Get married this Pride Month with pop-up wedding ceremonies in Brampton


Published May 23, 2023 at 2:42 pm

Couples looking to tie the knot for Pride Month can get hitched in a flash as the City is bringing pop-up wedding ceremonies to Brampton.

Brampton celebrates Pride during the month of June, and this year will be kicking off the festivities with civil marriage ceremonies for couples at Market Square.

The event runs on June 4 which marks the start of Brampton’s Pride celebrations and will have wedding ceremonies performed every 30 minutes between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Not all couples are looking for the flash of a huge wedding, and the City city offers civil ceremonies “for a simple and dignified approach to exchange their marriage vows.”

The province made changes earlier this year allowing for marriage licence applications online, and couples can not apply using the City of Brampton’s marriage licence application portal, or submit an application in-person at Brampton City Hall.

Applications for the June 4 Pride Month civil ceremonies are open until Friday (May 26) with more information on how to register available online.

“Pride in Brampton is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far the rights have come, and how in some places there’s still work to be done,” the City said. “We are a city committed to addressing the unique challenges that face the community as a result of their intersectional identities, and champions to creating safe space for Pride to be celebrated.”

The City holds civil marriage ceremonies at Brampton City Hall every Tuesday through Friday during business hours. Last year there were some 1,300 civil ceremonies conducted at City Hall and staff have conducted over 3,000 ceremonies since 2016.

Those getting married in Ontario must obtain a marriage licence before doing so, and a licence cannot be issued after a ceremony has taken place.

Marriage licences are valid anywhere in Ontario for three months from the date of issue and are available from most municipalities in the province.

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