To download or print the Wedding Brochure please click here: Wedding_Brochure_-_2017.pdf
To download or print the Wedding Booking Form please click here: Wedding_Booking_Form.docx (To fill it out please make sure you "enable editing" fill in the form and save it as a word document using your surnames (i.e. Wedding Smith-Doe.docx)
Arranging Your Wedding
Congratulations on your engagement! Northminster United Church welcomes the opportunity of sharing with you in making your wedding plans.
Marriage is a very important and sacred occasion in your life. You are reminded that your wedding service, whether in the Church or at another venue, is a service of worship. All that is done or said, played or sung, should be an offering to God and in keeping with the Christian faith.
To book your wedding with Northminster United Church call the church secretary to confirm that your desired date is available. Then book an appointment with the minister, Rev. Sandra Farrow, to go over requirements, complete the form and make the deposit for the church.
If you wish for personal reasons to have another minister assist in your service, this must be done in consultation at your first interview. Then the Rev. Sandra Farrow will extend an invitation to him or to her to assist. Rev. Farrow will also assign the places another minister will assist in the service.
Director of Music:
Music is not necessary at a wedding, but most couples feel that it adds much to the beauty of the ceremony. This music is not entertainment for the guests but is to set the atmosphere for worship. In this light, such music as accompanies the service should be to the glory of God. The Director of Music will give counsel on choices of music for all the marriage services held in the church as well as soloists or other special music. Our Director of Music, Ashton McMaster, must be contacted to review and decide on your music choices prior to your interview with the Minister and Wedding Co-ordinator a month prior to your wedding day.
Marriage Co-ordinators, Donna Gosselin or Janet Slocombe, will be in attendance at all weddings. During the rehearsal and wedding, the Co-ordinator will arrange the bridal party, and make such other arrangements as to ensure a smooth flow in the service. She also ensures the sanctuary is properly prepared and arranged for the wedding, and clean and tidy afterwards. Questions concerning church decorations should be directed to her.
Marriage preparation is mandatory at Northminister United Church. It is held on the last weekend of April and the last weekend of September each year.
During the Friday evening (7-9 p.m.) the wedding service will be discussed. You will meet your Wedding Co-ordinator, the Director of Music and the Minister at that time. A booklet will be handed out from which you will make choices for your wedding service to be returned at an interview in the month prior to your wedding. On Saturday (9a.m.-3p.m.) you will engage in various aspects of marriage. If you do not attend these sessions an additional $100 per session will be charged to the couple for each session done privately.
At the time of your first interview with the minister the church deposit is due:
Chapel $50 (non-refundable deposit)
Sanctuary $100 (non-refundable deposit)
The cheque should be made out to “Northminster United Church.”
The Fees listed below should be in cash and placed in separate envelopes indicating the person for whom they are intended. They will be brought to the interview with the Minister & Wedding Co-ordinator the month prior to your wedding.
|Soloist Fee||Consult with the organist|
|Rental for Pew Flowers||$20|