Expressions of faith and unity in the love of Christ
The renewal of vows ceremony is provided for couples who desire to share their marriage vows and promises again. Often one renews vows on special occasions such as anniversaries or during a visit to Paris. A renewal service is available after a couple has been married for at least 2 years. Usually the renewal services are without music, though music can be arranged if it is desired.
The scheduling and arrangements for a renewal of vow service when you are in Paris are made with our wedding coordinator. After a reservation is made, the pastor in charge of weddings (the pastoral assistant) will write to the couple and send them a copy of the service. The couple can review the service and then write back to the pastor if there any questions or suggestions you may have. Often only the couples come for the service, but family members and other guests are certainly welcome.
The sanctuary is reserved for one hour for these services. The ceremony itself will last about 20 to 30 minutes. The couple will meet with the pastor for a few minutes prior to the beginning of the service. This provides an opportunity to discuss the service and for the couple and the pastor to get acquainted. Please contact the wedding coordinator for your requests.
Please note: Due to renovation of its building, the American Church in Paris is no longer accepting reservations for weddings and vow renewals during 1 November 2013 to 31 January 2014. To discuss arrangements for dates after 1 February 2014, please contact the ACP Wedding Coordinator.