Booking information

As a result of social distancing requirements and the related impact to operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Multifaith Centre will remain closed until May 2022. 

We are not accepting any bookings at this time. (This includes any dates after May 2022)

Specific information regarding the Centre is available through email: multifaith@uvic.ca or 250-721-8338.

For more information on COVID-19 & UVic, please visit https://www.uvic.ca/covid-19/

The Multifaith Centre is available to be booked for weddings, celebrations of life, and baptisms/christenings. The Multifaith Centre is open for bookings only on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Centre is not available for external bookings for faith services, meetings, workshops, speakers, concerts or plays.

Booking times and capacity

Booking Times

Multifaith Centre bookings are available in three hour increments:

  • 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm to 6:00pm 
 You do not have any access to the centre before or after your booking time. In your booked time, you have sole and exclusive use of the centre to decorate and set up without disruption. You are solely responsible for all clean up before the next booking begins. Bookings are back-to-back, please be respectful of other parties. 

For a three hour booking, we reccommend that you give yourself a minimum 45 minutes on either side of the ceremony for set-up and clean up. The ceremony, photo sessions (including lawn photos), guests, and decorations must be completed and cleared by the end of your booking.

Rehearsal bookings are 30 minutes and available on Fridays at 4:30pm, 5:00pm, or 5:30pm. 

Booking times are firm; requests to set-up earlier than your allotted time are not allowed. 

Your booking will be confirmed after we verify event assistants availability. At that point we will request your payment, which holds the booking.  

 Capacity

The Celebration Hall has a maximum capacity for 100 people.

Costs

The cost to book the Multifaith Centre, including for UVic alumni: 
  • $600.00 (For a three hours ime slot)

A half-hour rehearsal is included in the price, and is scheduled to occur the Friday before the event. 

Your booking will be confirmed after we verify event assistants availabilty. At that point we will request your payment, which holds the booking.  

Payments

Payments should be made after you have received confirmation from the Multifaith Centre. Payment must be received within two weeks after confirmation to hold the booking.

Cancellation Policy

sixty days' notice must be given in order to receive a partial refund.

The cancellation fee is:

  • $150 for a three hour slot. ( 25% of the fee)

Catering

No food, or beverages are permitted in the Multifaith Centre's Celebration Hall. The Hall is a Sacred Space; eating and drinking are not appropriate. 

Requests to bring personally catered or prepared food/drinks will not be entertained.

The lobby can accomodate up to 30 people for small receptions. Catering is available through the following:

UVic Degrees Catering

Contact Degrees at  or 250-721-8603, to arrange your reception.

University Club of Victoria

The University Club caters wedding receptions from 10 to 250 people. 

For more information, please contact the at 250-721-7938.

Ceremony official

Please engage your own minister or marriage commissioner to perform the wedding service.

A list of Marriage Commissioners in Victoria is available on-line 

Event Assistants

Our Event Assistant will be at your service to open doors, provide general assistance and oversee the building during your ceremony. If you have a rehearsal booked, they will be there to answer any questions about the building and note details about your service.

Event Assistants are not responsible, nor liable, for the setup or takedown of chairs and of your decorations. The Event Assistant does not run the CD player or iPod for weddings or memorials/funerals. Please engage one of your friends to run it for you on your wedding day.

The Event Assistants will help to set up the zoom meeting on our monitor.

Outdoor ceremonies

Ceremonies may be held on the front or back lawn areas. Chairs, anchored tents or furniture, however, cannot be placed on the grass. Only stand-up ceremonies will be accommodated. 

Please note: the Multifaith Centre must be booked in order to use the lawn area.

Furniture may not be removed from the Multifaith Centre building.

Music

You are welcome to use our digital piano (full-sized with weighted keys) or the Yamaha acoustic upright piano located in the Celebration Hall. Requests for the piano to be tuned prior to your service will include an additional $130 for the tuning.

If you need to hire a piano player or wish to employ student musicians, please inquire at our UVic School of Music, 250-721-7903.

A CD player and sound system are available if your music is on CD. Do bring your CD to test your music, if you have a rehearsal booked. Provisions are also available to connect your iPod, if that is preferred.

Please engage one of your friends to run it for you on your wedding day - the Event Assistant does not run the CD player or iPod for weddings or memorials/funerals.

Decorations

You are responsible for all decorations required for your ceremony such as flowers and stands, dripless candles and stands, ribbons/bows, linens, table cloths, etc. There is a large stationary table at the front, plus 4 small moveable tables for your use.

Candles

If you are using candles in your ceremony, we request that you please use proper candle-stands with dishes to collect the melting wax. We have had problems with wax stains on the altar table and the carpet in the past. Please help us preserve the centre in a presentable state so that others may be able to enjoy it as well.

Confetti

Confetti of any type is not allowed including rice, birdseed or flower petals. We would like to have the Multifaith Centre in a presentable condition for the reservation that may follow yours.

Finnerty Gardens

Please visit the Finnerty Gardens website for more information. 

Bequests and donations are welcome. These will be used for the operating expenses of the chapel and its grounds.

Donate

On the Donation Webpage, under “Designation”, please select “Other” and enter “Multifaith Centre" in the respective field that will appear.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is only for those who have booked the Multifaith Centre for memorial/celebration of life services. Please click here to submit the name of your loved one to be entered into our Book of Remembrance.

On the Donation Webpage, under "Designation" please select "Other" and enter "Multifaith Centre" in the respective field that will appear.

Location and parking

Location

University of Victoria Multifaith Centre,
Parking Lot #6, off Ring Road,
3800 Finnerty Road,
Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2.

(You may use this address in your invitation cards)

Parking

Paid parking in effect including evenings, except for Sundays and statutory holidays. Their is a flat rate of $3.50 for Saturdays.  Monday – Friday parking rate of $2.00 per hour or portion of (outside Ring Road).

Additional Multifaith Centre information

The following are additional details about the Multifaith Centre:

  • Aisle: 21 ft. from lobby door to first row of chairs. Approximately 5 ft. wide.
  • Chairs: 100 chairs total. Chairs are not to be stacked and left in the meditation room or along the corridors and hallway.
  • Podia: 2 (also referred to as lecterns) 1 large podium with closed-in bottom, 1 smaller podium with pedestal bottom.
  • Tables: 5 - 4 small (18"x36"), 1 large (36"x72", often used as an altar: mostly stays in front).
  • Microphones: 2 with stands and cables.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Celebration Hall, as it is a Sacred Space.

Furniture is not to be removed from the Multifaith Centre building.

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