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 Ontario Humanist Society. 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.
Toronto's Historic Museums - Facility Rentals for weddings
Toronto's Historic Museums – facility rentals
Here is their new website - info on renting historic sites for weddings. It's hard to find downtown sites, so MacKenzie House, for instance, is available @ $100 p/h (3 hour minimum). That's the same price as the Hart House chapel, and about the same SIZE, basically - BUT, you have to pay for staffing as well, which is required at all city facilities. It looks like the East Sun Room at Spadina House is the same situation. And the rules can be strange, because the SITE and the GROUNDS are sometimes under different jurisdictions. For instance: it seems like very inexpensive place would be the verandah at Colborne Lodge at High Park but again there is a 3 hour minimum (even if you don't use all that time), plus staffing. But note - you have to stay on the porch - so it's best to PHONE the booking staff, and see what you need to pay for.
Bob Webber 416.338.0493
The grounds surrounding Colborne Lodge are under the jurisdiction of Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Use of these grounds requires a permit from their permit office (416-392-8188)
We've had nice weddings at the Blue Barracks at Fort York and I enjoy Todmorden Mills (modern facilities in the Art Gallery) as I can walk there from home. Note - most of these places have little parking, and you can't use the kitchens, and you can only book them after hours, but some are quite nice for little ceremonies for 30 people or so.