Contact us to schedule your marriage ceremony
519-822-1260 extension 5650
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:
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.