(Closed) Boston Churches

posted 10 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

 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
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5 posts
Newbee

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

http://www.kings-chapel.org/otherservices.html

http://www.bu.edu/chapel/reservations/

http://weddings.swedenborgchapel.com/services.htm

http://www.firstbaptistchurchofboston.org/Weddings/Weddings.html

http://www.oldsouth.org/bldguse.html#weddings

Hope this helps!

 

Post # 8
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Newbee

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!

 http://yellowpages.superpages.com/mapbasedsearch/mapsearch.jsp?SRC=portals&C=Churches&CID=00000518798&STYPE=S&T=Framingham&S=MA&PP=N&paging=&PI=&search=Find+It&IP=132.239.5.7&PS=22&city=Framingham&state=MA&dponmap=true’ defer=’defer

Post # 9
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Worker bee

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.

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