Arranging for a wedding at MAPC
The Sanctuary seats 650 and is appropriate for any size wedding. Dana Chapel, which is popular for small weddings, comfortably accommodates 65 guests. Weddings traditionally take place on Saturdays in the Sanctuary at 12, 3 or 6 pm, or in Dana Chapel at 2 or 5 pm. Occasionally, a Sunday afternoon service is possible, when other church programs are not using the spaces. Similarly, it is possible to schedule services on weekdays, when church program needs permit.
Once you have decided that you would like your wedding ceremony to be held at MAPC, contact the MAPC Business Manager (212-288-8920, x243) to reserve a space and time for the service. His office can tell you when the Sanctuary and Dana Chapel are available. Once you have decided upon a time and space, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve the space. (The deposit will be applied to your final church fees.) Upon the Church Office's receipt of your deposit, the officiating pastor will call to arrange the first of several pre-marriage conferences. At the first meeting, the pastor will discuss the service, arrange for the remaining pre-marriage conferences and answer whatever questions you might have about the service or its preparations.