First Congregational United Church of Christ has a nearly 140 year history in the City of Huntington. FCUCC was the “first” church facility in the city. With that strong heritage, our facility has been the site of hundred’s, even thousand’s, of wedding/union ceremonies, social gatherings, and meetings. First Church has all the markings of a beautifully designed, and decorated, House of Worship. The true identifying beauty of the sanctuary is found in the oldest pipe organ in Huntington, the wrap around walnut trim and balcony, along with the high cathedral ceilings. Following any ceremony, First Church offers a space for receptions and gatherings in a social hall, we call Bromley Hall. Bromley Hall can seat, comfortably, up to 200 people in a banquet setting. In 2010 Bromley Hall was remodeled to present an open and well lighted place for social gatherings.
As you consider the use of our facility, there are some important things to keep in mind. Non-member rental fee’s for the sanctuary, Bromley Hall, Pastoral Staff, Musicians, etc., all must be determined and approved by our Senior Pastor and the Board of Trustees. The sooner you choose your date and make contact with the church, the greater your chances of being able to secure that date. Our pastoral staff also has specific meeting and premarital counseling requirements. The following information will provide you with the schedule of fees approved for the 2010-2011 calendar year.
Sanctuary Wedding/Ceremony $175.00
Bromley Hall Reception Hall $100.00
Clergy Remuneration $150.00
Church Organist $100.00
Church Pianist $100.00
Janitorial Cleaning $80.00*
First Church is honored to be able to recommend specific catering, floral, and DJ services, should you be interested and have those specific needs. It has been our experience that particular service providers within, and connected to, our church facility offer a more detailed and facility conscious assistance. These providers are available to the church through pastoral staff recommendation and referral.
Note: due to insurance requirements, and by vote of the FCUCC Board of Trustees, all weddings and ceremonies must be approved and attended by a member of the First Church Pastoral Staff. Visiting Clergy as “officiates” are always welcome. Should you have further questions, or wish to speak to a member of our Pastoral staff, please contact here.
*This fee is required for anyone that rents the facilities and covers cleaning prior to and after the event.