Our Facility

The Sanctuary

The sanctuary has a seating capacity of 500.

Aisle runners may be used and must be provided set up by the wedding party.

In addition to the sanctuary, the church provides rooms for the bride and her attendants, as well as the groom and his party to relax in prior to the ceremony.


Central has two reception halls. The Fellowship Hall will accommodate up to 300 guests and the Fireside Room will accommodate 60. No alcohol is allowed on the premises of the church or at receptions at the church. For fees, availability and restrictions, please request information from the church office.

Facility Policies

  • No moving of items (i.e. Bible, candles, flags, banners, cross, candle sticks) in the sanctuary.
  • Only designated personnel may uncover and use the piano.
  • No smoking.
  • No alcohol.
  • No food or drink in the sanctuary.
  • No tacks, nails, tape, pew clips, etc. are to be used in decorating the sanctuary.
  • No rice, confetti or real/silk rose petals in the sanctuary or atrium. Bubbles may be used in the outside atrium.

Other Details

All outside rentals are the responsibility of the wedding party.

Photographers, Florists, Musicians and Videographers – Please invite them to the rehearsal in order to familiarize themselves with the sanctuary. They must bring their own flower stands, music stands, electrical cords and any needed equipment. Please inform the wedding consultant of your plans to confirm that the church has the electrical capacity to meet your needs.

No flash photography is allowed during the ceremony part of the wedding service. A video camera is permitted provided it is stationary, without bright lights and operated by one person.

Sound: Central United Methodist Church sound equipment will be operated by our Sound Technician (included in the fee). Technical support includes set-up of two microphones and playback of pre-formatted CD music.

Media: Central United Methodist Church media equipment will be operated by our Media Technician. Our technician would be happy to help you with a display of personal pictures and/or wording/music for your special day.

Music: Our Organist would be honored to help you plan the music for your wedding. She can provide music and accompany music for the wedding ceremony. Guest organist requires approval by the church organist and office.

Vocal soloists or instrumentalists may also be part of your service. If you would like to have them at your ceremony, you will need to contact them directly.

Parking: The church has parking for up to 150 vehicles. However, other events and activities of the church may limit parking. There is street parking around the facility.


Our Location

3700 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California
(209) 466-5046

Join Us For Sunday Worship

8:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room of the Knoles Building

10:15 a.m. Cambodian Language Service in the Fireside Room of the Knoles Building

11:00 a.m.  Worship in the Sanctuary