If your wedding has been postponed or cancelled this year due to COVID-19, perhaps you are trying to figure out plan B. The Pop-Up Chapel Co., a company that hosts speedy, small weddings in pop-up event spaces, has announced plans to host additional wedding events in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York to help couples who were supposed to get married this year. Their events traditionally see 10 couples getting married every hour, on the hour, in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

Before the lockdown, The Pop-Up Chapel was already conducive to a small guest list. Couples would pay a flat rate for a wedding ceremony with up to 20 guests as well as wedding services like a photographer, wedding planner, flowers, live music and legal officiant.

“Couples deserve to celebrate their vows this year, and many have different reasons why getting married sooner rather than postponing is important to them,” said Lynzie Kent, founder of The Pop-Up Chapel Co., in a statement. “This pandemic has affected a lot of people’s financial situations, some couples are eager to start a family and others have elderly family members who want to see the nuptials – we are eager to provide a solution. The Pop-Up Chapel gives couples an option to continue their wedding plans in a slightly altered version, surrounded by close family and friends, many of whom they have not seen in months.”

Proceeds from each Pop-Up Chapel date will benefit a local charity. In Toronto, the pop-ups will occur on September 18 at the Evergreen Brickworks, supporting The Evergreen Children’s Garden; September 24 at The Loft @ Baro, supporting Second Harvest and November 6 at Steam Whistle Brewery, supporting FoodBanks Canada. Ottawa’s pop-up will take place on November 20 at The Umbrella Bar, supporting Black Health Alliance, while Vancouver’s is slated for October 16 at The Settlement Building, charity TBD.

See photos from previous pop-up chapel events, below.

Photo: Alison Thurston


Photo: Mango Studios


Photo: Mango Studios


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