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coral gables congregational church

Miami , FL

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Miami, FL US 33134

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305-448-7421

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Vanessa
Wedding:
12/16/2012
3.4/5.0
I had a meeting 2 months before the wedding and decided my brother who is in a wheelchair would take me down the aisle and I wqnted to honor our grandparents name by saying it outloud and lighting memorial candles. On rehersal the Pastor William Chingoly printed vows for me to read without consulting with me. Additionally when we reminded him that we wanted to have my brother take me he said well now I have to change the entire ceremony because there is not going to be enough time and it is going to take too long. Then he said when we reminded him to add our grandparent ohh another change. Now I have to redo everything all over. If he is an ecperienced 20 yr pastor that would only be a sentence with two names. We paid $1200 for 1 hour granted the santuary is phenomenol but that pastor was just not worth the $1200. At the end my hubby spoke firmly with him and when I walked down that aisle it was perfect. Thank God!
I had a meeting 2 months before the wedding and decided my brother who is in a wheelchair would take me down the aisle and Read more...
I had a meeting 2 months before the wedding and decided my brother who is in a wheelchair would take me down the aisle and I wqnted to honor our grandparents name by saying it outloud and lighting memorial candles. On rehersal the Pastor William Chingoly printed vows for me to read without consulting with me. Additionally when we reminded him that we wanted to have my brother take me he said well now I have to change the entire ceremony because there is not going to be enough time and it is going to take too long. Then he said when we reminded him to add our grandparent ohh another change. Now I have to redo everything all over. If he is an ecperienced 20 yr pastor that would only be a sentence with two names. We paid $1200 for 1 hour granted the santuary is phenomenol but that pastor was just not worth the $1200. At the end my hubby spoke firmly with him and when I walked down that aisle it was perfect. Thank God! Read less
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Danette
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
This church was exactly what I was looking for! It has a cozy atmosphere which was perfect for my relatively small number of guests (~55 guests). Milan Kralik-Brown was my reverend and he was amazing. He is so sweet and was always available for any questions or concerns I had. Meeting with him was fun, and he was really great at the wedding rehearsal as well. I am so very happy that Milan was able to perform our wedding ceremony. He has been able to marry several of my family members and made us feel extra special. If you choose Coral Gables Congregational, be sure to request Milan! The ceremony fee is expensive, but Milan was so personable that it was worth it. We loved the special kiss!
This church was exactly what I was looking for! It has a cozy atmosphere which was perfect for my relatively small number Read more...
This church was exactly what I was looking for! It has a cozy atmosphere which was perfect for my relatively small number of guests (~55 guests). Milan Kralik-Brown was my reverend and he was amazing. He is so sweet and was always available for any questions or concerns I had. Meeting with him was fun, and he was really great at the wedding rehearsal as well. I am so very happy that Milan was able to perform our wedding ceremony. He has been able to marry several of my family members and made us feel extra special. If you choose Coral Gables Congregational, be sure to request Milan! The ceremony fee is expensive, but Milan was so personable that it was worth it. We loved the special kiss! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Milan conducted an unforgetable ceremony. Guests commented that he mad it so special that they will never forget it. Especially the kissing contest! Also, Chely (coordinator) is an amazing person to work with.
Pastor Milan conducted an unforgetable ceremony. Guests commented that he mad it so special that they will never forget Read more...
Pastor Milan conducted an unforgetable ceremony. Guests commented that he mad it so special that they will never forget it. Especially the kissing contest! Also, Chely (coordinator) is an amazing person to work with. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone was very nice, very helpful straight to the point. I am super happy of how my ceremony went. beautiful church.
Everyone was very nice, very helpful straight to the point. I am super happy of how my ceremony went. beautiful church.
Everyone was very nice, very helpful straight to the point. I am super happy of how my ceremony went. beautiful church. Read less
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MrsGomez
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
There are many beautiful churches in South Florida and we chose CGCC for many reasons. We planned our wedding from out of state, so it wasn't going to be possible to do the pre marital counseling that many churches require. We also didn't belong to a church of our own and many churches require a letter to be married. It was important for us to be married in a church and we just happened to find this perfectly beautiful non denominational church to meet our requirements. Most of our correspondence was done by fax and mail, with the exception of meeting once in person with the pastor.

