Old Christ Church Events
Completed in 1832, Old Christ Church is one of the oldest surviving church buildings in Florida, serving the Pensacola community as an Episcopal Church, public library and museum. The building was also occupied by federal troops during the Civil War. The restored church provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings, concerts and speaking events. Old Christ Church can be rented for weddings, concerts, and educational lectures and programs.
For public guided tours, please visit the Plan Your Visit page.
|Monday - Thursday||Available beginning at 3pm||$990.00, plus tax|
|Friday||Available beginning at 3pm||$1,210.00, plus tax|
|Saturday - Sunday||Available anytime||$1,210.00, plus tax|
*All bookings include a refundable $300.00 security deposit due two months prior to the event. This is in addition to the rental fee listed above.
**Insurance is required for all events at all UWF Historic Trust properties.
Old Christ Church can accommodate approximately 150 guests.
Old Christ Church is rented in 4-hour time blocks. For weddings, 1 hour can be used for a rehearsal the day before or a few days before and the other 3 hours for the ceremony. If available, additional time can be added to the rental. Requests for additional time must be submitted a minimum of one month prior to the event.
The Pfeiffer House is included in the booking of the church. The house is located behind the church. The front room of the house is available to the bride for finishing touches and to put on the gown. The restrooms at the back of the house are available for use by wedding guests.
There is also a small room to the side of the stage in the church that can be used by the groom and/or officiate.
Furnishings, Candles, Flowers, and Decor
Because furnishings are either original to the building or are replicas or original pieces, they may not be moved. The altar cannot be changed. All items must remain on the altar, and decorations or other items may not be placed on the altar. The chairs on the stage cannot be moved or sat on. Although candles may be used as part of the design, no open flame of any kind may be used, including unity candles. More information on decoration restrictions and requirements can be found in the venue rental agreement.
Music and Musical Instruments:
Acoustic music is best suited for the building. Amplified music is generally too loud. The church does not have a PA system. There is a Clavinova in the church that can be used for weddings, but a pianist is not provided. No other musical instruments or equipment are provided. If musical instruments are brought into the church, rubber tips or mats must be used under all instruments to prevent scratching the floors.
Food and Drinks:
Food and drinks are not permitted in the church or the Pfeiffer House.
Booking and Contact Information:
For booking information or to schedule a site visit, please contact our Event Coordinator:
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text Only Number: 844.650.1659
- Office Phone Number: 850.595.5985 x107
Text Disclaimer: By texting, you agree to receive text messages, reminder messages, automated messages, and promotional messages. This agreement is not a condition of any purchase. Messaging and data rates may apply. You can text STOP to end or HELP for help.
Below is the Old Christ Church rental availability calendar. Old Christ Church is available for rent beginning at 3pm Monday through Friday and anytime on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that there can be multiple events at the church in a single day. If the calendar shows a set time frame (ex. 2pm to 6pm) as busy there can be another event that day before 2pm or after 6pm. If the calendar shows that the church is busy all day then no other events can be added for that day.
Photos of Old Christ Church:
Photo of the Pfeiffer House: