One of the great joys in life is witnessing two people making a lifelong commitment to each other – and we have a great space for your wedding!

So let’s talk Weddings:


First off, congratulations! We celebrate with you on your upcoming occasion and pray for God’s blessings on your marriage.  A marriage is both a sacred and a legal act. Let’s explore those a bit more.


Who can get married in our church?

We are a Christian congregation, so there is an expectation that at least one of those getting married is Christian, and we offer a Christian ceremony that may includes prayers, scripture readings, and music. Some ceremonies are more contemporary, with poems and popular music. Our pastor will work with you to make your ceremony how you’d like it, while also honoring our Christian traditions.


You don’t have to be a member of the church or community to have your wedding here at Atkinson Congregational Church. Our lovely sanctuary and grounds can be a destination for your special day.


Our church embraces all of God's children and, as such, joyfully celebrates weddings for all adults, including members of the LGBTQ+ community.


So what do we have to do?

First, be in touch with our church office at 603-362-5519 or We will send you a form and a brochure that has more details. When the form is returned we will confirm that the building and the pastor are available. 


Then, the couple will be required to meet with our pastor at least twice prior to the wedding date during which hopes, expectations, the couple’s history, and understandings about money, intimacy, and dealing with families will be explored. Wedding planning may also take place at these meetings or another meeting.

Lastly, there is the legal stuff. It is the couple’s responsibility to obtain the marriage license (easiest from the local community). The license must be delivered to the pastor at the wedding rehearsal. More info is here.


What if we want to have our own wedding officiant?

The policy of our church is that our pastor is the officiant for any ceremony held on our campus. It is possible that another person could co-officiate, but that would need to be negotiated.


What if we want our wedding to be held somewhere else?

Our pastor is available for ceremonies in other locations on a case by case basis. Please inquire.


I still have questions!

Then please be in touch with our office. We have a brochure that has more details, including fee schedules, and information about photographers, music, organists, etc.