The prices vary depending on the time and day of the ceremony. All music (which is live on the organ) and the rehearsal is included in the package. The church is beautiful as is, no decorations needed.

Rev. Dr. Jerry Schumm was our wedding pastor and he has performed over 2,000 weddings! We were really happy with the way he did everything, he made us feel very comfortable. Just before the ceremony started, he came in the bridal room and sprayed breath spray into our mouths. It made me laugh and it took my mind off being nervous.

The overall experience and ceremony was picture perfect.
There are many beautiful churches in South Florida and we chose CGCC for many reasons. We planned our wedding from out of Read more...
There are many beautiful churches in South Florida and we chose CGCC for many reasons. We planned our wedding from out of state, so it wasn't going to be possible to do the pre marital counseling that many churches require. We also didn't belong to a church of our own and many churches require a letter to be married. It was important for us to be married in a church and we just happened to find this perfectly beautiful non denominational church to meet our requirements. Most of our correspondence was done by fax and mail, with the exception of meeting once in person with the pastor.

The prices vary depending on the time and day of the ceremony. All music (which is live on the organ) and the rehearsal is included in the package. The church is beautiful as is, no decorations needed.

Rev. Dr. Jerry Schumm was our wedding pastor and he has performed over 2,000 weddings! We were really happy with the way he did everything, he made us feel very comfortable. Just before the ceremony started, he came in the bridal room and sprayed breath spray into our mouths. It made me laugh and it took my mind off being nervous.

The overall experience and ceremony was picture perfect. Read less
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Chantal
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Loved our wedding ceremony and the church is beautiful facing the Biltmore Hotel! :)
Loved our wedding ceremony and the church is beautiful facing the Biltmore Hotel! :)
Loved our wedding ceremony and the church is beautiful facing the Biltmore Hotel! :) Read less
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Milta
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. Beautiful church, which I decided not to decorate. I wanted the church to look natural and the pictures were beautiful. Pastor Guillermo Marquez-Sterling was so nice and so calm that he took my nerves away. He made us laugh when a laugh was needed and to some guests made them cry. The ceremony was beautiful, the message, in general the service was beyond what I expected. Thank you Pastor Guillermo. Highly recommend.
Our ceremony was at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. Beautiful church, which I decided not to decorate. I wanted Read more...
Our ceremony was at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. Beautiful church, which I decided not to decorate. I wanted the church to look natural and the pictures were beautiful. Pastor Guillermo Marquez-Sterling was so nice and so calm that he took my nerves away. He made us laugh when a laugh was needed and to some guests made them cry. The ceremony was beautiful, the message, in general the service was beyond what I expected. Thank you Pastor Guillermo. Highly recommend. Read less
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January
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing ceremony by Milan..It was very personalized, short and sweet..
Amazing ceremony by Milan..It was very personalized, short and sweet..
Amazing ceremony by Milan..It was very personalized, short and sweet.. Read less
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Giselle
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.9/5.0
Flawless from begining to end. The Church is beautiful! Our minister was Rev. Milan Kralik and he was great to work with!! He made our ceremony very special, with many tears and laughter. Our guests enjoyed every minute of it.
Flawless from begining to end. The Church is beautiful! Our minister was Rev. Milan Kralik and he was great to work with!! Read more...
Flawless from begining to end. The Church is beautiful! Our minister was Rev. Milan Kralik and he was great to work with!! He made our ceremony very special, with many tears and laughter. Our guests enjoyed every minute of it. Read less
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DNL2231
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
My minister was Laurie Hafner, and she made my ceremony very special for my husband and I. It was full of emotion and laughter, which was exactly what I wanted. The church is absolutely gorgeous, and they are very accomodating to having the couple choose tehir vows, scriptures, and music.
My minister was Laurie Hafner, and she made my ceremony very special for my husband and I. It was full of emotion and Read more...
My minister was Laurie Hafner, and she made my ceremony very special for my husband and I. It was full of emotion and laughter, which was exactly what I wanted. The church is absolutely gorgeous, and they are very accomodating to having the couple choose tehir vows, scriptures, and music. Read less
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Yamaris
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
This church is a DREAM! It doesn't need any decorations. It is beautiful and romatic all on it's own. The pastor, Guillermo Márquez-Sterling, made the ceremony funny and personal. People loved it. The church made my wedding feel like it belonged in a movie. One word...PERFECT!
This church is a DREAM! It doesn't need any decorations. It is beautiful and romatic all on it's own. The pastor, Read more...
This church is a DREAM! It doesn't need any decorations. It is beautiful and romatic all on it's own. The pastor, Guillermo Márquez-Sterling, made the ceremony funny and personal. People loved it. The church made my wedding feel like it belonged in a movie. One word...PERFECT! Read less
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JanelleVina
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Church is beautiful.

