Facilities Rental

Are you planning an important event such as a wedding, a baby dedication/baptism, a coming of age ceremony (sweet 16 or quinceañera), or a memorial service/funeral? Do you need space for your book club or dance class? Do you need space for community meetings or support groups? The Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church has several attractive spaces available for rent. All areas are handicapped accessible.

Our Location

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church is six-acre, heavily wooded property conveniently located at 9601 Cedar Lane in Bethesda, just a few minutes from the I-495 Beltway, and practically at the intersection of Cedar Lane and Beach Drive. Our parking lots accommodate 130 vehicles.

A Bit of History

Our building is a unique contemporary structure designed by modernist Italian architect Pietro Belluschi in 1955. Our Sanctuary is edged by two walls made of glass running about two-thirds the length of the room. The glass walls are made of rectangles in clear, violet, and amber glass, casting a soft light on the room’s floor. The glass walls give congregants a sense of connection with the outside, something intended by Belluschi, who designed churches with the user’s spiritual needs in mind.

Our Spaces

Weddings & Wedding Receptions

We embrace the diverse religions of the world and welcome all faiths. You are welcome to use an officiant from outside the church, or you may inquire as to the availability of our ministers.

Our Sanctuary seats up to 300 in seats and 170 at round tables. Our Chapel seats up to 90. Our parking lots accommodate 130 vehicles.

If you are interested in having your wedding at Cedar Lane, please fill out our Wedding Request Form. We look forward to working with you during this special time!

Small Group Rentals

We are happy to take on new small groups to our building as space and staff time allows. Please note that for group rentals we only rent to registered non-profit organizations that can provide their own insurance.  You may request to use space by filling out this form.

Rental Documents

Rates and regulations for large events

Rates and regulations for nonmember memorials

Rates and regulations for small groups

Set-up Form (required of all larger events)

ACS Calendar

To view our full calendar of events, which includes all ministry team meetings, rentals, memorials, weddings, workshops, demonstrations, etc., please view our ACS calendar here.

Inquiries

Director of Communications Sara Davidson handles all scheduling, except memorial services. Please e-mail her at sdavidson@cedarlane.org with inquiries. If you are interested in scheduling a memorial service, please contact Sara Deshler, Executive Director, 301-493-8300 x209 or sdeshler@cedarlane.org

Upcoming Events

November 23 AT 6:30 pm
November 23 AT 7:15 pm
November 24 AT 10:00 am
November 26 AT 4:00 pm
November 27 AT 7:30 pm
November 28 AT 6:00 pm