Marriage Commissioners

Marriage commissioners provide couples with flexible nonreligious options for their wedding. Any person performing a marriage ceremony in B.C. must be registered with the Vital Statistics Agency. Use our online search to find a marriage commissioner in your area.

Find out how much the services of a marriage commissioner cost by reviewing the fees listed on this page.

Search for Marriage Commissioners

To search for marriage commissioners in your area, click on Search for Marriage Commissioners.

Marriage Commissioner Fees

A base civil ceremony includes one hour for ceremony preparation, meeting with the couple, rehearsal, travel time, and performing the ceremony.

Base Civil Ceremony $75.00
GST $3.75
Total $78.75

Additional Fees

Marriage commissioners are permitted to charge additional fees for the following:

  • time spent over the one hour included in the base civil ceremony: $25/hour billed in 15-minute increments;
  • mileage (distance travelled to and from the marriage ceremony and rehearsal): $0.53/km; and
  • parking or ferry costs (if applicable).

Marriage commissioners ask for fees and provide a receipt before the marriage ceremony to avoid interruptions before or after the ceremony. However, the couple getting married is responsible for any additional costs incurred by last minute changes.

Note: Vital Statistics does not authorize marriage commissioners to provide wedding planning, or consultation services.

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