Space Use

St. Paul’s is a beautiful, historic church built in 1908. The sanctuary is adorned with hand-crafted woodwork, intricate stained glass, and seats up to 500 people on the main floor, plus an additional 200 people in the balconies. The Pels pipe organ and 9-foot Steinway piano are used each week for worship services as well as for concerts and special events. In addition, we have a large dining room located below the sanctuary (wheelchair accessible), numerous meeting rooms and classrooms of various sizes, an outdoor playground, and an upstairs gymnasium complete with a 37-foot labyrinth (a spiritual walking path).

In conjunction with our church programming, our facilities are currently being used by the Global Roots Play School, the Opus Ithaca School of Music, the Ithaca Community Chorus, the Northern Light Learning Center, and a variety of community organizations for one-time, or recurring events.

Please call the church office (607-273-5971) or email for more information about making use of these beautiful spaces for meetings, receptions, and events large or small.


St. Paul’s is a lovely venue for weddings of all sizes. You do not need to be a member of our church to reserve this unique space for your occasion. To find out more about the costs and requirements of planning a wedding at St. Paul’s, read or download our wedding booklet here.


Baptisms are held at various times throughout the year. Members of the congregation can arrange a baptism with our Senior Pastor, Beckie Sweet, by contacting the church office. Click here to read more about the UMC understanding of Baptism.

Funerals & Memorial Services

Please contact the church office to discuss plans for a funeral or memorial service and to find out more about how the church can help you and your family through this difficult time.