Weddings

Our front door to our Santuary.

Our front door to our Santuary.

Pastor Sara McKinley preaches in our chapel.

Pastor Sara McKinley preaches in our chapel.

Either of our pastors are happy to conduct your wedding here at First Church, and you do not have to be a member.

We have two beautiful locations onsite to hold your ceremony, our Sanctuary for larger weddings and our Chapel for a more intimate setting.

Steps:

1. Conduct the church at 352-372-8523 to set up an appointment with our Senior Pastor Sara McKinley or email her directly at smckinley@fumcgnv.org

2. Once you meet with the Pastor, you will need to meet with our Wedding Coordinator Lynda Knight. You can email her lyndaknight@cox.net

3. Check the calendar for available dates. Click here.

4. Please review our facility use forms and disclosures. Click here.

5. Pay a $100 Save-the-Date fee to book the event on the calendar. Checks or money orders are accepted. Please make checks payable to First United Methodist Church, with the bride and grooms name on the memo line with the term “Booking fee.” Or you may pay online by clicking here.¬†And follow the instructions on how to register as a guest. YOU MUST put the bride and grooms name in the memo line online.

Our Sanctuary is over 100 years old and beautiful.

Our Sanctuary is over 100 years old and beautiful. First Church, Gainesville’s campus was the original campus of the University of Florida, more than one hundred years ago.

Facilities Use rules and fees

First Church rents out its facilities on a first come, first serve basis for any number of activities.

Including:

Weddings

Community Events

Neighborhood Events

Club meetings

Etc.

To reserve a room at First Church, please print out this form

Facility Use Rules & fees

 

You may also use the following online form to make a request, but please read the Facility Use Rules and fees above.