Costs for Weddings at St. James’

Members of St. James’:

A) If the Rector officiates, the breakdown of costs is as follows:
    $200 – organist
    $250 – materials, supplies, cleaning, staff assistance
    The total cost to members is $450.
    The total cost does NOT include use of the Parish Hall.
             The Rector does not receive compensation for conducting a wedding. However, it is appropriate for a couple to offer a                   monetary gift to the Rector’s discretionary fund (to help those in need), or to the individual clergy, as an expression of                   gratitude.
B) If Episcopal clergy other than the Rector are invited to officiate, the Diocese of Central New York requires that they be          compensated. The additional costs are as follows:
            o $130 for the wedding service.
            o $55 per hour for marriage preparation (4-6 sessions)
            o $105 for the rehearsal
            o Travel reimbursement at the IRS rate
  The typical cost for St. James’ members when an Episcopal clergy other than the Rector officiates will range between          $925 and $1025. The total cost does NOT include use of the Parish Hall.
Non-members: $1,650
       We have learned through experience, that guiding non-members through the wedding planning process takes significantly           more assistance from staff and volunteers than a wedding for members. Therefore, the cost to non-members reflects this             additional time and attention.
Please remit total payment (i.e. one check for all costs as listed above) to the Parish Office prior to your rehearsal date.
Checks can be made payable to St. James’ Episcopal Church.
For more information, and to set up an initial conversation with the Rector, please contact the Office Manager, Melissa Thompson through the Parish Office (315-685-7600) or
*Please be sure to review the Non-member FAQ section on the main wedding page. Costs do NOT include use of the Parish Hall.  Click Here