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Your wedding in the heart of Manhattan will be as unforgettable as our great city.

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is one of the most stunning and historic wedding venues in New York City. Our grand Sanctuary (seen above) and intimate Kirkland Chapel are both available for your ceremony. We also have a choice of reception venues in our church house, along with in-house catering services.

Please note that Kirkland Chapel will be closed in 2024 for an extensive renovation. All 2024 weddings will take place in the Sanctuary.

The following FAQs will get you started.

What is required to get married at Fifth Avenue?

  • A completed wedding application.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $150 (which will be applied to the final balance).
  • A refundable damage deposit of $500, refunded one week after the event if no damage incurred.
  • Premarital counseling with the officiating pastor.
  • A meeting with our music director.
  • Final payment two weeks prior to your wedding date.

Do we have to be baptized or members of the church to get married here?
There are no baptism or membership requirements to get married here.

Does the church require premarital counseling?
Yes, couples are required to have one or two premarital counseling sessions with the pastor officiating the wedding. For those who do not live in the New York City area, we arrange a single, extended session via video conference. Supplemental sessions may be scheduled for an additional fee.

Who can serve as an officiating minister?
All weddings at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church are performed by a pastor on staff. However, with prior approval, a visiting minister may perform or assist in the ceremony.

Do you marry same-sex couples?
Yes. Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is an affirming and inclusive congregation. Performing a wedding for any couple, regardless of gender, is always at the discretion of the pastor.

My partner and I live overseas. Can we get married in your church?
Yes, we perform weddings for both international and domestic couples.

Does the church have facilities suitable for a reception following the ceremony?
We have two beautiful reception halls that can accommodate wedding receptions large or small. There is a $500 discount for couples who schedule both their ceremony and reception at the church. We also have a professional, in-house catering company, Roxo Events, that can take care of everything from cocktail receptions to sit-down dinners. Our planning coordinator can provide more information about space rental and other important details.

For more information, please email [email protected].