Civil marriage ceremonies

Contact us to schedule your marriage ceremony

519-822-1260 extension 5650
[email protected]

Set the date

You can apply for a marriage licence up to 90 days before your wedding day.

Scheduling your marriage licence appointment at Guelph City Hall is done through a separate authority from marriage ceremonies. Please consult website:

How to get a marriage licence

Getting married at Guelph City Hall

Civil marriage ceremonies are being provided for couples who are looking for a small, simple, non-religious ceremony at City Hall.

Marriage ceremonies take place on select Thursdays and Fridays between 10:30AM and 3:00PM. Please note that no ceremonies will be booked for October 2022.

About the ceremony:

  • The ceremony is a maximum of 30 minutes long.
  • Couples must provide two witnesses.
  • Couples must provide an interpreter if they do not speak English and/or require language assistance (the interpreter cannot be a member of the couple getting married or one of the witnesses).
  • Up to ten (10) people may attend a ceremony (includes the couple, witnesses, and photographer if present).

Getting married at a different time or place

A City of Guelph marriage officiant can perform civil marriage ceremonies at other times and locations. Please contact us to discuss options for getting married at a different time or location.

We do not offer civil marriage ceremonies on Sundays.

Visit serviceontario.ca/gettingmarried to learn who can perform a legal marriage ceremony in Ontario.

Civil marriage ceremony fees

Type of service Fee
Ceremony during regular hours at City Hall $250
Ceremony at a different time or location in Guelph (No Sundays) $400
Ceremony at a different time or location outside Guelph (No Sundays) $400 plus a mileage fee

Fees do not include HST. Fees can be paid in person or by phone and must be paid prior to the ceremony.