NOTE: You can read our complete statement here, but in short, out of an abundance of caution and care for our congregation and the surrounding Palo Alto community, First Presbyterian Church will not be gathering in person until 2021 and all in-person church meetings and gatherings will be held online.
Conveniently located in Palo Alto’s Professorville neighborhood and steps away from downtown, the garden-like campus of First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto is a popular venue for events large and small. Rental of our facilities is available to non-profit organizations such as The Garden Club of Palo Alto, New Millenium Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Early Music Society, San Francisco Opera Guild – Peninsula Chapter, and The Finlandia Foundation, as well as to smaller groups. Our Fellowship Hall accommodates up to 150 persons and is equipped with a full commercial kitchen, making it ideal for wedding receptions and other larger events. Groups may also rent our Chapel, Lounge, or classrooms for smaller gatherings. Our beautiful Sanctuary, with its excellent acoustics, seats up to 250 persons and is available for weddings, concerts and other larger events.
Rental rates are available for individuals and groups with 501(c)(3) status for one- to four-hour periods, and vary depending on the size of the space needed.To arrange a tour of our church campus, or for more information, please contact our Church Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 325.5650.
The First Pres campus includes the historic Westminster House that faces Kingsley Avenue. As part of our mission, we rent out office and meeting space at below-market rates to non-profits such as Kara, which offers compassionate peer support and education to those coping with death and dying. We also house The Learning Center preschool in some of our classrooms and provide meeting space for a number of Weekly Recovery Groups.