Religious Venues

For those looking for a more traditional wedding approach, the city of Cambridge is filled with chapels devoted to various different faiths. Honoring the traditions and the importance of marriage, these churches, synagogues, and chapels will offer you a sacred space to share your commitment with your beloved, surrounded by family and friends.

Religious Venues

A wedding celebration in the Swedenborg Chapel, courtesy of Jim Canole Photography

Potential Religious Venues

As they vary by denomination, church weddings also vary by size and feel. Some couples prefer intimate sanctuaries, while others might want a grand chapel wedding.

You may embrace the history of some of Cambridge’s long-standing buildings, such as Christ Church Cambridge, while those within the Harvard or MIT communities may pay respects to their own historical ties. Members of the LGBTQ community interested in a church wedding may look to the movement of Open and Affirming Churches, of which the First Church in Cambridge is a member.

Religious Venues

Photo courtesy of demxx

There are various benefits to hosting a church wedding, such as tying the ceremony to a faith that speaks to you. Some venues offer you the services of their own ministers and officiates, as well as counseling sessions to help you and your partner develop a solid foundation to your lifelong marriage.

Many churches and chapels also have a Director of Music or Organist to work with you to make your music arrangements as suited to your tastes and the liturgical integrity of the service as possible.