Weddings

Facilities Rental

We do rent our facility for events other than weddings.

Please contact the church office at (740) 657-8081 for more information.

Weddings at North Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Wedding Service. It is our belief that rituals are only significant in so far as they speak to the individuals involved in them.  Hence, one of our ministers will work with you to write a ceremony unique to you.  Services reflective of different faith or cultural traditions are never a problem.

Requirements. We pride ourselves on offering meaningful religious services to those persons who desire them without strings attached.  Couples choosing to marry here do not have to demonstrate any particular religious affiliation or receive any special religious instruction.  We do like to meet with couples at least two to three times before the service so that we might get to know each other, discuss any issues you might have, and construct the service together.  We are proud to welcome and affirm same-sex union ceremonies.

Our Facility. Our building is a beautiful civil-war era “country style” church.  The sanctuary is plain in design, with large windows and turn-of-the-century pews.  The sanctuary seats 140 persons, and decorates very easily even with a minimal flower budget.  Fellowship Hall, with access to the kitchen, is also available for rent for receptions.  Fellowship Hall can accommodate about 60 persons for a sit down dinner, and more with more casual arrangements.

Fees. The sanctuary may be rented for your service for $100 plus $3 per number of people. This includes access to the building on the day of your service, and also rehearsal and decorating time. Fellowship Hall, with access to the kitchen, rents for $100 plus $4 per number of people.  Please inquire about specific deposit and rental requirements. You need not use the services of our ministers in order to rent the building.

Minister’s Fee. Our senior minister, the Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie, charges $300 for wedding services, which includes all meetings, the writing of the service, and the ceremony itself.  Commissioned Lay Leader, Teri Cornell, is also available to perform wedding services.  Special arrangements may be made in the case of financial difficulty.

How to Proceed. Please call the church (740-657-8081) to make an appointment to see the minister and/or to view the facility.