Getting Married

Download and print the application form and submit them at the BBTC General Office on Level 2. Please apply at least 6 months before your wedding date.

Application for use of church premise

1. ELIGIBILITY

For baptized Christians who are registered members of Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church. Eligible couples must have been involved in one of our cell groups for least 1 year, before applying for a church wedding. Wedding must also be the first for the couple except in the case of a widow or widower. At the point of wedding, couple must have completed all sessions of the Pre-Marital Course.

More details of the Pre-Marital Course

Should a couple not meet any of the above criteria, they must inform the church and the appointed solemnizer regarding their inability to comply. Other course of action may then apply. Couples are encouraged to speak to the Pastor in charge of Family Ministry should they need clarification on any of the above pre-requisite.

Note: Solemnization versus Solemnization Without Signing of Marriage Certificate

Couples are to note the difference between the two and highlight to the solemnizer upon engaging him should his services be that for a Solemnization Without Signing of Marriage Certificate ceremony instead of a solemnization.

Solemnization refers to the entire wedding process by which the solemnizer officiates both the religious and civil/legal (ROM) part of the wedding.

  • The religious part will include the 3 part ceremony of going through the ordinances of marriage, consent to marry, vows plus exchange of rings and communion .
  • The civil/legal (ROM) part will be the signing of the marriage certificate by the couple, their 2 witnesses and the solemnizer.

Solemnization Without Signing of Marriage Certificate refers to the wedding process whereby ONLY the religious part takes place. There is no signing of the marriage certificates during the wedding itself due to the fact that the couple has already signed the Marriage certificates prior to the wedding ceremony.

Couples are to note that Solemnization Without Signing of Marriage Certificate ceremonies are discouraged unless totally unavoidable. The onus of informing the solemnizer rests on the couple.

2. AVAILABILITY OF SOLEMNISER

At the time of booking of church facilities, couples are to arrange through Ps Jerry Chia to ensure that either Pastor Jerry Chia or Pastor Andrew Tan or Brother Jeffrey Goh will be available to solemnise their marriage. Couples are advised to give early notice so as to avoid disappointment when solemnisers are away on personal matters. Request maybe made via email or personally through Ps Jerry Chia for the assignment / booking of a church solemniser.

Upon the discretion and agreement between the 3 solemnisers, one will be assigned to solemnise. Choice of solemniser is not the prerogative of the couples but dependent on the schedules and availabity of solemnisers.

Couples are to note that there will be no solemnisation by the church appointed solemnisers during the times when church services are in progress on Saturday and Sunday. For Sunday solemnization, ceremony must not be earlier than 2.00pm and on Saturday no later than 2.00pm.

All external solemnisation must be subject to agreement by the external solemniser. As a practice, BBTC solemnisers will not perform solemnisation in other church venues unless venues in BBTC have been taken up or BBTC solemnisation/marriage rule applies.

Solemnisation on BBTC venue is only for first-time marriages. If wedding is not the first for one or both partners in marriage, couple must find external venues but may ask for a BBTC solemniser. This rule does not apply for the re-marriage of a widow/widower.

Should an external solemniser be appointed, couples are required to inform the church in advance.

3. ROM DOCUMENTS & PROCEDURES

It is the couples’ responsibility to check and comply with the necessary requirements of ROM regarding marriage procedures and not that of the church. Couples are to visit the website of ROM for details regarding the filing of marriage notice and the collection of the Certificate of Marriage and others. The necessary documents must be presented on the day of wedding so that solemnization can proceed.

4. FACILITIES

Notwithstanding the available time slots, couples to check with church office to confirm that the slots are not taken up by other events on that day.

For Saturday:
1) Chapel: Available time slot: 9am- 1.30pm
2) Hall 1: Available time slot: 9am- 2pm / 10am-3pm / 11am-4pm
3) Sanctuary: Available time slot: 9am- 2pm

For Sunday
1) Chapel: Available time slot: 2pm-6pm
2) Hall 1: Available time slot: 2pm- 7pm
3) Sanctuary: Available time slot: 2pm- 6pm

For Chapel, please do not throw confetti as this may damage the carpet.

5. OTHER FACILITIES

Reception may be held at the Hallelujah Quadrant. Caterer is not allowed to set up tables at Hallelujah Quadrant on the night where a corporate event is running, e.g. W&I. This is to free up the HQ for car parking.

6. PARKING & ALIGHTING

Please provide your own traffic controllers. Please reserve the row of car parks fronting Blk 113 for other church users. Any fixtures/chairs used for such reservation are to be removed after use. Alighting along the main road is discouraged as this may pose a traffic hazard. Car marshals to be stationed along main road to redirect traffic.

7. CLEANING

Kindly arrange helpers to clean up the premises after use. All rubbish to be deposited into the bulk bins. As such occasion would result in heavier clearance of rubbish from the premises, a love offering of $30 is recommended to be given directly to the church cleaner.

8. REHEARSAL

Couples may book a day/night for their rehearsal. Wednesday is preferred.

9. DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

Please inform the church office at 6645-0700 should there be any damage to the instruments or other property of the church.

10. ARRANGMENT & POWER OFF

Please ensure the chapel/hall is rearranged back properly and ready for use by the next users. Kindly also ensure that all the lights, computers, projectors and air-conditioners are switched off after use.

11. PLEASE DO NOT:

a) Stick on decorations on any wall Consume food and drinks in Hall 1
b) Drive nails into a wall or fixture to suspend decorations Use dry ice or burn candles in Hall 1
c) Remove PA equipment Let caters throw unconsumed food into drain
d) Rehearse or decorate past 10.00pm Let your caterers wash up in the church premises
e) Suspend decorations from any fixture Reposition stage equipments
f) Leave lights and air-cons running after event Leave your wedding decorations behind
g) Removes chairs, tables from Chapel/Hall

12. OTHER EVENTS

Other church-based ministries may be going on immediately after your event. In this regard, to avoid overrun, kindly keep to the time allowed for your use.

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