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

Cedar Lane is a welcoming congregation that believes that marriage is about love, not about gender.  We also embrace and celebrate the diverse religions of the world and welcome all faiths. You are welcome to use an officiant from outside of 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.

Rental Fees / Regulations

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.

Contact Us

To book space or have questions about booking space at Cedar Lane, please contact Administrative Coordinator Clare Jacocks at cjacocks@cedarlane.org.