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Thank you for your interest in using space at First Church in Cambridge. FCC offers beautiful spaces for your concert, reception, wedding or meeting. For more information about using space at First Church or to inquire about availability for a particular date, please contact Kirsten Manville.
Margaret Jewett Hall
Uses: performance, rehearsals, dance, lectures, receptions, meetings
The church’s auditorium seats 200 with a small stage for performance. Painted in a rich burnt umber color, the space includes hardwood floors, an acoustical ceiling, a sound system and a bank of windows overlooking Mason Street. With the adjacent library, MJH is ideal for lectures, small concerts, receptions and meetings. This space is wheelchair accessible.
Uses: performance, lectures, receptions, meetings, rehearsals
The church’s parlor features an ornamental fireplace, period furnishings, oriental rugs, a grandfather clock and historic portraits. Hastings accommodates 40-50 people standing and is wheelchair accessible. There is an audio feed from the sanctuary to the Hastings Room, making it an excellent “green room” for sanctuary events.
Uses: receptions, meetings
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Located behind Margaret Jewett Hall and across from Lindsay Chapel, the library accommodates about 30 people standing, and opens into Margaret Jewett Hall. The library is perfect for small meetings or as an anteroom for events in the chapel. All of these spaces are wheelchair accessible.
Uses: rehearsals, meetings
Located on the second floor, just up from the Garden Street entrance to the church, this is the home to First Church’s Choir. The space features hardwood floors, acoustical tiles and an upright piano. This space is not wheelchair accessible.
The kitchenette is located on the main floor near the Hastings Room and Margaret Jewett Hall. There are coffee urns and a stove for food preparation.
Uses: rehearsals, meetings, children’s parties
Sage Hall is located in the church basement. Full of toys and play equipment, it is the ideal space for a child’s birthday party. The floor is tiled, and includes a large open area where chairs can be placed in a circle for a meeting or other group activity. This space is not wheelchair accessible.