Weddings

Weddings

“Where you go, I will go, and where you stay I will stay.
Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
- Ruth 1: 16 NIV

Devon United Church is a wonderful place to celebrate your wedding day. Imagine an airy, open space with light beaming through tall stained glass windows, made warm and intimate by soaring open beam construction. Imagine your guests seated comfortably on elegant red padded chairs, your special music enhanced by the superior acoustics created by large BC fir beams. Even in your formal wedding attire, you and your guests will be comfortable throughout our air-conditioned building.

PRACTICAL DETAILS
Our minister will want to meet you to discuss your wedding, to plan the service, and to explore with you, your relationship and your goals for Christian married life together. Please make an appointment through the church office. Our minister will review some choices for your wedding ceremony. Your choices will reflect your joy, your commitment and your faith.

If you decide to be married at Devon United Church, you will need to book the day and time with the minister, who will seek Worship Committee approval. A non-refundable deposit of $100, deductible from the total cost, will then secure your booking.

Please Note:

a) You will require a Marriage License, which can be obtained up to 90 days before your wedding. Please deliver the license along with your full payment to the church office no later than four weeks before your wedding day.

b) You will require two witnesses, 18 years or older to sign your Marriage Registration at the wedding.

c) You will be expected to find your own musician(s) and negotiate the honorarium. The minister or church office can make suggestions if you wish. The minister’s approval is required for all music selections to be played or sung at your wedding – whether live or recorded.

d) We will schedule a wedding rehearsal one or two days before the wedding. All members of the wedding party including ushers should be present. Please be on time as other rehearsals may be scheduled following yours.

e) Photographs and videos are permitted after consultation with the minister. Photographers are welcome to attend the rehearsal.

f) No confetti maybe used on church property. Pew markers or decorations may be attached with elastic or ribbons only.

YOUR RELATIONSHIP
We require that you participate in a marriage preparation course. Because marriage is a life-changing commitment, you will find the skills you will learn in this class helpful to ensuring the long-term success of your marriage relationship. The church office or minister can provide names and phone numbers of appropriate counselling centres in the area.

THE OFFICIANT
Since you are requesting a United Church of Canada service, the incumbent United Church minister will normally be conducting the service. If the minister is away, attempts will be made to find a suitable United Church replacement. Special requests to have others officiate or co-officiate may be made through the minister.

SEATING
The church seats 150 people on the main floor and another 35-40 people in the loft. We are not set up to serve food or refreshments after the service but can suggest suitable local facilities.

WEDDING FEES
If you choose to hold your wedding in Devon United Church, the wedding fee is:

$625.00 (if your wedding date is a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, this fee secures the services of our minister, the use of the church, and cleaning services).

OR

$660.00 (if your wedding date is a Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, this fee secures the services of our minister, the use of the church, and cleaning services).

Our minister is available to conduct wedding ceremonies at off-site locations of your choosing. The fee for an off-site wedding is:

$650.00 plus mileage* (which secures the services of our minister and an administration fee)

(*there may be an additional fee for mileage for the minister to travel to your location, the mileage rate is based on current United Church of Canada rates.)

Cheques should be made payable to - Devon United Church.

A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00, which will be deducted from the total cost, is required to secure your booking.

FEES ARE DUE IN ADVANCE
We require that the balance of the wedding fees be paid in full, at least one month (4 weeks) before the date of your ceremony. Fees are to be paid at the Church Office which is open Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed at noon). We thank you for your cooperation with this process.

MORE INFORMATION
For more information or to book your wedding, please contact Rev. Dirk Jessen at 780-667-5768 or email [email protected]

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
If you will be making your home in the Devon-Calmar area, we invite you to share in our life and worship. Sunday Worship and Sunday School are at 10:00 am every Sunday.

We wish you the very best for your marriage and may God bless you.

 All the best in your wedding plans!