Congratulations on your Engagement!
We, as Christians and members of Woodlawn United Church believe that marriage is a sacred covenant between God and two people who love each other. Our Ministers honour and celebrate marriage in the context of a Christian community of faith and our community is comprehensive, open and accepting.
We celebrate the marriages of all, church goers or not, previously divorced; of different religions, of different genders, and those of the same sex.
The wedding ceremony is a celebration and public declaration of this loving covenant and is therefore first and foremost a worship service. It is during this wedding service that these two individuals make vows to each other before God, their families and friends, to live in a caring and loving relationship of inclusivity, openness, respect and equality with each other.
We are pleased that you are considering Woodlawn United for your wedding ceremony. We have prepared the following information to outline some of our guidelines, policies and fees. Please read it carefully before you decide to book your wedding date.
Once you have decided that you would like to be married at Woodlawn United Church, we ask that you submit the Application for Marriage. When the application is received at the church office, an appointment will be made with one of our Ministers. Your wedding date will be booked at this first meeting once the $100.00 deposit fee is paid. This deposit is non-refundable but is deducted from the total amount owing. See the FEE POLICY below for further instruction. Please do not make any other arrangements regarding your wedding until the booking is confirmed.
The Ministerial staff, in consultation with the Council, reserve the right to approve all marriage requests made of Woodlawn United Church.
Due to CRA Guidelines we are unable to provide preferred rates to Woodlawn Members or their families/affiliates. Cheque or cash is accepted.
The Marriage License and all fees outlined above must be paid at least 30 days prior to the wedding date. This will give our administrators sufficient time to fill out the form and ensure that the legal documents are prepared for the wedding day. For more information on obtaining a Marriage License you can visit the Access Nova Scotia Website.
SANCTUARY - $250.00
The sanctuary will be available for a one hour long rehearsal. This is generally on the evening preceding your wedding. The Sanctuary is available one hour before your wedding and 1/2 hour after the ceremony. Please be considerate of these times when making your arrangements as there may be more than one wedding performed on this day.
MINISTER - $350.00
The minister will meet with you at least twice prior to your wedding day, will preside over your rehearsal, wedding and handle the arrangements for processing your legal marriage certificate.
Our ministers offer a service of Christian Worship only.
MUSIC FEE - $200.00
If you would like to have the organ or piano played at the wedding, our Director of Music has the right of first refusal.
If you require The Director of Music to attend the rehearsal, the fee is an additional $50.00. If you require The Director of Music to accompany a soloist or group the fee is an additional $50.00 per musical selection.
If The Director of Music is booked for your wedding and you cancel after the 30 day deadline, the musician’s fees will not be refunded.