Toronto Wedding Officiants Prices (Updated in 2020)

Wedding Officiants Prices in Toronto

How much does a wedding officiant cost in the Greater Toronto Area? We did the research for you and here are our findings. The average wedding officiant price in Toronto, Canada runs between $500 and $600. The packages include the ceremony and on-site rehearsal.

Based on the data we received, 84% of the couples pay wedding officiants in the GTA charge between $500 and $700. Only 9% of the local professionals charge amounts above $700 and 7% charge between $400 and $500.

Table 1: Rates charged by wedding officiants in the Greater Toronto Area

Company NamePrice
Rudy Hezeenhttps://rudyheezen.com475Toronto, ON, Canada
Wedding Officiant Canada, ON, Canada
Enduring Promiseshttp://www.enduringpromises.com635Toronto, ON, Canada
La Buick Ceremonieshttp://labuick.com550Toronto, ON, Canada
Ceremonies With Choice, ON, Canada
Tracy B Richardshttp://tracybrichardsofficiant.com675Toronto, ON, Canada
Rabbi David Gellman, ON, Canada
Rev. Mauren McLellanhttp://www.imarryu.ca625Toronto, ON, Canada
Garry Francis Officiating Servicehttps://garryfrancis.com695Toronto, ON, Canada
Inclusive I Do's, ON, Canada
Paula De Novahttp://www.ontarioweds.com450Toronto, ON, Canada
Kettle Creek Weddingshttp://kettlecreekweddings.com575Toronto, ON, Canada
Wedding Officiant Canadahttps://www.weddingofficiantcanada.com550Toronto, ON, Canada
Best of Bridehttps://www.bestforbride.com650Toronto, ON, Canada
Wedding Heavenhttps://weddingheaven.ca650Toronto, ON, Canada
Toronto Wedding Chapelhttps://torontoweddingchapel.com700Toronto, ON, Canada
Dream Wedding Officiantshttps://dreamweddingofficiants.com559Toronto, ON, Canada
Wedding Where You Wanthttp://www.weddingwhereyouwant.com400Toronto, ON, Canada
Al Howsehttp://alhowseofficiant.com550Toronto, ON, Canada
Durham Wedding Officiantshttps://durhamweddingofficiants.com650Toronto, ON, Canada
Aileen Dockertyhttps://aileendockerty.ca650Toronto, ON, Canada
Martin Weddingshttp://www.martinweddings.ca430Toronto, ON, Canada
White Orchidhttp://whiteorchidweddingofficiants.com498Toronto, ON, Canada
My Wedding Officianthttp://www.myweddingofficiant.ca674Toronto, ON, Canada
Woven Threadshttp://www.woven-threads.ca600Toronto, ON, Canada
Linda Wong Wedding Officianthttp://lindawongofficiant.com580Toronto, ON, Canada
Brad Lehmanhttp://bradlehmanofficiant.com550Toronto, ON, Canada
First Unitarianhttps://firstunitariantorontoofficiants.org500Toronto, ON, Canada
Weddings by Wade, ON, Canada
Ceremonies by Rickhttps://ceremoniesbyrick.com695Toronto, ON, Canada
Connie Buterahttp://www.ConnieButera.com450Toronto, ON, Canada
Rev. Ramon A Cruzhttp://www.gtawedding.com315Toronto, ON, Canada
Perfect Little Weddingshttp://www.perfectlittleweddings.ca800Toronto, ON, Canada
Weddings for Everyonehttp://www.weddingsforeveryone.ca625Toronto, ON, Canada
XO Life Celebrationshttp://www.xolifecelebrations.com625Toronto, ON, Canada
Weddings With Lorihttps://weddingswithlori.com475Toronto, ON, Canada
Custom Wedding Ceremonieshttp://customweddingceremonies.ca1000Toronto, ON, Canada
Brella Ceremonieshttp://brellaceremonies.com700Toronto, ON, Canada
AEIC Weddingshttp://www.aeicweddings.com525Toronto, ON, Canada
Transcendent Ceremonieshttps://www.transcendentceremonies.com650Toronto, ON, Canada
Heritage Weddingshttp://heritageweddings.ca450Toronto, ON, Canada
Diane Hillhttp://diannehillofficiant.com400Toronto, ON, Canada
I DO I DO Wedding Officiantshttp://www.idoidowo.ca675Toronto, ON, Canada
The Wow Whispererhttps://thevowwhisperer.com600New York, NY, United States (US)
Our Wedding Officiant York, NY, United States (US)
Wedding Officiant NYC York, NY, United States (US)
Common Ground Ceremonieshttps://commongroundceremonies.com750New York, NY, United States (US)
Honey Break Officiantshttps://www.honeybreakofficiants.com700New York, NY, United States (US)
Weddings R Ushttp://www.weddingsrus.org600New York, NY, United States (US)
Ceremony of a Lifetimehttps://ceremonyofalifetime.com700New York, NY, United States (US)
Kevin Bain Ceremonieshttp://kevinbainceremonies.com600New York, NY, United States (US)
Reverend Ron Sheppardhttps://www.reverendronsheppard.com500New York, NY, United States (US)
Harborlight Weddingshttps://www.harborlightweddings.com800New York, NY, United States (US)
Spirited Weddings with Deborah Rothhttps://spiritedliving.com1100New York, NY, United States (US)
Rev. David Didiohttp://www.daviddidio.com750New York, NY, United States (US)
Reverend Monique Mariehttp://www.reverendmoniquemarie.com500New York, NY, United States (US)
Rabbi Gail F. Nalven York, NY, United States (US)
Loving Hearts Ceremonieshttps://www.lovingheartsceremonies.com1100New York, NY, United States (US)
Rev. Francesca Maniscohttps://reverendfrancesca.vpweb.com600New York, NY, United States (US)
Dave Goldstein Weddingshttps://goldsteinweddings.com1000New York, NY, United States (US)
Cantor Weddingshttp://www.cantorweddings.com1000New York, NY, United States (US)
Interfaith Ceremonieshttps://interfaith-ceremonies.net1100New York, NY, United States (US)
Weddings by Vladahttp://www.vvscatering.com300New York, NY, United States (US)
Ministry of the Enlightened York, NY, United States (US)
Rev. Diaz Wedding Enterprises York, NY, United States (US)
Rev. Annie NYC York, NY, United States (US)
Great Officiantshttps://www.greatofficiants.com450Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Celestial Wedding Officiantshttps://www.celestialweddingofficiants.com399Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Alizo's Weddings Angeles, CA, United States (US)
VP Notary Serviceshttps://vpnotaryservices.org450Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Pastor Joshua Kapchinskyhttps://www.joshuakapchinsky.com475Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Kevin Garcia Officianthttp://www.kgnotary.com400Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Rev. Mercedes Ibarrahttps://www.revmercy.com475Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
A.S. Notaryhttps://asnotaryofficiant.com350Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Married by Maricela Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Dream Wedding Officiant Angeles, CA, United States (US)
OC Weddingshttp://ocweddings.info400Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Endless Love Ceremonyhttps://www.endlessloveceremonies.com450Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Tie the Knot Ceremonieshttps://tietheknotceremonies.com500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Weddings by Terrihttp://www.weddingsbyterri.com375Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Albertson Wedding Chapel Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Weddings by Christopher Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Seaside Ceremonies Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Hernandez Weddings Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Aisle Less Traveled, WA, United States (US)
Tie The Knot Ceremonies Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, United States (US)
Los Angeles Beach Weddings Angeles, CA, United States (US)
True Love Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie Francisco, CA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie Springs, CA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie Diego, CA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie Luis Obispo, CA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie Barbara, CA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie, OR, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie, WA, United States (US)
Let's Get Married by Marie, CA, United States (US)
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Factors That Determine Officiants Charges

