First Congregational Church of Stockton

East Bay



With its picturesque location on the lake in the Brookside area of Stockton, California, the First Congregational Church of Stockton offers a gorgeous yet affordable option for couples looking to tie the knot. Exchange your vows with all your loved ones watching in the Sanctuary, a beautiful, serene space perfect for marrying your soulmate. Take stunning pictures as newlyweds on the deck, with the lake and fountain as your backdrop, and then continue to enjoy the lovely views through the myriad of windows in the Lakeside Hall, where you can host your elegant reception. This progressive, protestant church open to all people has a welcoming feel, with staff that will support you in a full range of ministry services. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions, the First Congregational Church of Stockton is a wonderful venue, where you can have your dream wedding without having to break the bank.

Venue Style



Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $65 for a reception and includes 1 hour of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $75. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $65/hr. A refundable security deposit of $100 is required. There is a $250 fee to hire church pastor. Same sex marriages are welcome. No beer please, wine and champagne only.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at First Congregational Church of Stockton is estimated at between $2,185 and $8,853 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 10:00PM