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Civil Wedding Ceremonies at City Hall

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The City Clerk, Deputy City Clerk, and Customer Service Manager can perform civil wedding ceremonies in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 255 Christina Street North, Sarnia, Ontario. Ceremonies are held Fridays (except during holidays and the months of July and August).  Download the City of Sarnia Civil Marriage Package (below) for more details.


What is a Civil Marriage?

A civil ceremony has a government or civil official performing the ceremony.  A civil marriage is a wedding that takes place without any religious affiliation and meets the legal requirements under the Marriage Act for the Province of Ontario.

Marriage ceremonies need to be pre-booked.  A mandatory pre-ceremony consultation meeting will take place prior to the ceremony (approximately up to 1 hour). This meeting can be done the same day the marriage licence is obtained. Applicants must pre-book this appointment with the City Clerk, Deputy Clerk, or Customer Service Manager.

For any clarification or assistance, please call, email, or visit City Hall Clerk’s Department or Customer Service Department.

Clerk’s Department
255 Christina Street North, 2nd Floor
Phone: 519-332-0330

Customer Service Department
255 Christina Street North, 1st Floor
Phone: 519-332-0330

Email: tietheknot@sarnia.ca  



2017 Civil Marriage Ceremony Fee - $275.00
2017 Marriage Licence Fee - $145.00

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255 North Christina Street,
Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
PH#: 519-332-0330
TTY# : 519-332-2664