If you are a regular attender of River Valley Church, we offer and recommend a premarital class to every engaged couple. The engaged couple will meet once a week with a marriage mentor couple for a total of six weeks at a location compatible with you and them. The fee for our premarital class is $30/couple. Completion of this class qualifies you for a discounted marriage license fee with the State of Minnesota.
Completing this class is required if you desire to be married at a River Valley campus or by any member of our pastoral team. Also, our heart is to position every engaged couple for a God-honoring, life-long marriage. Therefore, it is required that a couple not be living together and is abstaining from physical intimacy in order for a River Valley Pastor to marry the couple.
To begin the process, click your campus link below. In the email that pops up, indicate your desire to go through premarital preparation. After you send your message, you will receive an email explaining the process, including request forms and instructions on how to pay the $30 fee. After receiving your request forms back, you will be assigned a marriage mentor couple who will connect with you and set a time to begin meeting.
We ask that you start this class at least three months before your wedding date to ensure adequate time to complete the class.
For information about planning a wedding at River Valley Church or to request a marriage officiate, click here.