Wedding Information

We welcome you to Springbank United Church. It is here that we experience God’s presence have and created many memories of a vital faith lived in community. We pray all the goodness of our life as a congregation will spill over into your celebration.

Springbank United Church is a progressive congregation that values equal marriage. Couples may be married regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

We respect a broad spiritual spectrum.  We understand that love often brings one faith together with another. In a context of mutual respect, we can find ways to include different traditions. The minister will work with the couple to create a ceremony that is as unique as each relationship.  We ask that at least one member of the couple requesting marriage is involved with a Christian Community.

For some, a wedding is an opportunity to renew or begin a new spiritual journey. As we welcome you for your wedding, we welcome you for other spiritual needs as well. Growing in faith is more fun when you do it with others!

Date and Time

Book your date as early as possible to ensure that our church and staff are available. Please contact the church office for more information.

Email:     sbunited@telus.net

Phone:   (403) 288-9086

Rehearsal

Arrange a time for your rehearsal (usually the evening before your wedding day). The minister conducts the rehearsal at the church. Please be prompt. It is helpful if only the wedding party and parents of the couple attend.

Music

The church’s music director may be available on the date you choose. Couples are welcome to arrange for their own music, however, this must be approved in advance by the minister or the music director. The church has a grand piano and a sound system.

License

You are responsible for providing a valid marriage license, which is necessary for the wedding to take place. Please bring the license to one of the last meetings with the minister before the wedding rehearsal.

Wedding Planners

Many couples engage a professional wedding planner to help with the details of their special day. Your planner will be glad to know that once they arrive at the church, they can simply take a seat and enjoy the worship service.

All weddings reflect the Christian beliefs of our community of faith. Your service, in every respect, is conducted under the authority and direction of the minister.

FAQ

Can we write our own vows?

Yes. In consultation with the minister you are welcome to bring a personal touch to your wedding ceremony.

Can we bring another Officiant?

The minister of Springbank United Church will preside at your wedding service. Another minister or marriage commissioner is welcome to participate with the approval of our minister well in advance.

Can we have a secular service?

No. All ceremonies must respect the beliefs and practices of The United Church of Canada.

How many people does the church hold?

The church is a welcoming and peaceful space for approximately 130 guests.

Can we be married elsewhere by the Minister?

Wedding services usually take place in our sanctuary. If you prefer a non-church setting, this may be possible at the discretion of the minister.

Can we decorate the church?

Yes. Please remember the sanctuary is a place for worship and discuss your plans for decorating with church staff.

Can we use confetti? Because of the difficulty of cleaning up, confetti and rice are not allowed on church property

FEES

RENTAL:                                $500.00

(booking the building and administrative costs)

Minister:                              $400.00

(planning meetings, rehearsal, and ceremony)

Musician:                              $250.00

(consultation and ceremony)

Care-taking:                        $200.00

A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is due at the time of booking and will be deducted from the rental fee. The remaining fees must be paid in full within 14 days before the wedding. Cheques should be made payable to Springbank United Church. Should these fees present a financial hardship, please speak with the minister.

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