Weddings in the Chapel

The Trinity College Chapel is a magnificent place to hold your wedding ceremony.

The Chapel is a consecrated church in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and an integral part of the College. There are, therefore, canonical laws as well as college regulations that govern worship services in this space.

Other spaces at Trinity, such as Strachan Hall and Seeley Hall, are also wonderful venues to host your ceremony or reception. These spaces are not subject to the regulations for Chapel ceremonies.

The following guidelines provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding wedding ceremonies in the Chapel.

Trinity’s Humphrys Chaplain encourages couples to connect with a specific priest or other minister in preparation for marriage, and can also make referrals if couples have not yet chosen an officiant.

Please also see Rules, Ceremony and Application Form for weddings in the Chapel.

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION
  1. Inquiries about available dates and times can be made by contacting Event Services & Catering.
  2. A tentative date and time can be held for a period of two weeks pending receipt and approval of your application. However, please note these are not confirmed reservations.
  3. To secure your reservation, please fill out the Wedding-Chapel Application Form and submit it, along with your Chapel user fee (see below), to Events Services & Catering.
  4. Written confirmation of your reservation, along with a receipt for payment of the fee, is normally provided within two weeks, following approval by the Chaplain’s office. (The fee is payable by cheque to “Trinity College.”)
AVAILABLE DATES & TIMES FOR CHAPEL WEDDINGS

Due to a high level of college activities and the serious risk of disruption of a wedding ceremony, we limit the number of weddings scheduled during the academic year from September through May.

Due to the number of requests for the Chapel, it is essential that each wedding start on time, in order not to inconvenience the next wedding party. These times are arranged with Event Services & Catering, not the Chaplain’s office, before you send in your application.

Wedding times are 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm. Evening weddings are subject to staff availability.

FEES AND HONORARIA FOR A WEDDING IN THE CHAPEL
Chapel Rental Fee:

The Chapel rental fee of $1,500 + $195 HST (total $1,695) is payable with your application. This includes the fee for the organist and the Verger, but does not include the honorarium for the officiant (see Clergy Honorarium below). A receipt will be provided with a letter of confirmation from the chaplain’s office, or returned if the application is declined. In the event that you cancel after the booking has been confirmed, a $400 cancellation fee will be retained by the college. (GST/HST Registration No. R11926 9751.) 

Clergy Honorarium:

The clergy fee is arranged between the couple and the officiant. It is normally related to the amount of time spent with the officiating cleric, the number of sessions together, and associated costs for which the officiant or the chaplain’s office is responsible, e.g., service leaflets, travel, long-distance calls, etc. The fee range is between $300 and $450, depending on the factors outlined above; some officiants charge a set fee.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

If you are holding your wedding or commitment ceremony at Trinity College, you will receive a Photography Permit for the day of your event. There is no additional cost for this Photography Permit. The Photography Permit provides access for photos to be taken in outdoor locations only (grounds only, not within the buildings); a permit does not guarantee exclusive access to the outdoor location. Interior shots are prohibited, except the Chapel and any other rooms booked as part of your rental arrangement. Click here for more information about photography at Trinity.

For inquiries, please contact:

Event Services & Catering
416-978-8680
416-946-7422 (fax)
events@trinity.utoronto.ca

Location: Main level of the Trinity College Building, Office 102

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm