Weddings at Christ Congregational UCC

Welcome to our Church!

Christ Congregational Church is located in Palmetto Bay on a 5 acre campus in a lush tropical setting. We are located less than 2 miles from the historic Deering Estate on Biscayne Bay in Southwest Miami-Dade County. Christ Congregational Church offers both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. We have the distinction of being the only church in Miami with an outdoor rock garden chapel that is available for both day and evening ceremonies. We welcome non-members to Christ Congregational Church and encourage you to attend our Sunday informal, outdoor worship service in the garden at 8:55 A.M. or the indoor service at 10:30 A.M. to become acquainted with our church family and philosophy.

What We Offer

  • An indoor or outdoor chapel
  • Lush setting
  • Proximity to Deering Estate
  • Reception facilities
  • Bride’s Room

Other Ceremonies

  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Baptisms/Christening
  • Sanctuary Ceremonies are available Monday through Friday upon request and Saturdays and Sundays after 2:00 p.m.

What is Required

The Cost

To secure your wedding date, a deposit of $200.00 is required. The balance of costs is $800.00 which includes, but not limited to:

  • One hour of building use for the rehearsal
  • Two hours of building use the day/night of your wedding ceremony
  • The Pastor
  • The organist
  • The wedding assistant
  • The custodian

The Ceremony

The Pastor of Christ Congregational Church will normally conduct all wedding ceremonies held in the church. Other clergy, if desired, may be invited to share in the ceremony by the pastor. The pastor requires all couples to meet with the pastor for two one-hour sessions before the wedding rehearsal.

The Music

The church organist will play for all ceremonies and will guide you in the selection of appropriate music. Outside vocalists or other special music will not be allowed unless prior arrangements have been made with the pastor and organist.

Other Arrangements

For more specific information on refund of deposits, photography, videography, floral arrangements, decoration of the sanctuary, the use of Fellowship Hall, the Kelsey Building, or the breezeway is contained in the Wedding Contract and Contract for Wedding Reception.