Marriage Licences & Ceremonies

The Town of Renfrew's Clerk's Department issues marriage licences and offers wedding ceremonies at Town Hall. Before getting married in Ontario, you must obtain a marriage license. Marriage Licences are valid for a total of 90 days from date of issue. It is Town policy to issue licenses approximately one month out from the date of the ceremony. Appointments are prioritized based on the date of the marriage ceremony. There are certain stipulations and requirements for marriages in Ontario and for the issuance of a Marriage license in the Town of Renfrew. Please review the requirements for getting married in Ontario.

Getting married?

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Marriage Licence Application

The Town Clerk can issue marriage licences and perform civil marriages in the Province of Ontario. Download the marriage licence application form. 

What is required?

Please complete the form and send scanned copy along with the following information for you and your finance.

  • 2 x pieces of government issued ID – One piece must include a photo and signature.
    • Acceptable ID as per includes: Birth certificate and any changes of name certificates, passport, driver’s license, Photo ID card, record of immigration landing, or Canadian citizenship card. *ID must be valid. Health Cards are NOT advised.
  • Divorce Certificate (if applicable, and note that Divorce Orders are NOT valid)
  • Confirmation that you have a registered officiant to perform the marriage lined up (please note the Town of Renfrew offers wedding ceremonies at Town Hall at an additional cost). 

**Parental information is asked on the application – please include the current legal AND maiden name (in brackets if applicable) of mother**

Once ALL information has been received, an appointment will be scheduled for final signature and license pick up. One only applicant is required for this appointment, but both are welcome to attend.  

Licence Fee due at pick up:

Renfrew Resident

  • $125

Non-Resident Fee

  • $150

Marriage Ceremonies

Civil marriage ceremonies will be conducted by an appointed Marriage Officiant of the Town of Renfrew. The Town of Renfrew has a Marriage Information Package for all ceremonies conducted by our Marriage Officiants. In the Province of Ontario, couples require a Marriage Licence issued by one of Ontario’s municipalities in order to get married. The Marriage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.3  is the legislation that governs the procedures for getting married in Ontario. It also provides authority to Municipal Clerks and their designates to issue marriage licences and conduct marriage ceremonies.

Marriage Ceremonies are conducted by appointment only.

Couples wishing to be married in Renfrew must have an Ontario Marriage Licence (from the Town of Renfrew or another Ontario municipality) and a completed Civil Marriage Ceremony Questionnaire (included in the Marriage Information Package).


The cost for a marriage ceremony at the Town of Renfrew is $250.


Ceremonies are offered between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, located at 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario. 

Download the Marriage Information Package.