Most Quaker Meetinghouses are characterized by a pure and simple aesthetic. The absence of stained glass, crosses, flags and other such symbols and ornamentation is customary in the Meetingroom, which is the central gathering place for Quaker worship. This clear space allows for delightful opportunities for individuality and beauty during wedding events.
First Friends welcomes members and non-members who wish to hold wedding services in our Meetinghouse. Typically, churches require membership as a precondition of hosting a wedding ceremony. Our outreach to the community includes sharing our building, to provide space for those whose weddings can’t be accommodated by smaller wedding chapels, or who prefer a religious setting for their vows. First Friends supports marriage equality. Equality is a basic principle of the Quaker faith. We welcome LGBT couples who wish to marry in our Meetinghouse, and affirm their loving commitment.