Your Region Weddings, Serving Newmarket, Sharon, Bradford and Barrie Region
Madsen's Greenhouse Chapel and Reception Centre
What To Bring To The Rehearsals
DRehearsals are conducted in the Chapel by your Officiant a few days prior to your ceremony. If
you have not spoken to him simply contact him about a month before your special
day to set up a date and time. Where people stand, how the bride is presented,
who holds the rings, who is seated last, the recessional [exit] and any other
personalized items are predetermined at the rehearsal.
Madsen’s own D.J. is usually responsible for the music and for
the beginning and ending of the ceremony as well! Your Officiator will conduct
the entire ceremony according to the agreed plans that you have made. Once you
are standing in front of us we guide you through everything! Please bring your
marriage license and the ceremony booklet to the rehearsal and leave them with Mr.
Madsen. Make sure you place a stamp on the envelope.
If you have
not previously determined the vows, just highlight them and the words spoken
during the ring exchange. You may also indicate other special ingredients by
writing them into the sample ceremony and by informing you’re your Officiant of
your wishes. If you wish to include something that reflects you’re cultural,
religious, or social values into your ceremony please feel free to do so. You
may also contact Rev John McKibbon before the wedding if you have questions or
Our Officiates are
licensed by the Registrar General of Ontario. In addition they also conduct Baptisms and
Civil naming ceremonies. Should you have
questions about your wedding ceremony you may contact us ant time. Left to right: Jeff McQueen,
Rev. John McKibbon,
Starting the Ceremony: We
suggest that you print on the invitations that guests arrive a half hour before
the start time of the ceremony. [Example: Wedding @ 430 PM: Ceremony@ 500 PM.
This provides time for friendly socialization and an opportunity for guests to
arrive on time. It also facilitates a relaxed day for you, your guests and
Our Officiant usually
arrives in time to meet the groom, time permitted, we then meet with the bride
and her wedding party. Then do the documentation [please assure sufficient postage is on the licence envelope] and have a final review of the
ceremony proceedings. We also
coordinates the beginning of the ceremony and the seating of the V.I. P.
“May you always have blessings … a soft breeze when summer
comes, a warm fireside in winter, and always the warm, soft smile of a friend.”
York Region Weddings
Traditional & Personalized