Service outstanding.

The Minister was absolutely wonderful. He was very personable and delivered a very personalized and special ceremony.
Everyone loved it.
Church is beautiful.

Service outstanding.

The Minister was absolutely wonderful. He was very personable Read more...
Church is beautiful.

Service outstanding.

The Minister was absolutely wonderful. He was very personable and delivered a very personalized and special ceremony.
Everyone loved it. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
10/11/2008
3.3/5.0
Beautiful facilty. Not very willing to work around time schedules.
Beautiful facilty. Not very willing to work around time schedules.
Beautiful facilty. Not very willing to work around time schedules. Read less
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khakieskimo
Wedding:
8/16/2008
2.9/5.0
The venue was absolutely beautiful. The neighborhood was great too. However, the church's scheduling of weddings so close to one another was a little frustrating. We were not allowed a lot of rehearsal time or picture taking time post ceremony. In both instances (rehearsal and ceremony) we actually had the next wedding's wedding party inside the church while we were still there. There was noone there from the church to regulate.
The venue was absolutely beautiful. The neighborhood was great too. However, the church's scheduling of weddings so close Read more...
The venue was absolutely beautiful. The neighborhood was great too. However, the church's scheduling of weddings so close to one another was a little frustrating. We were not allowed a lot of rehearsal time or picture taking time post ceremony. In both instances (rehearsal and ceremony) we actually had the next wedding's wedding party inside the church while we were still there. There was noone there from the church to regulate. Read less
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hiswifey081608
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.9/5.0
We knew we wanted to get married here since even before we were enaged. The Church is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Both inside and outside, it very well kept.

Their serivces are short, meaningful, and beautiful! Everyone is still talking about our ceremony (We were married on August 16, 2008). The Rev. who married us was very professional and very sweet.

The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was that we were suppose to do the Arras and they ever never done. The Rev. forgot and well he apologized as soon as the ceremony was over and we got over it. He allowed us in the church longer to take more pictures.
We knew we wanted to get married here since even before we were enaged. The Church is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Both inside and Read more...
We knew we wanted to get married here since even before we were enaged. The Church is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Both inside and outside, it very well kept.

Their serivces are short, meaningful, and beautiful! Everyone is still talking about our ceremony (We were married on August 16, 2008). The Rev. who married us was very professional and very sweet.

