Your Affordable Wedding in Vancouver

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Is there parking available?

All of our locations have access to street parking and paid parking. You will receive information regarding parking for each specific location once booked. If accessibility is important please let us know.

How much time may I spend at the chapel?

The fee is based on being on location for an hour and a half with the average ceremony being 20 minutes. There is time allocated to gather before the ceremony and after for some pictures and champagne and cake if desired. More time is allocated if food is served.

Are there other weddings or events going on as the same time as mine?

Depending on the location there may be other events occurring at the same location. The area where the chapel will be set up will be private. The exception to this is the outdoor weddings.

Is the chapel wheel chair accessible?

 Most of our venues are wheel chair accessible. Please let us know if you have accessibility concerns and we will recommend the best location. 

What is the maximum number of people for a ceremony?

Please see information for each location to see specific maximums. While we specialize in weddings and locations for 40 people and under we are happy to give a custom quote for a larger wedding.

What if I am not sure about the number of people when booking?

Number of people attending is necessary for setting up the room prior to the service. This number can be changed up to 24 hours before the ceremony, providing it is limited to that location’s maximum. Just send us an email if you need to change the number. Numbers for any food ordered must be confirmed one week ahead.

Will I have time for pictures and where can I take them?

There is approximately half an hour for pictures unless a longer time photography package has been purchased. The photographer will lead as to suitable photography spots at each location.

Will I be able to have a rehearsal?

We are happy to coordinate a site visit and go over details and logistics of the ceremony. The marriage commissioner and photographer can be reached via email and can set up a Facetime appointment. If you would like the venue available for a private rehearsal and the marriage commissioner in attendance additional charges will apply .

Can I bring my own officiant?

A marriage commissioner is included in the package. If you would like a religious representative or a marriage commissioner of your own choosing you may arrange yourself. Please let us know if this is the case. It is important to confirm the religious representative is registered with the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency to legally perform marriages in B.C. as per the B.C. Marriage Act.

What if I have my own marriage commissioner or photographer?

All of our wedding ceremony packages include a marriage commissioner and a photographer for an hour. If you would like to provide your own let us know and we can give you an alternative cost for the package. Additional time and locations can be added for the photography.

May I talk with the officant before the ceremony?

Once your ceremony has been booked and confirmed you will be given the name and contact info for your officiant. The officant will be happy to discuss via email or phone the wedding ceremony and any specific wishes you may have.

What is your refund policy?

All of our ceremony packages require a $500 deposit to book the location and participants. The deposit is non refundable. Full payment is required 7 days before the ceremony.

May I bring in my own food or drink?

All food and beverages, non and alcoholic must be purchased through Going To The Chapel or through the venue. If there is something specific we will see if we can accommodate the request. Wedding cakes may be brought in but there is a cutting/serving fee per person. Please note: Vancouver Park and Beach weddings are no food/no alcohol.

Do you have a cancellation policy for outdoor weddings?

Outdoor weddings will occur rain or shine. We suggest outdoor weddings be booked June to September. For permitted park/beach weddings we will have a back up tent (10 ft by 10ft). For elopement weddings we will try to have a back up sheltered place nearby, but depending on location this may not be possible.

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