Your Wedding at Skyline

As a community of faith, we value the worth of all beings –
All are Welcome here!
Skyline Church welcomes wedding visions from all traditions and backgrounds.

To book your wedding at Skyline, click here to check for your planned date.

Then, call Lee Rutter at (510) 336-1985 or Contact Lee via email to arrange a tour of the Sanctuary, changing rooms and gardens at Skyline.



The Sanctuary at Skyline is like having a outdoor wedding – only better because everyone is comfortable!  The soaring wood paneled ceiling and spectacular glass wall are impressive by day and becomes absolutely stunning at night; the feeling is intimate and personal.

Contemporary in design, the Sanctuary features comfortable chairs and a movable alter platform, allowing for various seating configurations accommodating up to 250 seated guests.  It can also be accomodate  a more intimate group.


Our pipe organ remains one of the few pneumatic organs in use in the Bay Area.  This instrument may be played by our Music Director or your qualified organist.  The sound is dramatic, to say the least, and adds a tremendous depth to your music selections.  Also available is a grand piano.  The Sanctuary also can be arranged for a harpist, choir or string quartet.  Although this space is acoustically alive, we do have microphones available for use; which include a lapel microphone and three hand held  (or stand held) wireless microphones.

We provide a Wedding Coordinator, who will assist you with vendors, organize the rehearsal and support you the day of your wedding – to make sure the Sanctuary is perfect, light and temperature controls are set and that everything runs smoothly on your special day.


We value all faith backgrounds and welcome your pastor, priest, rabbi or other spiritual leader to officiate.  You are welcome to use our Music Director or bring in musicians of your choice.   Having a friend or relative who is musically talented play for you  is a wonderful way to add another layer of meaning to your wedding day.

Our facilities are ideal, our prices are reasonable and our restrictions are few.

Your wedding at Skyline includes our lovely 2+ acre setting, with lots of parking,  a wedding coordinator,  7 hours for rehearsal and ceremony, separate spacious changing rooms for bride and groom and our lovely gardens for pictures.  The cost is just $1,425.00 – our lovely 2 acre hilltop setting is yours for the day.  Skyline Church is quiet and private – the perfect setting for your magical day!

You can check availability by using “calendar” on the menu bar to the left and scrolling through the months to the day you would like to book.   We do not have more than one wedding per day so you have the luxury time and will not feel rushed.


Click the photo to visit our Skyline Wedding Album for over 150 inspiring photos.

Please contact our Wedding Coordinator, Lee Rutter, at or 510/ 336-1985 to arrange a tour of the Sanctuary, changing rooms and gardens – or come to a 10:00am Sunday service and see the setting, hear the acoustics and envision it set up for the day of your wedding!

Here is our wedding album to give you inspired ideas!  Enjoy!














Below is a slide show of a recent wedding at Skyline  provided by  photographer Genevieve Shiffrar.


Leila + Jessica Teaser from Gold Lion Media on Vimeo.


The Reverend Laurie J. Manning joined Skyline Church in 2006. She holds respective Master’s degrees from Union Theological Seminary (Columbia U), Harvard University, and the University of Michigan. Laurie attended the oldest, leading non denominational seminary in the country, and serves all faiths, traditions, beliefs and orientations with the understanding that we are all united in the paths of love, compassion, and justice. She is available for weddings, memorials, baptisms, new beginnings and renewals of all kinds, and works with people to customize services that express and honor the uniqueness of each person.



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Skyline UCC
A United Church of Christ
12540 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-8212

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