Wedding Officiant


At Sandcastles, we believe nothing is less romantic than paying taxes on your wedding planning and officiating fees!
That is why everything is included in the fees you see on our site!

We are available to officiate your wedding ceremony in Ontario, even if we don’t plan your wedding!

We’ve all heard of officiants who charge couples a late fee if the wedding doesn’t start on time, or who will leave after a half-hour delay. Things happen, and weddings are no exception. In fact, a major accident closed roads leading to a wedding we had last summer. You don’t have this worry with us — it is our policy to officiate at only one wedding per day, thereby allowing us to give you our undivided attention and unlimited time.

For couples using our complete wedding planning service who want us to also officiate their wedding, we will waive our usual $400 fee.

Choose from religious, inter-denominational, non-denominational and non-religious ceremonies, male or female officiant. You can even write your own vows!

  • $400 wedding ceremony with traditional or contemporary ceremonies to make your wedding a unique expression of your love! This also includes unlimited email/telephone communication and a rehearsal
  • $100  discount if you don’t want a rehearsal
  • Travel charge might apply, depending on your location; we do not charge for travel if you are a reasonable distance from Ajax/Toronto
  • We DO NOT provide the witnesses

Vow Renewals

Any time is a good time to renew your wedding vows! Long or short ceremonies, including the whole family!

  • $250 ceremony (includes customizing traditional or contemporary ceremonies to make your wedding vow renewal a unique expression of your love!)
  • $100 rehearsal
  • Travel charge might apply, depending on your location

Commitment Ceremony

Commitment ceremonies are popular for those who are unable to marry legally in Ontario (perhaps the divorce papers have been delayed)

  • $250 ceremony (includes customizing traditional or contemporary wording to make your commitment ceremony a one-of-a-kind expression of your love!)
  • $100 rehearsal
  • $100 “make it legal” when you are able to get the marriage license.
  • Travel charge might apply, depending on your location


Leather and Lace

As an avid motorcyclist, Dave is pleased to offer his “Leather and Lace” ceremony, in which he will arrive on his bike to marry you on yours! He is currently planning a Leather and Lace event for Friday, August 13, 2021 in Port Dover, Ontario. You do not need to be a resident of Ontario, but you must have a valid Ontario marriage license. You can obtain a license at any municipal office in Ontario, with the proper identification. See  Ontario Marriage Legalities  for more details. Two witnesses are necessary, but if you have ever been to Port Dover on Friday the 13th you know that there will be no shortage of volunteers!

But you needn’t wait until then to have your Leather and Lace wedding, Dave is available on the date and location of your choice. The package includes: 

  • email/telephone communication
  • you can write your own vows
  • filing completed and signed paperwork with the government offices after the wedding

The cost for your Leather and Lace wedding is only $250…Contact Dave today to book!


Just the two of you, your marriage license, and two witnesses! Shari is available by appointment to marry you at the home chapel in Ajax on weekdays, or you can feel free to book Dave or Shari at the time and location of your choice. We DO NOT provide the witnesses.

  • Our home chapel $200
  • Other location $225


Your wedding date and time will be reserved upon receipt of a $100 deposit. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. Until the deposit is made, we are unable to work on ceremony customization, etc., and the date will be available to other couples. Email transfers can be sent to

Upon receipt of the deposit, we will be available to you by unlimited email and at least one telephone/in-person meeting, if desired.

The balance of the ceremony charges, plus the rehearsal and travel charge (if applicable) will be due three (3) days before the wedding. Email transfers can be sent to

Upon making a deposit for a commitment ceremony, you acknowledge that it is not a wedding ceremony, and that there will be no wording that implies otherwise.

Click here to read more about Ontario Marriage Legalities

You tie the knot, we’ll take care of the loose ends!

Contact us today to find out more!

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