Where to Get Married in Canada
When getting married in Canada, specifically Alberta, experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies, where Banff and Jasper National Parks set the stage for a truly magical wedding. The picturesque mountains, turquoise lakes, and stunning glaciers create an awe-inspiring atmosphere for your special day.
Delight in the maritime charm of the East Coast, with its rugged coastline, quaint fishing villages, and friendly locals. From the colorful streets of St. John's to the stunning beaches of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada offers a unique and romantic setting for your wedding.
When getting married in Canada, specifically British Columbia, Discover the West Coast's enchantment, where Vancouver's vibrant cityscape meets the Pacific Ocean's rugged beauty. With picturesque islands, lush rainforests, and breathtaking vineyards, British Columbia provides a captivating backdrop for your wedding celebration.
Fall in love with the elegance of Ontario, where the iconic Niagara Falls, charming wineries, and cosmopolitan cities like Toronto offer a blend of romance and excitement. Whether it's a vineyard wedding or a chic urban celebration, Ontario has something for every couple.
When getting married in Canada, specifically Quebec, immerse yourself in the romantic charm of Old Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and French-inspired ambiance create an intimate and enchanting setting for your wedding day.
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Marriage Requirements in Canada
To legally marry in Canada as a US citizen, you'll need a valid passport, birth certificate, and proof of marital status. Depending on the province, additional documents or waiting periods may apply. Symbolic destination weddings in Canada are a more convenient option that many couples decide to do. Speak with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more information.
Wedding Packages in Canada
Destination wedding packages in Canada are a la carte, meaning you can build them from scratch to meet your exact vision. Since Canada doesn't offer all-inclusive wedding packages at their hotels, you'll likely have to find each vendor separately (i.e. officiant, florist, DJ, caterer, photographer, etc.) Each hotel will offer its own unique package and preferred vendor list, so it's best to work closely with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist when creating your wedding package.
In order to travel to Canada for a destination wedding, US citizens will have to have a valid passport. Visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed.
English is the official language in the majority of Canadian provinces, however some places like Alberta and Quebec speak French as well. Throughout Canada, English is considered the predominant language.
Currency & Tipping
Canada's official currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD). Although certain retailers will accept the US dollar as a form of payment, it's highly recommended to bring small denominations of the local currency with you while traveling. Major credit cards are also widely accepted. It is customary to tip 15-20% at Canadian restaurants, and offer small tips for key hotel staff that go above and beyond during your stay.
Things To Do In Canada
Attractions & Activities
- Niagara Falls
- Old Quebec City
- Old Montreal
- Banff National Park
- Lake Louise
- Whale Watching
- Walking Tours
Getting Married in Canada: FAQs
Things to Consider when Planning a Wedding in Canada
Getting married in Canada may sound dreamy, but it comes with a few challenges:
- Hotels in Canada are EP (European Plan), so your meals and drinks will be an additional cost
- Wedding packages in Canada are not all-inclusive, so you'll have to hire each vendor individually (i.e. florist, wedding planner, caterer, photographer, etc.)
- The overall cost of a destination wedding in Canada will likely be more expensive than a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean.
Please note: we currently do not offer full-planning services in Canada . Browse our collection of full-service destinations below.