Wedding Guidelines

Rehearsals
Rehearsals are scheduled for one hour in length. They are normally scheduled at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on the Friday before a Saturday wedding.

Selecting a Minister
The Agnes Scott chaplain is available to conduct weddings held in the chapel, or you may invite a clergy person of your choosing, who must be approved by and serve at the invitation of the chaplain. Weddings must be conducted by licensed/ordained ministers, clergy or pastors of recognized religious societies, or by a justice of the peace. 

If needed, the chaplain's office can provide a list of approved clergy. 

The chaplain or a member of the college’s administrative staff will be on site during the wedding rehearsal and wedding.

Pre-Wedding Counseling
The engaged couple is required to attend at least three sessions of scheduled premarital consultation with the chaplain or other approved clergy or counselor before the wedding. 

If you prefer to consult with a pastor other than the college chaplain, you must submit a letter stating that required counseling requirements have been met. The letter must be signed by a licensed pastor or counselor and reviewed by the college chaplain.

Musicians
The college organist and music faculty are available to provide music for weddings and other ceremonies. 

Following the guidelines of the American Guild of Organists, the resident musicians have first right of refusal. However, you have the option of securing a guest organist/pianist to play during the ceremony. 

Any guest musicians must have the approval of the college organist at least 12 weeks prior to the wedding.

Catering
All catering must be provided by Agnes Scott College Dining Services. They will provide also silver, china, linens and paper napkins. Sample price listings are available on request. 

Special Needs
All buildings on campus are ADA accessible. Please speak to our wedding coordinator for special needs requests.