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These prices are available for the months of April through December. These prices are available for the months of January through March.
Reception
$1,200 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
Reception
$1,200 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price

About

Conveniently located on the Upper East Side, Park Avenue United Methodist Church is easily accessible by public transportation and is steps away from Central Park! Our 92-year-old historic Sanctuary holds up to 380 guests and is filled with one-of-kind details including the original wooden doors, vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and an enormous organ.

The Reverend Dr. Cathy S Gilliard, the Senior Pastor with 26 years of ministry experience, serves as our officiant and will work with you to create a customized ceremony. She is also available to offer premarital counseling sessions for the bride and groom.

All weddings at PAUMC include:

  • A Venue Coordinator to assist with your planning needs and offer day-of expertise
  • A Ceremony rehearsal
  • Several dressing rooms for the wedding party
  • Security
  • Setup and cleanup

We have several other halls available to host a rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, and reception for up to 75 people. Each room can be transformed to suit your needs, including table setup, special lighting, and music.

Whether you are looking for an intimate event or something grand, Park Avenue United Methodist Church can help complete your vision!

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100% Recommended by couples

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I. Newman
I. Newman Married on 03/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Magically memories made in an intimate cathedral

The first time my husband (then boyfriend), stepped into PAUMC, he said "this is the church where I see us getting married". The wedding ceremony at PAUMC was everything we dreamed of – from the cathedral's architecture to the warm delivery of the Pastor Cathy. One guest expressed, "I've never listened to a pastor at a wedding ceremony before, but [Pastor Cathy] spoke as if she were storytelling. I held on to every word." The music, directed by Derrick Byars, will always be remembered as par excellence. We are overjoyed by the memories we have of our wedding day at PAUMC.
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Sarah Married on 02/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Welcoming, beautiful, and professional

We are so glad we got married at Park Ave UMC! Pastor Cathy’s wealth of knowledge and experience was incredibly helpful both in planning and guiding us through the actual ceremony. She helped us put together a ceremony that reflected our personalities and love for each other and the joy and gravity of marriage, and we were welcome to included elements from my husband’s different religious background. The church itself is beautiful and full of incredible details, and our photos in the church look gorgeous. We asked Derrick Byars, the church organist, to play for the ceremony. He had excellent suggestions for music to use and played everything beautifully. We are very happy with how everything went and grateful to everyone at Park Ave UMC for helping us make it happen.
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Park Avenue United Methodist Church frequently asked questions

Park Avenue United Methodist Church includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Park Avenue United Methodist Church for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Religious
Park Avenue United Methodist Church offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Park Avenue United Methodist Church offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Park Avenue United Methodist Church offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
Park Avenue United Methodist Church offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
Park Avenue United Methodist Church is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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