We'll Marry You
MCC pioneered the Holy Union service over 40 years ago. In the years since, thousands of couples have tied the knot walking down our aisles.
If you have always wanted a church wedding then think of us. Spirit of Hope MCC has served the Kansas City metropolitan area for forty years, and our clergy have blessed hundreds of Holy Unions and weddings. We have the experience needed to make your day special. Now with the recent Supreme Court rulings, we are finally able to offer Marriage ceremonies.
Want to hold a Wedding ceremony or Holy Union here? Here are some things to consider:
How is a Holy Union Different than a Wedding?
After the recent Supreme Court decision, the gender of the two people getting married is no longer an issue. Any couple getting married now has the same legal rights and obligations under the law. Holy Unions, which MCC pioneered in the years before same-sex couples could be legally married, have no legal status in either Missouri or Kansas. We encourage you to consult a lawyer before pursuing any legal or financial commitments to each other.
Spirit of Hope MCC views a Holy Union to be as serious a commitment as a Wedding, and believe that God blesses both equally. So there is no escape clause like “until the love ends” or something else. We believe a couple must enter the bonds of Holy Union with the intent that this will be a life-long commitment. However, we do recognize that sometimes relationships that were pledged in good faith must come to an end. If that does happen with you, we have a process for the dissolution of your Holy Union and will minister to those persons faced with those choices.
Holy Unions have no legal status in either Kansas or Missouri. We encourage you to consult a lawyer before pursuing any legal or financial commitments to each other.
What is Not Included?
Fees paid to Spirit of Hope MCC do not include a Wedding Planner which you may want to employ if your service will involve many persons. It also does not include the cost of musicians which is negotiated with individual musicians.
To host your matrimony or any other event at Spirit of Hope MCC please use the Wedding Inquiry Button Below or at the top of the page to the right of We'll Marry You!
Please Note: All payments made are non-refundable. A complete fee schedule and list of services offered is available upon request. State and county marriage license requirements often change. The information provided here should not be regarded as legal advice.