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RENTAL FAQs

  1. How much does it cost to rent space?

See pricing table here.

  1. Is there a security deposit?

Yes, see pricing table above.

  1. When is payment due?

The full security deposit is due at the time your contract is signed, to hold the date.  No events will be put on the calendar without a signed contract and the security deposit. Full event payment is due no later than 30 days prior to your event

  1. Is there a contract I need to sign to rent MDUUC’s space?

Yes, you can obtain a sample of the contract and Building Use Conditions upon request

  1. Am I required to provide insurance for my event?

Yes.  We require your insurance company to provide an Additional Insured Endorsement naming MDUUC as additionally insured on your Homeowners or Renters Policy.  If you do not have either of these types of insurance, you can purchase a 1-day policy for the date of your event from private vendors for about $150.

  1. When can I see the rooms available?

You can stop in on to see our space on Sundays between or after worship services, which are 9:15 am and 11:15 am September  through May, and 10:15 am during the summer.

Viewing at other times is available by appointment.  Contact:  rentals@mduuc.org to arrange a time.

  1. Can alcohol be served at functions?

Yes:  Beer, wine and champagne only.  No hard liquor is allowed.

  1. Can we have a rehearsal prior to our event?

Yes, for one hour in the week prior to your event, subject to scheduling availability.  Additional time may be reserved on an hourly basis at the room’s hourly rate, if scheduling allows.

  1. Is there an approved catering list we must choose from?

Yes, please ask for a copy when you reserve your room.  We can also provide you with a list of other vendors you may wish to use.

  1. Are the playground or other rooms available during our event?

No, the playground and other spaces are not available for use during large events.

  1. Are Bounce Houses allowed during events?

Yes, but only in approved spaces, and only if a responsible adult is with the Bounce House at all times when it is in use

  1. Does MDUUC provide tables and chairs for my event?

Yes, if arrangements are made in advance.  The Sanctuary seats 299, and we can provide seating for up to 200 at tables in Bortin Hall.  MDUUC does not provide dinnerware, glassware, silverware, or linens.

  1. Can I rent extra tables, chairs, dinnerware, glassware, silverware, or linens for my event?

Yes, provided you do not exceed the room’s capacity.  All rental items must be delivered and returned the same day, as we do not have storage space to keep them longer.

  1. Is parking available?

Yes, we have parking in our lot for 105 cars, in addition to 8 Handicap spaces.  There is also street parking adjacent to the Church.

  1. Is there a time limit for leaving the MDUUC premises?

Yes, you and your guests must vacate the premises completely by 11 pm, including removing all personal items, catering equipment, rented items, and DJ equipment, so the cleaning crew can begin their work in a timely fashion.  Our space is in use at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings.

  1. Is there a discount for MDUUC members?

Yes.  Members and their children may rent the Sanctuary and Bortin Hall for up to $1,000 on a Saturday (10 hour maximum), and up to $800 on a Friday (7 hour maximum).  Contact rentals@mduuc.org to determine pricing specific to your event.

  1. Is my date available?

Once you have reviewed the room rates and photos and want to reserve a date, please complete the Rental Information Form.  Please allow 5 business days for us to respond to your request.

  1. How do I reserve a date?

Once you have determined that your date is available, you must remit your full deposit and a signed rental contract in order to hold your date on the Church calendar.

For more information use our Rental Request Form .

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