Say “I DO” at First Unity Spiritual Campus

First Unity Spiritual Campus is the ideal place to experience your spectacular wedding ceremony and reception! Located in the charming historic area of 4th Street North in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, First Unity Spiritual Campus has long served many couples by providing spiritual, secular, traditional, and non-traditional wedding ceremonies. We are an inclusive community welcoming couples of all beliefs and honoring marriage equality for all couples. Just as every couple is special and unique, we will co-create your wedding ceremony to suit your personal style and flair.

At First Unity Spiritual Campus we offer several wedding ceremony and reception venues that are ideal for a conventional or contemporary wedding, vow renewal, commitment or re-commitment ceremony.


Our affordable packages ensure everything is just right for your special day:

  • Enchanting, romantic setting;
  • Personalized, meaningful and memorable ceremony created by our Officiants;
  • Spacious and lovely reception accommodations;
  • Accommodations for Brides and Grooms and attendants to relax as they prepare for the ceremony;
  • Child care;
  • And a Wedding Coordinator who will work with you at the level you choose.

First Unity Spiritual Campus has multiple venues to host wedding ceremonies year around, including an architecturally stunning octagonal sanctuary with 5200 square feet of space, professional sound and lighting equipment. The Sanctuary, with its soft lighting and wood beams can hold up to 350 guests.


For smaller or more intimate affairs, we host wedding ceremonies in:

  • Our peaceful Meditation Garden;
  • Our romantic Rose Garden with a beautiful fountain and mural as a backdrop;
  • Our outdoor Courtyard beneath a sparkling chandelier;
  • The lovely Hornaday Educational Annex, with several glittering chandeliers;
  • Or, our D’Alessandro Chapel.

Lagattuta Hall, with an adjacent full kitchen, is perfect for your both your wedding and reception or simply your reception with 2000 square feet of space, dining seating for 150 and plenty of room for music and dancing. You can also choose to entertain guests with refreshments prior to the reception or for your reception outside under our canopy!

Surrounded by several magnificent trees, First Unity Spiritual Campus provides enchanting backdrops for your wedding photography memories.

You can work with our Wedding Coordinator to customize your complete wedding and reception experience based on one of our affordable packages and selecting from our preferred vendor list. Alternatively, you can choose to handle the details and arrangements yourself with your own planner and team of vendors and simply schedule to rent one or more of our venues. At First Unity Spiritual Campus we will ensure you and your guests will experience a memorable event that perfectly blends intimacy and fun – a joining of two lives in a new beginning.

Please call 727-526-7622 or email weddings@firstunity.org to schedule a tour, meet with our Wedding Coordinator, or for more information.

St. Pete Wedding Officiants

Dr. Rev. Temple Hayes, Spiritual Leader

Temple Hayes is a spiritual leader, author and international motivational speaker. Rev. Hayes is an ordained Center for Spiritual Living Minister and an ordained Unity Minister. She is currently CEO of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicities, and reaches beyond national borders.

 Temple performs LGBT, Inter-Faith, and Secular Wedding ceremonies. Rev. Temple prides herself on being able to personalize not only the ceremony but also the vows in such a way that all in attendance will feel the shining spirit of love and togetherness when they leave. She has performed wedding ceremonies for over 20 years. Whether it’s an intimate gathering of friends or a grand affair, Rev. Temple is honored to be a part of honoring all couples special celebration of love.

 


Rev. Richard Boggs, Interfaith Minister

Rev. Richard Boggs is a interfaith wedding officiant with a laid back, personable and mellow style. He is passionate about the vows that the couple brings to each other and the love that they share and express through the expression of marriage. His number one priority is their happiness. Rev. Richard is a hopeless romantic who truly enjoys being a part of the couple’s special day. He finds the bond of marriage and the demonstration of love an inspiration for all of humanity.

His diverse and multifaceted background makes him a versatile and adaptive Reverend who works with each couple to create a perfect mold encapsulating what their relationship truly represents. It is important to Rev. Richard that he present an accurate and intimate reflection of each couple in their ceremony. He considers it a great honor to be able to bestow his blessings onto the unions of his clients and is humbled to be part of each and every magical moment.

 


Rev. Kimberley Harrell, Interfaith Minister

Rev. Kimberley is an ordained Interfaith Minister who has been a spiritual counselor, teacher and CEO at Tennessee’s New Thought/Metaphysical Healing Center. She is a descendant of Cherokee Ancestors, is a Professional Success Coach and a successful Radio Host with an internationally acclaimed show, Be Happy and Be Healthy available for download on iTunes.

Kimberley performs LGBT, Interfaith and secular ceremonies as well as hand fastings. She works effortlessly with every couple to ensure that the wedding ceremony is truly ‘your ceremony’. Rev Kimberley will help create enduring vows and will personalize any part of the ceremony for you, whether an intimate wedding in the Rose Garden or an opulent affair in the Sanctuary. Kimberley has been performing weddings and hand fastings for more than 13 years.

 


Rev. P. A. Serena Hemmer, MSW
Metaphysical Minister, Wedding Coordinator

It is Reverend Serena’s joy to discover each couple’s story of love and to bring that energy to their special day. Rev. Serena will happily assist you at the level you choose to co-create your Inter-Faith, Non-Denominational, Spiritual, Secular, or LGBT ceremony.

Rev. Serena is an insightful and creative wedding coordinator and officiant with over 13 years of experience officiating weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies. Her compassionate nature naturally puts couples at ease and helps to create a graceful ceremony. She supports marriage equality and honors all religious, spiritual and secular backgrounds. She plans with you to create ceremonies that celebrate your love, your story and the life you are about to begin as a married couple. Whether your ceremony is casual or sophisticated, Rev. Serena will perform a joyful ceremony that is a true reflection of your unique relationship and your vision for life as a committed couple.

 


Rev. Dr. Ellen “Aileen” Curtin, PhD, Ordained Non-Denominational Minister
Wedding Officiant

Reverend Dr. Ellen “Aileen” Curtin, PhD a native of Ireland and a native Gaelic speaker brings her Celtic traditions to wedding ceremonies. Aileen performs LGBT, Inter-Faith, and Secular weddings. Aileen deeply resonates with Maya Angelou’s view that “love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.’

Aileen will joyfully assist couples in planning and co-creating wedding vows and a ceremony that captures the unique traditions and preferences of the couple. Her experience as a Reiki Healer, life coach, and educator will ensure each couple is lovingly guided and supported in creating marriage vows that memorialize the loving bond and connection between the couple.

Rev. Dr. Curtin is an accomplished educator and author. She presents locally, nationally and internationally. She teaches at Nava Yoga Studio on the beautiful island of Isla Del Sol. She is a member of First Unity Spiritual campus spiritual leadership team and currently serves as the Dean of Education for the Institute for leadership and lifelong learning International.

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times always with the same person.”

—Waleed Basyouni

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