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.
Community Church of the Pelhams, UCC
Rev. Maxwell Grant
2884 Washington Avenue
Pelham, NY, 10803
We are proud to be a church for ALL God's people, working for a world where all are welcome. Our church would be honored to help you celebrate your wedding, your values, and your journey. We also have a great deal of experience and respect for couples who come from different faith traditions, or who are in "different places" on matters of faith, and we're eager to work closely with you to craft an appropriate service. Have yourselves a "church wedding" -- let us help!
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
Rev. Meredith Garmon
468 Rosedale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
We are a Unitarian Universalist community in White Plains. We are a Welcoming Congregation, enthusiastically supportive of same sex marriage. We welcome inquiries about using our beautiful sanctuary and wooded setting for weddings.
First Unitarian Society of Westchester
Rev. Peggy Clarke
25 Old Jackson Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 10706
Jewish Family Congregation
Rabbi Carla Freedman
111 Smith Ridge Road
South Salem, NY, 10590
Ours is a warm and welcoming community, and we are delighted to be able to offer weddings to same-sex couples. We look forward to adding k'dusha, holiness, into the commitment these couples can now make, in accordance with jewish wedding traditions.
Orthodox-Catholic parish of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
Bishop Michael J. Champion
2124 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548
We are a catholic and apostolic community which is inclusive and progressive. Our church teaches the catholic-orthodox faith with a loving respect for all people and an intellegent and modern base in response to social questions.An ordained Ukrainian Orthodox priest & bishop, I specialize in marriages of the Eastern Orthodox, Byzantine & Catholic traditions. I also officiate at civil ceremonies.
Parroquia Católica San José
Monseñor Miguel José Champion
2124 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548
Somos una comunidad católica y apostólica, inclusiva y progresiva. Nuestra iglesia enseña la fe católica con una relación amorosa para todas personas y con un base inteligente y moderna, sobre cuestiones sociales. Me especializo en matrimonios de tradición católica, con o sin la celebración de la santa misa. También realizo bodas de carácter civil. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo.
Scarsdale Congregational Church
1 Heathcote Rd
Scarsdale, NY 11372
Scarsdale Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is an Open and Affirming Church, Warmly Welcoming all of God's Children! We'd be delighted to welcome your family to join with us in your journey of marriage and beyond. We come from many different religious backgrounds and have families of multiple faith traditions. No matter who you are, or where you are in life’s journey, you are welcome here.
South Presbyterian Church
Susan De George
Dobbs Ferry, NY, 10522
All of life, every life, wholeness of life matter at South Church. None of the lines which divide us outside of these walls apply: not between old and young, male and female, rich and poor, homed and homeless, black and white, gay and straight, physically challenged or not, members and non-members, Christians and non-Christians. Because you are here, you are welcome here.
Temple Israel of New Rochelle
Rabbi Scott B. Weiner, Rabbi Beth Nichols,
Cantor Erik Contzius
1000 Pinebrook Boulevard
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Temple Israel of New Rochelle has been a leader in the fight for marriage equality for years. Our Kulanu Committee, or "all of us," has been recognized nationally and throughout the Reform Movement as a paradigm to be followed. Our congregation and clergy are welcoming to all! Anyone interested in a wedding should call or email us, we are happy to help.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester
Rev. Dr. Michael Tino
236 S. Bedford Rd.
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
We are a welcoming and inclusive faith community with a long history of support for LGBT people. We are a faith without dogma or creed, and we embrace diversity in its many forms.