The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was that we were suppose to do the Arras and they ever never done. The Rev. forgot and well he apologized as soon as the ceremony was over and we got over it. He allowed us in the church longer to take more pictures. Read less
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Mrs. Costa
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.6/5.0
Everything was perfect Rev. Milan was such a pleasure to work with!
Everything was perfect Rev. Milan was such a pleasure to work with!
Everything was perfect Rev. Milan was such a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Noelle
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to get married at this church. There was something about its beauty and oldness that always intrigued me! So when I got engaged, I knew this was the church for my wedding! Chely and Pastor Milan Kralik, we’re amazing! They helped David and I with all our questions and requests! Right before our wedding we met to go over the ceremony and Pastor Milan got to know us and we had such a great time with him! Our ceremony was unforgettable! He honored some family members that we’re no longer with us just as promised. We even cracked up during the ceremony because our rings dropped behind some furniture, he knew exactly how to make everyone laugh and continue on! Thank you for marrying us and giving our guests an incredible experience!
Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to get married at this church. There was something about its beauty and Read more...
Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to get married at this church. There was something about its beauty and oldness that always intrigued me! So when I got engaged, I knew this was the church for my wedding! Chely and Pastor Milan Kralik, we’re amazing! They helped David and I with all our questions and requests! Right before our wedding we met to go over the ceremony and Pastor Milan got to know us and we had such a great time with him! Our ceremony was unforgettable! He honored some family members that we’re no longer with us just as promised. We even cracked up during the ceremony because our rings dropped behind some furniture, he knew exactly how to make everyone laugh and continue on! Thank you for marrying us and giving our guests an incredible experience! Read less
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Gabriela
Wedding:
2/17/2007
4.4/5.0
My husband and I got married here in 02/07 and had a fantastic experience with them. Everybody was so nice and friendly... what a difference from other churches we had considered... We initially wanted a Catholic church but got treated horribly everywhere we contacted. Chely Llorens is the wedding coordinator and she was a pleasure to deal with. Very sweet and thoughtful, she definitively did not add stress to our wedding planning. The church itself is gorgeous on the inside.
The Minister that married us was Milan, who is the sweetest and funniest man! You should definitively ask for him if you are planning a ceremony there because he is phenomenal. The ceremony was beautiful, he made it unique and special for us and included a lot of humor throughout that we really appreciated. Everybody was raving about him afterwards :)
My husband and I got married here in 02/07 and had a fantastic experience with them. Everybody was so nice and friendly... Read more...
My husband and I got married here in 02/07 and had a fantastic experience with them. Everybody was so nice and friendly... what a difference from other churches we had considered... We initially wanted a Catholic church but got treated horribly everywhere we contacted. Chely Llorens is the wedding coordinator and she was a pleasure to deal with. Very sweet and thoughtful, she definitively did not add stress to our wedding planning. The church itself is gorgeous on the inside.
The Minister that married us was Milan, who is the sweetest and funniest man! You should definitively ask for him if you are planning a ceremony there because he is phenomenal. The ceremony was beautiful, he made it unique and special for us and included a lot of humor throughout that we really appreciated. Everybody was raving about him afterwards :) Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
10/14/2006
5.0/5.0
There are no words to describe how beautiful and amazing our wedding ceremony was. It was an absolute special day and the staff at Coral Gables Congregational Church helped make it a very memorable moment in my life. Milan was an absolute joy to work with.
There are no words to describe how beautiful and amazing our wedding ceremony was. It was an absolute special day and the Read more...
There are no words to describe how beautiful and amazing our wedding ceremony was. It was an absolute special day and the staff at Coral Gables Congregational Church helped make it a very memorable moment in my life. Milan was an absolute joy to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our minister was Milan. He made our ceremony very special it was full of tears and laughter. He helped us make or ceremony personal and the church is absolutely gorgeous.

I want to thank Chely, Milan and the musicians at CGCC for helping us make our day special.

Natasha V.
Our minister was Milan. He made our ceremony very special it was full of tears and laughter. He helped us make or ceremony Read more...
Our minister was Milan. He made our ceremony very special it was full of tears and laughter. He helped us make or ceremony personal and the church is absolutely gorgeous.

I want to thank Chely, Milan and the musicians at CGCC for helping us make our day special.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beutiful place with helpful coordinator and friendly pastors. Highly recommend.
Beutiful place with helpful coordinator and friendly pastors. Highly recommend.
Beutiful place with helpful coordinator and friendly pastors. Highly recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
This church is a DREAM! It doesn't need any decorations which is a PLUS. It is beautiful and romatic all on it's own. The minister Milan made the ceremony funny and personal. People loved it. The church made my wedding feel like it belonged in a movie. One word...PERFECT but VERY EXPENSIVE!
This church is a DREAM! It doesn't need any decorations which is a PLUS. It is beautiful and romatic all on it's own. The Read more...
This church is a DREAM! It doesn't need any decorations which is a PLUS. It is beautiful and romatic all on it's own. The minister Milan made the ceremony funny and personal. People loved it. The church made my wedding feel like it belonged in a movie. One word...PERFECT but VERY EXPENSIVE! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.6/5.0
church is amazing, a bit pricey. Rev. Stirling is very directive and informative with what to do and what not to do. They let my photographer and video be and do whatever they needed!
church is amazing, a bit pricey. Rev. Stirling is very directive and informative with what to do and what not to do. They Read more...
church is amazing, a bit pricey. Rev. Stirling is very directive and informative with what to do and what not to do. They let my photographer and video be and do whatever they needed! Read less
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