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Bart and Carlos
Metropolitan Community Church of New York has been marrying same sex couples for 40 years. Now, thankfully, our weddings have the blessing of the State of New York!
MCCNY has on-staff clergy, including the NYC Pride March co-Grand Marshal, The Reverend Pat Bumgardner, a fully-equipped sanctuary that comfortably seats up to 200 of your guests and a reception venue in the Jackson Hall Memorial Art Gallery. Please note, the sanctuary and gallery are the second and third floors of our building and there is no elevator.

MCCNY requires that all couples who plan to get married at MCCNY have two appointments with the pastor at least two but not more than six months prior to their wedding.

During these appointments, the Pastor and the couple will get acquainted, will set a date for the wedding based on the the couple’s wishes, the Pastor’s availability and, if necessary, the sanctuary availability, and will tailor the ceremony to each couple’s wishes for their big day. In the event of extenuating circumstances, such as a life-threatening illness, the Pastor may choose to forego the two appointments before performing a wedding.


There are certain days, based on our Liturgical Calendar, that are not available for weddings. Homecoming Sunday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day or Thanksgiving Weekend, Holy Week or Easter Sunday and Pride Sunday are not available days,


MCCNY requests a minimum donation of $500.00 for weddings. We ask for 50% of the donation at the time of the second pastoral meeting and for the balance of the donation the week prior to the wedding.

Donations for use of the Jackson Hall Art Gallery or for other services, such as musicians, caterers, etc., are separate and can be discussed with the Creative Director, Hospitality. MCCNY accepts all major credit cards, cash or checks.

Weddings performed by MCCNY clergy are legally recognized by the State of New York. You can begin the application process for a Marriage License online but you must appear in person at the Office of the City Clerk to complete the process. Information on the process, requirements and fees is available at http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml You will need to bring your application to your wedding. You will also need two witnesses present.

Once your ceremony is complete and the application is signed by you, the Pastor and your two witnesses, the Pastor will submit the license to the Office of the City Clerk who will send you your legal Certificate of Marriage. Everyone signing the document must present identification.
If you would like to Get Married @ MCCNY, please email us at getmarried@mccny.org.

Please include your first three options for dates and how many attendants and guests are included. If you would like information on our reception venue or other services, please include that request in your query. Someone from Hospitality will reply within 48 hours.

Thank you for choosing MCCNY as your partner for this joyous occasion.

May God continue to bless you.