Church of the Holy City has long been a popular destination for marriages in Washington DC. Located in historic Dupont Circle, the church was one of the first in the country to open its doorsto marriages of different races. By the mid-1970s, the chapel was also a destination for people with different faith backgrounds looking for a welcoming location. In the 2000s, gay couplesfrom around the country held their weddings with us because their state forbade their marriages. The teachings of the Swedenborgian Church are uniquely supportive of all people, faith paths and backgrounds. We welcome all people wishing to celebrate their marriage.
The English Gothic style Sanctuary seats 360 guests and was designed by H. Langford Warren. The building’s world-class architect was himself a Swedenborgian who was Dean of Harvard’s School of Architecture. The church features a carved stonework exterior and the aesthetic and ideals of the arts and crafts movement. The beautiful stained glass windows, produced by leading art glass studios Lamb and Tiffany, add to the beauty and richness of the space and illustrate Bible stories from Creation to Revelation. The parlor adjoining the sanctuary has also been used for weddings for which a smaller venue is suitable.
We welcome all wedding couples. Members of the church are not charged for weddings. Non-members please contact our office so we may arrange a tour and go over our donation schedule.