St. James Baptist Church - Rev. Stanley Ward
3191 Lee's Landing Road - Powhatan VA 23139

St James Baptist Church in Powhatan Virginia

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Weddings at St James


  1. Seating capacity – 125 (no overflow in the Fellowship hall)
  2. Music –You can use the pianist or you could provide your own.
  3. Decorations – All material must be flameproof. Freestanding candelabras are permitted. Any special decorations that you may use must be approved and taken down after the service.
  4. Wedding Coordinator – The church will not provide coordinator for your wedding.
  5. Photography –Photos are allowed during the ceremony.
  6. Flowers – The flowers are permissible. They are entirely your responsibility--the Church will not provide them.
  7. Service bulletins – If they are desired, they are entirely your responsibility.
  8. Smoking and alcohol – Both are not generally permitted on church property--except for communion.
  9. Safety – For safety reasons, throwing of rice, birdseed, or any other substitute at the bride and groom is permitted outside only.
  10. Church access – The sanctuary will be opened two hours prior to the wedding. Restrooms are located in the fellowship hall and sanctuary.
  11. Rehearsal – Wedding ceremonies that involve more than four persons should have a rehearsal. The Rector or clergy person you select, along with the Parish Wedding Coordinator, is in charge of the rehearsal.


Fees - $1,100 which includes the following:

$450 – Church building use fee*

$300 – Fellowship Hall*

$200 – Pianist fee (or you can provide your own.)

*These fees are waived for members and their immediate family since they support the church on an ongoing basis. Any honorarium that is given will go to the General Fund.

Design and Hosting by
Erik Weems.