Wedding Rentals

“Love is the doctrine of this church…”

Our enchanting, 1920s-era Mission Revival sanctuary, newly refurbished reception hall and beautifully-landscaped courtyard are the ideal setting for your Santa Monica wedding and reception.

This warm little corner of Santa Monica has everything you need to make your wedding unforgettable:

  • Beautiful, historic church that seats 200
  • Steinway grand piano and magnificent pipe organ
  • Spacious, renovated reception hall with a receding glass wall that opens out to an enclosed, trellis-lined courtyard
  • Refurbished kitchen with new, commercial-grade fixtures
  • Covered garage parking available

The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica has long been a staple in the Westside wedding scene, and we pride ourselves on the welcoming diversity of our community.  We are dedicated to sharing our space with all couples, regardless of religious background, and without regard to sexual orientation.  In fact, UUCCSM has performed same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies for decades… longer than any other church in Los Angeles!

 

Main Building

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS

Located at 1260 18th St. (the corner of 18th and Arizona.), UUCCSM boasts a charming Mission Revival building.

The sanctuary, designed in the 1920s by noted Santa Monica architect John Byers, features a high vaulted ceiling, original exposed beamwork, old oak floors and scrupulously-inclusive iconography. 

Sanctuary

courtyard

Terraced courtyards embrace the sanctuary on two sides, with classic Saltillo tiles to the east and cobblestone-pattern pavers bridging northward to our historic, fully-renovated 1914 Craftsman Bungalow. 

Our lush Wisteria-rimmed trellises are the ideal background for photographs you’ll treasure forever.  Courtyard Gates
Forbes Hall And our renovated reception hall and expanded, commercial-grade kitchen can accommodate both formal and informal receptions.

Also, a children’s play area and nursery staff are available to keep the little ones occupied during your formal ceremony or reception.

Play Yard

Sanctuary

THE CEREMONY

UUCCSM’s Mission-style sanctuary can seat up to 200 guests in a simultaneously intimate and ample setting.  Boasting original preserved wooden pews and bathed in warm light from both northern and southern windows, our church sanctuary is the perfect place to exchange your vows.  Overhead and natural lighting can be supplemented with graceful candelabras placed at each pew.

 

A Steinway grand piano and a 1,000-pipe organ are available for use during your wedding, and elevated filming is available from our organ loft, so your videographer won’t miss a moment. 

 

 

Organ
If you’d like our Unitarian Universalist minister to participate in your wedding service, she’d be happy to assist, drawing on whichever faith traditions (or secular values) best reflect your own principles and beliefs.  We can also provide you with musical accompanists, should you desire.  Please inquire about rates.

THE RECEPTION

Our completely-refurbished 1626 square foot reception hall is the perfect location to entertain your wedding guests, with new flooring, brand new sofas and café tables, fully-remodeled and pristine restrooms, and an expansive artwork display system along the full length of the eastern wall. 

Courtyard

Reception Or perhaps you’d prefer to take the party outside?  Simply pull aside the receding glass wall and open your reception outward onto our enclosed, two-tiered courtyard. 
Whether you’re eating indoors or out, our full commercial kitchen is available to help you or your caterer make this an event to remember. Kitchen
Wedding

RESERVATIONS

To inquire about availability or to get a quote, please call our Rental Assistant, Nancy Thompson, at (310) 829-5436, ext. #102.