Grace United Church
How to Book

We invite you as a couple to first read through the information provided in this Wedding section.  It is important to be sure that Grace Church is the right choice for you. 

Once you have decided that you would like to be married at Grace or by the Minister of Grace Church at a location of your choosing, please contact our office.  We will then be able to let you know about availability.  Once your booking is confirmed, we can help you with some of the details of your wedding preparation so that this very special day in your lives turns out just the way you want it to.

Rev. Lyle will want to meet with you both once or twice to discuss your wedding plans and your service.

You will need to purchase a wedding license so that your marriage can be registered in Ontario.  You may purchase the license up to 90 days before the wedding date, and you must have it at least three days prior to the wedding.  We, here at Grace, are responsible for filling in the information on the back of the license, so we ask that you bring the license in to our office one or two weeks before the wedding.  You can pick up your license at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 500 George Street in Peterborough, or at the town or city hall in your area.  Call ahead as there is documentation you need to take with you.

If you are being married at Grace Church, for your wedding, pew bows can be used but we ask that you secure them either with masking tape or by using wire hooks that fit over the edge of the pews.

At Grace we have an organ and a baby grand piano.  Please ask for contact information so that you can arrange the music details of your wedding with our Music Director.  We also have a sound system available if you prefer to use selections on a CD.

You are welcome to use candles during the service, especially if you are lighting the unity candle as part of your ceremony.  We do ask that you supply the candles.

Pictures can be taken at certain times during the ceremony.  We encourage picture taking during the processional and recessional, and while the bridal party is signing the register.  We do ask that your guests not take pictures during the exchanging of vows and the rings.

Wedding programs, if requested, can be ordered through our office for the cost of the actual cover, any shipping and handling fees, and an additional $10 to prepare and copy them.  Please allow a month to order and receive the covers.  We have brochures in the office with sample covers for you to choose from.

Please do not serve alcoholic beverages before the ceremony.

If you plan to live in or near Peterborough, we would like to extend to you our sincere invitation to join our church family and worship here at Grace United Church.  A hearty welcome will always be here for you.