Wedding Chapel Toronto, Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are your Officiants licensed?
Yes, all our officiants are licensed to perform marriage ceremonies by the
Register General of the Province of Ontario.
2. What is the maximum number of guests that I can have at my wedding?
The Toronto Wedding Chapel can accommodate up to 25 guests.
3. I don’t have any witnesses, could you help me?
Yes, we can provide you with two witnesses. We would need advanced notice
that you require 2 witnesses.
4. Do the witnesses have to be 18 or over?
No, your witnesses have to be old enough to fully understand the process.
If you wish to have your children sign or younger family members, this is
5. Do you provide the marriage license?
No. Each couple must obtain their own marriage license from Toronto City
Hall and make sure it remains valid for their wedding ceremony.
Please visit the Toronto
Marriage License office for more information
6. Can we eat food inside The Toronto Wedding Chapel?
Yes you can, we can arrange for hors d’oeuvres and wedding cake in The Toronto Wedding Chapel.
7. How do I know my ceremony is legal?
Directly following your ceremony you will receive a Record of Solemnization
of Marriage. This is a legal document that serves as proof of your marriage.
6-8 weeks after your wedding you may wish to apply for a certificate of
marriage. The application form and fee information is included in the information
you received in your marriage license envelope.
8. How far in advance do I need to book my appointment at The Toronto Wedding
It’s best to book as soon as you know the date of your wedding ceremony
to avoid disappointment. However, last minute bookings are also possible—give
us a call!
9. What are the requirements for marriage in Toronto?
Some of the things required are as follows:
You must be over the age of 18.
You must have 2 witnesses
If you have been granted a divorce a divorce outside Canada you must get
a divorce decree.
You must have a valid marriage license.
You must have the proper identification.
Please visit the Toronto
Marriage License office
for all requirements.
10. How often are your ceremonies?
Our ceremonies are scheduled in 1-hour intervals. The ceremony is approximately
12 minutes, leaving you some time for photos and congratulations.
11. Can I book more time if I want?
Yes, you can book additional time-please let us know you would like to do
so during booking.
12. Can I write my own vows or change the script?
You absolutely can write your own vows for the basic ceremony or one of
the packages. If you book one of the wedding packages, you can also choose
to customize the script, including readings and elaborate with various additions
such as ‘the unity candle’, the ‘sand ceremony’
or the ‘rose exchange’. You can discuss these details with your
13. Do you offer ceremonies in other languages?
We currently offer services in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Cantonese . If you feel that
you need an interpreter for a language that we can’t provide, we highly
recommend that you ask a friend or relative to do this for you in order
to fully understand your wedding ceremony.
14. What do I do with my license afterward?
Your license will be mailed by the Officiant and you can apply for your
certificate 8 weeks after the wedding date. On your wedding day, you will
be given your Record of Solemnization of Marriage by the officiant.
15. Do your officiants perform same sex weddings?
Yes. The Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision on June 10, 2003 that
ruled that same-sex couples have the right to be legally married.
16. Do you have accessibility services?
The chapel is located at ground level, however there are steps leading down
into the Chapel area. Please inform us of any concerns you may have.
17. Can I arrange a rehearsal?
Yes, rehearsals can be requested in advance for an additional charge.
18. What options are available for ceremony and reception music?
Everything about your wedding, including the music, should reflect who you are as a couple. We have a catalog of music options available for your wedding ceremony or your reception. Some popular wedding songs are:
J.S Bach - Air on the G String
Pachelbel - Canon in D Johann Pachabell
Ave Maria, Luciano Pavarotti
J.S. Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
George Friedrich Handel - Water Music Suite
George Friedrich Handel - Royal Fireworks
Hallelujah Chorus – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Sonata in A Minor – Allegro – Beethoven
This Ring – Anthony W Carter/T Carter Music
Trumpets Voluntary – Clarke
Con te Parliro - Andrea Bocelli
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
19. Are your officiants available to perform weddings outside of The Toronto
Yes, our licensed officiants are available to perform weddings outside of
The Toronto Wedding Chapel. Please call to enquire.
20. Are your wedding coordinators available outside of The Toronto Wedding
Yes. Our dedicated and experienced wedding coordinators are available to
plan weddings outside of The Toronto Wedding Chapel Visit www.eventsbyparris.com today to see how we can help you.
21. The Wedding Ceremony guide includes the following:
Words of Welcome
Address to the assembly
Address to the couple
The expression of intent
The exchange of vows
The Giving and receiving of rings
Affirmation of marriage
Declaration of marriage
Signing of the register
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