Weddings – Trinity United Church Welcomes You
It is a privilege to be involved with couples as they celebrate their lives together through marriage ceremonies.
We at Trinity, focus on creating an atmosphere that is both informal and gracious; ceremonies that are just right for the bride and groom.
With decades of experience in wedding preparation, we bring an inspired open-mindedness to the whole process.
We look forward to getting to know you as your plans unfold, and to honour the uniqueness of each person and each couple. Our Trinity congregation honours diversity and values inclusivity as we welcome all couples seeking to be married.
Off Site Weddings
Should you wish to be married in a different location we are also available to do off-site weddings.
To make arrangements for this please contact the church office and our ministerial staff will work with you to negotiate a fair and reasonable fee structure to meet you needs.
Why Come to Trinity?
A beautiful setting Built in 1885 this beautiful church, seating up to 350, still features much of the original gothic design of ornate marble pillars and magnificent archways. Thanks to renovations in recent years, the sixteen beautiful stained glass windows have been lovingly restored and, with the installation of a lift (elevator), the church is accessible.
For a smaller wedding Trinity also offers an intimate chapel within the sanctuary.
A service to meet your needs Our minister will meet with you before your wedding to work with you on a service that meets your personal tastes and needs. Topics discussed will include design of the ceremony, rehearsal, music, readings, decorations, etc. Music can be a very important part of your wedding ceremony and we strongly encourage live music. Trinity offers many musical resources including a Baldwin organ and grand piano. Trinity’s Music Director, in consultation with the ministerial staff, will assist with decisions regarding the music. We are open to you bringing all your creative suggestions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we have to be members of Trinity to be married there?
No, we welcome all who wish to marry!
What do we have to do about a Marriage License?
The wedding couple are responsible for obtaining their license to marry prior to the wedding. This can be done at municipal offices. The license must be delivered to the church at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding.
Will we have to take any marriage courses?
No. However the minister does like to meet with the couple prior to the wedding to get to know them.
My own minister? It is our policy that the resident minister officiate at the marriage. Discuss participation of others in the service with the minister when designing your ceremony.
Can we decide what we want in the service?
Yes, members of the ministerial staff will meet with you to help you plan a service that allows for your personal expression of love and respect for the sacred worship space.
What about decorations in the church?
Discuss these with the ministerial staff beforehand. They will work with you to ensure that the sanctuary reflects the atmosphere you wish while respecting the building codes and regulations.
What about photographers and videographers during the service?
Photographers and videographers are welcome. Should you wish to stay after the ceremony to take additional photos, depending on the length of time required, there may be an an additional charge due to the need to keep the custodian longer than normal. This will be negotiated when you make your arrangements.
Confetti, Rice, etc.?
Sorry, no thrown substance is permitted inside or in the vicinity of the church