Congratulations on your decision to get married! A wedding is one of the most memorable moments in your life. You decide to dedicate your lives to each other as a family and support each other in times of hardship. Such a day deserves a special, sacred space and dedicated people who are guiding you through the festivities. The Eliot Church of Newton offers a beautiful sanctuary for your special occasion with a creative and compassionate team that works alongside you to ensure you have an unforgettable day.
The Eliot Church offers beautiful, well maintained, and handicap accessible space for your wedding – whether it’s an intimate affair or a sizable event.
We boast a bright, spacious sanctuary in the classic New England style, with seating for up to 400 guests.
Additionally, our Fellowship Hall is equipped with a commercial size kitchen has ample room for your wedding reception. The Hall can accommodate up to 227 people or 106 seated at tables.
Your wedding ceremony will be designed with you and your personalities in mind. Family traditions, readings, songs, and many other elements can have a place during the wedding service. Our pastor will happily accommodate religious, nonreligious, interreligious, ecumenical, and other types of weddings. Couples work together with our pastor, who offers premarital counseling and assistance in forming and shaping the ceremony the way you like. If you have your own officiant, they are welcome to co-officiate with our pastor.
Music for the ceremony is coordinated by the Director of Music Ministry and chosen in consultation with her. Vocal and instrumental soloists can add great beauty to a wedding ceremony. They likewise coordinate the hiring of any additional musicians if requested, and is happy to provide more information upon request. Some couples desire to integrate their family and friends into the service. Our Director of Music Ministry will be happy to coordinate music with them and integrate them into the service.
Eliot is a welcoming and dynamic congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC). Located in Newton Corner, we are a progressive, Open and Affirming church. What that means is that no matter who you are or where you are from, no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation, we welcome and celebrate you! We cherish and welcome people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities or faith backgrounds.
Start times for Saturday weddings are between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Sunday afternoon start times are between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. A wedding rehearsal is usually held a day or two before the wedding. We are happy to host weddings on other days of the week, schedule permitting.
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