14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday through Friday
Newtown Congregational Church, UCC
The wedding ceremony is a major event in the life of any couple. It celebrates a commitment and a new direction for those who will make their promises to each other. Many couples do not have a church relationship or are in a state of religious transition as they prepare to build their lives together. Newtown Congregational Church offers a Christian ceremony in a tradional New England style church setting.
Our pastor supports the institution of marriage and offers professional services in the furtherance of Christian marriage and family life. It is the responsibility of the church and its ministers to strengthen, in whatever way possible, the intentions of couples seeking to begin a new life together through the marriage ceremony.
Please call the church office for pastor and wedding date availability and a rehearsal time. Once a weding date & time and rehearsal time has been set, fill out the wedding application and mail it to the office. Once a wedding reservation has been submitted, the pastor will request three counseling sessions with the couple prior to the wedding.
The couple is required by Connecticut law to obtain blood tests and a wedding license in the town of Newtown well before the date of the wedding. The wedding license should be brought to the wedding rehearsal.
If music is desired during the ceremony, please discuss this with the pastor. If the couple desires the use of an organist/pianist, it is preferred that the couple use the church's organist... but why wouldn't you want to - he is amazing!
Photographs are welcome in the church, however no flash pictures should be taken during the ceremony. Video recorders are welcome as long as they do not move during the service.
If a florist will decorate the sanctuary, please inform theme that only elastic or floral tape may be used on the pews (a velcro strip is located on every other pew). There is no available aisle runner, however, if one is desired, ask the florist to provide a runner that is 100' (from altar steps to the church entry).
Additional parking is available in a lower lot located on Castle Hill Rd.
Following the ceremony, guests are asked to not throw rice, confetti, or birdseed neither inside nor outside of the church building.
Please allow time for the application form below to upload: