The historic sanctuary of First Parish is a magnificent space for services, concerts, public meetings, and other events which are in keeping with the room’s intended role as a place of worship and public meetinghouse.

The sanctuary has excellent acoustics and boasts a magnificent Hook and Hastings organ and Steinway M piano. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, listening assist devices, and professional digital audio recording capability.

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A state-of-the-art sound system with wireless microphone available (setup and use of audio system is an additional fee)


  • Food and drink are not permitted in the Sanctuary.
  • No rice, confetti, or birdseed may be thrown inside the building, and only birdseed may be used outside.
  • For more details on use and set-up of the sanctuary for weddings please refer to the Weddings page.
  • For details on fees, please refer to the rental application packets.