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Mariages à Bras Ouverts is a Montreal-based company that specializes in performing civil wedding ceremonies for all couples in Montreal, Laval, Quebec, Saint-Sauveur, Esterel, Mont-Tremblant and Estrie. Our team of world class wedding officiants authorized by le Directeur de l'état civil du Québec is available to celebrate your civil wedding with a ritual that you, your family and friends will keep in your heart forever.A wedding ceremony is an intimate and important part of the wedding day, an expert officiant is what you need to make it personalized and run smoothly.


Our team of professionals and skilled celebrants creates wedding ceremonies customized and adapted to all beliefs and traditions and celebrates with joy at the location of your choice since the early 2000s with love and respect.

Your choice of celebrant is a very personal thing, beyond the fact that you want him to be organized and able to support you in your approach, you expect to complicity and that's what we offer.

Reverend Michel Boulanger is the founder and head officiant behind this company. He is a Commissioner for Oaths for the entire province of Quebec. As an expert officiant, he is well versed in original discourse that creates unique ceremonies.

Services offered

Their ceremony services include the following:

  • Meaningful wedding
  • Sacred wedding
  • Winter wedding
  • Elopement ceremony
  • Hospital bedside wedding
  • winter wedding

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination
Orthodox christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

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233 reviews
Liette Married on 30/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Pascale Charbonneau - Simply the best!

Pascale is absolutely incredible. We had the pleasure of having her minister our wedding ceremony this past July and feel so incredibly blessed that she played such an important and meaningful role on our wedding day.
The way she addressed our guests, online and virtually, as well as us, was so natural, fluid and genuine. She really communicated with everyone, integrating our values and capturing what we envisioned for the ceremony, enhancing our vision actually! She delivered an impeccable bilingual ceremony (French/English) and incorporated some Spanish to the delight of our Latino family (and us!).
Pascale is extremely professional, efficient and well organized. She is experienced and authentic in all her interactions. We recommend her in a heartbeat. If you can, please book with Pascale!
Pascale, you are a gem and we are so glad you were our minister! We hope that our paths cross again, and so appreciate all the insight and meaningful actions you gave us throughout our collaboration.
Wishing you all the best and thank you again!
Thuy-Van L. Married on 12/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Great officiant!

We had Rene from this vendor come and be our officiant. Was a really nice man and very professional. Guided us through different options for none religious traditions and with this vendor you also have the added security of having a replacement officiant if ever your first choice has some kind of emergency or anything. So you won’t be left with no one!

Highly recommend them!
Nicolas C. Married on 05/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal ceremony with Robert Frigault!

Robert was our officiant and did a bilingual ceremony, and it was absolutely fantastic! At the end of the ceremony, two of my family members asked me if he was a close friend of ours, because of how touching (and emotional) the ceremony was. It really indeed felt like Robert was a close friend of ours with whom we had shared many happy memories. That's how amazing he was!
Marisa Married on 03/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

He was very accommodating and our guests liked him too.

We were very happy with Michel. He is attentive and professional. Michel fave is some very good recommendations for our service. He made isn’t very easy for us and we felt very reassured with him. He gave us a beautiful service.
Mehryar K. Married on 24/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Very Original Officiant

Michel knows how to make a ceremony filled with appreciation for Love and goes out of his way to make it symbolic and beautiful. He is adept in different cultural marriages and will make your ceremony just the way you want it.
Nairi A. Married on 09/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Pascale is a rockstar

We didn't really know what to expect when it came to booking a wedding officiant, but from the moment we met Pascale, we knew we would be in good hands. She is incredibly warm and friendly, made our ceremony intimate, helped us through our paperwork (we were from outside the province), and even helped us find a witness for our elopement. The beautiful ceremony she crafted felt intimate and full of the history of our relationship— she worked some incredible magic to make it all truly memorable. Couldn't thank her enough or recommend her enough!
Ashley B. Married on 20/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We met with Pascale Charbonneau with Mariages à Bras Ouverts and we knew immediately that we wanted her to be the one to marry us! We felt that she completely understood us and what we wanted and we realized very quickly that our personalities and our values seemed to completely align with hers. She made us feel extremely comfortable from the minute we met her. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect. It truly reflected who we are as a couple--it was absolutely perfect.
Also a quick tip for those that might not think about this--Pascale steps away to get out of the picture for your first kiss. This might not be something you think about when searching for your officiant, but Pascale knows that the picture of the couple's first kiss should just have the couple in the picture without the officiant standing behind the couple. This is a true understanding of what's important to the couple and a great attention to detail.
Pascale made us laugh, cry and above all, made the ceremony one of my most treasured parts of the day. Thank you so much for everything Pascale! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Jessica L. Married on 18/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Michel is amazing! He officiated our ceremony and made sure to include the guest and personalize our ceremony. He was able to make people laugh and still managed to get a few tears. All night our guests were asking us "where did you find that guy... HE WAS AWESOME!" I highly recommend doing the special wine box ceremony. THANKS MICHEL!
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Steph W. Married on 02/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Michel Belanger was great to work with - extremely responsive to emails and very organized. From the minute we met him, we could see he loves what he does and puts alot of energy and pride into the ceremony. We wanred a simple, civil, non-religious ceremony with something a little bit spevial. We were able to edit the template of vows and we chose to do the wine box ceremony. We received so many compliments about Michel - how happy and energetic he looked and how well he spoke. The only negative thing we can say is that he could have slowed down when speaking at times! But definitely not a deal breaker, just that our guests wee mainly anglophone and he has a quebecois accent so once he starts speaking faster, it becomes a bit tricky to understand a few words here and there.
Claudine Married on 30/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Personal approach

René was amazing at making our wedding ceremony about us with his personalized approach to us as a couple. Telling little jokes about us and keeping it fun and light along with reciting all the appropriate legal doctrine.
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