Weddings

Weddings

Celebrating love and partnership

If you are you seeking to make a deep spiritual commitment to your partner, our minister Rev. Beth Walker is available to perform a ceremony for you. Rev. Walker is open to your suggestions and appreciates that this is a very special day in your life as a couple. We want this ceremony to reflect your love and your relationship as much as you do!

Church weddings are religious services; you can expect to have an order of service that includes prayer, sacred music and scripture reading. You can choose to have a meaningful message from the minister, communion and a variety of rituals. Rest assured that all legal requirements in the province of B.C. are met in this service of marriage.

A Strong Foundation

Pre-marriage courses are available to help you build a strong foundation of communication as a couple. We recommend the following courses.

South Island Pastoral Services at 250-472-2851 or info@southislandcentre.ca

The Chaplaincy Office of the University of Victoria250-721-8338 also offers a course entitled “Growth Together.”

Diversity and Unity

We are open to all and have a proud record of performing LGTBQ+ marriage ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, and performing weddings for couples from all over the world. We are honoured to work with you to design a service that reflects your values and beliefs.

First Steps

Contact the office and book the minister as soon as possible.

Arrange to meet with our minister at least one month before the date of your wedding, to design your sacred ritual.

Rehearsals are important for lowering everyone’s anxiety. If the wedding is a formal one, the wedding party should expect to spend 30-45 minutes at the rehearsal. If the wedding you are planning is a small, intimate one, then the minister will advise you about the kind of rehearsal you need, if any.  Arrangements are made with the minister regarding the date and time of the rehearsal. The balance of fees still owing is payable at the rehearsal.

Location

Rev. Walker is available to marry you wherever you wish – at a beach, in a park or at a private home. If you would like your ritual in a church (our building is not available during our re-development), we can help arrange this for you.

Cost of Services

  • Non-Refundable Booking deposit – $200.00
    • Due at time of booking & applied to total fees
    • The balance of payment is due  two weeks before the wedding date
  • Minister – $250.00 (off-site wedding plus travel costs)*
    • Includes one rehearsal
    • Payable to ‘Fairfield United Church’
  • Musician – $150.00 – $200.00
    • Flat fee, 3 hours minimum
  • Administration – $50.00 – $100.00*
    • Sliding scale based on what is needed (i.e. PowerPoint, Bulletin)
  • Soloist – varies

Or a lesser honorarium for contributing members of Fairfield United

Contact

Please contact office@fairfieldunitedchurch.com or 250-384-2425 for questions or booking.