Romantic Ontario Elopement Packages
Romantic & Affordable Small Wedding Packages in Ontario.
Ontario & romance just go hand-in-hand. Besides magnificent Niagara Falls, the province is home to exciting Toronto, as well as Ottawa, the Capital. In these and in many other locations you'll discover the perfect place for your romantic elopement.
From fabulous Cottage Country to wedding locations near Toronto, Ottawa, London ON and Niagara Falls, this is one of Canada's very best destinations to get married. Here's some elope ideas for your special Ontario wedding day...
Elopements Near Toronto, ON
The Willowpond Bed and Breakfast - fifty miles or so east of Toronto is the municipality of Clarington, ON. This romantic inn can be found in a village that is part of Clarington, called Orono. Near Coldwater creek, this beautiful estate offers walking trails and a private lake.
Elopement packages offered at Willowpond include:
Use of the B&B and grounds, accommodation (book all four rooms if you wish and invite a few close friends and family), decorated gazebo or arbour, officiate and witnesses if necessary, photographer (with 12 photos), hairdresser and makeup artist, DJ with music for the ceremony and dance afterwards (if there is one) wedding cake, breakfast each of the two mornings for all overnight guests, and dinner for all guests after your ceremony. Invitations can also be included if necessary.
The price for a one-night package from Sunday through Thursday is $3495. For a two night package during the week, $4,995 and for weekends, the two night package is $4,995 plus tax. Callfor more details. (7570 Best Rd, Orono, ON)
Ontario Elopement Packages Near Toronto in Guelph, ON - about 100 km west of Toronto, Walkerbrae House and Luxury Suites is made up of five suites, with the original house located downtown at 57 Walkerbrae Trail.
An elopement package for two is available at a cost of $1750. It’s designed for a late afternoon or early evening ceremony and can be held indoors or out. It includes a candle-lit ceremony with officiate and witnesses provided for you, a bottle of bubbly, and a lovely three-course dinner and small wedding cake for the two of you. Also included is a free stay for the bride and groom, as well as breakfast basket the next morning. Note: Minimum two or seven-night stay required.
There is also an Intimate Wedding Package that includes up to 10 guests. The cost is $2400 and includes accommodation for the bride and groom. The same components are included as in the elopement package, but dinner and cake is served for all 12 of you. Bring your own wine!(57 Walkerbrae Trail, Guelph, ON 519-240-0308)
Cottage Country, Ontario Elopements
Woodland Echoes Resort - Magnetawan is a township located in the district of Perry Sound, and about 2-1/2 hours north of Toronto. Here, on the clear waters of Ahmic Lake and far from the noise and hustle of the city, you will find the beautiful Woodland Echoes Resort.
This stunningly beautiful backdrop is perfect for a private and unforgettable Cottage Country elopement experience in Ontario. The resort offers several elopement packages. Keep things really simple and allow the staff to look after arrangements for your officiate and witnesses. Choose a location for the ceremony that really “speaks to you”. For example, you can canoe out to a small island close by and have it there, you can get married beside the lake or on a small boat right on the lake. Exchange vows in the forest, or on the gazebo provided. Indoor vows can be beautiful as well if the weather is not cooperating. With Mother Nature providing the decorations, you can’t go wrong.
There's extras that make the day even more special. How about a morning ceremony, followed by outdoor activities such as exploring the wetlands, or cuddling in front of your private fireplace as you sip champagne and order room service? Enjoy your private whirlpool and book a candle light dinner for the two of you. Spa treatments, welcome baskets and champagne and orange juice breakfasts are all good add-ons to consider.
Wedding Elope Packages range in cost from $944 to $2942, tax included, but you can customize as well. (3 Victoria St, Magnetawan, ON )
Niagara Falls Elope Weddings
Elope Niagara - get married in Niagara Falls only little log wedding chapel, with 104 square feet of quaint coziness ready for your exchange of vows. Holding up to 10 people total, this is the ideal location for an ultra-romantic small wedding in Niagara Falls.
Packages start at only $595 (plus taxes), with romantic add-ons available including Angel Pins, Limo service, and a great option of a live Skype session of your ceremony broadcast to your friends and family back home. www.elopeniagara.com (905-382-1490)
Eloping Near Peterborough, ON
The Westwind Inn is a real lakeside escape. It’s located on 60 acres of land complete with gardens and shoreline views and caters mostly to the adult visitor who is looking to get away from it all.
Their full-service Central Ontario elopement packages are available year ‘round, although summer months book up early. The basic plan calls for setting up chairs and a signing table for up to 20 guests at any outdoor location (after 4pm). You may use the lobby or book a marquee for an area on the lawn in the event of rain. Dinner can be arranged, and you may choose from several room types. Upgrade to a lodge room with Jacuzzi or check out the chalet for something really special.
