Weddings and Honeymoons

Weddings and Honeymoons

With its awe-inspiring beauty and romantic allure, Niagara Falls is a dream destination for couples seeking a picturesque backdrop for their special event. From enchanting weddings to unforgettable honeymoons, this wonder provides the perfect setting to celebrate love and create cherished memories.

A Fairytale Setting Imagine exchanging vows against the backdrop of thundering waterfalls, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking vistas. Niagara Falls offers a range of wedding venues, from intimate garden ceremonies to grand affairs overlooking the falls. Couples can customize their special day to reflect their unique love story, with professional planners on hand to ensure every detail is perfect.

Choosing a Venue

Weddings on Land

For those looking to have their wedding close to the Falls, many Fallsview Hotels have beautiful venues where you can host your wedding just steps from the awe-inspiring Falls.  Beyond a hotel option, Niagara Parks creates breathtaking weddings at several of their properties - from Fallsview to riverfront venues. Let them plan your dream wedding, whether it's a small gathering with your closest friends and family, or a gala-style event for up to 600 guests!

Just a short drive beyond the city limits of Niagara Falls you'll find Niagara-On-The-Lake, home to several distinct wineries and chapels that make a gorgeous wedding backdrop. The old fashioned, small-town feel of the chapels and ranging styles of wineries accompanied by sprawling vineyards make for not only a beautiful venue, but for the perfect setting to capture life-lasting photos of your big day.

Weddings in the Air

Niagara Helicopters' Chapel in the Sky will provide a ceremony experience unlike any wedding you've attended before.  Officially become a married couple as you soar 2500 feet over the Horseshoe Falls.  Whether you have your own officiant and photographer or would like them provided for you, you'll find a wedding package tailored to you needs to ensure your out-of-the-box wedding in the sky unfolds perfectly.

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Explore the Wedding & Fashion Museum

The Niagara Falls Wedding & Fashion Museum features three galleries including wedding attire plus fashion and accessories from the 1750s to present. This one of a kind exhibit features a visually stunning displays of vintage wedding and fashion attire. Take a nostalgic stroll through the long history of fashion.

Getting A Marriage License

In Ontario, you are required to obtain a marriage license at the Municipal Clerk's Office - which in Niagara Falls, Ontario is located at City Hall. Both parties must sign an application form and provide two pieces of identification: one piece must be a birth certificate, change of name certificate, current passport, record of immigrant landing, Canada Citizen Card or Adoption Papers, the second piece must contain another form of photo identification.

In Ontario, you must be 18 years of age to get married, and the marriage ceremony may be performed by a minister or member of the clergy registered under the marriage act, or a judge/justice of the peace.

The fee for the license is $125.00.

To learn more about getting a marriage license, please contact the City of Niagara Falls:

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Wedding FAQ

Are there any health requirements?
There are no requirements respecting premarital blood tests or medical certificates within the province of Ontario to be granted a marriage license.

Where can the marriage license be used?
A marriage license is valid for use anywhere in Ontario. The license expires 3 months after the date of issue.

What are the requirements if I am divorced?
Any applicant that has been previously granted a divorce or annulment in Canada, must file the original or a court certified copy of their final divorce papers (Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute) with the Municipal Clerk's Office at the time of application.

If a divorce or annulment was granted outside of Canada, the applicant must obtain authorization from the Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations prior to receiving a marriage license. This authorization can be obtained by submitting the following documents to the Office of the Registrar General:

  • A completed marriage licence application signed by both applicants.
  • A copy of the decree of divorce or annulment (certified by the proper court officer in the jurisdiction the divorce/annulment was granted) or sealed by the court. If the decree is in a language other than English or French, include a certified translation.
  • A statement of Sole Responsibility for each divorce signed by both applicants. Blank affidavits are available from the issuer of Marriage Licenses.
  • A legal opinion of an Ontario lawyer, addressed to both applicants, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized in the Province of Ontario

What is required if I am a Widow/Widower?

Where a spouse has died, proof of death must be provided if death occurred outside the Province of Ontario.

Be a Honeymooner

Unforgettable Honeymoons

Romance at its Finest After the celebrations, couples can embark on their dream honeymoon in Niagara Falls. Picture yourselves savoring a candlelit dinner overlooking the falls, taking romantic walks along the riverbanks, or indulging in luxurious spa treatments for ultimate relaxation. The falls' mesmerizing beauty sets the stage for endless romantic moments, making it an ideal destination for newlyweds.

Honeymoon Capital of the World

Honeymooning in Niagara Falls dates all the way back to June of 1801.  Joseph Alston and his newlywed wife Theodosia, who was the daughter of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr, travelled from Albany, New York to Niagara Falls for a trip that they had named their “Bridal Tour.”

Soon, following their example, two other high-society newlyweds visited Niagara Falls: Jerome Bonaparte (A younger brother of Napoleon) and his Baltimore bride Elizabeth Patterson in 1804. And thus the new social custom, honeymooning at Niagara Falls, was born. At first, it was limited to the wealthy, but before long, railways were bringing honeymooners to Niagara Falls on a daily basis. Honeymooning here became so popular, it was the song of the year in 1841: My Niagara Falls Honeymoon. 

Fast forward to the 20th century, photographs and video became much more relevant in society and the beauty of Niagara Falls could easily be seen by those a world away - broadening the honeymoon locale's appeal. This along with the Marilyn Monroe classic film Niagara that surrounded a newlywed couple celebrating their honeymoon at Niagara Falls, further cemented the city's title as Honeymoon Capital of the World.


Pop The Question

Aside from saying 'I Do' or celebrating here afterward, Niagara Falls is the perfect place to pop the question. Sharing a moment of awe in front of the majestic beauty of the Falls can make a surreal romantic moment to ask the big question.  In fact, you can even hire a Niagara photographer to capture the important moment for memories that will last forever.

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Niagara Falls is a destination that beautifully combines natural grandeur, romantic ambiance, and thrilling adventures, making it an unforgettable choice for weddings and honeymoons. The cascading waterfalls, stunning landscapes, and captivating experiences create a tapestry of love and enchantment. Whether you're saying "I do" or embarking on your first adventure as newlyweds, Niagara Falls promises a truly magical experience that will be etched in your hearts forever.

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Thrilling Adventures for Two

Niagara Falls offers more than just breathtaking views. Couples can embark on thrilling adventures together, such as exhilarating boat tours that take them close to the roaring falls or helicopter rides that provide a bird's-eye view of the stunning landscape. For those seeking a touch of adrenaline, the nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake region offers wine tours, bike rides, and charming vineyards to explore.

Exquisite Dining Experiences

Niagara Falls boasts a vibrant culinary scene, offering a range of dining options to suit every palate. Couples can savor gourmet cuisine while enjoying panoramic views of the falls or discover cozy bistros in the surrounding area. From farm-to-table delights to international flavors, Niagara Falls presents an array of dining experiences to enhance a couple's romantic journey.

Embracing the Beauty of Nature

Beyond the falls, Niagara is home to picturesque parks, serene walking trails, and lush botanical gardens. Couples can escape the bustling city life and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Whether it's a leisurely hike, a romantic picnic by the river, or a serene boat ride, the natural wonders of Niagara Falls provide a serene backdrop for couples to connect and create lasting memories.