He believed that many couples wanted a ceremony with more dignity, meaning and significance than this brief legalizing event. This significance was traditionally found in church related ceremony. However, in to-day’s society, many people live their lives outside the sphere of organized religion and do not have access to these sacralising events.
With his background as a clergyman, Ted felt that he could provide this service in a non-church setting. Thus, with the assistance of his wife, who was a church organist, he opened the Wedding Chapel in Hess Village. The first wedding ceremony was held in May 1980.
Wedding ceremonies are also performed at other locations.
In March of 2008, a fire destroyed the chapel in Hess Village, so a new chapel had to be created at, 100 Main Street East in Hamilton. In addition, historical sites were also added to wedding options and Heritage Weddings & Coordinators was born.
For over 35 years, our Wedding Chapels and historical locations have been providing beautiful settings and meaningful ceremonies for couples, their families and their friends.