Weddings

Minister: Reverend Sandra McLauchlan-Abuja
Director of Music: Nancy Sicsic

We thank you for considering the historic Westminster United Church (1879) in Orangeville, Ontario as the location for your wedding.

This is a very special day in your life as you make your marriage covenant before God, family and friends. A marriage covenant is intended to join you in a relationship so intimate and personal that it will change your whole being. As a congregation and staff, we are happy to help to make this day extra special.


We feel that it is important to…

  • Help you prepare for your new life together
  • Help you to understand the significance of the Christian Marriage Ceremony and the value of participating in a community of faith

Requirements for a Wedding at Westminster United Church…

  1. PREMARRIAGE COURSE: You are required to attend a pre-marriage on-line course (or arrange classes with our minister).
  2. MEETING WITH THE MINISTER: You are required to attend one or more personal interviews with the Minister
  3. MARRIAGE LICENSE: The law in the Province of Ontario requires a marriage license or the publication of banns. A marriage license is valid for three months and may be purchased at any city of town hall in Ontario. Westminster United Church requires that you deliver the license to the church office no later than three weeks prior to the wedding.
  4. THE COST:
    Booking Fee: Westminster United Church requires that you submit a Non-Refundable Administrative Booking Fee of $50 in cash. This amount is separate from the fee for the sanctuary.

For a complete fee schedule or further information, please contact our office coordinator at 519-941-0381.

 

Celebration of Life

The funeral or memorial or celebration of life service may be held in the church sanctuary or another location of your choosing. The seating capacity of our sanctuary is about 280 seats. Our minister will meet with you to create a sacred experience that honors, celebrates and remembers the life of your loved one. We will also assist you in choosing music that is appropriate and significant for your family. Our Musical Director will help guide you in this area. Pictures and mementos may also be displayed in the sanctuary and/or the hall.

Memorial Services/Funerals

Westminster United Church, as a welcoming and inclusive church, is available to any family requiring assistance during a time of bereavement, including members of Westminster United Church, their extended families and members of the wider community. A funeral service conducted by the minister will be in the tradition of the United Church of Canada. However, ministry personnel will consider special requests for the service to include other content or music.

When a request to conduct a funeral or memorial service is received, the minister will arrange to meet with the family to discuss details of the service. At that time, information can be gathered to prepare prayers, music and scripture selections and the minister and the family together can discuss how the remembrances and/or eulogy will take place.

To obtain further information on the services, reception and fees, please contact the church office at (519)941-0381.

2017-18 Memorial Service Rates: $565 (includes Sanctuary Rental, Technical Support, Custodial Fee, Minister Fee, Administration and Printed Programs).

** If requested, additional charges may include; Minister of Music Fee, Auditorium Rental Fee, Catering costs – United Church Women.

Concerts

With the renovation of the Sanctuary in 2017, Westminster United Church offers renters a state-of-the art, comfortable concert venue with a flexible stage and seating for 280 people. Centrally located in beautiful downtown Orangeville, this incredibly airy and beautiful space also offers superior acoustics highlighted by a cathedral ceiling designed and built in 1879.

Testimonials

The Orangeville Jazz Society (OJS) would like to thank Westminster United for a most successful evening. Much of our musical success can be attributed to the wonderful venue we played in. The sound was fantastic, the sight lines unobstructed, the building aesthetically pleasing and the sanctuary space ethereal.

The human side, however, was where Westminster really shone, Wendy, Bob, and Jane (to mention only a few) provided over the top support to help this event be the intended showcase for jazz music. Communication was clear, contact was easily available and requests accommodated with an empathetic touch.

As a result the Orangeville District Secondary School musicians played well beyond potential, while the OJS musicians demonstrated a level of proficiency typically found only in celebrated concert halls.

Thank you and hopefully we can visit again.

Allan Luiker
Manager
Orangeville Jazz Society

 

Bob, Wendy, Aidan and Jane,

Thank you all so much for making our event a big success! Jane and Aidan were so thorough and helpful – especially with a couple last minute requests I made that they weren’t expecting.

Everyone was in awe of the beautiful renovation, especially Terry (O’Reilly). All of the planning and advice was perfect, too.

You have a great team there. I’d recommend you as a venue in a heartbeat.
Tralee Pearce
In The Hills Magazine

To inquire about availability for your event, please call the Westminster United Church office at 519-941-0381.

 

Room Rentals/Special Events

At Westminster, we want to make your event extra special and it starts with right space for your event. From baby showers to family reunions to meetings or gatherings, we have just the space you are looking for!


Sanctuary

The sanctuary is a bright and open space, suited for events such as concerts, guest speakers and music recitals. It can seat close to 300 people and is equipped with a state of the art sound system, two drop down projection screens, a Casavant organ and grand piano.


Kitchen

Use of the kitchen is at no additional charge. Stoves may be used for reheating food. Food may be stored in the fridge for your event.

Friendship Room

The Friendship Room is medium in size and can seat up to 30 people. It has hardwood floors and a large floor to ceiling window to allow for good lighting. The Friendship room is suited for meetings or smaller recitals.


The Auditorium

The Auditorium is a large well-lit space with an open floor plan. Approximately 100 people can be seated in this room and there is a projector screen at one end. The Auditorium is suited for events such as conferences, luncheons, birthday parties and receptions.

 

 

Auditorium, (Half day rate)$140.00, (Full day rate)$235.00
Kitchen, (No charge if in conjunction with a room rental)
Friendship Room, (Half day rate) $80.00, (Full day rate) $120.00
Room 5, (Half day rate) $60.00, (Full day rate) $80.00
Room 11 (Youth Room), (Half day rate) $60.00, (Full day rate) $80.00
Room 16 (Library), (Half day rate) $60.00, (Full day rate) $80.00

Sanctuary,$500.00, (2 show rate) $750
Sanctuary and Friendship Room,$550.00, (2 show rate) $825
Sanctuary (Recitals and Not-For-Profit),$300.00,Limited to 4 hour block
Sanctuary and Friendship Room (Recitals and Not-For-Profit),$350.00, Limited to 4 hours

 

**The above rates DO NOT include a custodial fee of $20/room during week (Mon-Thurs) and $40/room on weekends. (Fri/Sat/Sun).

**The above rates DO NOT include a technical (sound and lighting) fee of Senior Tech 4 hours/$75 + $20/hour for each additional hour. – Technicians will be available 1 hour prior to event and 1 hour after event.

**The above rates DO NOT include a Rental Host/House Manager Fee — $15/hour – The Rental Host/House manager will be available on performance day to assist event organizer and Westminster’s Technical Support person. They are responsible for opening the building and securing the building at the end of the event.

If a visual projection technician is required, there will be an additional charge of $15/hour or renter can provide their own at their expense.

Piano and organ available with permission of WUC Minister of Music. If group requires tuning (piano), prior to event, WUC will arrange for tuning and group will be invoiced by WUC.