No matter if your wedding will be large or intimate, First Parish in Waltham offers you the space to celebrate your vows. The unique setting of the Sanctuary, with its Classic Revival style and rose-tinted windows, features a magnificent organ, baby grand piano, and harpsichord. The seating capacity is 350 people. A state of the art sound system is also available. A second alternative, the Chapel, is an intimate space with an arched ceiling and multiple large windows, ideal for smaller weddings. The room has flexible seating for up to 60 people, and comes with air-conditioning and an advanced projection system. Post-wedding, the fellowship gathering room, Whitcomb Hall, is ideally suited for receptions, parties, and artistic performances. The space can be configured for either dining or auditorium style seating, and has a hardwood floor for dancing. Capacity will depend on the setup chosen. A stage and a sound system ae also available in this space. We welcome all! www.walthamuu.org/rental_spaces
2 Reviews for First Parish in Waltham
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Bethany Templeton Klem · Married on 02/08/2011
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.Sent on 05/20/2020
Joan Smith · Married on 12/04/1994
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.Sent on 05/20/2020