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Rounding out our Canadian three-part series is a breakdown of our favorite city hall and courthouse venues all across Canada. There’s something magical about a small and intimate wedding. A destination elopement is perfect for an adventurous couple that is looking for just that. From Ontario to British Columbia, Canada ranges in historic buildings, vast landscapes, and scenic backgrounds. It is the absolute mecca to say “I do” to. Here are a few of our favorite romantic getaways to sneak off to:
Montreal City Hall definitely stands out amongst the bustling city. With the ornate architectural outside that resembles a french castle, to the inside that is filled with bronze and marble, your city hall wedding will be filled with extreme luxury without the expense! Make sure that you don’t forget to venture out onto the balcony. The view of the city is absolutely stunning and definitely unbeatable. If you sign up early enough, you can even get the mayor to marry you!
Beware that this location also requires a pre-marriage meeting to take place before the actual ceremony!
Photo Credit: Heather Waraksa
Old City Hall
The perfect combination of historic and modern. The building itself is a brick fortress with decadent furnishing and absolutely beautiful detail. Directly in front of the building stands a waterfront and three metal arches that add a unique blend of old and new that will compliment your big day and that your Toronto photographer will absolutely love!
New City Hall
Although it was constructed in 1965, this is the iconic beginning of modern architecture in Toronto. The wedding chamber is on the third floor and only seats 15. Perfect for your small civic wedding!
Photo Credit: Angela Lau Photography
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax Provincial Court
Built like an old brick manor, the Halifax Provincial is has a gorgeous exterior and is surrounded by parks and trees that will provide an awesome photo op!
Photo Credit: Kandise Brown
A royal, white, neoclassical style building complete with columns that will compliment your elopement flawlessly. However, the true focal point is the arched decadent ceiling in the Memorial Hall. Available for weddings, we highly recommend renting out this room for your destination Canadian wedding! With the average cost of a Canadian wedding at a much lower rate than an American wedding, you can luck out with such an awesome venue for your destination elopement venue!
Photo Credit: Marc Polidoro Photography
Old City Hall Calgary
Imagine a rounded entry, a limestone exterior, a massive clock tower, and you and your partner standing underneath it all as newlyweds. Congratulations, you’ve just pictured your elopement at Calgary City Hall. You’re looking pretty good if we do say so ourselves.
Photo Credit: Madison Paige Photography
New Brunswick, Canada
Fredericton City Hall
Fredericton City Hall is a three-story red brick building that is located in the adorable and picturesque historic downtown commercial district. It surrounded by gorgeous buildings that catch the eye every turn you make.
Moncton City Hall
A glass-front building that is urban, modern and in the heart of the city center. Across the street features a brick building complete with a clock tower. Down the road, there are adorable store fronts in red brick buildings. The entire street is crawling with individuality and culture to add an exciting flair to your big day.
Photo Credit: Evan McMaster
An expansive waterfront, a grassy lawn, and a modern building perfect for your elopement. You can go tour the diverse city of Ottawa after the ceremony for a perfect newlywed activity!
Photo Credit: Troy St. Louis
Historic City Hall
The historic city hall features arched windows, an authentic red arched door, a spiral staircase, and a gorgeous stone exterior. Every inch of the building is perfect for a wedding photoshoot!
New City Hall
This city hall has won the excellence award from the Environmental Design and Construction Magazine. It has multiple succulent walls and long overarching skylights. Great lighting for your Canadian city hall wedding.
Photo Credit: Matthew Barber Photo
From Vancouver to Toronto and everything in between, these city halls offer an amazing background to your intimate ceremony. Is the modern exterior for you and your fiancé? Or are you looking for something classic and authentic? Are you looking for a summer spectacle or a winter wonderland landscape for your wedding? Whatever you decide, make your city hall wedding special to you and memorable for the rest of your life. Featuring Canada as your elopement getaway is something you’ll never forget, neither will your friends and family when they see all of your breathtaking pictures!