Wedding Day Details and Time

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
London, Ontario

Ceremony - First St. Andrew's United Church

First St. Andrews United Church

The ceremony will take place at First St. Andrew's United Church in London, Ontario. FSA is a beautiful church that has been part of the London community for 185 years, and welcomed Ian's grandparents Ron and Janet Caldwell when they first moved to London. Ian's parents were married there too, in 1983!

Ceremony Directions and Parking

First St. Andrews United Church

First St. Andrew's United Church is located on Queens Ave. at Waterloo St. If you're staying at the Delta Armouries hotel, it's just a block away!

There is limited street parking on Queens Ave. and Waterloo St., as well as a small lot behind the church with entrances off Queens and Waterloo. Please leave the church lot for our more mature guests! London Central Secondary School is just a block away, and has a large parking lot that is empty on weekends.

Map of Downtown London

Coming from Toronto/Windsor via Hwy. 401:

Exit 401 at Wellington Rd. Follow Wellington into downtown (under railroad bridge), turn right at King St. Turn at next left, Waterloo St. First St. Andrew's is two blocks ahead on the right. Proceed past the church and turn at next left, Dufferin Ave. Park in Central Secondary School parking lot, on your left.

Coming from North via Hwy. 4:

Follow Richmond St. (Hwy. 4) toward downtown. Turn left at Dufferin Ave. Find Central Secondary School parking lot on your left, 3 blocks later.

Reception - The Great Hall, UWO

The Great Hall

Amy and Ian both attended the University of Western Ontario. UWO is, without a doubt, the most beautiful university campus in Ontario, but there are few rooms on campus that can match the character of The Great Hall. At one time (when Ian's parents went to Western) the hall was a cafeteria; today, it is used only for special events. It gives us great joy to celebrate our marriage in a place so dear to both of us!

After the ceremony at the church has concluded, feel free to make your way to The Great Hall on the UWO campus. We'll be off taking photos for a little while, but there will be snacks, drinks, music and games to keep you entertained while we're out! Once we get back from photos (around 6pm), we eat!

Reception Directions and Parking

The Great Hall
From the church/parking lot:

The church is located on Queens Ave., a one-way westbound street. Follow Queens Ave through downtown until you cross a bridge over the Thames River. Turn right on Wharncliffe Rd. N, the first major intersection after the bridge. Follow Wharncliffe north until it becomes Western Rd (after the railroad bridge), and continue until you reach the Western gates, at Lambton Rd. Turn right through the gates, and proceed most of the way around the traffic circle until you reach the entrance to the Weldon parking lot. Parking here is free for the night.

Once you've parked, the Great Hall is located in Somerville House, which is just a short walk up and across Oxford Dr. from the parking lot. Look for balloons!

Dinner - The Great Hall, UWO

The Great Hall

Please enjoy snacks and drinks at the Great Hall until we return from taking some photos around campus. We expect to be back a bit before 6:00pm, and dinner will be served shortly thereafter. Dinner will be served buffet-style, and will include roast beef, chicken, and vegetarian options. If you have a food allergy, please let us know and we'll try to make sure there are options available for you!


Delta London Armouries
Delta Armouries

The Armouries are just around the corner from First St. Andrew's Church, in downtown London. The guest rooms in the main tower are newly renovated, however there may not be any suites available in the fall due to further renovations. It's a short walk from just about anywhere in downtown London.

The Armouries don't reserve room blocks, but you can use the discount code W14 for a special discount on any booking you make.

Spencer Ivey Leadership Centre
Spencer Ivey

The Spencer Ivey Leadership Centre is a UWO-owned conference centre and hotel, not far from the main campus. There will be a shuttle service to and from our reception at the Great Hall and Spencer Ivey, but it is a bit removed from downtown. Some guestrooms are not accessible by elevator, either, so please check when booking if you require one.

We have reserved a block of rooms here, so be sure to mention our names when you book, or use the link below to make a reservation and enjoy a discounted rate. NOTE: the block is only held until 45 days before the wedding, so try and make your reservation prior to that to ensure there is a space for you!

Doubletree by Hilton London
Doubletree by Hilton

The Doubletree is right downtown next to the Armouries, and will have suites available as well as regular guestrooms. It too is a short walk to First St. Andrew's and the rest of downtown.

We have reserved a block of rooms here as well, so be sure to mention our names when you book, or use the link below to make a reservation and enjoy a discounted rate. The block will be available until September 6th or until the block is sold-out, whichever comes first.