Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 

The Town of Aurora offers civil marriage ceremonies for couples planning to have a non-religious ceremony. A civil marriage ceremony is a great option if you are  having a destination wedding and want to ensure that your legal paperwork is filed in Ontario.

​Dates and Times

A maximum of two wedding ceremonies will be available on Friday's as indicated at the dates below. Ceremonies will be performed between
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Civil marriage ceremonies are available on the following Fridays in 2017:

2017 Dates 

  • January 6,13, 20 and 27
  • February 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
  • April 7, 21 and 28
  • May 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • July 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • August 4. 11, 18 and 25
  • September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
  • October 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • November 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • December 1, 8, 15 and 22

​Reservations

Reservations for a civil marriage ceremony must be made in person at Aurora Town Hall at least 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Town by email or telephone to  check if your preferred ceremony date is available.

Fees (including tax)

Fees must be paid at the time of reservation. Fees can be paid by  cash, debit card, certified cheque or money order.

* 2017 Fee increase will apply as of January 1, 2017

​Fee​2017

Ceremony Fee
(includes room at Town Hall)

$480.25
Change of Date Fee
(within seven (7) days of scheduled ceremony and subject to availability)
$30
Cancellation Fee
(prior to consultation meeting)
$60
Cancellation Fee
(after consultation meeting)
$174
Witness Fee
(per witness, subject to availability)
$60

Fees will usually be adjusted annually. If you are booking a wedding for the next calendar year, the fees payable will be in accordance with the fee by-law in effect on the ceremony date.

​Ceremony Details

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Ceremonies will usually be held in the Council Chambers. On occasion, ceremonies may be held in another Town Hall facility if the Council Chambers is not available. The availability of off-site wedding ceremonies is at the discretion of the Marriage Officiant and may be subject to additional charges.

The Council Chambers will be appropriately decorated for your ceremony. Couples may bring additional decorations and music to enhance their special day. Please review the General Information and Guidelines for additional information on acceptable decorations and music.

Couples can choose from one of four ceremony scripts. You can also enhance the ceremony by adding your own personalized vows or other custom elements. All additions to the ceremony must be approved by the Marriage Officiant at the mandatory consultation meeting and cannot include religious elements due to the civil nature of the ceremony.

Witnesses

Two witnesses are required, both of whom should be over fourteen  years of age (16 years old preferred).  The witnesses must be able to understand the ceremony and what is taking place  in order to  give evidence at a later date, if required. If you are unable to provide your own witnesses, Town staff can act as witnesses for a nominal fee (subject to availability). Please arrange this service at the time of your consultation.

​Marriage Licence

Couples wishing to get married in Ontario require a valid Ontario Marriage Licence, which can be purchased from the Town.  Marriage licenses are valid for a period of three months after the issue date and must be given to the Marriage Officiant during the consultation meeting. For more information on obtaining a Marriage Licence please visit the Town's Marriage Licences webpage

​Marriage Consultation

Couples must attend a pre-ceremony consultation  two weeks prior to your ceremony and bring the following documents:

  • Current valid photo identification
  • Valid Ontario Marriage Licence
  • Receipt for payment of the ceremony
  • A completed Civil Marriage Questionnaire

Consultation meetings can be booked with the Marriage Officiant at time of reservation.

For more information about Civil Marriages or to book a ceremony, please contact the Legislative Services division at 905-727-1375 ext. 4248 or email marriage@aurora.ca​

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