We are happy that you are considering holding your wedding at First-St. Andrew’s United Church. If at this point you just want to get a better idea of what spaces in the church look like, check out our rentals page
If FSA seems like a good venue for your wedding, here are some things we'd like you to consider up front:
Photographs are a special keepsake from a wedding. We welcome the thoughtful participation of photographers and videographers. Please ask this person to speak to the minister concerning movement, location and timing of photos/video filming.
Flowers are welcome. (Show your florist the pew shots below if you plan to decorate them.) Flowers may go up during your rehearsal, if you are the sole wedding or the first wedding on your day. If you are a second wedding, they may go up one hour before the start of your service. Your decorations should come down within 15 minutes of the close of the service. If you plan to use scattered petals, they must be silk. Please designate someone, not in your wedding party, to remove decorations and petals.
Our United Church Women can provide a pair of large candelabra for $30 with space for seven candles each (left below) that can be placed at the front of the church, and ten clamp-on candelabra that line the center aisle, ten on each side (middle and right below) with three candles in each for $10. You must provide your own ten-inch white dripless candles. Glass globes (not shown) that fit around the candles are part of the candelabra set up.
All church doors will be locked until our custodian arrives 60 minutes prior to the service. Most often access to the church is through the Atrium entrance on the west side of the church off the driveway. An elevator is close to the entrance making accessibility to the Sanctuary very easy. We recommend that you have two-four ushers, who will welcome your guests from between 45 and 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. If, in addition to the Atrium doors, you wish to have our large wooden doors on the church's south, east and west open for your guests, you will need to arrange for at least three aditional ushers, preferably four. The church atrium is wheelchair accessible for any guests requiring this service
Guests coming by car can be dropped off at the Atrium door before finding a parking place. The church has a small parking lot with space for about 30 cars. Beyond that, metered parking is available on city streets and parking lots near the church.
You're welcome to rent space at the church for your reception. This would probably include rental of the church kitchen. The church does not cater for weddings, however, so you would need to contract with an independent contractor for food and service. If alcohol is to be served, discuss this with our rental agent who will explain the steps necessary.
Sunday Worship at 10:30
Order of Service
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