Trinity United Church, Guelph affirms that all persons who legally may be married – regardless of race, creed, socio-economic status, background or sexual orientation – will be treated equally in respect to being married. All marriages are subject to the discretion of the minister.
The minister and music director will help you plan for a wedding that is distinctly yours. In addition to helping with your wedding plans, the minister will gladly discuss any personal or religious questions with you. Pre-marriage classes are not a requirement. However, various churches offer group pre-marriage education events, and you are encouraged to consider them. The minister will also be pleased to meet with you on 2-3 separate occasions to discuss helpful marriage information with you as an individual couple.
Fees set by the Church Council are as follows:
|Space & Position
|Non Refundable Deposit (will confirm wedding date & time; will be applied to Sanctuary Use day of Rehearsal)
|Sanctuary Use (per wedding)
|Other spaces such as Trinity Hall (Auditorium), Norfolk Room & Kitchen use for Reception to be at Rental rates.
|See Our Rentals Page
|Wedding Ambassador (each)
|Music Director (Instrumental)
|Lift Operators (each)
Andrea LeBlanc is Trinity’s Music Director and will be engaged for your wedding. Should you wish particular music played, please contact Andrea at 519-824-8171 to be sure that she has that music.
Note: Andrea will not be at the wedding rehearsals. Extra practices with soloists or other musicians will have to be negotiated with Andrea and additional fees will apply.
Only Trinity United Church, Guelph related Minister(s) are permitted to officiate at weddings held here. Additional clergy are welcome to participate during the wedding if arranged prior to the rehearsal.
Notes Pertaining to Payment of Fees:
- A non-refundable deposit of $150.00, in cash, is payable to the Church Office when the wedding date and time are confirmed by the minister. This deposit will be applied to the sanctuary fee.
- The balance of the sanctuary fee ($200.00), and the other fees are payable, in cash, on the date of the rehearsal.
1 1/2 hours for each wedding – 1/2 hour prior to the ceremony, approximately 1/2 hour for the ceremony, and 1/2 hour for guests to disperse after the service. This prevents weddings overlapping each other.
To be married in Ontario, you must fill out a marriage licence application form. You can get one from your municipal office of your city, town, village or township if there is a license issuer there. There is a fee for purchasing a marriage licence. The marriage licence is valid anywhere in Ontario for three months from the date of purchase. If the licence expires, it will not be valid and you will have to purchase another licence.
A marriage may be solemnized under the authority of the publication of banns if both parties to the proposed marriage worship regularly at their own church in Canada. No one may marry under the authority of the publication of banns if there was a previous marriage (dissolved or annulled).
You are welcome to use the artificial arrangements, which belong to the church. You may also bring other flowers of your own choice. Please let the office know during the week before the wedding when the flowers will be delivered to the church.
Confetti and HeIium-filled Balloons:
The use of confetti and helium-filled balloons are only permitted outside the building.
Please phone the church office 519-824-4800 in the event of any change in address, phone number, or any of the details concerning your wedding.
The Trinity United Church family affirms the joy you have found in each other, and hopes that you will find health and wholeness in your life together. To this end we welcome you to Trinity United Church. We offer worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. The spiritual dimension of life will enrich your lives and your marriage. Should you wish to make Trinity United Church your spiritual home be assured of our welcome.
Blessings to you as you prepare for your wedding.
We look forward to sharing the day with you.