Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We are pleased that you are considering Old Otterbein Church as the location for your service of worship and covenant. It is a sacred place for new beginnings. You do not have to be a United Methodist to be married at Old Otterbein. However, the current pastor and organist have the "right of first refusal" to conduct all ceremonies. Any outside clergy must be approved by the pastor-in-charge, fully ordained in the UMC or similar body, and share common theological understandings, including our Reconciling Status.
We encourage you, if you do not have a church home, to spend some time in worship with us to better understand the foundations of this great church and get a sense of the honor that is placed on this biblical act called marriage.
Our Sanctuary - Our simple 1785 colonial sanctuary is perfect for the small or large wedding. With the balcony, the church can accommodate in excess of 240 attendees. Its high ceiling and plain windows are set off with warm natural lighting and music from our one-of-a-kind pipe organ that is 125+ years old. Even with its openness, there is still an air of intimacy for small family group.
Explore some factoids about our facility and contact us for our current rates and to discuss scheduling. Please visit the FAQs page first.
Old Otterbein UMC is perfect for your event! We have a sanctuary that can seat 180 on the main floor, and 240 total capacity. Our fellowship hall can seat approximately 50 persons at round tables, or 75 persons in chairs. Our courtyard garden has tables for 35 with additional benches scattered throughout the paradise-like landscape.
The entire facility is smoking, tobacco, alcohol, and fragrance-free.
Parking for up to 14 vehicles can be provided. We are accessible by public transportation.
You must provide proof of insurance for your event. Old Otterbein UMC reserves the right to refuse to rent to any person, group, or organization that does not align with our mission.
Please contact us for our current rates and to discuss scheduling.