First Friends Meeting welcomes you. We are pleased that you are considering our Meetinghouse for your wedding ceremony. We trust that the beauty and simplicity of our Meetingroom will provide the perfect space to gather with family and friends to commemorate this joyous occasion.

Most Quaker Meetinghouses are characterized by a pure and simple aesthetic. The absence of stained glass, crosses, flags and other such symbols and ornamentation is customary in the Meetingroom, which is the central gathering place for Quaker worship. This clear space allows for delightful opportunities for individuality and beauty during wedding events.

The Meetinghouse is accessible for guests who cannot use steps. Ample parking is available and there is enough seating to comfortably host up to 250 guests. We are a non-smoking and alcohol free environment.

We Are an Inclusive Meeting

First Friends welcomes members and non-members who wish to hold wedding services in our Meetinghouse. Typically, churches require membership as a precondition of hosting a wedding ceremony. Our outreach to the community includes sharing our building, to provide space for those whose weddings can’t be accommodated by smaller wedding chapels, or who prefer a religious setting for their vows.

First Friends supports marriage equality. Equality is a basic principle of the Quaker faith. We welcome LGBT couples who wish to marry in our Meetinghouse, and affirm their loving commitment.

Usage

Our Wedding Coordinator will meet with you up to two times before your wedding day to tour the Meetinghouse, talk through sound system usage, and policies for decorating the Meetingroom.

We require that you have either a Wedding Director or family member to assist with the details of the wedding.

For scheduling and questions, please contact Jean Christy at (336) 686-3907 or jchristync@aol.com.

 

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