Weddings at First Parish Church Manchester by the Sea, MA

Can I get married in this church? Even if I’m not a member? Even if I’m not a Congregational?

A: Yes, all are welcome at the First Parish Church. You must consult with our Minister, Rev. Mark Boyea, 978-526-7661 ext. 2 or email

  • Call 978-526-7661 ext 1 or email to check availability.
  • Our Wedding fee includes the use of our Church Sanctuary, the services of our Minister (premarital counseling, pre-wedding ceremony planning, rehearsal and wedding) the services of the Director of Music/Organist (pre-wedding music planning, rehearsal and wedding) and services of Church Deacons (rehearsal and wedding).
  • If you are a current Church member please call to discuss pricing.
  • The sanctuary seats approx. 300 people (200 downstairs, 100 in the balcony with 4 adults in each pew).
  • The 3 aisles are 47 feet long with 8 pews front to back.
  • No rice or bird seed allowed inside.
  • We also have our Chapel Hall located at 1 Chapel Lane available for receptions, it is a short walk from the Church. The rental of the Chapel Hall which seats 120 is generally $500 including the hall (set up included), use of the kitchen for a caterer and a sitting room. Click to see photos of our hall (newly renovated in 2020).
  • Both of our buildings are handicap accessible, and have handicap accessible bathrooms.
  • Melissa Koren Photography Wedding at First Parish

Interior of the Church