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First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Houston, TX View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
11 reviews

About

First Lutheran is a mile south of downtown Houston and is a great spot for venues. While we don't necessarily look to host non-member weddings, we certainly will if the situation is right. We have a beautiful sanctuary, constructed in 1927 and restored in 2011 after a fire. It features a long, central aisle, ideal for a wedding procession. Our organ is new as is our sound system. We also have on-site reception spaces for 100 or fewer persons. Contact us at pastor@flhouston.org or 713.203.1342 to learn more. NOTE: We have slightly changed our name to First Lutheran for "branding" purposes, but our legal name remains First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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?

$2,000

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

$1,500

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?

$2,000

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December

11 Reviews

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Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Holly Married on 06/18/2011
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    From the first phone call until we picked up our deposit after the wedding, the staff and clergy at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, TX was a blessing! We are not Lutheran, but were searching for a church close to Downtown Houston for our daughter's wedding ceremony. This was only 1 of 3 churches available to rent, most denominations don't allow rental. From Pastor McClanahan to Sabrina, the church secretary and even Fran (who does beautiful flower arrangements for the church and weddings, though we used our reception coordinator's venue for floral), we were treated with kindness and caring. We LOVE this church and would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a christian church setting for your wedding ceremony. They supplied our 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen with bottled water which was not part of the rental by any means (I gratefully replaced it though they did not ask me to do so). MOST IMPORTANTLY, our daughter, believe it or not, had to be rushed to the ER at St. Joseph's an hour and a half before the ceremonywas to begin after swallowing 2 caplets for a headache. They lodged in her throat and began choking her, when EMS arrived, they couldn't do anyting on the spot and had to transport her by ambulance! She wasn't in her dress yet thankfully!

    The church handled the situation with our wedding coordinator and Sabrina even helped me with MY dress when we returned from the hospital!! They all were so kind and understanding. The wedding went on and we were only 20 min. behind schedule!!!

    We were VERY careful to make sure this beautiful house of God was cared for properly, taking care not to scratch the beautiful hardwood floors or to spill wax from any of the over 100 votives that were used during the ceremony! I would HIGHLY recommend this church to anyone looking for a church in the downtown Houston area. The cost of rental was much lower compared to the other 2 churches in the area, but best of all this church was by far the most beautiful of the 3~ The acoustics are incredilbe and the massive pipe organ simply magnificent!
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    Bronwyn Married on 02/07/2009
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    We just had our wedding ceremony here and they could not have been better to work with! The best part was how BEAUTIFUL the church is inside and out! Built in 1925ish (give or take 3 years). It has the gorgeous interior without being overwhelmingly huge like so many other churches in Houston so that your service doesn't look empty even though you have 200 people. They can accommodate up to 350 or somewhere around there. Millie (the church and wedding coordinator) and Sabrina (the Church secretary) answered all over our questions and were so helpful with our rehearsal and ceremony. Millie had great suggestions and very sweet! We met with the Pastor (although he didn't marry us) and we thought he was one of the most interesting and genuine people we have ever met.
    The dressing room for the bridal party was nice and large so that you didn't feel cramped and there was room for grandmothers, aunts and who ever else felt like they just had to be there or stop by. The pictures from the outside are amazing too. They even have a bell tower that they allowed my husband's grandmother and mine to ring the bells after the ceremony.
    I honestly could not have been happier and this is an amazing church. We would attend services there without hesitation if it wasn't an hour from our home.
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    S Married on 03/22/2008
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    The church is beautiful and they are great to work with. This was an excellent choice for the wedding!

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1311 Holman Ave Houston, TX, 77004
7135293589
713-529-3580
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