Wedding Information

We invite all couples and partners to consider sharing the joy of the marriage covenant here with family and friends at First Parish Church.  Here at First Parish Church our pastors take great enjoyment and pride supporting your wedding ceremony and helping you prepare for marriage.  The pastors are happy to work with couples to plan, organize and customize your wedding service.

We celebrate many weddings each year, all with great care and detail. The pastors' experience allow them to help couples prepare for their special day by giving practical advice on many aspects of your ceremony, from readings to special music. The goal is to provide a personalized service that reflects the love, commitment, faith and joy you share as couple.

First Parish is a beautiful and historic place to be married. Built in 1747, the church has a simplicity and beauty that works so well for wedding ceremonies. Many find that our church sanctuary perfectly fits their dream of a traditional church wedding. While small enough to be intimate, our sanctuary supports the capacity of 300 people. Most of our weddings are for about 100 guests.

Summer wedding schedules are booked quickly so please contact our church office to discuss use of the sanctuary along with a schedule of fees. We look forward to hosting one of the most memorable and significant days of your life.


Frequently Asked Questions

First Parish Church is a beautiful place in which to be married. If you would like to have your ceremony at First Parish Church, it is best to schedule as early as possible.

These are a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers about weddings here:

  • Do we marry non-members?

    Yes we do. We invite you and your partner to meet with the pastor and discuss how this setting might support you in the covenant vows you wish to share. It is expected that at least one member of the couple be a committed Christian, since what we offer is a Christian wedding ceremony that includes prayers, scripture readings, a brief message, and sometimes a hymn. We preside at many inter-faith services and tailor the service to meet your particular faith practices. We create with you a sacred marriage ceremony grounded in faith and filled with joy.

  • Do we support Marriage Equality for all?

    Yes, we support all who wish to enter a faith-based covenant of marriage.

  • Do we offer a traditional or a contemporary wedding ceremony?

    We incorporate the best of both. Most importantly, each couple may personalize their ceremony through the selection of readings, music, and readers.

  • How many times will the couple meet with the pastor?

    Usually three. These sessions include pre-marital counseling and ceremony planning. Out of town couples may participate in some planning electronically.

  • How do I schedule my wedding?

    Contact the church office on Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at 207-363-3758.

  • Are there fees?

    There are fees for the use of the building, the minister, the organist, and a soloist, if you so choose. Contact the church office on Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at 207-363-3758.

  • Can you perform outdoor/offsite weddings?


    For more information, please contact the church office at or by phone at 207-363-3758.

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