First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church St, Cambridge, MA

First Parish in Cambridge

3 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138
First Parish in Cambridge, Cambridge — Outside view of our historic building
3 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Maximum Capacity: 600 people
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. First Parish in Cambridge is located in the heart of historic Harvard Square and offers two options for your ceremony.

Our historic Meetinghouse seats up to 600 people. The smaller, Crothers Chapel, seats up to 90 and offers a more intimate space.

First Parish in Cambridge is a multifaith, spirit-filled congregation devoted to love and justice. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of Beloved Community, we are moving joyfully into a multiracial, multicultural, justice-making future. We embrace all ages, races, classes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender presentations, and ethnic and religious backgrounds.

We are also happy to offer reception or rehearsal dinner space for up to 100 guests.

First Parish in Cambridge, Cambridge — Barn Room as set up for a recent wedding. Tables were rented from the caterer

Photos published with permission of First Parish in Cambridge

First Parish in Cambridge, Cambridge — Barn Room as set up for a recent wedding.  Tables were rented from the catererFirst Parish in Cambridge, Cambridge — A view of the interior of our sanctuary.  We can seat up to 600 people.First Parish in Cambridge, Cambridge
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"Great location and atmosphere", An Eventective User from Cambridge
My daughter was married in this beautiful setting. The sanctuary has large windows bringing in lots of sunlight. Although the space is big it was easily made smaller by roping off back rows. It has the charm of an old New England church but is right across the street from Harvard yard. The T station is also across the street, but for guests who drive there are reduced rate parking coupons available on line from University Garage a couple of blocks away.
Event Spaces
Barn Room
Banquet Room Max Capacity: 90 people 1275 sq ft 118.5 sq meter
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 90 People
  • Total Square Feet: 1,275
  • Total Square Meters: 118.5
Crothers Chapel
General Event Space Max Capacity: 90 people 850 sq ft 79 sq meter
Helverson Parlor
Banquet Room Max Capacity: 90 people 1165 sq ft 108.2 sq meter
General Event Space Max Capacity: 600 people 4660 sq ft 432.9 sq meter
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