Niagara Falls Weddings
Getting Married in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
A growing market for weddings (including same sex weddings, which are legal in Ontario), Niagara Falls offers a large variety of wedding venues of all sizes. You'll first need to obtain a marriage license, available for $100CAN, which must be paid in cash. You each need to show two official pieces of identification such as a passport, birth certificate, or driver's license. Also, if either of you have been previously married, you'll need to show official proof of divorce or death of previous spouse. NOTE: If your divorce was granted outside of Canada, you'll need to follow some additional procedures to get your divorce certified. Allow extra time for this; give the Clerk's office a call for all the details.
You can get your license from the Clerks Department at City Hall, 4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, telephone 905-356-7521. Your marriage license is valid for three months. The office is open weekdays 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Niagara Falls has many places where you can say your vows, both indoors and outdoors:
Niagara Parks Numerous sites in the Niagara Parks system are available for weddings of all sizes. An excellent resource for Ontario weddings.
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort Wedding Chapel This is the first casino wedding chapel in Canada (unlike Las Vegas, casino chapels are unique here.) Along with two wedding chapels indoors, the hotel can also perform outdoor ceremonies at the falls overlooks (a great idea for small ceremonies.) An on-site wedding coordinator takes care of all the details. For wedding packages, call 866-789-VOWS.
Niagara Weddings Canada This husband-wife team of wedding officiants has a long list of wedding sites available; their site also has good information on special regulations for non-Canadians who have been previously married and the special procedures that are necessary.
Ontario Wedding Regulations From our database of wedding regulations around the world.
Getting Married in Niagara Falls, New York, USA
You'll need to get a marriage license, availble from the city clerk or town clerk's office in any city in New York State. You can pick up your license in Niagara Falls at the City Clerk's office, located at 745 Main Street at Cedar Avenue. The cost of the license is US$40; the office is open weekdays from 9 am - 3:30 pm. You'll both need to provide official identification with a photo; if either of you has previously been married, you'll need to show proof of divorce or death. Once you get your license, you'll have 60 days in which to use it.
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