Weddings

Here are some points to consider regarding weddings at Cordova Bay United Church:

  1. CONSULTATION WITH THE MINISTER
    • Please arrange an interview with the minister at least 30 days prior to the wedding.
    • The dates and time of the interview will be determined in consultation with the minister.
    • You can book the appointment with the minister by calling the Cordova Bay United Church Office at 250-658-5911.
    • Couples are strongly encouraged to attend a preparation for marriage course.
    • Considerations for courses may include:
      • Island Pastoral Services at 250-472-2851 or ipsa@islandpastoral.bc.ca offers a marriage preparation course.
      • The Chaplaincy Office of the University of Victoria, 250-721-8338 also offers a course entitled “Growth Together.”
  2. THE REHEARSAL
    • Rehearsals are important for lowering anxiety and thereby allowing you to enjoy your wedding day.
    • Arrangements will be made with the Minister regarding the date and time.
    • The Marriage License and balance of wedding fees to be left with the minister during the rehearsal.
  3. THE WEDDING CEREMONY
    • The wedding ceremony is designed and planned in consultation with the minister.
  4. MUSIC
    • Our church organist is available to play the organ and/or piano for all weddings upon request.
    • Other arrangements concerning music should be made in consultation with our minister.
  5. FEES
    • For fee information, please contact the church office.
  6.  PHOTOGRAPHS
    • Flash photography is not allowed during the Wedding Ceremony.
    • Video taping is permissible.
  7. FLORAL DECORATIONS
    • Wedding party is responsible for their own decorations.
  8. CONFETTI & DECORATIONS
    • Confetti, rice, et cetera are not permitted because of their impact on the environment.
    • Wedding bubbles outside of the church are welcome.

For further information regarding the Covenant of Marriage & Life Partnership please visit The United Church of Canada website at: www.united-church.ca/marriage