Weddings at Bethany


The marriage ceremony is one of the most sacred rites pastors perform under the ordination and authority of the church. It is a service of worship and requires thorough preparation, both in the spiritual sense and in the temporal sense. It is a joyous occasion overflowing with joy, and those who celebrate it rejoice in the gifts of God: life, health, strength, sexuality, the family; all that God declared from the beginning to be "very good."

The Pastor and staff of Bethany wish to extend every possible assistance to make weddings a memorable and happy experience.

We look forward to assisting you in planning one of the most memorable days of your life. The Bethany Church Wedding Advisory Committee is directed by Kathey Bengtson. Please call her any time you have questions or concerns.


Contact the church office (785) 227-2167 to secure your wedding date.

Contact the Pastor of Bethany Church.

A member of the Wedding Advisory Committee will contact you to schedule a meeting at your convenience. During this meeting you will fill out a contact form and pay a reservation fee, which is non-refundable.


The Bethany Lutheran Church Pastor will preside at all weddings held here. Permission to have another pastor must be granted by the Executive Committee of the Church Council. Premarital counseling by the Pastor is an essential part of the preparation for your marriage.


Because your Marriage Service is a service of worship in God's House, the music must therefore be carefully and discriminantly chosen. Music must be approved by the Pastor. Our Pastor or church organist will be glad to offer suggestions for appropriate music.

Bethany Church's organist will play for all weddings held at Bethany Church. Permission to use any other organist must be granted by the Executive Committee of the Church Council.

Soloists (vocal and instrumental) may offer special appropriate music for your wedding. They need to be in contact with the Pastor or organist of Bethany Church soon after the wedding is scheduled. Fees are up to the individual soloists. Bethany's organist can recommend
soloists if you need suggestions.


Wedding Candelabras are available for your use. Please review your decorating plans with our Wedding Advisor.


In keeping with the solemnity of the Marriage Service, we ask that no flash photography be taken after the Processional and throughout the ceremony. Ushers should remind guests having cameras of this policy. If you have a printed bulletin, please include this request in it. Time
exposures may be taken from the balcony during the service. Discreet use of video cameras is acceptable.

The Church's video equipment and/or sound system is available. Our Wedding Advisor will contact our trained camera/sound technician on your behalf.


Dressing rooms will be made available for you.


Bethany's wedding crown, given in memory of Megan Meiers, is available for use. Our Wedding Advisor will contact Megan's parents on your behalf.


Please honor and respect our church building and grounds.

Building Use Policy

Wedding Coordinator

Kathey Bengtson

Phone: (620) 242-7560




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