Wedding Officiant Services

I am a licensed wedding officiant located in the heart of Ottawa. I conduct ceremonies throughout the National Capital Region. For many years now, I’ve felt honoured to officiate at hundreds of weddings for couples from across the province and for new Canadians from around world. Why not give me a call? Email or phone me for a free chat about your plans. We can set up Zoom meeting to figure out the details!

Just Signing Legal Paper Work

You and your partner have decided to make it official. You obtained a marriage license and need a licensed, authorized officiant to sign this legal paperwork. I can come to a location of your choice. Or you can come to my residence in Old Ottawa South. I live a short stroll away from the Rideau River and the Canal where you can take some lovely pictures!

I charge $250 for this service including HST and mileage within the Ottawa region. Note that you can get your license in any municipality within the province to get married within Ontario. Contact me at any time. Often I’m available on short notice!

Elopement, Micro Ceremony or Destination Wedding

You and your partner wish to get married privately. Or perhaps you want to keep your Canadian ceremony intimate because you are planning a larger wedding event elsewhere. I can help! I can come to a location of your choice in Ottawa and area. You can also come to my residence in Old Ottawa South. You are required by law to bring two witnesses who can be family, friends, a co-worker or even a stranger. Please talk to me if you don’t know who to ask. My fee for a private ceremony is $250.00, including HST and mileage within the area. I’m at nickoverd@gmail.com.

Classic Wedding Ceremony

We can adapt this package to best suit your needs! My fee for a classic wedding ceremony is $350 including HST and mileage within the Ottawa region. I look forward to meeting with you. Services for the Wedding Package often include the steps below. We can meet on Zoom to discuss your plans, answer questions you may have and figure out important details!

A meeting months or weeks before the service to plan the ceremony. We can do this on Zoom or in person to discuss the details exactly as you like it.

A get-together about a week or so before the wedding day to fine-tune as needed.

Facilitating the ceremony itself, including the delivery of a short speech or message if desired. I have worked with couples from many different cultural backgrounds to include special rituals and traditions which we can discuss in detail prior to the event. Handfasting ceremonies are just one way I have helped couples make their ceremony special.

Taking care your marriage license is signed and mailed to the government so you are legally married!

Most couples don’t think it is necessary for me to be at a rehearsal. However, if you or your wedding planner prefer me to attend a rehearsal in person, I’m happy to do so. I charge an additional $250 fee, including HST and mileage within the National Capital region. Don’t hesitate to contact me today!

Other expenses

You need to obtain a marriage license in any municipality in the province of Ontario to get married in the province of Ontario. Different municipalities charge different fees, but count on around $125 to $175.

I don’t charge mileage for travel within a one-hour drive from downtown Ottawa. I conduct weddings in Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Barrhaven, Orléans, Kemptville, Smith Falls and the Ottawa Valley.

Maybe check my post How do I know My Officiant is Legit? It’s an important question to ask. You can reach me at 613.851.3682.

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