The First Unitarian Society welcomes you to rent church space for your group or organization. As a privilege of membership, FUUSN members may use the space for an adjusted fee. Anyone using the space, including members, must fill out a Building Use Application. You may set up and clean up yourself, or you may pay the sexton to do so. The cleaning fee is $150. The following rooms are available:

To Rent Space

You may fill our our Rental Request Form, call the office administrator, 617-527-3203, or email to check space availability and obtain a Building Use Form from the office and either drop off or mail the filled-out form with a $100 deposit to the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, 1326 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02465. All rentals are subject to our Standard Terms and Conditions.

Checks should be made payable to the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton. Final payment must be received on or before the date of use. FUUSN reserves the right to rescind or reassign the space should it be needed for a memorial service and reception.

Rentals for Weddings

Contact Fran Clancy, 617-527-3203, to secure the society for a wedding. Weddings have a special set of considerations including how one arranges for an officiant to perform the ceremony and who may make use of the piano and organ. Please call as much in advance as possible to see if space is available. All rules of building use apply.  Please see our weddings page for additional information.

Terms of Use

Refunds: In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be made as follows:

  • 3 months prior to use – Full refund
  • Less then 3 months to 1 month – 50 percent
  • Less than 1 month – No refund

The person who signs the request form is responsible for ensuring that the following conditions are met:

  • Please enforce the no smoking rule in the building.
  • Please see that no food is brought into the sanctuary. All persons using the kitchen facilities must comply, per order of the city health department, with all posted food safety rules. Unfortunately, no storage is available for personal property, supplies, food, etc.
  • Before you leave, please ensure that all furniture/equipment is restored to its original location, that the lights are turned off, and the doors locked.
  • Any damage, regardless of how minor, must be reported to the office. The person who signed the Building Use Form bears the cost of repair.
  • Office equipment is available to eligible society members only.
  • Please supervise children at all times for their own safety. The community counts on guests who rent the space to treat the church building and properties with respect and to leave them clean and in order.