Wedding bells are ringing in New York state. Much media attention has been given to religious leaders and communities who oppose marriage equality, so GLAAD is lifting up the places of worship that are willing and excited to participate in the marriages of all couples.
There are many places of worship in New York that are excited about participating in marriage equality. If you want to host your wedding at a house of worship and receive a blessing on your marriage, then contact one of the many churches, synagogues, congregations, community centers, mosques, temples, or worship centers listed below. These are places of worship that would be delighted to host and officiate your wedding. See full list of places of worship.
Bethany Congregational Church
Rev. Mark Lukens, OCC
100 Main Street
East Rockaway, NY, 111518
Bethany is an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ and a community of faith reveling and rejoicing in the grace of a loving God. We are a small but joyful family with a great sense of humor and open arms to all of God's children. Come share the love!
Community Reform Temple
Rabbi Judy Cohen-Rosenberg
712 The Plain Rd.
Westbury, NY, 11590
Congregation Simchat HaLev
Rabbi Jay Weinstein
421 Split Rock Road
Syosset, NY 11791
Simchat HaLev is a welcoming, inclusive, and nurturing congregation; a sacred community traveling the journey of life. Some of our congregants are Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, Secular, some "just" Jewish and others "not technically" Jewish. All are seeking a spiritual Jewish experience. Simchat HaLev is a house of prayer and learning, infused with tradition for all people.
Incarnation Lutheran Church
Rev. Dr. Katrina D. Foster
1553 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Mount Sinai Congregational, United Church of Christ
Rev. Dr. Diane Samuels, Rev. Mary Larson
233 North Country Road
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
"I am thrilled that New York is now a Marriage Equality state! I invite any couple who is prayerfully considering a wedding to contact us for information about getting married in our historic church or by one of our ministers off site. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"- Rev Dr. Diane Samuels
Prince of Peace Independent Catholic Community
Fr. Michael Tesmacher, Rev. Maura Bernard
220 Berry Hill Road – at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
Syosset, NY 11791
Prince of Peace is a welcoming, affirming and inclusive catholic community, independent of the Vatican. We will officiate a catholic mass, catholic wedding, or a non-denominational wedding - either at our sanctuary in Syosset or at a location of your choosing. Our community meets for mass ever Sunday evening
Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore
Cantor Eric, Rabbi Lee, Rabbi Jodie
1001 Plandome Rd
Plandome, NY, 11030
We are a warm, welcoming congregation on the North Shore of Long Island. Reconstructionists embrace the best of our tradition, while embracing the innovations that have continued to keep Judaism vibrant for each generation.
St. Michael Lutheran Church
Pastor Katrina Foster
486 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY, 11930
Temple Sinai of Roslyn
Rabbi Benjamin David
425 Roslyn Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY, 11577
Rabbi Randy Sheinberg, Cantor Guy Bonne
3315 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
I have had the privilege of officiating at several gay/lesbian weddings in recent years. My heart is filled with joy in knowing that the next one will not only be accepted in the sight of God and the Jewish community, but also, at last, by the State of New York. I would be honored to welcome you into our Temple family, and to help make your wedding all that you want it to be.
The Church of St. Jude
The Very Rev. Christopher D. Hofer
3606 Lufberry Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
The Church of Saint Jude, Wantagh (Episcopal), is a welcoming community of faith, embracing and serving all of God’s children regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic condition. Join us Sundays at 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m. or 6 p.m. We also have a weekly Healing Mass Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. There is a place at the Table for you!
The Community Synagogue
Rabbi Irwin Zeplowitz
160 Middle Neck Rd.
Port Washington, NY 11050
The Congregational Church of Huntington
Rev. Mark Bigelow
30 Washington Drive
Centerport, NY 11721
The Congregational Church of Huntington is an open and affirming member of the United Church of Christ. We have a history of performing same-sex blessing and now look forward to more weddings in our sanctuary. Pastor Mark also leads weddings outside the church as well.
The Interfaith Center at C. W Post Campus/LIU
The Rev. John Dornheim, Campus Pastor
729 Northern Blvd.
Brockville, NY 11548
I have been engaged in the struggle for marriage equality for 8 or 9 years. Because I work in an ecumenical/interfaith program, I am pleased to be able to officiate at same sex ceremonies in our chapel with all couples who seek more than a civil ceremony. I would welcome the opportunity to help you plan your ceremony and all that goes with it. Our chapel can accommodate gatherings of all sizes. I am also experienced with weddings in other settings like beaches, gardens, parks, etc.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
Rev. Hope Johnson
223 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington
Rev. Paul Ratzlaff
109 Browns Road
Huntington, NY 11743