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Civil Marriage Services

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout offers Civil Marriage Solemnization Services to those who are eligible, and who wish to be married in a Civil Ceremony. Please visit our website for more information 

About Civil Marriages

Civil ceremonies, available in English only, are simple and dignified. Marriage Commissioners will conduct such services at any location in Ontario with certain conditions but are authorized to perform services within the boundaries of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and the surrounding unincorporated area.  Ceremonies may also be conducted in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office which provides a pleasant setting. The actual ceremony can last from a few minutes to a half hour, depending on the vows chosen, and related considerations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: 
Brian MacKinnon
Manager of Corporate Services/Municipal Clerk
hone: (807) 737-2700 EXT 2243


Looking at a Civil Marriage?

Municipal ceremonies are available Monday through Friday, depending on room availability. Same day service for a Civil Marriage Ceremony maybe possible provided a valid Ontario Marriage License is produced, and upon the availability of an Officiant, and preferred location. It is recommended that ceremonies are booked in advance to allow for a pre-ceremony meeting at least Three (3) weeks prior to the ceremony.

Our Commissioners are available to conduct marriages seven (7) days per week, subject to availability.



$320 (plus HST) –Monday to Friday (within our jurisdiction)

$370 (plus HST) –Saturday and Sunday (within our jurisdiction)

$485 (plus HST) Outside boundaries/including on a boat – Monday to Sunday

$210 (plus HST) Renewal of Vows – Flat Rate, Monday to Sunday

The Marriage Commissioner will charge for travel and mileage costs at his/her discretion to attend a ceremony in locations outside the Municipal boundary. There will also be an additional hourly fee over and above the approximate time allowed for a Civil Ceremony and for participation at a rehearsal, regardless of its location


Civil Marriage Information and Resources

Civil Marriage Information and Planning Package

Marriage Ceremony Templates


What do you Need?

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the officially issued Ontario Marriage Licence at your ceremony. It is imperative for you to bring the Marriage Licence to your ceremony


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