Q: Can I bring more guests?

A: We have packages that are for 6, 8 and 20 guests. Choose the one that best suits your needs. You own small children do not count as guests if they are standing with you. 

Q: How do the photo packages work?

A: If you choose the Simply Sharable Package or the International Package, you'll receive your 30 best photos on a memory stick, by snail mail about a month or so after your wedding. 

For couples with the Pop Up Wedding Package, we send you 50 photos via drop box and you choose your own 35 best. Additional photos are available for $7 each.

Your images are full sized with no watermark. You can print them at home or at any big box store offering this service. Our couples love Walmart and Costco for this!

Q: Do you have other dates available?

A: Sometimes we can make an exception for other dates. Email us to ask. Note: we do not do weddings on Saturdays or Sundays as our officiants and photographers are booked 2 years in advance working with other couples doing their weddings on weekends. If we can help you, we will! (extra fee applies)


​Q: Can you provide us with witnesses?

A: YES. We can provide witnesses for $25 each 

Q: When do you expect to resume weddings inside City Hall?

A: We anticipate being back inside City Hall in the fall of 2022.

We are outdoors, rain or shine at Newlands Pavilion until November.


Q: How long is the ceremony?

A: About 5 minutes. Short and Sweet!


Q: What is your refund policy?

​A: If you cancel up to 60 days before your wedding, we provide an 50% refund. 

If you cancel within 60 days of your wedding, we do not offer any refund.

Q: What if Covid makes it unsafe to have my wedding?

A: If, due to Covid, we have to cancel your wedding, we will offer you the choice of either a full refund or a booking at a later date.


Q: do I need to book a venue and also an officiant?

A: No. Our packages include both and some decor

Q: Can I bring my own photographer?

A: NO. Only our staff photographer is permitted.

You cannot bring your own photographer.

Please don't try to sneak them in by saying they are a "friend". That won't work. Choose a package with photos or have your guests use their cell phones for your photos. 


Q: How much is a wedding?

A: Our packages start at just $350


Q: Do I need a marriage license? 

A: YES. Here’s how you do it:
Go to any City or Town Hall in Ontario's website. Follow their instructions.
They charge a fee. The prices vary from place to place. You can shop around. 
No matter where you get your license in Ontario you can use it for your wedding in Kingston. 


Q: How do I change my name?

A: You need your marriage certificate to change your name.

You can order your certificate 8 weeks after your wedding. 

We will send you email instructions on how to do this, after your wedding


Q: do I sign my new name on the documents? 

A: No. Your name will not change until you have the official marriage certificate. See above.


Q: What time should I arrive for my wedding?

A: We do our very best to start on time. Arriving a few minutes early is always a good idea. 




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