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. Since 2012, we are pleased to offer same sex weddings.
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. Due to this sacred understanding of marriage and the wedding ceremony, we do not perform civil ceremonies.
We are pleased that you considering us 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 (pdf format). 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 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.
Cheque or cash are accepted. These payments will be accepted in the church office anytime after booking is confirmed.
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 obtaingin a Marriage License you can visit the Access Nova Scotia Website.
Application for Marriage (pdf)
Wedding Policy and Information
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 your legal marriage certificate.
Our ministers offer a service of Christian Worship only.
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.
Preparation Course $40.00
If you have taken another marriage preparation course in expectation of your marriage it may be acceptable. Please discuss this with the minister during your first meeting.
Music Fee $200.00
At your first meeting, the church will provide you with Bob's contact information. It is your responsibility to contact him to make further arrangements. Please be advised that our Director of Music has the right of first refusal.
If you require Bob to attend the rehearsal to fee goes to $250.00. If you require Bob to accompany a soloist or group, the fee goes to $300.00.
It is your decision whether or not you desire a soloist and it is your resonsibility to obtain someone and consult with the Director of Music.
Basic Plus $100.00
If you require the sound technician for any music part of the ceremony i.e. CD's with special music.
Please arrange for your decorations to be removed from the sanctuary immediately following the ceremony.
There is no confetti, bird seed, rice or bubbles allowed inside the church. Bubbles may be used outside.