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A Downtown Architectural Treasure

serving your rental needs

The First Universalist Church of Rochester is pleased to make its building available to individuals and community organizations. Our historic building is a warm, inviting place to hold religious ceremonies and social gatherings, such as:

  • Meetings, workshops, and classes

  • Support Groups

  • Conferences and seminars

  • Weddings and vow renewals

  • Memorial services

  • Parties, showers, and banquets

  • Recitals, including use of the grand piano which is owned and lovingly maintained by the Eastman School of Music


Three spaces are available:

  • The Sanctuary, which seats 350 guests

  • The Clara Barton Lounge, which seats 100.  An adjacent kitchen is available for an additional fee.

  • The Chalice Room, a cozy informal meeting room that seats up to 20 comfortably


Disability Accessibility & Inclusion

  • General Accessibility: We have accessible parking spaces in our church lot off of Court street. Access to the parking lot entrance, leading into the Clara Barton Lounge is ramped. We also have an elevator that goes from the kitchen to the sanctuary and the second floor of the church building.

  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Most of our building is wheelchair accessible. We currently have one wheelchair accessible bathroom.

  • Hearing Impaired Accessibility: We have an induction hearing loop available in our sanctuary as well as headset receivers. Please ask an usher or a greeter if you would like one of these.

  • If you have any other accessibility related questions, please contact!

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We strive to create spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences. 

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Parking Space Rental

We have a limited number of parking spaces available for rent during the week for $65 per month. Our parking lot is located on Court Street between Clinton Avenue and Chestnut Street, across from Innovation Square, and directly adjacent to the REOC!

We currently have 6 spots available!

To get more information, or to rent a parking spot, please contact Emma Barry at


For more information, schedule a tour, or make reservations, contact our Office Manager,

Emma Barry, at

Additional Information

Space at the First Universalist Church of Rochester may be rented by any group or function whose purpose, goals, ideals or philosophy is consistent with the broad ideals of the Church.

Priority for events is determined on a first-come-first-served basis. To view calendar availability, please click here. Payment in full is required to reserve space.

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