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Weddings / Space Rental

The UTemple Sanctuary and Chapel are available for wedding rentals!

We also have meeting rooms available for groups.

For rates and details, e-mail or call the office at (206) 632-5163.

Wedding Information:

Imagine the romance and splendor of exchanging your vows surrounded by stunning stained glass, soaring arches, classic chandeliers, and warm woods. Our neo-gothic sanctuary at University Temple offers its elegant and traditional setting for weddings and other ceremonies of blessing for committed relationships. The sanctuary and its balcony can accommodate over five hundred guests. We also offer the option of a smaller and earthy chapel for up to one hundred fifty guests. Each venue has both an organ and grand piano.

Also available are two lovely reception areas for use with the caterer of your choice. The Narthex is a large open space just outside the sanctuary, and Preston Parlor is an inviting space enclosed in French doors and a wall of windows. A full and spacious kitchen is located off the Parlor with entries on either end.

Since the church is located directly across the street from the west entrances to the University of Washington, there are many beautiful outdoor options for your wedding party photographs. Parking is also available on the campus.

Packages can range from $800 for a Basic Plan to $1,140 for a Deluxe Plan depending on the options selected. Included in the Basic price are the earthy and intimate chapel, bride and groom rooms, piano, and kitchen access. The Deluxe price starts with the classic sanctuary, bride and groom rooms, piano, and Narthex. Options offered at additional costs are the lovely reception Parlor (also with piano), full use of the spacious kitchen, a professional organist, and decorative options such as banners, special lighting, and candelabras. Prices can vary up or down in either venue depending on options selected.

Included in the basic pricing are the cost of the wedding host, who will coordinate the use of the facility with you and assist as necessary, as well as custodial services. Cost may vary depending on any additional time required.

Professional organist who will plan your music with you …. $300.

Preston Parlor for four hours including table set up…$300

Kitchen use…. $200.

Sound technician…. $150

Candelabras with white candles including set up. …$150

Special lighting …. $100.

Refundable damage deposit…. $250 for Chapel, $500 for Sanctuary and reception

At an additional cost, our pastor is available for wedding preparation and celebration for couples who are already connected with University Temple, or who are interested in participating in the congregation. This includes co-leadership of interfaith services when desired. At least two preparation sessions are required in addition to rehearsal. Couples who want to work with their own pastor are welcome to do so. We also have a list of Christian clergy interested in working with couples who don’t have someone already in mind. Prices vary depending on officiate.

To ensure scheduling, please contact or call 206-632-5163.

We believe the blessing of marriage should be open to all,

and do not discriminate based on couples’ gender identities.

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