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First Parish in Waltham

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First Parish in Waltham is a Unitarian Universalist church located in Waltham, Massachusetts, where you can hold your wedding ceremony. An affirming and open community, they welcome couples of all backgrounds and any and all faiths. For a traditional church ceremony or your own unique celebration, First Parish warmly welcomes you.


Facilities and Capacity
Able to seat up to 350 people, at First Parish in Waltham, the Sanctuary space features a classic revival style, warm pink interior, and rose tinted windows. It is a beautiful and inviting space. Perfect for smaller weddings, the 780-square-foot Chapel is a bright space filled with plenty of natural light which seats up to 60 guests. For the reception, Whitcomb Hall is a 2,280-square-foot area with a hardwood floor and offers you and your guests space for dining and dancing.

Services Offered
The church can assist in finding a celebrant, and music for your ceremony can also be arranged. A pipe organ and a grand piano can be found at First Parish in Waltham to serenade you as you walk down the aisle. The chapel and rest rooms are available to the couple and their parties as pre-ceremony retreat spaces. A sound system and wireless microphones are available, with a ceiling-mounted projector in the Chapel and a stage in the reception space. One hundred folding chairs and 22 eight-inch rectangular tables are at your disposal. Set up can be arranged for you at an additional cost. There are church parking lots, on-street parking, and a municipal garage within walking distance. For a beautiful classic wedding setting, First Parish in Waltham looks forward to welcoming you.

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?

$350

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

$700

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?

$700

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

$350

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Flatware

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
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    Bethany T. Married on 02/08/2011
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    A lovely, inviting space

    I was married at First Parish in 2010 and was so pleased with how the ceremony went. My husband and I have larger families, and the sanctuary had plenty of seating for all of our relatives and friends. Rev. Marc married us, and the ceremony was just what we wanted: personal, joyful, and brief.

    The wedding party had plenty of space to get ready--we used the chapel as a dressing area, but I don't know that's still the room offered to the couple. We also used the front steps for photos of the wedding party and the family. We didn't use Whitcomb Hall or the Chapel for any other portion of the wedding.

    I loved the sanctuary. The high chandeliers, the rosy glow of light filtering through the colored glass windows, and the pipe organ's music all added to the day. With the sound system, no one strained to hear the ceremony, either.

    The description for the church doesn't mention the convenient off-street parking, with street parking and city lots nearby. The convenient parking was helpful! Overall, this warm and welcoming church is a wonderful place to be married.
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    Joan S. Married on 12/04/1994
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    Classic New England church, well maintained, friendly people

    We were married here on a beautiful April afternoon with sunshine streaming through the tinted windows.  The entrance is inviting - it's a well-maintained building with lovely plantings around the outside.  The sanctuary is classic New England, simple, with modern conveniences like a good sound system including headsets for any hard of hearing guests.  The balcony at the back was a great vantage point for our family videographer. We had our rehearsal dinner right in the social hall, which gave us plenty of time to relax and visit with family and our closest friends.  Everyone was cooperative and helpful.  The whole experience was everything we had hoped for. 
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50 Church Street Waltham, MA, 02452
781-893-6240

M-F 9:30-2:30, summer hours T-Th 9:30-12:30
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