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Coral Gables Congregational Church
South Florida

The historic Coral Gables Congregational Church is located across the street from the Biltmore Hotel in the city of Coral Gables, South Florida. Both the church and the hotel are on the United States National Register of Historic Places.

Coral Gables Congregational Church
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The Coral Gables Congregational Church was built in 1923 on land donated by Coral Gables founder George E. Merrick, who also built the Biltmore Hotel across the street from the church. The church building was designed by Chicago architects Kiehnel and Elliot in a Spanish revival style. Construction began in November of 1923 the building was completed and dedicated on April 5, 1925. The building was the first church and the first public building in the city of Coral Gables.

In the early 1950's a fellowship hall and Sunday school building were added to the church and in the early 1960's the Moye Chapel and administrative wings were added.

The United States Department of the Interior added the Coral Gables Congregational Church to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1978.

Summer Concert Series in the Church
Every year since 1985 the 450-seat church has been the venue for a series of eight summer concerts featuring jazz, classical, and other types of musicians. The series was founded by University of Miami administrator Dr. Paul Blaney and some of the proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Congregational Church Conservatory for the Arts program for local youth. For more information see the Web site of the CGCC Community Arts Program.

Weddings in the Church
Everyone is welcome to be married in the Coral Gables Congregational Church. Membership in the church is not required. Couples must meet with officiating minister no later then months before the wedding date and they must have a valid Florida marriage license. Weddings cost approximately $1000 to $2000 which includes the minister, music, and use of the church, including a wedding rehearsal.

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134-6317
Phone: 305-448-7421
Official Web Site:

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