Your Wedding blessing at the American Church in Paris.
The American Church in Paris is an inter-denominational, Protestant congregation with roots dating back to 1814. The sanctuary located in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower on the Quai d’Orsay was built in 1926. The ornately designed organ case was the creation of master craftsman Gunther Hamann, who spent over 900 hours carving the ornaments.
As you enter this peaceful sanctuary, you find instant reprieve from the city buzz. For your wedding ceremony, the American Church will be completely privatized for two hours.
Right before your ceremony, you will have a moment with your Pastor. If you wish, you may take this opportunity for a small prayer before joining your lives forever.
Your ceremony starts with the magnificent sound of the 18 ton organ. If you wish, we can arrange for the bride and groom to first see each other as the bride walks down the aisle.
Your wedding blessing will include prayers, readings and a unity candle ceremony. You are also welcome to exchange personal vows.
Your ceremony ends with the beautiful sound of the organ (you may choose songs from a large repertoire). After the ceremony, you will sign the church’s registry. You will leave with your official wedding certificate and the candles from your unity ceremony.
After your wedding blessing, you will take a few photos at the American Church, before leaving on your romantic Paris couple photo session.
Wedding blessings at the American Church are currently performed by Rev. Odette Lockwood-Stewart.
Odette grew up in Connecticut and California, attending seminary at Boston University School of Theology. She has led congregations and campus ministries for over thirty-five years. Odette and her husband Jim have 4 children and seven grand-children.
How to book the American Church?
The American Church is a paying venue that you will need to book in addition to your Paris Wedding package.
The price of this venue is 1350€.
For this price, you will get:
- The American Church in Paris (Privatized for 2 hours)
- Your Wedding Blessing by a Pastor
- Organ Live Music
- Unlimited number of guests
When booking your wedding package, simply let us know that this is the venue you would like and we will assist you in booking the church.
How to book your wedding with us?
We propose a starting package for your Paris intimate wedding or elopement which includes a Personal Wedding Planner, professional Photographer and luxury Car and Chauffeur. After saving your date, you can start accessorizing your wedding day on our Paris Wedding Shop.
Ready to book? Pay your booking deposit on this page.