Please note we will not be performing Civil Marriage Ceremonies at this time

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 

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 Fridays.

Civil marriage ceremonies are available on the following Fridays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.:

2020 Dates 
  • January 10,17,24 and 31
  • February 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • March 6, 13 and 20
  • April 3, 17 and 24
  • May 8, 15, 22 and 29
  • June 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
  • August 7, 14 and 21 
  • September 11, 18 and 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • November 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • December 4, 11 and 18
​Reservations

A civil marriage ceremony must be reserved in person at Aurora Town Hall at least two 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. Ceremony fees can be paid by cash, debit card, certified cheque or money order.

2020 Civil Ceremony Fees
​Fee​2020

Ceremony Fee
(includes room at Town Hall)

$500

Change of Date Fee
(within seven (7) days of scheduled ceremony and subject to availability)

$33

Cancellation Fee
(prior to consultation meeting)

$64

Cancellation Fee
(after consultation meeting)

$182

Witness Fee
(per witness, subject to availability)

$62

Fees are 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

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.

Council Chambers will be appropriately decorated for your ceremony. Couples can choose to bring additional decorations and music. Please review the general information and guidelines for additional information on acceptable decorations and music.

Couples can choose from one of four ceremony scripts (see below under "Downloads.") You can also add 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 witnesses should be over 14 years of age (16 years old preferred). The witnesses must be able to understand the ceremony and what is actually taking place. 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 who want to get married in Ontario require a valid Ontario Marriage Licence, which can be purchased from the Town. Marriage licences 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 Customer Service Department at 905-727-1375 or info@aurora.ca  

Related Documents

​Related Links