So You Want to Get Married!

Marriage is an important step in your journey together as a couple. Believing God desires us to share in relationships that are faithful, loving, mutually satisfying, and continually growing, we at Manor Road United Church would be happy to play a part in your special day. Our minister, Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea will officiate at your wedding service.

Manor Road United Church encourages the participation of people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, sexual preferences, and economic circumstances. We would be delighted to help you plan and celebrate the making of your marriage vows to one another. Congregational membership is not a requirement.

A Message from Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea

As the minister at Manor Road, I generally meet with you two times prior to the rehearsal. During the first meeting, we spend time getting to know one another, talking about your relationship, and having some initial conversation about your wedding ceremony. I provide you with information such as sample wedding services, readings, prayers, and vows; and, we begin to think about who will be included in the ceremony, and how they will participate. During our second meeting, we make decisions about the ceremony’s format and content and make final decisions about participation of family and friends. After that meeting, I pull the service together and e-mail it to you for your review and comments (or sometimes it’s the other way around!). Together we will create a ceremony that honours your love for one another; and reflects who you are and what you hold precious as a couple. Please email me at if you have any questions.

With every blessing,

Rev. Dr. JJ Mastandrea


Generally we hold a rehearsal a day to two before the wedding.


The cost of a wedding at Manor Road United Church is:

• $120/hour for the church (including set-up and take-down)
• $300 for the Minister ($400 if off-site)
• $200 for the Organist/Pianist/Harpist (small additional fee for specific requests)
• $100 for the Soloist (if requested)
• $125 for the Custodian (first 5 hours, $25 for every additional hour)


To reserve the church for your wedding, we request a 25% deposit for the room rental. The balance will be due in full 4 weeks before the event. The minister, organist, and soloist are paid individually.

If cost is prohibitive, please let us know. Please email with any questions.

Wishing you every blessing as you look forward to this celebration of your life together!

Alana and Mark’s Wedding

Delice and Corey’s Wedding

240 Manor Road East
Toronto, ON, M4S 1K3
416 483 0695

Manor Road United Church is on the traditional home of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River. May we be connected to the heartbeat of the Spirit as one.