Let us help you make your special day perfect!  With its historical architecture and beautiful scenery, Cambridge is the perfect backdrop for photos of your special day.  City Hall Marriage Ceremonies take place in our beautiful Historic City Hall located at 46 Dickson Street, Cambridge.  The City offers legal and professional wedding officiants for small gatherings of up to fifty (50) people. 

Please read the guidelines below for more information: 

  1. Civil marriage ceremonies will be performed on-site at Old City Hall in the area outside of the Archives / Hall of Fame Room.
  2. Wedding couples can book a ceremony in person at City Hall, or can call (519) 623-1340 and book an appointment over the phone. Ceremonies may be booked on Mondays (excluding statutory holidays) and Fridays for available time slots between the hours of 10am and 3pm. No ceremonies will be booked between 8:30am and 10:00am, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, and from 3:00pm onwards.
  3. Requests for ceremonies on a day other than a Monday or Friday may be made and will be accommodated provided that the ceremony space is available for use. 
  4. On the ceremony day, attendees (including wedding couples) and their guests will be required to wait outside the doors to Old City Hall a maximum of 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time. Wedding couples and guests arriving earlier than 10 minutes prior to their ceremony will not be permitted entry.
  5. At the appointed time, the Marriage Officiant will greet wedding couples and their guests at the entrance to Old City Hall and will escort them to the designated ceremony space.
  6. Due to space limitations and fire code requirements, a maximum of fifty (50) people will be permitted to attend civil marriage ceremonies. 
  7. If seating is available, attendees may be seated in the designated spaces, or may stand provided that physical distancing is adhered to.
  8. At the conclusion of their civil marriage ceremony, wedding couples, their witnesses and guests will promptly vacate Old City Hall to permit the Marriage Officiant time to prepare for the next ceremony. Wedding couples and their guests will not be permitted to take pictures outside of the ceremony space or wander around within the building.
  9. Missed or cancelled ceremonies will not be refunded by the City.

2024 marriage fees are:

  • Marriage License - $179.00
  • Administrative Fee (per wedding) - $157.00
  • Officiant Fee (per wedding) - $231.00
  • Witness Fee (per witness, if required) - $33.00
For more information, or to book a ceremony, please email clerks@cambridge.ca or call (519) 623-1340.