Welcome to ElopeToronto.com! We provide simple, meaningful, non-denominational (non-religious) Humanist marriage ceremonies in Toronto, legally equivalent to a 'civil ceremony' or 'justice of the peace' wedding, for couples looking for a personal alternative to a 'City Hall' - style wedding. This blog discusses how to arrange small private weddings, informal elopements, simple legal ceremonies for destination weddings, and family-sized weddings. It complements our main site WeddingsofToronto. Email me at Info (at) WeddingsofToronto (dot) com.

See the FAQ: How to plan your wedding: How to get your license, find a location, legal requirements, 'signing the papers', how to apply for your Certificate of Marriage Registration. See the Toronto Registry link for information on a MARRIAGE LICENSE and MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (online application, hours & location, fee, divorced applicants, IDs required, etc.)

Tuesday

Toronto Island weddings - events and permits

Of course you can hold a fancy wedding at the Yacht Club, or a not-so-fancy but lovely wedding at the Rectory Cafe.  For a beach wedding, you can try to get an event permit.  - be prepared to be frustrated, though. If your event is casual, picnic permits are needed for groups over 25, or for a corporate party. If you mention the word 'wedding', always say "simple, low key, no fuss, civil ceremony" - and be prepared for lots of questions about props and confetti and high heels and champagne and photographer, etc. The only officially bookable spot on the island is the fountain at Center Island, available for up to 100 people with the Parks department, though you have to check with the Island Authority first.

Here is a handy pdf of the PICNIC SPOTS on the island - all numbered.  The circle with the x is a fire pit.  We suggest you go exploring before you call to ask about booking a wedding spot. And here's a Toronto bride, on her way to Algonquin island for a summer wedding and reception at the Algonquin Island Association clubhouse - which IS bookable for a large party.

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