Welcome to ElopeToronto.com!

Welcome to ElopeToronto.com! We provide simple, meaningful, secular (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' wedding.

See FAQ: HOW TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING: How to get your license, find a location, legal requirements, witnesses, the process of 'signing the papers', or 'registering a wedding' and 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.)

Mary is licensed as a Marriage Officiant by the Registrar General of Ontario, and the Ontario Humanist Society (and has performed over 1200 weddings)
HUMANISM is an ethical philosophy of secular living, stating we all share a duty of care, to lead ethical lives of compassion and respect, for each other, and for the world we all share. Humanist Wedding Ceremonies are simple, meaningful, non-religious legal marriage ceremonies written specifically for each couple, which reflect your wishes, your values, and your story. We also provide humanist ceremonies for baby-namings, memorials, and other life events.


Discreet Patio Weddings - Distillery District Eloping

There are always a zillion brides at the Distillery District, and we often do weddings at the usual venues.  But we also did a quick and lovely elopement last week.  I tweeted about this, but you can't edit tweets, and it was confusing - so here's a clarification. 

We met the couple and their parents on the patio at Archaeo - (you can't reserve the Patio cabanas, I think - but it was early, so we found a nice one with a table and sofa chairs).
The bride and groom put on some flowers, we stood under the patio umbrellas, and had a short, lovely ceremony. The DJ (who we'd met before) turned off the housemusic and played a couple of songs for them, other people on the patio lifted their drinks and applauded, and then everyone went back to their own premises, and we signed the license and had some champagne.  Then I took the streetcar home.  Lovely evening.

You can do this on most patios, the problems/challenges are usually the same:  music (befriend the DJ), weather (nada to do), reservations (choose a non-busy time), house rules (be discreet, or warn the Captain you are going to make a little speech to your group, or let them in on the secret and order champagne).  15 minutes, duly married, toasts for all.

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