The American Church in Paris is an inter-denominational, Protestant congregation with roots dating back to 1814. The sanctuary located in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower on the Quai d’Orsay was built in 1926. The ornately designed organ case was the creation of master craftsman Gunther Hamann, who spent over 900 hours carving the ornaments.
As you enter this peaceful sanctuary, you find instant reprieve from the city buzz. For your wedding ceremony, the American Church will be completely privatized for two hours.
Right before your ceremony, you will have a moment with your Pastor. If you wish, you may take this opportunity for a small prayer before joining your lives forever.
Your ceremony starts with the magnificent sound of the 18 ton organ. If you wish, we can arrange for the bride and groom to first see each other as the bride walks down the aisle.
Your wedding blessing will include prayers, readings and a unity candle ceremony. You are also welcome to exchange personal vows.
Your ceremony ends with the beautiful sound of the organ (you may choose songs from a large repertoire). After the ceremony, you will sign the church’s registry. You will leave with your official wedding certificate and the candles from your unity ceremony.
After your wedding blessing, you will take a few photos at the American Church, before leaving on your romantic Paris couple photo session.
Reverends at the American Church
In line with the American Protestant tradition, the Pastors of the American Church in Paris are men and women. Every year, the church welcomes visiting Pastors from the United States. Find out who are the current Pastors of the American Church in Paris on their website.