Wedding civil partnership picQ. I’d like to be married at St Mark’s. How do I go about it?

A.. Please contact Gillian in the office either by telephone: 905-468-3123 or by emailing to: stmarks@cogeco.net. She will then check the date and time you wish to be married and send you forms to complete. Once we receive the forms back and they are approved by the Rector, a deposit should be given and this will confirm the date and time of the wedding.

Q. We are not Anglican. Is that a problem? Can we still be married at St. Mark’s?

A. Providing at least one of the couple is Christian, then yes you can be married here.

Q. We do not live in Canada. Does that make a difference?

A. Generally no, it does not matter. You must however obtain a marriage licence for the Province of Ontario. Due to border security, sometimes couples may encounter problems with Customs when returning home. It is not likely that this will happen , but if you are concerned, you can have a “civil ceremony” in your home country . Your “Church” ceremony here for the benefit of your guests, will be the same as any other.

Q. We would like to have our marriage at another location (e.g. Queen’s Landing, the Park, etc). Can we do that?

A. The Rector does not normally conduct wedding ceremonies “off site”. This is for a variety of reasons the main ones being:

i. marriage is a Holy ceremony and should be conducted in the Church
ii. logistics preclude taking the ceremony elsewhere
iii. often there are many disruptions at a “public” venue that distract from the solemn ceremony (tourists walking around taking pictures etc)

Q. Can I be married at St. Mark’s on a Sunday?

A. No, we do not perform weddings on Sundays at all ~ no exceptions.

st-marks-hallQ. What is the cost of a wedding at St. Mark’s?

A. The fee for 2016/2017 is $1700.00 which includes HST. These fees includes the services of the Rector, Organist,  (If you wish to engage a vocalist or string quartet, this can be arranged through our Music Director), Verger, Altar Guild, Bells to be rung following the service, Church fee, maintenance, use of Addison Hall for washroom facilities and waiting area for Bridal party.

Q. How many people will the church accommodate?

A. 225 comfortably.

Q. Is there parking on the premises?

A. There is no parking within the gates. Parking is on the street. However, vehicles are allowed to drive in to drop off wedding party and to pick them up after the ceremony, but cannot remain on the property while the service is taking place.