Get Married at The Sanctuary!

If you are looking for the ambiance of a bright, beautiful, uplifting space, we recommend our historic sanctuary, which accommodates up to 300 people and has full sound equipment. The Sanctuary is a unique heritage venue space and one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Vancouver, so we recommend booking well in advance! (Email [email protected] for inquiries.)

For smaller groups, we also have more intimate settings, such as the Fireside Room.

A lay chaplain of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver would be honoured to officiate at your wedding. We will partner with you to create a joyful, transformative and memorable experience. As Unitarians, we are experts at integrating diverse traditions into ceremonies. We combine our experience and time honoured resources with creative input that expresses your values and uniqueness.

Your wedding means more to you than a legal ceremony. We will work together to bring alive the essence, spirit and beauty of this special life event. On your behalf, we can arrange for musicians and other requests to enrich the ceremony.


About Our Unitarian and Lay Chaplains

Unitarians honour beliefs from many traditions, allowing us to be open in our spiritual journeys. We are guided by our seven principles and enriched by the teachings of many modern and ancient cultures and faith groups.

Unitarian lay chaplains have been providing meaningful rites of passage across Canada since 1970. We bring experience, skill, compassion and creativity to the hundreds of weddings and other ceremonies performed every year.

Meet our lay chaplains

Rental information




Ceremonies at Other Locations

From casual small gatherings on the beach, to formal social events in grand halls, our lay chaplains are happy to perform your ceremony at the location of your choice.

Same-sex couples, traditional couples, different faiths, secular, second marriages, couples with children, senior citizens… all are welcome!

Phone our office at 604.261.7204 or send an email to: [email protected] to inquire or book your wedding. A lay chaplain will be contacted immediately to serve you.

Please note this email and phone is only monitored during office hours, If you require lay chaplaincy service or assistance during evenings or weekends, please email [email protected] and one of our lay chaplains will respond.

Our costs are competitive. Please call for a quote with no obligation.

We look forward to hearing from you!