Rentals at First Parish

We welcome your inquiry about renting space for your event and are delighted to host any of your ceremonies such as Weddings, Baptisms, Dedications, and Memorials.

In addition, First Parish’s facilities can accommodate a variety of special events from concerts and community events to weekly meetings or classes and nonprofit fundraisers.

Our Parish House dates back to 1747. It was built and served as meeting house for both religious worship services and town meetings. In 1859 the original structure burned down and was replaced on the same site. In 1890 when some major repairs were required the building was replaced by a Victorian Romanesque building, designed by Henry M. Francis, dedicated in 1892, and now known as the Stone Church.

In 1841, when Lincoln’s Unitarian Society decided to have their own building, what was known as the second Parish Church was constructed in 1842, while Lincoln’s First Congregational Society continued using the Meeting House.

After several years of conversations, the Congregational and Unitarian churches united in 1942 as the First Parish. Services are now held in the White Church, while the Stone Church serves as the Parish House, Sunday School and church offices.

The Sanctuary seats approximately 200 people. Its unique setting with boxed middle pews, two aisles and boxed family style seating is a beautiful setting for a service, ceremony, or concert. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and professional digital audio and visual recording capability.

Other spaces include the Stearns Room, the Parish Hall (with a stage), a Pantry, a Kitchen, the Donaldson Room, The Garrison Room, the Library, the Styron Room, and the Window Room.

Contact us to visit or ask about available dates.

For details on policies and rates please see the side panel.