Marriage and Baptism

Weddings at Rideau Park United Church

At Rideau Park United, we are committed to help you celebrate your special day within a faith community that is supportive and inclusive.  We celebrate marriages for couples of diverse faith backgrounds, including couples of all gender combinations.  You do not have to be a member of the congregation, but many people do come back to the church after celebrating a wedding with us.

All enquiries about church weddings should be made at the church office, to ensure that there are no double-bookings.  The office will request some information about the ceremony and arrange for a minister to meet with you, 2-4 months prior to the wedding. 

Usually Rideau Park staff will officiate or provide music at all weddings at the church. Where there is reason for inviting others to participate, this should be discussed with the minister or music director.

Weddings are held in either the Church Sanctuary (400 capacity) or the Chapel (35 capacity).  The sanctuary and chapel at Rideau Park are wheelchair accessible. 

The fee for a wedding is $875, including all honoraria for minister, music director, caretaker and use of the Sanctuary.  All fees are subject to the discretion of the minister performing the wedding. A $250 deposit is required once the wedding date has been confirmed.

Baptisms at Rideau Park United Church

Baptism is the celebration of new life, a rite of initiation where those baptized are received into the Christian community. Baptism is an occasion for joy for the families involved and for the whole community. The sacrament of baptism is celebrated during the 10am Sunday morning service on the third Sunday of each month. Many people bring their infants for baptism, but it is possible to be baptized at any age or stage of life. If you would like to arrange a baptism or would like more information, please contact Rev. Steve Clifton (613-733-3156 ext. 225 or sclifton@rideaupark.ca).