Weddings, Memorials, & More
Serving the Fellowship and Athens Community
UUFA’s ministers lead a variety of ceremonies, including weddings, memorials, and commitments. All ceremonies are crafted to meet your individual needs and can include traditions from a variety of sources, whether religious or cultural. Scheduling priority goes to members of the Fellowship, but they may be available for non-member, interfaith, and ‘spiritual but not religious’ ceremonies.
Rates are negotiated for non-member weddings (typically ranging between $250 – $400, depending on whether the couple requests significant pre-marital counseling, a unique sermon, a rehearsal, or an off-site location). An additional fee is charged for the use of the Fellowship’s Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, or Kitchen.
Rates are negotiated for non-member memorials (typically ranging between $200 – $350, depending on whether the family requests more than one meeting, a eulogy, an off-site location, or an additional graveside or ash-scattering ceremony). An additional fee is charged for the use of the Fellowship’s Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, or Kitchen.
For most civic occasions and public events their services are typically free of charge.
Voting members of the Fellowship in good standing for at least one year are not charged for these services or for the use of the building. Members are welcome to give an optional donation directly to the minister or to the Fellowship in appreciation.
For specific information about holding a ceremony, please email Administrator Shaye Gambrell.
Some typical celebrations:
- Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
- Memorial Services
- Infant and Child Dedications and Adoptions
- Divorce Recognition Ceremonies
- Coming of Age for youth and young adults
- Transgender Recognition Ceremonies
- House Blessings
- Public Graduations, Memorials, and other ceremonial events
- Social Justice events
- Special rituals or ceremonies may be developed as requested
Building & Grounds Information
For information about UUFA Facilities, go here.
For information about UUFA Rental Rates and Policies, go here.