Follow this with a bon fire at one of the two fire pits available if you wish. Full service elopement packages start at a price of $1000 plus the cost of your accommodation and tax.
Buckhorn is approximately 170 km northeast of Toronto (about an hour and a half drive) and only 20 km north of Peterborough. In addition to its beauty, Buckhorn is known for bird watching, antique shops, galleries and beaches. In the winter, there’s skiing, snowshoeing and ice-fishing or just snuggling up before the fire. (61 Gallery on the Lake Rd, Buckhorn, ON)
Elope in Ottawa, ON
Natural Choice/4 Nature Bed and Breakfast caters to the vegetarian couple. Located in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, this calm retreat is perfect for those wishing a back-to-nature experience on their special day. Include some “heart rebalancing” or iridology prior to your ceremony, or just relax with a natural body wrap or hot stone massage.
Get married in the gardens (how about an evening ceremony?) or in the wedding room. The couple who run Natural Choice/4 Nature are also photographers and can perform your ceremony if you so desire.
Phonefor information and rates. (263 Mcleod St, Ottawa, ON)
More Small Wedding Elopements in Eastern Ontario
The Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast is found in the little township of Gananoque, ON, considered “the Canadian Gateway to the Thousand Islands” (which is an archipelago near the Saint Lawrence River). This adorably quaint house, built in 1905 has been designated an Ontario Heritage building.
Their “Just the Two Of Us” package is ideal for your Ontario elopement. And at $1999 plus tax, it doesn’t get much better.
- Tip: Choose the Tara suite if possible. It’s the largest of the 7 bedrooms, beautifully decorated (as its name suggests) and includes a private hot tub, ensuite and king-sized bed.
The elope wedding package includes consultation and assistance, fresh flowers for the room, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, cooked breakfast for each of the two days, licensed officiant, centerpiece of fresh flowers for you to keep, champagne toast, wedding cake and a four-course dinner for two following the ceremony. You may bring your own alcohol and glassware will be provided.
On the day of your arrival, you will be welcomed with a wine and cheese reception, and (on Monday to Friday) be escorted to the Gananoque town hall to obtain the marriage license if necessary and tour the town.
The next day, a special breakfast is served and the ceremony is performed either outdoors in the garden or in the parlour by the fireplace. The hosts are willing to serve as witnesses. Pre-recorded, music of your choice is played or you may bring your own. (95 King St West, Gananoque, ON)
London, Ontario Elopement Packages
The Idlewyld Boutique Hotel in London, Ontario is a charming historic building that offers another unique way to elope in Ontario. There are 19 rooms (try either the King Whirlpool suite or one of the Premium King suites with fireplace for extra elegance and comfort)
This Ontario elopement package includes a ceremony in the formal parlour with fireplace (or in the garden courtyard during the summer months), wedding officiate and two witnesses, photos taken with your camera, bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, dinner for two by candle light, wedding cake for two, couples massage in your own room, a bottle of wine upon arrival, a two-night stay in a double Jacuzzi® suite, and breakfast in bed each morning.
Callfor details and rates. (36 Grand Ave, London, ON)
Elope in Windsor, ON
Kettle Creek Weddings - not a B&B or inn, but wedding ceremony officiants that offer quick and cheap Windsor, Ontario elopements for just $275. You can make your own Southwestern Ontario wedding package by booking a night or 2 after the ceremony at Caesars Windsor, one of the most romantic hotels in the area.
How to Elope in Ontario
To get married in Ontario, you do not have to be a resident of the province or a Canadian citizen.
You must apply for a marriage licence at the municipal office or city hall and fill out an application in person. You and your partner must have photo identification to prove your current legal name and age. You must be at least 18 years of age, or have written consent of both parents if you are 16 or 17. The fee varies according to municipality. Licence is valid anywhere in Ontario for three months from purchase.
You may have a religious ceremony, performed by an official of a recognized religion, who has received authorization from the office of the Registrar General to marry couples in Ontario. Civil ceremonies may be performed by an Ontario judge, justice of the peace or municipal clerk.
In Ontario, a marriage licence is different from a marriage certificate. Following the ceremony, the couple will be given a Record of Solemnization of Marriage (marriage certificate) from the person who performed the ceremony.
In order to remarry after divorce, (and if you were divorced in Canada) bring the original copy of the final divorce decree, to your local municipal office when you purchase the marriage licence.
Same-sex marriages are legal in Ontario.
(Please Note: This page on Ontario elopements is a guide only. Prices for these Ontario wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in Ontario can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)