a unique celebration

What is a Unitarian Universalist Wedding Ceremony?

A Unitarian Universalist wedding ceremony is a unique celebration of the joining of two people on their life’s journey. The ceremony honours and celebrates the joining of families, the commitment between two people and the blessing of their future together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do we need to be members of the church?

A couple need not be members of a Unitarian Universalist (UU) church or fellowship in order to be married in a UU ceremony.

Couples getting married in a UU ceremony are welcome to explore the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg to see if it is a place where they can cultivate a deep and meaningful spiritual life; attendance at services is not a pre-requisite to having a UU wedding ceremony.

Q: What if my partner and I have different religious backgrounds and/or beliefs?

A Unitarian Universalist marriage ceremony is based on the personal integrity of the participants, rather than on institutional forms. Inclusiveness is highly valued, and UU ceremonies strive to honour different religious backgrounds and cultural traditions.

Q: Do we get to choose where our ceremony takes place?

A wedding ceremony can take place in a variety of settings, such as couples’ homes, parks, and gardens. There may be extra costs involved in a ceremony outside the church.

For More Information

To arrange to talk to our Minister or a Lay Chaplain, please contact the the church office or phone (204) 474-1261.

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