We know that people choose First Church for a variety of reasons, including the beauty of the Sanctuary. While we agree that the setting is a lovely one, we do not “rent out” the church. We do, however, provide a Christian marriage ceremony in the United Methodist tradition for couples desiring such a ceremony. Although church membership is not required in order to be married at First Church, it is important that the couple have a sincere desire to acknowledge the sacred covenant nature of Christian marriage.
The landmark building that is First United Methodist Church houses a Sanctuary with traditional stained glass windows, a large organ and dark pews that can be the setting in which your wedding vows and prayers are made. The Sanctuary has a warm welcoming ambiance that accommodates up to 250 of your family and friends in a traditional setting. The Sanctuary is air-conditioned. Enhanced by the church’s excellent acoustics, the pipe organ and grand piano are part of an inviting atmosphere. There is easy access by public transportation and garage parking is located within a block of the church.
You do not need to be a United Methodist to be married at the First United Methodist Church. If you don’t have a home church, please join us Sundays. It’s a service that gets you in contact with God and sets the base for a great marriage in the years ahead. Although you don’t have to be a member of the congregation to hold your wedding here, one of our pastors will officiate. A pre-marital counseling session is required.
Here is a wedding brochure that outlines our expectations for how your families can begin to plan a joyful event. Click here.