Church in Bethesda is an excellent venue to host weddings, birthdays, vow renrewals, showers, christenings, bible studies, and funerals. We are located in Bethesda, Maryland. This historic church was established in 1932 and offers guest a cozy indoor space to host intimate events. Our church is a multi-denominational church that boasts values of inclusivity, and welcomeness for everyone that enters our blue doors.
Facilities and Capacity
Church in Bethesda features five event spaces that are ideal for event rentals.
Sanctuary: Features stained glass windows, carpeted aisels, cushioned pews seating up to 198 people. However, with covid-19, we are limiting capacity to 90 people. Sanctuary features state-of-the-art audio visual system, keyboards, microphones, and three 95-inch TV monitors. Incrediable lighting that makes for surperb photos.
Ainley Chapel: Located across the hall from the sanctuary is ideal for cocktail hours, and small event gatherings. This banquet space can seat up to 50 people, however, with covid-19, we are limiting capacity to 30 people. The chapel features a large stained glass windows. Tables and chairs are provided.
Ainley Parlor: Opens to the rear of the Chapel, and can serve as a dressing, party waiting room, and or a further extended room for the Chapel. There is a sofa available in the room with additional seating.
Avery Hall: Located beneath the Sanctuary is ideal for small to medium size events. The hall seats 100 people banquet style, and 150 people theater style. However, with covid-19, we are limiting capacity to 80 people. The hall features 3 large windows (plenty of light), a small stage, a side entrance and exit. There is access to restrooms on that level.
BJ's Kitchen: Located down the hall from Avery Hall features commerical grade ovens, and is ideal for event meal preparations. All caterers must have a valid food manager's licence with liability insurance.
*We permit alcohol on our premises, and all events must end by 10pm.
Church in Bethesda strives to accommodate each couple that chooses to host their wedding at the venue. Therefore, the church can supply tables, chairs, linens, lighting, and sound equipment to accompany events. The church can host an array of events, including the following celebrations:
Gates meeting rooms may be utilize, which are ideal for day-of preparations, these chambers offer a convenient location that will help rid couples of wedding-day stress. For the comfort of all guests, the venue offers on-property parking options for a maxium of 16 cars. However, there is ample street parking, nearby garages, and an elementary school across the street where guest may park for free on weekends.
In addition to accommodating special occasions, Church in Bethesda rents spaces within the church to other various ministries. Please inquiry here as well.
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