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Accotink UU Church makes its facilities available for others as long as it doesn't interfere with the Church's activities or mission. Rental of space can be on a one time basis or on a repeated long-term basis.
For more information and reservations please contact the Church office at (703) 503-4579
The primary purpose of the Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (AUUC) is to provide a spiritual home for the members of its congregation. To the extent that our facilities are not committed to church-sponsored functions, the facilities of the church are available to individuals and community groups which do not practice any form of discrimination. Groups requesting use of the facilities will be required to certify that they do not discriminate. Use of the facilities by profit making groups shall be subject to the approval of the AUUC Board of Trustees.
Hall Capacity: 200
All arrangements for dates, times and set up must be made through the church rental committee. The church administrator will arrange contact with the proper church contact people.
Reservations may not be made more than one year in advance by non-members unless approved by the Rental Committee. Each reservation must be accompanied by a completed application form signed by the applicant and by the deposit specified here.
Security Deposit: A refundable security/holding deposit equal to the greater of one half the rental or $200 must accompany each reservation.
General Fees for Use of Facilities: These fees cover only the use of the building. Services of a minister, caterer, janitor or other personnel are the responsibility of the person using the building. Fees are quoted for the entire contracted time which includes that time required for set-up and clean-up. Only those rooms expressly contracted for can be occupied by a renter. Conflicts must be resolved with church Rental Committee, or renter may face added costs.
Basic fee covers a five-hour block (usually one-hour rehearsal and four hours for the wedding, including set-up and clean-up), use of the nursery and two other downstairs rooms as required.
Basic Fee: $400
Additional usage: $90 per hour
Weddings with receptions:
Basic Fee covers a seven-hour block (usually a one-hour rehearsal and six hours for the wedding and reception, including set-up and clean-up), use of the nursery and kitchen as required, other downstairs rooms as required, and sole use of the building during the time of the wedding and reception.
Basic Fee: $650
Additional usage: $100 per hour
Others events: Fees based on the space used and the duration of use, including time for set- up and clean-up. These rentals do not provide for exclusive use of the building.
Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall: $85 per hour
Sanctuary and kitchen: $100 per hour
Non-profit organizations: One half the general fee
Members and Friends: Members and friends of AUUC may use the church for rites of passage and religious celebrations such as weddings, dedications, memorial services, Eagle Scout award ceremonies, etc. for immediate family members without fees if the member or friend will open and close the building and take care of clean-up. A refundable security/holding deposit of $200 must accompany the reservation. Members of AUUC are those persons who meet the criteria for membership as stated in the church bylaws. Friends are those persons who, though not members, have a current financial pledge for the support of the church. Open events: Free if approved as a church function by the Board of Trustees. Private events: One-half the general fee.
Long term and recurring use: A separate licensee agreement will be negotiated for each long term use.
Fees for each use may be reduced or waived by the AUUC Board of Trustees at its discretion.
Part or all of the deposit will be withheld for the following reasons:
1) Cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to the event: $25 withheld
2) Cancellation 2 to 4 weeks prior to the event: 50% withheld
3) Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event: all withheld
4) Exceeding the rental period
5) Damaging building or grounds
6) Requiring unusual and extensive clean-up
7) Violating regulations as outlined on the rental agreement.
This revision replaces all pre-existing AUUC documents and was prepared July 2003
The sanctuary/fellowship hall is equipped with 165 movable chairs. An additional 40 folding chairs can be placed in the overflow area when the room is set up for meetings. The fellowship hall can be set up for dinners with up to 15 8-foot long folding tables, each sitting eight people. The room also contains a piano and is equipped with a sound system for microphones, tape cassettes, and CDs.
Folding tables and chairs are available to set up the rooms for various uses.
The paved lighted parking lot contains 50 parking spaces. Additional on-street parking is available.