In order to obtain a marriage licence, an application form must be completed and signed by both parties. It is not necessary for both parties to attend to submit the application provided they have the proper documents for both parties. A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of 3 months from date of issue.
Two pieces of ID are required for both parties. Bring an original Birth Certificate plus valid photo ID such as a passport, driver's licence or Canadian Citizenship.
If divorced in Canada, your Original or Court Certified Copy of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute. A Divorce Judgement is not acceptable proof of divorce. If divorced outside of Canada, please contact the Legislative Services Department for further instructions.
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Appointments are not always required but are strongly encouraged.
Please contact: 519.846.9691 x240
$135 payable by cash or debit only
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
The Township of Centre Wellington offers three simple, Civil Marriage Ceremonies performed by the Municipal Clerk or Deputy Clerk. Services are held at the Municipal Office located at 1 MacDonald Square, Elora in the Council Chamber on Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, or at Victoria Park in Elora on Fridays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm by appointment only. Additional locations may be arranged at the officiants discretion. Certain dates and times are not available through out the year including statutory holidays. No alcohol, confetti, bubbles, rice, candles or incense allowed on Township property.
All ceremonies require a pre-wedding consultation prior to the ceremony, usually arranged two weeks prior to the wedding date. Couples must come prepared with the following:
· A valid marriage licence (may be obtained at pre-wedding consultation)
· Current government issued photo ID
· Payment for Civil Ceremony (cash or debit only)
· Names & addresses of two witnesses
· Any materials to be incorporated into the ceremony.
To book an appointment or for more information please contact 519.846.9691 x242
Council Chamber Ceremony $200.00 +HST
Victoria Park, Elora Ceremony $250.00 +HST
Alternative locations $350.00 +HST
Municipal employee witness $25.00 +HST per witness
All cancellations are subject to a $50.00 +HST administration fee.
Marriage Certificates can be obtained from ServiceOntario approximately 10 weeks following the date of marriage.