Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Notice: 

With the ongoing closure of city administrative facilities until at least May 31, marriage licences are currently being issued by appointment only. 

At this time, appointments to obtain a marriage licence must be booked in advance and there are a limited number of appointments available each day, those couples wishing to obtain a marriage licence will be screened upon arrival at Tom Davies Square.


The City of Greater Sudbury welcomes all couples to our civil marriage ceremonies.  We offer civil marriage ceremonies to couples who are looking to have a simple, non-denominational ceremony at City Hall in either official language

Ceremonies are performed by the City Clerk and Deputy Clerks and are held on Friday afternoons in the Council Chamber at the following times: 

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.

Wedding ceremonies cannot be booked outside of the hours and location outlined above. 

The Council Chamber is reserved for 30 minutes per ceremony, and the ceremony itself typically lasts 10-15 minutes, following which couples may remain briefly in the Council Chamber to accept best wishes and take a few photos. 

As there are multiple weddings scheduled each Friday, all ceremonies are expected to start on time and any ceremony for which the ten (10) minute grace period has elapsed will be rescheduled. 

The cost of the ceremony is $340. This fee is non-refundable and is payable by cash, debit card or credit card.