Testimonials

Such a beautiful, inspiring place! I came here to unwind after a difficult time, and left with the most peaceful, calming feeling. The grounds are beautiful, well maintained, and the staff is very pleasant. Thank you all for providing such a wonderful gem!

K.L. Connecticut.

Been visiting here for 50 years. Beautiful as always!

K.C.S. Pennsylvania

It’s beautiful, and a quiet, impressive atmosphere. Thank you!

M.B. Massachusetts

Was married here in 2014. Was all I ever imagined and dreamed for. Staff here is amazing! Very organized and caring. Thank you for making our wedding such a memorable, beautiful day!

H.B. North Carolina

A divine providential discovery! I was 1st here in 1956. I so appreciate all the wonderful additions!

S.M. Connecticut.

As a veteran, I appreciate this memorial to all who serve their country. Thank you!

R.B. Florida.

Whilst travelling through New England last month (on holiday from Old England) we found an undoubted highlight when we visited The Cathedral of the Pines. This beautiful place is inspirational and very moving. We do not have any belief other than in the intrinsic goodness of the Earth and of Mankind – despite wars, crime and cruelty. We felt that this lovely site captured this and we did not feel that it mattered that we did not belong to one religious group or another. We visited before your open season began so we were the only people there. Fortunately, it was one of the few sunny days of our New England trip so the beauty was very visible. I feel it was all the more moving for us to be there alone – with only the sound of birdsong on the wind. I have read the information on your website and am amazed (and impressed) that all your Trustees are from the local area – you do a wonderful job. Thank you for this experience – we hope that we will be able to come back one day.

Regards and Best Wishes
M.E.
Cumbria, UK

My husband Robert Sweet and I were married at the altar over looking the country side towards Mt Monadnock. It was a beautiful morning, a bit chilly because it snowed the weekend before and the weekend after but was sunny and clear on April 29th, 1967. Our small gathering of family walked together down to the altar. Reverend Berry from our Congregational church in Gardner, MA performed the ceremony. We had pictures taken of our newly ringed hands together on the altar. We were so inspired and awestruck that we never noticed until a week or so later, when we received our photos back from the store (seems ancient way now), that right behind our hands was an upside down pie plate with a rock on top to hold it in place, in case of winds, for the next church service that would attend this awesome cathedral.

We all joyfully returned to the parking lot and heard beautiful bells ringing. My teenage brothers had gone inside the just-built bell tower and somehow were able to have the bells rung for our wedding. They, my brothers, or the dear folks attending the tower, told us that this was the first wedding for which the bells had been rung. We have felt pretty special about that. We have just celebrated our 48th anniversary this past spring!

The Cathedral of the Pines is an awesome place to get married. The memories we shall always keep in our hearts. Now reading on this website about its history and purpose makes it all the more meaningful.

Janice Sweet