The ceremony of a Christian marriage is a covenant undertaken in the sight of God with the intent of establishing a relationship responsive to God. Because of this, we believe church membership is necessary and is an important indication of that intent. The Christian celebration of marriage is different than a civil ceremony and presupposes a pastoral relationship that does not begin nor end with the ceremony. For these reasons, we expect couples seeking marriage to participate regularly in the life of Carmel United Methodist Church.


  • The Bride, Groom, or Immediate Family member must be a member of Carmel UMC.

  • One of the pastors of CUMC must officiate your wedding, though other pastors may assist upon invitation by the officiating pastor.

  • Please contact our Church Office, with questions or to schedule your wedding, by phone 317-844-7275 or email

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