First United Methodist Church
225 Ludlow Street
Hamilton, OH  45011
(513) 896-5683

Sunday Services
9:00 a.m. - Praise Service
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Service

First Church Requirements:

Pastor in Charge - You may bring your own pastor to perform your marriage ceremony.  The senior pastor at First will discuss the ceremony with your pastor and approve the ceremony. 

Counseling Requirements - Pre-marital counseling is required prior to having your wedding at First.  Pastor Mark Finfrock can conduct the counseling or your own pastor.  Pastor Finfrock will need to speak to your pastor prior to the wedding.

Music Requirements - First has their own music director, John Fisher.  All your wedding music must be discussed with him and he is available to play your music.  While John must be your organist, you are welcome to have additional musicians perform at the wedding.


No smoking or alchoholic beverages in the building or on the grounds.

Rose Petals, Bird Seed, Rice, Biodegradeable Confetti, and Bubbles - Rose petals thrown by the flower girl are considered an appropriate part of the ceremony. Bird seed, biodegradeable confetti and bubbles may be used outside the building. Rice is NOT allowed to be used for throwing or celebrating on the church grounds.

Photography and Videography - Both are allowed. Flash photography during the ceremoney is not permitted.  No equipment or personnel may be forward of the kneeling rail during the service

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