Post # 1
Hello everyone! I am having my reception at the local VFW but have found that I can’t have the ceremony there. Since I am not a regular member of a church I don’t know where to have a ceremony. We would like to get married in a church, so if anyone knows any churches that can be rented please let me know. I am open to areas anywhere from Worcester to Boston.
Post # 3
Hi Mrs Garcia,
I would love to help but I feel like I might be wasting my time if I literally list every single church between Boston and Worcester!! 🙂
With that said a few questions for you: What town are you actually being married in? Would you prefer a city church or a more small town church? Is there a specific faith you are looking for? Or would prefer something non-denominational?
If you answer a few of those questions I’ll let you know what thoughts I have — also you might post on the Boston Bees board (check out the map on the right and click on the orange circle in Mass) or on http://www.boston.com ‘s wedding boards.
Post # 4
I am getting married in framingham. I am probably looking for a small town church since the attendence will be less than 75. I am baptist but open to any kind of church if they allow rentals. Thanks for the help.
Post # 5
do you belong to a church? I don’t think churches can be "rented out". I think you find a church, which is usually one you and/or Fiance is a member of, or your family’s church, and then the priest/reverend/whatever is the one who marries you. I mean – you can’t have someone not part of the church marry you in the church….Anyway, there are so many beautiful churches in Boston and I am sure in Framingham too….you can probably just search online.
Post # 6
I am going to be renting a church that I do not belong to in MA. It really just depends on the church’s policy. Some will even let you have a pastor from another church come in and marry you.
Catholic churches seem to be more strict and usually require you to also be Catholic.
Framingham to Boston is a big range. My suggestion would be to pick a city and then just do a google search for churches in that area. Give the church a call and ask them if they rent to non-memebers, most will.
I looked into some Boston churches during my search that were available for rent, but one common problem I found was lack of available parking.
Here’s a few
Hope this helps!
Post # 7
I did some research and there are churches that can be rented. I honestly haven’t been to church in a couple of years, so I don’t exactly "belong" to a church, and neither has my fiance. My parents go to a small church and have asked if we wanted to use their reverend to marry us. I don’t know him too well, and my fiance really wants his reverend to marry us (which I don’t mind because its literally his only request). The churches that I’ve found that can be rented have required to use their own priest/reverend. So I don’t know if what I am looking for is out of the question to be able to rent a church and use our own reverend. I was just hoping for some suggestions on nice churches that anyone may know of that allow outsiders to rent.
Post # 8
Though some churches do have a policy against having non parishioners marry, when researching for my wedding ceremony I found several churches that had a whole "wedding" section (even if it wasn’t elaborate) with information on who to contact if you want to get married there, fees, policies, etc. Some make you use their pastor, some just charge a fee if you’re not using their pastor.
I wish I knew the area you are looking at better, but good luck!
Post # 9
Have you talked to your FI’s pastor? If he is from around the Massachusetts area he may have ties to a nearby church. Our officiant is good friends with the monsignor at the church we are using. We would have loved to use the University church , but we couldn’t book a fall wedding until the football schedule came out. We didn’t want to wait until the end of the football season to book a fall wedding.
Also many churches will allow other pastors to officiate as long as their pastor is also there. Ask if that is okay.