Humanist Ceremonies

288 Mary Street L6K 3V4 Oakville (Ontario) Map
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About Humanist Ceremonies

Humanist Ceremonies is an Oakville-based company that specializes in personalized secular ceremonies for soon-to-be-married couples in Toronto, Niagara and Calendon. Mary Anne Farah is a licensed officiant with more than 30 years of experience in public speaking and writing. Her humanist perspective offers couples ceremonies that are non-religious with the belief of equal human rights for all.

Services offered

The services she offers include:

  • Allow couples' own vows
  • Licensed
  • Rituals (ring exchanges, sand ceremonies)

How she works

Mary Anne Farah will first meet with you to discuss your vision for the ceremony. She will show you sample readings and gather your feedback to personalize your ceremony according to your wishes until you get exactly what you want. Her rates are competitive and her consultations are free of charge.

  • Wedding Types Civil union, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal
  • Officiant Services Licensed, allow couple' own vows
  • Religious Affiliations Agnostic
  • Wedding Services Starting Price C$ 400.00
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More information about Humanist Ceremonies

  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    C$ 150
  • If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?
    C$ 15

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6 Reviews for Humanist Ceremonies


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 5.0

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    Diane Jansen · Married on 02/09/2018

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    A Wonderful Officiant

    Mary Anne from Humanist Ceremonies was a wonderful officiant. She met with us and sent us away with some forms to fill out which really helped us discover what we wanted in a ceremony. Her first draft of the ceremony was a bit clunky, especially the parts personalized to our relationship. However, I was able to smooth it out and she was very open to changes to ensure we had the ceremony we want. She also has a lot of templates which was really useful to be able to pick and choose and mix and match the text. On the wedding day, she was a warm and wonderful presence and I’m so happy she married us. I had not heard of humanism before looking at wedding officiants, but I think it is a wonderful philosophy and I would recommend a humanist officiant for anyone who does not want a religious ceremony and believes in having a wedding as an equal union.

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    Tessa Marshall-Jordan · Married on 18/08/2018

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    Simple and Elegant Ceremony

    Mary Anne thank you for creating the most wonderful celebration of union ceremony for us.
    Your calm and inviting approach created a simple yet elegant ceremony.
    Your sense of humour allowed us to relax and enjoy every moment and brought to the forefront the importance of having a great sense of humour in a relationship.

    Mary Anne your gift in creating a tailor made ceremony that reflected the perfect combination of our spirituality, personal values and beliefs along with family and friend involved made our ceremony unique and wonderful.
    It truly was an honour to have you as our officiant on our special day.

    With thanks
    Mark & Tessa
    August 2018

    Sent on 25/08/2018

    Humanist Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear Mark and Tessa,
    I will always remember your wedding with a smile. You are two special people who obviously want your lives to be full of laughter, and that came through in your ceremony and reception. I enjoyed meeting you both!
    All the best,
    Mary Anne
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    Debbie Wang · Married on 18/08/2018

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    Amazing wedding officiant!

    Our photographer (Katarina/Boakview) referred us to Mary Anne as they've worked together before and said she's the best officiant. Mary Anne is friendly, personable, professional and extremely helpful when it comes to helping you personalize your wedding ceremony. She provided resources and samples and helped us edit multiple drafts. Meeting her in person was delightful as she did a ceremony run through with us. Thank you so much for being part of our wedding and making our ceremony quite spectacular. No doubt that we would highly recommend her as a wedding officiant!

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    Sent on 26/08/2018

    Humanist Ceremonies's reply:

    Debbie and Darryl,
    I am so glad that you enjoyed your wedding--that was the goal! It was such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony and it was my pleasure to perform it.
    Best regards for many years of happiness,
    Mary Anne
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    Denver Jermyn · Married on 11/08/2018

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    Excellent Officiant

    We had an excellent experience working with Mary Anne from start to finish. Mary Anne provided us with an informative information package during our initial meeting, was always quick to respond to any questions we had, provided us with many example ceremonies, and was very helpful in guiding us through crafting our ceremony.

    On the day of our wedding, Mary Anne was on time, professional, and made a special effort to be friendly with our guests. She was also flexible and was amenable to any of our requests (such as speaking slowly and using a microphone to ensure all of our guests could hear and understand the ceremony).

    Thank you Mary Anne for helping to make our wedding so wonderful and for making our ceremony stress free!

    Sent on 03/09/2018

    Humanist Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear Denver & Stephanie,
    Thank you so much for your lovely words.
    Your wedding was lovely and I enjoyed being a part of it! I wish you many years of happiness together. Sincerely,
    Mary Anne
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    Sarah Crawford · Married on 01/01/2016

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    We couldn't imagine having anyone other than Mary as our wedding officiant! When looking at different officiants we had a hard time finding someone that we could picture being such a big part of our day, but Mary came highly recommended from family and we couldn't be happier! She really made us feel a part of the planning process and was so friendly and accommodating throughout it all. My husband was very nervous leading up to the wedding because he is not great in front of an audience, but Mary walked us through everything and put him at ease. I would recommend Mary to anyone - she really made our ceremony so special and memorable! Many of our guests came up throughout the rest of the night and commented about how perfect Mary was and everything she had to say about marriage and us in the ceremony. We loved it! Thanks so much Mary!

    Sent on 20/02/2016

    Humanist Ceremonies's reply:

    Sarah and Jake, thank you for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to work with you to give you the wedding you wanted. That is my goal! And it really was perfect--so lovely, touching and warm. I was so happy to be a part of it. Keep in touch! Your Officiant, Mary Anne Farah

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