Marriage is a gift and has been given to all humankind, a celebration of the love that has blossomed into a lifelong caring relationship.

Bala-Port Carling Marriage Policy

The minister at Bala or Port Carling, Rev. Sue Woods, is always happy to sit with you to discuss your wedding plans. Generally speaking, we try to accommodate most requests.

Our Marriage Policy supports our minister marrying any two people inside the church or elsewhere. Please note, however, that we do insist that our minister officiate at your wedding when using Bala or Port Carling United Churches. Sometimes people will have friends or family members in the clergy. We are happy to have them assist in the service, but the wedding itself will be presided over by our minister. The minister also attends the rehearsal and gives direction and helpful advice.

Our time together includes:

  • Getting to know one another
  • Planning your ceremony
  • Sharing in the meaning of marriage and the lifelong commitment.

”We were both so pleased to have Reverend Sue as our minister. Rev. Sue made us both feel so comfortable and welcome. She took the time to sit down with us, listen to our hopes and concerns, answer all of our questions and really get to know us. She put our families at ease, and made our service beautiful and most importantly personal to us. We were truly blessed to have Rev. Sue as part of our day.”