The health, safety and well-being of our community members is a top priority. We continue to work closely with the University of Toronto to monitor the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. U of T has paused the requirement to be fully vaccinated, for physical distancing for in-person activities on University premises, and for mandatory mask usage. Completing a health screening before coming to campus is still highly recommended, and we continue to ask members of our community to remain at home if they are ill.
We ask everyone to respect the decisions of others regarding these measures, according to their comfort levels and health needs. It is vitally important that, even with the easing of provincial measures, we remain vigilant, conscientious, and respectful of one another. The status of our facilities may change as public health guidance is revised, for further information and updates please see Trinity’s COVID-19 Updates.
As this continues to be an evolving situation, we thank you for your patience.
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.
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 subject to availability.
The Chapel rental fee of $1,500 + $195 HST (total $1,695) is payable following the application approval by the Chaplain’s office. 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. In the event that you cancel after the booking has been confirmed, a $500 cancellation fee will be retained by the college. (GST/HST Registration No. R11926 9751.)
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.
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.