Here are a few variables that influence how much couples will pay the officiant to be part of their big day.

Time of the Year

Some professionals might charge extra for the weddings they officiate during the peak season (May to September). During that time the demand is higher and if a professional is busy during the summer, she might charge more to officiate your marriage.

Are You Having a Religious or Civil Ceremony?

Generally, a religious ceremony is more expensive than a civil one especially if you are getting married in a church, synagogue or temple. Even more, if you really like St. Michael's church and you are not a regular member, you might be asked to become one.

Generally a house of worship requires donations and while there is not a set amount, the priests or rabbis can give you a clear idea how much it will cost you to say I DO in front a religious official.

Most civil officiants travel to your venue and be the one who will pronounce you husband and wife.

Pre-marital Counseling

It is also important to note that churches often require pre-marital sessions and those cost extra.


One of the main drivers of the officiants variable costs are the distances between their location and your venue. If you are getting married at a venue outside the GTA, it might be wise from a cost standpoint to hire a local officiant in that area. For example, if you are tying the knot at your favorite winery in Niagara, find one of the vendors in Niagara or contact one of the larger companies that offer services in southern Ontario.

Sometimes, officiants bundle the travel into their package and you might not need to pay extra for travel.

Number of Guests

Recently, quite a few officiants base their rates on the number of guests present on your special day.

We don't necessarily endorse this method of setting the prices as for the vendor, it is irrelevant if they officiate a 20 person wedding or a 500 people one. However, a bride who plans a large wedding has a larger budget and basing prices on the number of guests makes sense only if one uses the "% of budget pricing method" suggested by many pricing blogs, planners and magazines.

We feel that using the % of budget pricing method is unfair for the couple who will end up paying unnecessary high fees for identical services only because the bride and groom want to invite more friends and family to their special day.

The Wedding Officiant is a Friend or Relative

If you are lucky enough to have a friend or relative who is an officiant, it is a matter of courtesy asking her to be the one who officiates your ceremony. While she might not charge you, it is a nice gesture offering a monetary gift or gift card to compensate for lost revenue, especially if you are getting married on a date when the demand is high. Most professionals make most of the money in the summer and couples should offer at least to cover the professional's expenses. Long weekends are such days and it is not uncommon for busy officiants to have several weddings booked on the same day.

Duration of Ceremony

The duration of ceremony impacts the officiant's cost twice. First, the longer the wedding ceremony the higher the effort of the professional. This is probably not the surprise of the century for you as we all know time is money, but it is good to keep that in mind.

Even more important, if you opt for a longer ceremony and you tie the knot outside the GTA, the officiant might miss out on the opportunity to book another wedding. If that is the case, it might not be such a bad idea to  ask her to stay for the rest of the evening. That is very common, especially if you are having a religious ceremony.

Unique Ceremony

Most officiants have several versions of a ceremony and for most of your guests your ceremony will be unique. However, if you truly want your ceremony to be one of a kind, you might want to ask your officiant for that and be ready to pay a premium.

Brand Name and Experience

Generally couples pay more for an experienced professional and new entrants in the wedding ceremony arena are known to offer lower packages and discounts. As usually, you get what you pay for and if money is not an issue, you might want to hire a known officiant so that you have a flawless wedding ceremony.

Marketing Skills

Often brand recognition, fame and the marketing skills go hand in hand. A larger company with a dedicated marketing professional posting every day on social media will command higher prices than a beginner with no website, no instagram account and no client/referral base.

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