Before contacting the church office to discuss renting our facilities, please review our policies and rates carefully. To request more information, complete our Rental Request Form.

Additional policies and procedures apply for weddings and wedding receptions. Please see our Wedding Rental Policies for more information.

Rules and Regulations

In general, priority for use of the building is given to the congregation and its programs. The Office Administrator is responsible for scheduling all facility use. Decisions on the use of the facilities will be at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. Events held at our church must be in alignment with our principles and mission statement.

Nothing in this policy shall be construed to deny the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore the right to refuse use of any space to any group or individual because of staff limitations, maintenance, administrative, or other considerations that may from time to time prevent adequate protection, maintenance, or administration of the building. In addition, the proposed use may pose no threat to the safety of the facilities as determined by the Board of Trustees.

All arrangements for access to the building, including rental delivery and pick-up, must be made through the Office Administrator. Lessee will be responsible for removal of all delivered items. Unless prior permission is granted, all items must be removed immediately after the event. All deliveries must be made to 1 W. Hamilton Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.


  • Doors, stairways and exits may not be blocked.
  • Decorations must be fireproof and cannot be hung from the chandeliers.
  • Helium filled balloons are not permitted.
  • Tape, tacks, nails, staples and/or screws may not be used on floors, walls or chandeliers in the Parish Hall or Sanctuary.
  • Candles must be covered by glass globes.
  • Rice, confetti (including “eco-confetti“), glitter, bubbles, birdseed and/or flower petals are not permitted.
  • Fog machines, smoke machines, bubble machines, and/or dry ice are not permitted.
  • Food and/or drink are not allowed in the sanctuary.
  • Furniture in the chancel area may not be moved (except the lectern, which may only be moved by the sexton).
  • All special effects must be approved prior to event.
  • All events must end by 10 p.m.
  • Deep-frying and/or propane cylinders are not permitted on the premises.
  • Beer and wine may be served in Parish Hall with advance permission and the appropriate license from the Baltimore City Liquor Board.
  • Beer kegs, soda kegs, soda machines and/or beverage fountains are not permitted.
  • Piano may not be moved or used for anything other than its intended purpose.
  • Organ, casing, and bench may not be moved or used for anything other than its intended purpose.
  • Smoking is NOT permitted in any space within the facility.

If alcoholic beverages are served and guests either pay for a ticket or a cash bar is set up, the lessee must obtain a one day permit from the Baltimore City Liquor Board at 10 South Street (410-396-4377). This permit must be displayed in accordance with the law. By law, permits must be obtained ten days in advance of the scheduled event.

If food is being served, the lessee and/or caterer may use the kitchen as a staging area only. Food must arrive prepared and may not be cooked on church premises. Use of chafing dishes is permitted. Refrigerator/freezer space is limited and may not be guaranteed.

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is not responsible for the loss and/or theft of any personal or rented items belonging to and/or used by the caterer, lessee, and/or guests of the lessee.

Rental Fee Schedule*

Enoch Pratt Parish Hall (not weddings)

  • Minimum rental of 2 hours: $280.00
  • Additional hours: $90.00
  • Use of kitchen (Staging area only): $50.00

Enoch Pratt Parish Hall (non-profit/member, not weddings)

  • Minimum rental of 2 hours: $200.00
  • Additional hours: $75.00
  • Use of kitchen (Staging area only): $50.00

Sanctuary (not weddings)

  • Minimum rental of 2 hours: $330.00
  • Additional hours @ $115.00

Sanctuary (non-profit/member, not weddings)

  • Minimum rental of 2 hour: $230.00
  • Additional hours: $95


  • Sanctuary Wedding and Enoch Pratt Parish Hall Reception: $1600 plus minister and music director fees
  • Enoch Pratt Parish Hall Wedding Ceremony and Reception: $1000 plus minister and music director fees
  • Sanctuary Wedding (only): $1200 plus minister and music director fees
  • Enoch Pratt Parish Hall (only): $600 plus minister and music director fees
  • Enoch Pratt Parish Hall Reception (only): $600

Additional Fees

  • Security Deposit (refundable): 25% of total
  • Piano or Organ: $80 (Organist must be approved by James Houston, Director of Music)
  • Returned checks: $35 fee

*These rates are effective immediately and subject to change without notice

Payment Schedule

  • Deposit of 50% of the total fee must accompany the rental application form. This is in addition to the security deposit of 25%, which is refundable if there is no damage.
  • The requested date will be held for only 48 hours without a 50% deposit and signed contract. At the end of 48 hours, any date not confirmed with the above requirements will be released.
  • The remaining balance payment is due 30 days prior to the event

Cancellation Policy

  • Full Refund with a $50 processing fee – 30 days or more before the event
  • No Refund – 29 or fewer days before the event

Our Address

Invitations, advertisements, and/or directions should list the following address(es):

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
12 W. Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Enoch Pratt Parish Hall
514 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201