Cathedral Use and Weddings

Weddings offer couples a chance to come before their families, friends and God to form a sacred bond. It is our privilege as a congregation to offer our church to support the beginning of your journey as a married couple.

It is not necessary to be a member of this congregation in order to hold your wedding in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. However, we ask that you respect that this is not a space being rented, but a house of God entered into for a service of worship. We ask that reverence be shown by all present at the wedding and that the service remain under the sole direction of an ordained New Church minister.

Our church congregation offers many wonderful things to young couples — a faith-based community, New Church-based private schools, and numerous religious and community programs. If you are interested, let us know!

For more information on planning your wedding ceremony or other special services at the Cathedral, contact Kris Pitcairn by phone (215-947-0266 x4604) or email at

Note to Photographers:

Commercial photography is not permitted. Informal snapshots are most welcome as building and garden photography for personal use only. Portrait photography is not permitted. Wedding photography is only permitted for Cathedral weddings. Please see our Photography Policy for more details. All photography must be approved in advance and a lanyard must be obtained at the Cathedral front desk during business hours, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For those who are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the New Church, please contact the Pastors Office at 215-947-6225 x200 or visit our membership page.