Hold Your Private Event or Meeting Here
"We were very pleased with the professionalism of the event on-site Agent. He welcomed us and helped us with all aspects of the event." - Joan Peffer, York Music Teachers Association
Our Beautiful Grounds
We offer various and flexible rooms, abundant natural lighting, multiple parking lots, nestled in our park-like setting, which features sculpture, a walking labyrinth, benches, mature trees, and a community garden. Our grounds themselves may be used for $300 for the first 3 hours. Outdoor chairs must be rented.
Our campus and buildings are accredited as part of the Green Sanctuary initiative through the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Our Carriage House building dates from 1876, when the property, known as Springdale, included a mansion, formal gardens, and a swimming pool, owned by Grier Hersh. The “stables” were converted to a residence in the mid-20th century, using materials saved from the demolition of the mansion. The Carriage House was owned by York Hospital from 1977-1997, and was then purchased by UUCY.
The Sun Room features loads of natural light, with seating and folding chairs and tables available. Sun Room rentals start at $225 for the first 3 hours.
Enter into the Carriage House suite, convenient for luncheons, parties, and meeting space. Our Dining Room offers formal seating for 8, and the small adjoining Kitchen works well for reheating or serving coffee.
Martha Holmes Library
Comfortable seating options for small groups are the hallmark of this parlor-style space for casual group activities or meetings.
Rent the entire Carriage House room Suite for $300 for the first 3 hours. This first floor suite is accessible, and includes two accessible restrooms.
Check out our redesigned rooms in our Carriage House!
This classroom features comfortable seating for up to 8.
Hold Your Wedding Here
“We were blessed to have been married at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York (UUCY). Our families and friends are from religiously diverse backgrounds, yet our ceremony was spiritually meaningful and a celebration for all. Our reception was held outside on the grounds, an absolutely beautiful setting and a very affordable alternative to traditional venues. “- A. F. Allen
Thank you for considering us for your wedding. We welcome church members and non-members of diverse faith-backgrounds from all over the world to be married here by our minister. We are a Welcoming Congregation. Our minister is happy to perform weddings for same-sex couples. Find out about our minister here.
As we are an active faith community, only our minister officiates at ceremonies on our property. She is sometimes available for off-site ceremonies in York County as well (check with her for mileage charge). Each ceremony is custom-designed based on interviews and conversations with you. Meet our minister here.
Spaces are available for limited rehearsal dinners and receptions, but our facilities are most appropriate for standing “cocktail” receptions. Our spacious grounds can accommodate larger gatherings, although couples might wish to contact rental companies as we don’t provide chairs or tents for outdoor events.
For more information and availability, please contact Linda Birmingham at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 717-845-8212 x101.
Wedding Fees - Facility Rentals
Follow the brick path from the Carriage House building to the newer Sanctuary building, which offers access by elevator.
Our cheery classrooms provide working and meeting areas for smaller groups of 15 or less. Classroom rentals start at just $60 for the first 3 hours. The largest, our Susan B. Anthony Room, features large meeting tables.
Our two lobby areas are welcome gathering areas with seating for 12. Rentals start at $120 for the first 3 hours, and $40 an hour thereafter.
Upstairs, our Sanctuary room has bountiful natural light and space, and offers a space for up to 200. This is a place for worship, ceremonies, workshops, concerts and suitable meetings and other events. With approval, a piano is available. Rentals start at $300 for the first 3 hours, and $100 an hour thereafter. A commercial kitchen is also available for coffee brewing or reheating of food, for an additional rental fee.
This slideshow features some of the larger event and event support spaces available in our Sanctuary Building.
We welcome all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin; gender or gender identification, affectional preference or sexual orientation; age, physical or mental challenge; or social, economic, or marital status.
Facility Rental Fees At-A-Glance
- Sun Room- $225 for first three hours
- Entire Carriage House room suite - $300 for first 3 hours
- UUCY Grounds- $300 for first 3 hours
- Classrooms- $60 first 3 hours
- Lobby- $120 first 3 hours; $40/hr thereafter
- Sanctuary- $300 first 3 hours; $100/hr thereafter