Weddings

Eglinton St. George’s United Church can host weddings of up to 500 guests.  Our sanctuary, bathed in natural light from stained-glass windows on all sides, and filled with joyous organ or piano music, provides an uplifting backdrop for your marriage service.

A Christian Ceremony

Eglinton St. George’s welcomes couples wishing to be married in a Christian ceremony. Our minister, Abigail Johnson, will officiate at your wedding service. You are invited to personalize the traditional wedding vows, as well as other aspects of the service, to make your ceremony truly meaningful.

Music

As part of our wedding program, the church’s director of music plays organ or piano for up to one hour at your service. Upon request, we can arrange a soloist to enhance your service, or you may provide your own soloist. With prior approval, you may bring additional acoustic musicians to provide further accompaniment to the service.

Hours of Use

When you choose Eglinton St. George’s, you are entitled to the use of the church building and grounds for up to three hours on your wedding day, plus a one-hour rehearsal (usually a day or two prior to the service).

Parking

Due to our location in a quiet residential area, we do not have a parking lot. However, there is plenty of street parking available on neighbouring streets. (There is a small driveway in front where the bride’s vehicle may park during your service.)

Bridal Lounge

At the rear of the sanctuary is a private room that’s an ideal lounge space for brides while your guests are arriving at the church.

No-cost Settings for Your Group Photos

Our well-kept grounds—the front lawn, church steps or the elegant tranquility garden to the east of the sanctuary—make an ideal setting for photos after your ceremony. You are entitled to use this space at no charge during your rental period. In case of inclement weather, you can use various open spaces inside the church for such photos.

Flowers

By special arrangement, the church may be able to accommodate deliveries of decorative flowers earlier in the day of your wedding. Corsages and boutonnieres may be briefly stored in our kitchen refrigerator prior to your service. We are pleased to accept donations of wedding flowers after your service; please let us know in advance so the church’s flower committee can arrange for their use at our next Sunday worship service.

 

Fees

The fee for the use of the Church Sanctuary for the wedding and rehearsal is $800. A cheque for this amount post dated one month prior to the wedding date, must be received by the Church Office to confirm your wedding booking. Honoraria for those who will be assisting at your wedding are requested as follows: the Minister ($400), Organist ($250), Wedding Coordinator ($175), Custodian ($150) and sound technician ($75).

Booking a Date for your Ceremony

Please contact our Church Administrator by email at info@esgunited.org or telephone at (416) 481-1141 ext, 210, to let us know your desired wedding date and time of day, as well as your contact information. The church’s Wedding Coordinator will be in touch with you once your date/time is confirmed to advise on other aspects of the planning process .
Our minister will meet with you about three months before the wedding date to discuss the details of your wedding service. You will also have an opportunity to meet with the church’s director of music to select the music for your service.