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Here is the information regarding having a civil marriage ceremony with the Town of Hawkesbury.

Ceremonies are available in French and English, and the duration is approximately 20 minutes depending on the vows chosen. They will be held at the Town Hall (600 Higginson street) during regular office hours.

The booking of a civil marriage at Town Hall must be made at least four (4) weeks prior to the intended date for the ceremony, at which time, applicable fees shall be paid and a Civil Marriage Ceremony Booking Agreement (attached) will be executed. There must also be a pre-ceremony consultation with the officiant by phone or virtually a few days before the wedding to discuss the ceremony.  

If you are planning to also have your marriage licence done at the Town of Hawkesbury, this can be done in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, or on the same day as the ceremony. You will need to bring several documents with you in order to have the marriage licence issued. There include two pieces of ID per person (one must be a passport or a birth certificate), certificates of divorce (if applicable), and a completed marriage application form from Service Ontario. For additional information on the marriage licence, please refer to the Town of Hawkesbury’s Marriage Licence page.

The persons being married are required to have two (2) witnesses present during the ceremony. Witnesses must be 14 years of age or older, and should be able to understand and appreciate what is taking place and be able to give evidence of such at a later date, if required. The Town may provide two witnesses for a fee, but must be given advance notice if they are to provide them.

A maximum of 6 guests (including the wedding party) can be accommodated in the venue at Town Hall.

The taking of photographs and videotaping of the Ceremony will be permitted subject to certain limitations at the discretion of the Marriage Officiant.

Civil Marriage Ceremony Fees*

Marriage licence fee (if doing it through Hawkesbury)


Administrative Fee


Marriage Officiant Fee


Registration Fee


Witness (per witness)   


*Changes to date, and/place are allowed at no additional charge, provided that the venue and the Officiate are available. Requests to change the date, time and/or place must be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled date and time. An administration fee of $50.00 will be retained if the ceremony is cancelled prior to the scheduled date and time. No refund will be issued if the ceremony is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled date and time, or the Applicant(s) do not show up for the ceremony, or if the ceremony is cancelled by the Marriage Officiant due to the fact that the persons being married arrive late.

Let me know if you have any further questions, and if you would like to proceed, please send an email to:  to start the process.

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