Weddings


Weddings at First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh.

church-interior-2Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life together. You have let God into your journey and seek his blessing along with your family and friends as you publicly declare your intent to embrace God’s gift of married love for the rest of your days.

We welcome the opportunity to share this special day with you and to support your marriage on your wedding day and beyond.

Being members of our congregation is not required for couples to be married here, but we do hope and pray that confirming your marriage covenant at First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh will bring you into connection with our community of faith and that you will be led to become active participants of our congregation.

We confirm that marriage is a sacred covenant and that couples will have pre-marital conversations with a pastor.

As we plan your marriage worship service together, our staff recognizes that marriage worship services need to express both the universal realities of the marriage covenant and also the unique characteristics of the couple and their relationship.  Consequently, the style of the liturgy and music varies greatly from couple to couple and ceremony to ceremony as you work with our pastor.

When couples are bringing together diverse Christian traditions and/or diverse faith backgrounds, all can be included as we welcome the opportunity to celebrate both Christian ecumenical weddings and interfaith weddings.  If requested, our pastor is also willing to invite clergy from other religious backgrounds to assist in officiating.

If you wish to further explore celebrating your wedding day here with us, please contact Gwen, our administrative secretary, at fumcgwen@ymail.com or 412.450.8532 to inquire as to the availability of your desired date and to obtain information concerning additional guidelines and expenses.  A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required to confirm a date on the calendar.

In addition to our sanctuary being available for your wedding worship service, our Fellowship Hall is also available for your reception.  You may request more information concerning this option when you contact us about a date.  Please note that this is a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment.