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Church in Bethesda

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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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Elopements
  • Christenings
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Funerals
  • Wakes
  • Recitals

Other Facilities

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.

Other Services

In addition to accommodating special occasions, Church in Bethesda rents spaces within the church to other various ministries. Please inquiry here as well.

  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Pacific Islander-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$550

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$550

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November

Pricing

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5033 Wilson Ln Bethesda, MD, 20814
3016544159
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Church in Bethesda frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Church in Bethesda?

Church in Bethesda includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Church in Bethesda in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Church in Bethesda for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Religious

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Church in Bethesda for wedding events?

Church in Bethesda offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Church in Bethesda offer?

Church in Bethesda offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Church in Bethesda offer for wedding events?

Church in Bethesda offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Church in Bethesda have available for wedding events?

Church in Bethesda offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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