Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (AUUC) facilities are available for rent to individuals and community groups when our facilities are not committed to church-sponsored functions. Groups requesting use of the facilities will be required to certify that they do not discriminate. Use of the facilities by for-profit organizations must be approved by the AUUC Board of Directors.
Fellowship Hall/Sanctuary CAPACITY: 200
Other facilities include a kitchen and a variety of small/medium size room on the lower level.
To reserve space contact the church administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). The church administrator will coordinate with the Church Rental Committee for all arrangements for dates, times and set up.
Each reservation request must be accompanied by a completed application form and security deposit. Reservations may not be made more than one year in advance by non-members, unless approved by the Board of Trustees.
Security Deposit: A refundable security/holding deposit equal to the greater of one half the rental or $200 must accompany each reservation.
General fees for use of the facilities cover only the use of the building. Services of a minister, caterer, janitor or other personnel are not included. Fees are quoted for the entire contracted time, which includes that time required for set-up and clean-up. Only those rooms expressly contracted for can be occupied by a renter. Conflicts must be resolved with church rental committee, or renter may face additional costs.
Basic Fee: Basic fee covers a five-hour block (usually one-hour rehearsal and four hours for the wedding, including set-up and clean-up), and includes use of the nursery and two other downstairs rooms. Additional per-hour charge.
Weddings with receptions: Basic Fee covers a seven-hour block (usually a one-hour rehearsal and six hours for the wedding and reception, including set-up and clean-up), use of the nursery and kitchen as required, other downstairs rooms as required, and sole use of the building during the time of the wedding and reception. Additional per-hour charge.
Fees based on the space used and the duration of use, including time for setup and clean-up. These rentals do not provide for exclusive use of the building.
Space available: Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall; Kitchen (with any other rented space; may not be rented separately) Downstairs rooms 107, 112, 114, 116, 121, 124, and 126.
LONG-TERM AND RECURRING USE
A separate licensee agreement will be negotiated for each long term use. Fees for each use may be reduced or waived by the AUUC Board of Trustees at its discretion.
Reservations may be canceled by phone with the AUUC Office Administrator and must be followed within 3 days by written confirmation.
DISCOUNTS FROM GENERAL FEES
Non-profit organizations may be eligible for discounted fees.
Members and friends of AUUC may use the church for rites of passage and religious celebrations, such as weddings, dedications, memorial services, Eagle Scout award ceremonies, etc. for immediate family members without fees if the member or friend will open and close the building and take care of clean-up. A refundable security/holding deposit of $200 must accompany the reservation. Members of AUUC are those persons who meet the criteria for membership as stated in the church bylaws. Friends are those persons who, though not members, have a current financial pledge for the support of the church.