Niagara Falls has been Honeymoon Capital of the world for over 200 years, with couples flocking here to start their new lives. It is easy to see why this place is high-key romantic, with it’s natural beauty and all. The power of the water is incredible, with the pressure causing the surrounding paths to quake and tremble.
While the American side is aiight it is the Canadian portion that deserves all of the attention. I used to come to the American side all the time with my parents, scoring deals at the surrounding outlet malls. Their downtown stretch is ugly and lacks anything noteworthy, save for a major casino in urban core. There are some decent hotels but much are outdated and lack the standards upheld by our “beaver-loving friends”.
* This refers to our national animal, our proud and noble beaver.
What Do We Need To Get Married At The Falls?
I am only talking about the Ontario (Canada) side, not New York State. They have their own rules and regulations, all of which I am unfamiliar with. If you are in America-and wish to come here to get married-simply use one of the many international bridges. If you are an American, or one of many partnering countries, you can enter without a visa. The cost is quite low, a couple dollars or so. The cheapest way to cross is by foot via the Rainbow Bridge.
Assuming everyone is on this side of the border, we can discuss eligibility. In order to get married in the Province of Ontario, one must be unmarried and over the age of 18. If you have been married before, please make sure that your divorce degree is in English (you may need a notary or translator). Assuming that you have your identification in order, click here and make an appointment to get your marriage license. The cost is $125 dollars, taxes in. It is valid for 3 months from the moment is issuance. Please do not write in the package, giving the envelope directly to the officiant. Only a registered wedding officiant can perform a wedding in the province. Alternatively you can have a judge or city clerk solemnize the nupitals, whether at City Hall or through a preexisting arrangement with a judge. If they are registered religious officiants, like myself, they will be the official government list. Click here to cross reference any officiant with the database.
Best Places To Get Married In Niagara Falls Canada
You could do the entire wedding outside, perhaps at the park facing the Falls and pedestrian trial.
Did you know that Niagara Parks offers an awesome wedding package?
Banquet Halls in Niagara Falls Ontario
Maybe you are looking at taking some pictures at the Falls but hosting the reception at a neighbouring banquet hall. There are many to choose from, with a whole assortment of different tastes, budgets, and hosting capabilities. Feel free to click on the images below, with the Google Maps profile populating automatically. If you have any question about the process, head over to my website and check out the resources there. If you have a question that isn’t covered, feel free to hit the contact button and send me an email. I am a wedding officiant based in Toronto but I travel all over, from Kingston through to Niagara Falls.
Photography @ The Falls
There is a difference between casual photography and having a formal session. While this makes a difference in Toronto, all photography is free of charge on public property (including Niagara Parks). This is great news, adding to the already budget-friendly nature of this destination. With this being said, you can take pictures all over the region, whether it be for engagement, wedding or honeymoon.
I am going to feature some Niagara wedding photographers (and videographers), skilled professionals that let their “portfolio speak for themselves”. If you are interested in reaching out to any of them, click on their Instagram post and send them a direct message. Alternatively, you can leave them a positive comment and have them reach out to you. If you are looking for a simple elopement, pair a wedding photographer with a wedding officiant and you are ready to go.
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