The First Church in Belmont offers a convenient location, rich in history. Our Sanctuary and Parish Hall are available for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other events.

First church in winter

The Parish Hall and Sanctuary can each accommodate up to 175 guests. The Parish Hall, air-conditioned in the summer, features floor to ceiling windows, skylights and a beautiful oak floor, producing an airy and bright ambiance, whether the day is sunny or cloudy. The hall can easily accommodate sit-down dinner for 175 or a buffet-style dinner for 150 guests, more guests if standing and dining casually. Catering or a more informal potluck dinner can be cooked or assembled using the commercial-style modern kitchen on the first floor, just a few feet from the sanctuary and the Parish Hall.

The Upper Hall, immediately outside the sanctuary, can accommodate small round tables/chairs for casual dining, hors d’oeuvres, gifts, or place cards; easels of family photos; ice sculptures or floral displays. It can also be used as a special space for cutting the wedding cake.

We have a variety of small classrooms that are perfect for meetings and Scouting troops.

The church is located adjacent to the town’s picturesque common which features a miniature yellow and white house that originally served as the ticket kiosk for Belmont’s train station. The First Church in Belmont is eight miles west of Boston-Cambridge. The church is located 10 minutes from the Belmont exits on Route 2 (Pleasant St.-Route 60 exit) and 15 minutes from the Massachusetts Turnpike-I-90 (Newton Corner exit).

Our church administrator, Janice Zazinski, is happy to answer any questions you may have; please note that the building is shown to potential renters during office hours, by appointment. Email with questions or to make an appointment. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 – 3.

Please note that use of the building is regulated by the church’s tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service so, for instance, the premises may not be rented or used to engage in political campaigning. Please contact the Church Administrator with questions regarding building use.