Our Sanctuary has a podium and sound system and a listed capacity of 345 people. All uses of the Sanctuary shall be approved by the Minister.
The rental fee amount for the use of the Sanctuary varies, depending on whether the event is a wedding/life passage or any other event. Furthermore, the amount also varies by whether the renter is a member of the church and whether the event is on a weekend or a weekday.
Custodial fee: $115. Part of this fee includes room setup. You must submit a diagram at least two weeks before your event date.
Deposit: $115. This amount is refunded when there is no damage or use violations. This deposit also holds your date and time on the church calendar. A full refund, less a $30 administrative fee, will be given if the Church Administrator is notified 30 days prior to the event.
Host: $15 per hour with two-hour minimum. The 15 minutes before and after the event will be charged at this rate.
Audio/Visual Tech: $90 to $180 fee (depending on the length of rental) for use of the audio system (microphones, playing of CDs). System operator is provided; commercially produced CDs must be supplied by renter.
Use of the Piano: $60.
Minister/Officiant: Please note that the minister is generally not available for non-member events. We do have a minister emerita, who may be available and willing to officiate. If you have your own officiant, please let us know that individual’s name, title, and denomination.
Musician: First Unitarian’s Music Director may be contacted directly if services are desired for any event (piano accompaniment). The Music Director’s fee is a separate cost, not listed here.
Generally, we recommend a total of four hours for a wedding and rehearsal: