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Weddings


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Weddings


Welcome and thanks for your interest in having your event at First Church! We are the perfect place for elegant weddings, intimate and large receptions, social events, and musical performances. We are located in the heart of Los Angeles just minutes away from Downtown LA, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.

Tours are by appointment only. Contact the Wedding/Events Department for date inquiries or to schedule a tour at 213.355.5212 or weddings@fccla.org.



 

View our calendar of availability below

 
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Ceremonies


Ceremonies


• Our Minister or your Guest Minister can officiate your Ceremony.
• We do not take special requests for ministers based on gender. A male or female minister will be assigned to your wedding based on their availability.
• We conduct wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.
• The organ may be used for the entire ceremony or may not be used at all during your ceremony. Only our organists are allowed play the organ.
• Your ceremony organ music selections are chosen from our provided repertoire list.
• Pre-recorded music is allowed if No Organ Music is played for your Wedding Ceremony.


Ceremony Package Includes:

• Ceremony space for 3 hours (for set up, ceremony, photos, clean up)
• Venue Supervisor (This is Not the Required Wedding Coordinator)
• Minister to officiate or participate in your ceremony
• Organist
• One-Hour Wedding Rehearsal
• 2 Wedding Suites/Rooms
• Audio Technician, Microphones & CD Recording of Ceremony.
• Unity candle stand, candelabra stands, candles, gift table, kneeling bench, easel, communion table as needed
• Security Guard
• Facilities Support Personnel
• Free Parking
• Wi-Fi


Our Ministers

There are no pre-requisites for getting married at our church. We welcome inter-faith marriages.

Our ministers are happy to officiate your wedding. We require ONE pre-marital session to get to know you and work out the details of your ceremony service & find out what traditions you’d like to include in your wedding. We do not take special requests for ministers based on gender; they will be assigned to your wedding based on their availability.

You are also more than welcome to bring your own guest officiant for your ceremony.


Ceremony Music

FCCLA takes great pride in offering one of the finest and largest church pipe organs in the world. You can choose music from our extensive repertoire list for your ceremony service. 

Outside vocalists and other live musicians are allowed, all outside music must be reviewed by the Wedding & Events Manager.

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Receptions


Receptions


Our church has a variety of spaces suitable for indoor or outdoor receptions. From intimate garden cocktails to formal dining for 300, our spaces can be transformed to your unique style and vision.

Reception Package Includes:

  • Venue Spaces - for reception set up, clean up, breakdown - all included in time block (All receptions must end by 11pm.)
  • Venue Supervisor (This is Not the Required Wedding Coordinator)
  • Tables and chairs for up to 300 guests, cocktail tables, cake table, table number with stands, cake knife and server as needed
  • Security Guard
  • Facilities Support Personnel
  • Free Parking

Catering

In order to guarantee quality service, we work with a list of preferred professional caterers who can provide food, beverages, staffing, and rentals. They operate on their own fee schedule which is separate from the venue rental fee. They can provide you with sample menus. You can contact them directly regarding questions or to schedule tastings.

Licensed outside caterers are allowed for an Additional $1,500 Buyout Fee. Food Trucks ARE Permitted with Limited Access.

• 4 Seasons Catering
Contact: Mike or Polly
(213) 745 7077

• First Street Cuisine
Contact: Rex
(626) 252-6757

• Banchan a la Carte
Contact: Jayne
(323) 465-2400

• La Maria
Contact: Antonio
(818) 755-8811


Alcohol & Bar Service

• First Street Cuisine
Contact: Rex
(626) 252-6757

Alcohol Consumption at FCCLA IS Permitted: Wine, Beer, Champagne & Hard Liquor may be served as long as it served EXCLUSIVELY by First Street Cuisine. They will pull ALL necessary permits & they are fully insured. Clients OR their Guests ARE NOT PERMITTED to Supply/Bring/Drink their own alcohol, if observed alcohol will be confiscated.

 

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Venue Rentals


Venue Rentals


Special Events

We have held numerous performances at First Church, including the annual LA Bach Festival and various other choir, orchestra, and band performances. Our Sanctuary is an ideal space with a capacity of 1000 attendees. Shatto Chapel can hold up to 130 attendees with amazing acoustics. Green rooms are available for 1-300 performers. Our Organists are available to play the organ and all pianos and harpsichord are tuned regularly.

For all inquiries regarding special events, please contact the Events Department at 213-355-5212 or email weddings@fccla.org for a price estimate.


Commercial Filming

For all commercial Filming/Recording not related to a wedding or event, please contact our location representative:

Elaine
Media Locations
(323) 497-6575
medialocations@netscape.net

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Our Reviews


Our Reviews


Testimonials 

Click the links below to read testimonials from our satisfied customers:

 
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Contact Us


Contact Us


Our Staff

The Wedding & Events Team at First Church works tirelessly to bring the Church alive with weddings, concerts, and other special events.  We are the perfect place to host elegant weddings, intimate to large receptions, social events, and musical concerts and recitals.  Our staff looks forward to helping make your day special.

Craig Kraynick, Wedding and Events Manager 

Craig Kraynick, Wedding and Events Manager 

Erica Crawford, Weddings Venue Supervisor

Erica Crawford, Weddings Venue Supervisor

Larry Dusich, Venue Supervisor 

Larry Dusich, Venue Supervisor 

Eduardo Uribe, Wedding & Events Administrative Assistant

Eduardo Uribe, Wedding & Events Administrative Assistant


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Contact Us

Tours are by appointment only. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour.

(213) 355-5212 (office)
(213) 487-0461 (fax)
weddings@fccla.org

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Our Office

540 S. Commonwealth Ave.           Los Angeles, CA 90020