Members Adopt Marriage Equality Resolution
On Sunday, July 14, 2019, the congregation of FUMC, in light of recent denominational actions that double-down on discrimination, declares by an affirmative vote of 98 percent, that its facilities are now available to all couples seeking the blessing of marriage, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and that this congregation will support its pastors who officiate a wedding for a same-sex couple.
First United Methodist Church of Austin offers many options for marrying couples to consider when planning their wedding.
A small chapel suited for smaller, more intimate gatherings. It has beautiful stained glass windows with a seating capacity for 120 guests. It is a cozy, warm chapel with the comfort of love surrounding you.
The Sanctuary has a seating capacity of 750, including the balcony area. However, the average wedding size is normally 200 – 300 guests. The setting is very traditional with a center aisle & four (4) side aisles. We have a magnificent pipe organ as well as a beautiful baby grand piano. The stained glass windows are stunning. The acoustics are exceptional. The FUMC Sanctuary is, indeed, a glorious place for a wedding.
Weddings are normally scheduled for Saturdays with the rehearsal on Friday evenings. We do not schedule weddings on Sundays, Holidays, or during the month of December.
The staff will be happy to help you plan your event. We have a wedding coordinator that will work with you and/or your wedding planner to insure you have a wonderfully planned memory.
Family Life Center
We have additional space for reserving your reception in our Schmidt/Jones Family Life Center. These facilities include a fully functional commercial kitchen. This facility can handle up to 500 guests and seating for 350. However, we do not allow smoking or alcohol on the premises. Caterers are always welcome.