To ensure a positive outcome for all concerned we have developed the following policies for weddings and other events.
Please respect our building and its historic fabric. No food and beverages are allowed in the sanctuary of the church unless food service is part of your contract.
Due to liability reasons, the balcony is to be used only by organists, musicians, and photographers. No seating is allowed in the balcony.
Please inform the event coordinator of your music and setup before your event. If you plan on having live music and your musicians need rehearsal time, there will be an additional $50.00 an hour charge. If you wish to have Two Saints Events provide live music, please contact us.
Dripless and smokeless candles must be used. Candles cannot be placed in the pews. Candles in glass holders are permitted on the small selves below the windows.
Fully assembled flower arrangements must be delivered during your time block, not before. Do not use glue or tack flowers to pews, chairs or walls. Please arrange to have all decorations removed from the church after the event.
If the use of the kitchen is in your contract, it must be cleaned after the event. A $100.00 cleaning fee will be charged if kitchen not cleaned.
There is a handicap lift in the front of the church to access the restrooms on the floor below. Please inform the event coordinator if someone will need elevator service.
Neither Two Saints Events, Friends of Historic Two Saints, nor the Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene are responsible in any way for stolen, misplaced or damaged items.
The official name and address of the Church is:
The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene
17 S. Fitzhugh St. Rochester, NY 14614.
Parking instructions will be given by the event coordinator at the time of a deposit payment.
Photos and videotaping are allowed for noncommercial purposes.
All vendors working at Two Saints are required to have liability insurance and must show proof of insurance to the event coordinator if asked. Please ask your potential vendors if they have the proper insurance.
Our event space is nondenominational. We welcome all faiths and all clergy. We also allow judges and justices of the peace to perform ceremonies.
Weddings and Event Times
Please note: we are an inclusive organization that welcomes all.
The church is available for events:
Monday - Saturday from 9am - 10pm, except for church holidays.
Weddings are booked as four hour blocks of time. Three hours on the day of the ceremony and a one hour rehearsal the day before.
It is important that you have the ceremony planned before arriving at your rehearsal. Please have the people in your wedding party arrive promptly. The person officiating at the ceremony is responsible for conducting the rehearsal.
Fees, Deposits, Payments
There is a $200.00 deposit at the time of the booking of your event. Your deposit will be applied to your final bill. Payment of final bill must be paid six weeks before your event. If you need to cancel your event, please call the event coordinator as soon as possible. No refunds of deposits for cancelled events. One alternative date and time is allowed if the date is available. If any legal expenses are incurred by Two Saints Events/Friends of Historic Two Saints Inc. regarding collection of your bill, you will be charged for all legal expenses. Gratuities to the event coordinator are left to the discretion of the hosts and celebrants.
Winter weddings $850.00
Weddings with reception on site $1,100.00
Parish Hall rental $30.00 per hour
Parish Hall rental with kitchen use $40.00 per hour
Church Sanctuary event (non-wedding) $75.00 per hour
Please call the event coordinator for the prices of other types of events and set up charges.
Checks are payable to: Friends of Historic Two Saints Inc. Please note the date of your event and the names of the hosts or celebrants on your check.
Please mail checks to:
Friends of Two Saints Inc.
PO Box 14916
Rochester, NY 14614.
EVENT POLICY FORM
Below you will find a PDF of our Event Policy Agreement Form. Please print this, sign it, and return it to the FOHTS office. A copy is also available upon request.