The Corporate Services Department issues Marriage Licences and provides Wedding Officiants for civil/non-denominational marriages.
You can apply for a marriage licence in-person at the Municipal Office. Please note, you must make an appointment to have your licence issued. Please call the office to request an appointment. If you do not make an appointment, we cannot guarantee the availability of a licence issuer.
Marriage licences can be issued no more than ninety (90) days in advance of your intended date of marriage. You may download the Marriage Licence. These forms can also be acquired in person at the Municipal office. At least one of the two individuals getting married must submit the application-in person. The fee for a marriage licence is $125.00.
Who Can Perform a Wedding Ceremony?
A religious ceremony can be performed by a member of a recognized religious organization authorized to perform marriages in Ontario under the Marriage Act.
A civil marriage, such as the marriage services offered by the Municipality of South Dundas, can be performed by a Marriage Commissioner. South Dundas has Marriage Commissioners authorized to perform civil marriage services.
Wedding Officiants and Civil Ceremonies
Are you looking for someone to perform your wedding ceremony? The Municipality of South Dundas can provide couples with an experienced Wedding Officiant for their big day. South Dundas contracts the services of Brenda Brunt, a retired Municipal Clerk and Marriage Commissioner.
The cost of a civil marriage ceremony performed by the Municipal Marriage Commissioner is to be paid in advance of the marriage ceremony by cash, cheque or debit.
The cost of the ceremony is $300, payable to the Municipality of South Dundas. *Please note that the above fees do not include the cost of the Marriage Licence.
South Dundas also has a number of local facilities available for rent for your wedding and reception.
About Our Ceremonies
The Municipality of South Dundas offers the services of an experienced Wedding Officiant to make your day as special as possible.
Civil marriage ceremonies are officiated by Brenda Brunt, retired Municipal Clerk and Marriage Commissioner and can be performed at the Municipal Offices or a location of your choosing.
A pre-ceremony meeting must be scheduled with the Marriage Commissioner in order to provide the proper service and to prepare a personalized wedding experience. Couples are encouraged to book their pre-ceremony meeting and their wedding date well in advance to avoid disappointment and ensure services are available on your preferred date, and to your highest expectations.