A unique wedding venue in Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Wedding Sanctuary offers couples a stunning and elegant setting for exchanging vows. Renown for its progressive values and warm welcome to all couples and their guests, the historic venue has been a fixture in the community for nearly 100 years. Designed by legendary architect Bertram Goodhue, the neo-Gothic venue features high vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and granite stone walls. Steeped in both love and history, Montclair Wedding Sanctuary is the perfect majestic setting for your one-of-a-kind affair!
Facilities and Capacity
Interested couples have the choice of hosting their ceremony and/or reception in one of three event spaces: The Sanctuary, Guild Room and Courtyard Garden. Featuring a unique labyrinth and original oak woodwork, The Sanctuary comfortably accommodates a maximum of 450 guests, while the heavily-beamed Guild Room seats up to 75. The Courtyard Garden, with its beautiful stonework and central lawn, hosts up to 40.
Couples who book Montclair Wedding Sanctuary benefit from a wide array of services and amenities. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Both the Guild Room and Courtyard Garden double as unique wedding facilities to enhance the celebration of its couples. With its buffet table and bar, the Guild Room is perfect for rehearsal dinners, while the cozy and elegant Courtyard Garden is ideal for post-ceremony photography.
Montclair Wedding Sanctuary features a variety of additional services for couples to utilize on their special day. Said options include, but are not limited to, the following:
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Armeegrace Campos · Married on 06/15/2018
Armee and Michelle
When my fiancee (now wife!) and I were searching for a church to call our spiritual home, FCC Montclair was at the top of our list. It was a church into which we could see ourselves spiritually grow as individuals and as a couple, and we never felt that we had to hide ourselves from the congregation. We felt welcome, which was a feeling we did not feel we could experience as lesbians who wanted to feel closer to God and our faith. We both wanted a traditional religious ceremony in a religious space, and we wanted that experience for our guests as we were planning our wedding. Siobhan was quick to answer our questions (and there were many!) and to point us to resources, supplies, and decorations that we could incorporate into our ceremony. David coordinated our music and was our principal accompanist, both on the piano and on that awesome organ. Since we were members, we asked Rev. Ann to officiate, and she walked us through organizing our ceremony. Our wedding ceremony went off without a hitch, thanks to all involved! Our guests would later tell us that it was a beautiful ceremony, and that they could tell that it was uniquely ours, dramatic yet intimate. My wife and I are so happy with everything, and we would highly recommend the sanctuary!
Kellen · Married on 12/30/2017
Everything about Montclair Wedding Sanctuary was amazing and perfect. Such a beautiful and special space. Siobhan was wonderful and fabulous to work with! She made our day/ceremony absolutely perfect. Siobhan had a wonderful way about her that made us feel relaxed. I knew she had everything under control and that we were in the best hands. We were able to really personalize our ceremony which was so fabulous. They are very flexible and accommodating. Jack was our officiant and he was AMAZING!! He made our ceremony so special by making it extremely personal. We continue to get numerous compliments about our ceremony -- many saying it was the best wedding ceremony they've ever been to. That's because Siobhan and Jack understood our vision, personalities and story. Not to mention the space is absolutely breath taking. I highly recommend Montclair wedding sanctuary for your wedding ceremony. They will make your wedding dreams a reality!!
Patricia · Married on 11/11/2017
When we started planning our wedding we had no doubt that we wanted to be married in a church - my wife and I are both catholics but being a gay-couple our options really dwindled down. We came across this church online and instantly fell in love - and was only solidified by meeting Siobhan and how on top of everything she was. She made sure we always knew what was going on and how everything would be the day of our wedding - she answered all of our questions and was really always only a phone call away. She did a great job wrangling our bridal party and made sure everything went smoothly the day of our wedding - she did a great job with our decor there, too!! Thank you for all of your help!!! - Trish & Ari
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There is something very special about a church wedding, and this building is breath-taking. Every couple that I've married here is taken by the sanctity of the space, overjoyed by the special, wedding-specific decor, and their guests' response to it. The memorable nature of the facility is matched by the professionalism of the Wedding Coordinator and every one else on the team. And of course, the inclusive welcome given to same gender couples is just icing on the wedding cake!