Building Rental Information

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church has a number of spaces available for rent by individuals or non-profit groups. We welcome the opportunity to host your next concert, recital, celebration, meeting, or coffee-house. Rentals are available for all lengths of time: one-time events, short-term meetings, and long-term meetings. All building-use rentals are for a minimum of three hours.

Please know that no alcohol is permitted on the premises.

Available Spaces:

All areas on the first floor are handicap-accessible. There is also a single-stall, all-gender restroom on the first floor.

Sanctuary

  • Dimensions – ~4300 square feet

  • Seating capacity – 300

  • The room has an organ and a piano, which can be used upon request.

  • The sanctuary is acoustically ideal for chamber ensembles (instrumental and vocal) and choral music. The piano is a Steinway Model A from 1910, rebuilt in 1995.

  • Rental fee – $375 for the first three hours, plus $75 for each additional hour.

Community Room

  • Dimensions – ~1700 square feet

  • Seating capacity – 150

  • The room has an organ and a piano, which can be used upon request.

  • Rental fee – $375 for the first three hours, plus $75 for each additional hour.

  • The Sanctuary and Community Room are divided by sliding doors. The doors can be left open to allow for overflow seating from the sanctuary.

Library

  • Dimensions – ~300 square feet

  • Seating capacity – 35

  • Rental fee – $150 for the first three hours, plus $50 for each additional hour.

Basement

  • Office – 100-250 square feet

  • Large room – 1700 square feet

  • Daily, monthly or annual rentals available.

Available Spaces:

All amenities are available upon request, at no extra cost.

These amenities include:

Tables and Chairs:
  • 10 round tables (light, sturdy plastic)
  • 8 rectangular tables (heavy, wood)
  • 75 metal folding chairs
  • 40 wooden chairs
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Projector Screen
P.A. System with two microphones in Sanctuary

Other fees and information:

In addition to the building-use fee, there is a sexton’s fee of $25 per hour, so a representative from the church can be present for your event. This fee can be waived if a security deposit is made.

For a single concert rental, a dress rehearsal within the week of the concert may be added at no extra cost, dependent on availability.

Rental Process:

If interested, please send an email to  office@harvardepworthchurch.org or call the church office at 617-354-0837. We will answer any questions that you may have and discuss availability. If you decide to move forward with the rental, a deposit of $200 will secure your date. The remaining balance is due by the event date.

Location and Parking:

The church is located on 1555 Massachusetts Avenue, across from the Cambridge Common and next to Harvard Law School. There is no on-site parking available. However, there are metered parking spots on Massachusetts Ave. The church is a five-minute walk from the Harvard Square T-stop on the Red Line. Additionally, the #77 bus has a stop in front of the church. We can refer you to potential sources of parking for your event.