First of all, we are delighted that you are considering celebrating your marriage and that you seek the blessing of God in Church. We want to begin by asking God’s blessing for both of you in this journey:

Blessed are you, God source of Love. You give abundant joy to this couple. Bring them to the day of their wedding in safety and peace. Pour out your grace on them. Help them know how beloved they are in you and help them live inside the deep joy of that knowing. Assist them as they submit their hearts to the yoke of love so that they come into its perfect freedom. We pray in the name of the Christ whose desire for us all, simply and wholly, is You. Amen.


To assist you in discerning if Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Orcas Island would be a good fit for your wedding we want you to be aware that we are a Christian church and the weddings we celebrate are according to the spiritual tradition of the Episcopal Church, a part of the Anglican Communion. We require that at least one in the couple identifies as a Christian and has received the sacrament of Baptism. At Emmanuel we believe in marriage equality perform weddings for same sex couples.

Sadly, we cannot function as a commercial “wedding chapel”. We are unable to rent the space for other officiants to use our facilities. We are also unable just to rent the parish hall for wedding receptions. Please check the wonderful other locations on Orcas Island for wedding venues and officiants.

You can find more information about our guidelines for weddings and fees in our Wedding Booklet:

If you would like to be married at Emmanuel please contact first our priest. Fr. Berto and fill out our wedding application form: