FI and I heard back today from a church we contacted regarding the fee to have our ceremony there. The secretary said that normally, the church requires a donation of over $1,000, but because we're having a smaller wedding, they will reduce the amount to $750. That still seems to be a bit high to me, but I'm not sure what is typical. We aren't able to get married at the church I attend because it is over an hour away from the reception site. Can anyone tell me if $750 is average, or if it's a bit high? We're really not sure how much we should expect to budget for this.