Let me perform a fun "let's get married" ceremony
Do you want to be married at short notice? If that is the case, I'm your officiant. Perhaps your preferred location is a romantic local park, the restaurant where you met or at an art gallery.
Although, the City of Ottawa does offer Civil Ceremonies at Ottawa City Hall, I will come to your chosen location and perform a similar basic ceremony. Usually, couples requesting a Basic Ceremony, choose a personally meaningful location with just immediate family and a few guests. The ceremony will have the mandatory wording to make the marriage legal. Also, two witnesses are required to be in attendance.
As a Humanist Officiant I marry couples in small secular ceremonies. A civil/elopement ceremony is best with a guest list of 10 or under. If you want to be married at home or at one of our local parks, let's have a romantic and fun ceremony.
There are many reasons for a Basic /Elopement ceremony. Some may be personal but some couples might want avoid the expense of a large wedding and others don't want hours of wedding planning. Some couples are having destinations weddings and want to ensure that the marriage is legal in Ontario. Also,they may avoid translation and legal fees on their return to Canada by getting married before leaving.
I do have a reduced fee for a basic ceremony as there is less preparation and I do not meet with the couple beforehand. All the pertinent information can be obtained via email.
Even though you may choose a quick and easy ceremony, I always make the effort so you will have a ceremony which is memorable to you. I am pleased to provide ceremonies for non-religious, civil and commitment ceremonies, as well as traditional full length weddings and renewal of vows.