples, mark your selections for processionals and recessional, and then pass that information on to the music staff. Please keep the worksheet for reference.
Music Worksheet

Important Links

FAQs

Is there a baptism or membership requirement in order to be married at PHPC?
There is no baptism or membership requirement to be married at PHPC. However, PHPC members receive a special rate. We do require that one member of the couple be a Christian.
Does PHPC require premarital counseling?
Yes, couples are required to attend our premarital counseling class plus attend one-on-one counseling sessions with the officiating pastor. For those who do not live in the Dallas area, special arrangements must be made with our Wedding Administrator.
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Who can serve as an officiating minister?
All weddings at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church must be performed by a pastor on our staff. However, with the prior approval of the pastoral staff, a visiting minister may assist in the ceremony.
Do you marry same-sex couples?
Yes. Performing a wedding for any couple, regardless of sexual orientation, is always at the discretion of the pastor.
Do we need to schedule a consultation for music?
It isn’t always necessary to have a face‐to‐face consultation. Above you'll find music files and a worksheet to help you choose music. Listen to the music; you’ll note that the worksheet suggests its appropriate usage. Most couples pick one selection for the seating of the families, one for the entrance of the minister, groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids, one for the bride’s entrance, and one for the entire wedding party recessional.
How do we use the music worksheet?
The music files above provide short snippets taken from longer selections. You will hear the familiar old pieces as well as some newer pieces. Just mark your selections for processionals and recessional, and then pass that information on to the music staff. Keep the worksheet for reference.
Do we have to choose all the music played at our wedding?
Most couples choose the processional and recessional music, and music for the seating of the families. They are happy to leave the pre‐service music choices up to the musicians.
Can I have other musicians preform at my wedding?
Yes! We are happy to help arrange having another musician at your wedding; such as, harp, trumpet, strings, etc. If you would like instrumentalists other than piano or organ for your wedding please reach out to our Director of Music, Steve Jobman at and he can help you!

Questions?