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Meeting Spaces

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

First Floor
Capacity: 200
Uses: performance, rehearsals, dance, lectures, receptions, meetings

Margaret Jewett Hall
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The church’s auditorium seats 200. 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.

Harter Room

First Floor
Capacity: 30
Uses: performance, lectures, receptions, meetings, rehearsals

Hastings room
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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.

McKenzie Library

First Floor
Capacity:  30
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.


The kitchen is located on the main floor near the Hastings Common and Margaret Jewett Hall. This a commercial kitchen and and training is needed before it can be used.

new kitchen


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Sage Hall

Capacity: 80
Uses: rehearsals, meetings, children’s parties

Sage Hall (basement)
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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.

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