General Wedding Information
Though the church has an active and vibrant congregation rooted in the Swedenborgian tradition, the wedding program is non-denominational and open to people of all backgrounds. Guest officiants are welcome upon approval.
The seating capacity of the church is 100-115 guests (in addition to the wedding party, who, as participants in the ceremony, do not need seats). Standing-room-only weddings will hold 140, but this is a firm limit. The size and intimacy of our church also make it suitable for smaller weddings.
Our weddings are normally scheduled 3 hours apart with two and one-half hours allotted to each wedding. For example, if yours is a 2 o’clock wedding, you have the use of the church and gardens from 1:00 to 3:30.
A fee of $2,000 is required for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday wedding ceremonies. The fee for Monday-Thursday ceremonies is $1,300. The fee includes a minister’s service, staff musician, the assistance of a wedding hostess, a rehearsal, all the candles in the church, a fire in the fireplace, the bride’s room and use of the garden for photos. Guest musicians are also welcome, upon approval by our staff.
We also offer our beautiful, historic garden for your wedding ceremony. Our garden can accommodate up to 45 seated and 75 standing guests. The fee for a weekend garden wedding is $2,500 ($1,600 weekday) and includes a minister’s service, musician (harpist), wedding hostess, rehearsal, setup and breakdown, and the bride’s room.
We also give you peace of mind with the use of our historic chapel in case of rain.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your wedding date and time. It will be applied towards your full contribution to the church. Full payment is due one month before the wedding.