Book a Wedding
Photo copyright 2010, Julia Gillard
How to book a wedding at Judson
1. Know that we love interfaith, post-faith, pre-faith, and same sex weddings.
2. Contact our Facilities Coordinator, Melissa Jameson at email@example.com or 212-477-0351, ext 21.
Please note: Appointments are necessary to see any of the places available for rental at Judson. Also, space at Judson is limited and much-used, so book early.
3. After you have booked space, speak to our wedding minister, Rev. Henry Schoenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Keep in mind that two premarital counselling sessions are required.
5. Fees are for non-Judson members, which are negotiable with the minister in charge.* There are no charges for Judson members for funerals, dedications, baptisms, or weddings.
6. We are available to do weddings off site (example and meet-cute story - click here).
7. Weddings can also be done within the context of an 11 a.m. Sunday morning service.
About our space
All spaces are wheelchair accessible except for the balcony in our Meeting Room.
Judson Meeting Room, 55 Washington Square South
Measures slightly less than 6,000 square feet in total, with a wooden floor surface of approximately 1,900 square feet. It has a maximum occupancy of 450 with another 50 people possible in the balcony, for a total of 500.
Judson Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson Street
It has an area of 1,350 square feet and a maximum occupancy of 125.
The Gym at Judson , 243 Thompson Street
Accessible through the entrance to the church building, its area is slightly more than 2,000 square feet. It has a maximum occupancy of 200 people.
Scheduling a Viewing Appointment
Appointments are necessary to see any of the places available for rental at Judson. Please contact Facilities Coordinator Melissa Jameson for this or any other questions concerning space use: email@example.com or 212-477-0351, ext 21.
Now that New York has won marriage equality, Judson is expanding its weddings services with Rev. Henry Schoenfield to serve as an officiator and counselor.
Rev. Schoenfield began his sojourn at Judson Memorial Church shortly after moving to New York in June 2007 on a leave from the Roman Catholic priesthood. As a priest, he prepared many couples for marriage. While he has deep reverence for the tradition and its practices, he finds great freedom in Judson and the UCC, a place comfortable being 'in process' and developing a new Christian understanding in a post-Christian world.
He is delighted to begin a new phase in his ministry--counseling and preparing couples for marriage lesbian, gay, and straight alike. Henry’s deepest conviction in life and ministry is that a person’s story is her/his most sacred possession for which justice demands reverence. This grows out of his history of growing up Jewish and Christian, working in healthcare ministry to people of all faiths (or none at all), and of being a gay man in ministry and active in LGBTQ communities.