Facility Request

Facility Requests

Who is eligible?

We view our buildings as a blessing and willingly open our doors to others. Our buildings are open for celebrations such as weddings, birthday parties, etc. Also, our buildings are open for non-profit use (hosting group cannot make a profit from the meeting). We also open our buildings for UA campus organizations to hold meetings. We also reserve the right to deny groups who do not align with our values.

What is the booking & payment process?

We do not charge a rental fee for our facilities. However, we do charge a Clean-up Fee for certain after-hours events (parties, etc.) so we can pay our maintenance and janitorial staff. We will let you know if a Clean-up Fee applies and when it is due. In addition, there is a $50 per hour Sound Fee for any event that requires microphones or playing music, video or other multi-media. If you are in need of sound for your event, you must indicate that at the time of making your request.

To request a room, please fill out the forms below and email them to lneary@calvarytuscaloosa.org. THIS IS NOT A RESERVATION but a request. A Calvary staff member will contact you for more details and to confirm/deny your request. Call the church office for questions: (205) 758-0495.

What is available?

  • Sanctuary: Holds 700 occupants.
  • Chapel: Holds 150 occupants.
  • Annex: Multi-purpose room which can host many types of events. Can hold from 50-175 depending on set-up (round tables, rows). Has internal kitchen and meeting rooms that break off from large room.
  • Gym (attached to playground). Kitchen attached. Can be set-up with tables or rows.
  • Assorted meeting rooms: Calvary has internal rooms that can hold from 20-100 people depending on set-up (tables, rows).

Wedding  Information

For decades, Calvary’s proximity to the University of Alabama campus, elegant sanctuary, and available facilities have made it a premier location for Tuscaloosa weddings–for members and non-members alike.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and download a Wedding Guidelines Booklet for more information about holding a wedding at Calvary.

To inquire about a date, ask questions, or make a reservation, please contact Connie Chambers at weddingdirector@calvarytuscaloosa.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN NON-MEMBERS GET MARRIED AT CALVARY?
Yes. We welcome non-members to use our facilities for their wedding ceremonies. The guidelines will outline the facility use for non-members. Please note: non-members cannot reserve their wedding date prior to six months before the date.

WHAT FEES ARE ASSOCIATED TO HOLDING A WEDDING AT CALVARY?
Please review our guidelines for the following fees (may or may not apply to every wedding): wedding director, food services, custodial fees, building fees, damage deposit, sound and lighting, chair removal, and minister/musician fees.

DO YOU REQUIRE PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING?
All couples must receive premarital counseling by an ordained  minister or professional counselor before being married at Calvary. When making a request for a wedding date, you are required to give, at that time, the name of the minister or counselor doing the counseling. If you choose to use a minister at Calvary please call two months in advance to schedule the required sessions.  If you are not using a Calvary staff member, please provide proof of your completed counseling to the pastor’s secretary within two weeks of the wedding date.