Civil marriage ceremonies

Get married with us! We offer civil marriage ceremonies at City Hall or a location of your choice. Civil ceremonies are performed by the City’s Marriage Officiant.

Ceremonies at City Hall in the Council Chambers take place on Thursdays and Fridays scheduled every half hour as follows:

Thursdays – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Fridays – 10:00 to 11:30am and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Special Valentine’s Day ceremonies available on February 14 2018 every half hour starting at 1:30 and ending at 3:30 p.m.

We also work with you to accommodate requests for civil marriages performed outside of business hours (except Sunday) as well as at other locations. The marriage officiant will work with you to meet your needs and make this occasion one to remember for a lifetime.

At least two (2) witnesses are required to be present at every marriage in Ontario. If you require a municipal employee to act as your witness, an additional fee per witness will apply.

All fees are noted in the chart below and payable by cash, debit, or credit card at the ServiceGuelph counter in City Hall prior to your ceremony.

For further information or to book a ceremony, please contact the Marriage Officiant 519-822-1260 extension 2468 or by email at marilyn.hoffmann@guelph.ca.

Services offered

Type of service Fee (not including HST)
Thursdays and Fridays in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 Carden Street $235
If you require a municipal employee to act as your witness $28  per witness
Outside of regular business hours (except Sunday) as well as at other locations – within Guelph $360
Outside of regular business hours (except Sunday) as well as at other locations – outside of Guelph $360 plus a mileage fee
Marriage ceremony rehearsal $100

For further information on who can perform a legal marriage in Ontario, please refer to serviceontario.ca/gettingmarried.