Weddings at Ashburnham Community Church
In addition to those who are members of our congregation, we are also pleased, as schedules permit, to make our building and staff available for wedding ceremonies for others who share our belief that a wedding service is an act of faith and worship that should be conducted with a conscious awareness of the presence of God and reflect the religious dimensions of marriage.
A member of our clergy officiates wedding services held in our church. Other options may be available upon request. Couples will be expected to participate in pre-marital counseling sessions with the officiating clergy.
Upper Level of Building
The sanctuary – a light, airy space with clear glass windows on both sides, one colored glass window at the front. Sanctuary can be decorated for weddings.
Seating for about 175, including choir loft with chair lift.
There is a fine 1886 Hutchings tracker-action pipe organ in the choir loft at the back of the sanctuary.
A private room for the bride and attendants, with ready access to kitchenette and single-occupancy rest room.
Lower Level of Building
A large, well-lit function hall is available for wedding showers and/or receptions.
Folding tables and chairs are provided.
Prep kitchen on site for catered refreshments.
Men’s and women’s restrooms available.
Parking and Grounds
Our 1834 church bell in the tower may be rung for weddings.
The front lawn is fairly level and can hold a tent for outdoor events.
Small parking area near Chapel Street entrance for 6 cars, plus 2 handicapped spaces. On-street parking beside church for 6 cars, plus large area on the west side of the church for 16 cars, with 1 extra handicapped space. Reciprocal agreement with St. Denis Church across Main Street, for use of their parking area, except when needed by that church.
The flat rate of $1,200 for a wedding covers fees for the pastor, the organist, and the custodian, as well as use of the upstairs and parking area. There may be an extra charge for use of the downstairs hall for a bridal shower or reception.