Weddings, Funerals and Memorials

Weddings 

Welcome! We are delighted that you have found us. We understand that this is a special day for you, one of the most important in your life, and we are committed to ensuring that your ceremony is as meaningful and smoothly realized as it is beautiful.

The sanctuary seats up to 120 guests, with additional seating available for a few dozen more if needed.  Other locations in the building are available for smaller weddings, such as the Fireside Room which will comfortably hold 20 – 30 people.

The Social Hall, with its ample space, welcoming atmosphere and access to kitchen, is available for receptions.

Access to the Sanctuary for decorating and setting up is arranged with the Office Administrator.

Interfaith weddings
Couples do not need to be Unitarian Universalist to use the space or for the minister to comfortably officiate at the service. Indeed many couples from differing denominations, differing religions, or even of no religious tradition have found that a Unitarian Universalist minister can lead a service that honors and celebrates the religious diversity that is present.

Same Sex Weddings
Weddings for same-sex couples are warmly welcomed at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton. There is no difference in church policy between same-sex weddings and opposite-sex weddings.

Reserving a Date
Your wedding date can be reserved on the church calendar after you have:

  • Consulted with our office administrator to determine availability of the building
  • Consulted with our minister to determine that we are right for each other
  • Paid half the building use fees at the time of reservation, and filled out the required forms

Consultation with the Minister
Generally, our minister meets with you as a couple at least once, often twice, before the wedding in order to get to know you better, to plan out the details of the wedding, and to talk with you about the spiritual issues and life challenges that often present themselves when a wedding is being planned.

Fees
Ceremony Fee $325
Minister Fee $450
Organist or Pianist Fee $200

Fees are waived for members of the church who are in good standing with their pledge at the time that reservations are made.

Funerals and Memorial Services

The sanctuary seats up to 120 guests, with additional seating available for a few dozen more if needed.   The  minster is available for non-member funerals and memorial services both here in our church building or off site.

For more information

Rev. Douglas Taylor, Minister dtaylor@uubinghamton.org
Karen Armstrong, Office Administrator office@uubinghamton.org
183 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone 607-729-1641
Fax 607-729-1899