Building Rental

Fall Steeple - Photo Credit Paul BuckleyFirst Parish is available for private, community and non-profit functions. You do not have to be a member of our church to have your function at First Parish. Weddings, child dedications and memorial services require prior arrangement with our minister, Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero at 978-256-5555 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Any group interested in renting space in the building should contact our Events Coordinator, Leila Pelosi at 978-256-5133 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
First Parish Sanctuary Photo Credit - Paul BuckleyOur Facilities
There are several different spaces available for rent at First Parish.  For more information about these services, please contact our Church Administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 978-256-5133.  If you would like to reserve a room, please fill out a reservation form, or for a wedding our Wedding Application. Please also review our building use policies
Sanctuary
Most weddings at the church take place in the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is also used for child dedications, memorial services and concerts. The Sanctuary holds about two hundred (200) people.
Sanctuary rental fee: $225.
 
Vestry
The Vestry, or Church Hall, seats about one hundred (100) people and is well suited for parties and larger meetings which require the use of a kitchen. The Vestry also has a small stage which can be used for informal performances.
Vestry rental fee: $75 (light kitchen use)  and $100 (full kitchen use)
 
Chapel
Our Chapel is a smaller and less formal sacred space.  The Chapel is suitable for small weddings and ceremonies.  There is a small raised platform in the Chapel which can be used for smaller performances.  The Chapel holds about ninety (90) people. 
Chapel rental fee: $75
 
Musical Instruments
The Sanctuary has both a grand piano and an organ, and the  Chapel and Vestry both have upright pianos. The organ and pianos may be used, but this requires prior arraignment with the Music Committee. If you plan to use the instruments, please indicate that on your rental form.
 
Meeting Rooms
First Parish also has serval smaller rooms suitable for meetings. The rental fee for each of these is $40.
  • Early Beginner Room (Rm 1) - seats 8+
  • Emerson Room (Rm 2) - seats 12+
  • Bartlett Room (Rm 3)  - seats 18+
  • Howard Room (Rm 4) - seats 10+

NurseryWe have a small nursery room off the Sanctuary available for child care during an event. The rental fee for the Nursery is $30

 

Useful forms:

Building Use Application
Wedding Application
Building Use Rules and Procedures

 

Contact Info

First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824

978-256-5133