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Royal Weddings Ottawa

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About

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Royal Weddings Ottawa specializes in creating timeless memories through personalized wedding ceremonies that will capture the essence of the love shared between brides and grooms. Since 2014, founder and minister Carol Willems-Martin has been helping couples create a unique experience for their big day. Royal Weddings also offers services for elopements.

Services offered

Carol can provide affordable services for many types of weddings, including religious, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious, vow renewals and ceremony rehearsals. The ceremony can be organized at your chosen location or Royal Weddings will provide an intimate setting to exchange your vows.

Carol always encourages the couple to write their own vows, in order to create a more unique and bespoke ceremony that reflects their values, beliefs and perspectives. She offers four ceremony packages and the most popular package is The Simple Romantic Ceremony. Its services include:

  • One complimentary consultation
  • Christian/Non-religious ceremonial selection
  • Matrimonial services at the venue of your choice

Highlights

Wedding Types

Single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

No denomination

Wedding Services Starting Price

$375

More information

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?

$150

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$44

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    Zoe E. Married on 04/06/2022
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    Perfect day!

    Thank you Carol for making our day perfect! We are very easy going people, and you made it just that. Easy!
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    Morgan O. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Highlight of our wedding day

    We don't even know how to begin to describe how lucky we were to have Carol perform our wedding ceremony. We hadn't given much thought to the ceremony details before our last minute, mini wedding was thrown together this year instead of waiting for our postponed date. Carol helped us create a vision of what we wanted and then executed it flawlessly, it was so personalized and perfectly "us". She helped us realize that this was really the most important part of the day and made us SO excited to be getting married in 2020 anyways! We only had 16 guests and we had at least 10 people comment on how amazing the ceremony was - and Carol herself is an absolute pleasure to be around! We honestly can't thank her enough - she's the best decision we could have made for our wedding day!

    Royal Weddings Ottawa's reply:

    Hi Morgan!
    Thank you for your endorsement of my services and wouldn’t have missed being part of your big day!
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    Sara H. Married on 26/01/2019
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    Phenonmenal Officiant!

    Aaron and Sara married on January 26th, 2019

    Carol was our officiant for our small and intimate wedding ceremony last weekend and she was amazing! Friends and family alike commented on how nice and friendly she was and how heartfelt her words were. The laughter throughout the ceremony was non-stop and she made Aaron and I feel comfortable and calm. She was very flexible and accommodating with us and was very professional. Pricing was very reasonable as well. Choosing Carol to marry us was the best decision we made and we would without a doubt recommend her.
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    Susan Married on 08/09/2018
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    Wonderful ceremony!

    Carol officiated our wedding and she was perfect! My mother even commented, saying what a wonderful job she did, and how she set the tone for the rest of the wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony, complimented by our very personable officiant!
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    Stephanie Married on 31/10/2016
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    We were extremely impressed with the service provided. Our ceremony was very simple, at our request, and the quick response time was very comforting, being that most our planning was somewhat last minute. Our officiant from Royal Weddings was exceptionally patient, and accommodating, and our guests had only pleasant things to say, at the end of our day.

    Royal Weddings Ottawa's reply:

    Thanks Stephanie for your kind words of endorsement. I appreciate it very much and must say your day was really special with all the fall colours and costumes to share!
    Many thanks for the fun photos too!
    Carol
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    Krista F. Married on 26/09/2021
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    Incredible!!!

    Carol was absolutely amazing and brought our wedding up a notch! Our daughter (3.5y.o.) was reaching for the microphone, crying. laughing, wanting to be picked up in the middle of the ceremony, basically whatever you can imagine a toddler that age wanting to do to be included:-) Carol went along with things and make sure she felt included, she let her speak into the mic occasionally, asked her questions, etc. and the ceremony was perfect as a result. So many people commented afterwards on what a great job she did and how exceptionally well things went. Carol was also very flexible with us having to change to date, twice. Thank you so much Carol for helping make this day perfect:-)

    Royal Weddings Ottawa's reply:

    Your wedding was so much fun with little Gabby helping out! Thank you for having fun with all of the ceremony!
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    Cassandra S. Married on 19/09/2020
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    Highly recommended

    Carol was a truly fantastic officiant. She was super accommodating when we had multiple schedule changes thanks to COVID and very responsive to our requests. The ceremony was amazing. She was able to inject some humor into it, which was exactly what we had hoped. We had lots of compliments from our guests about how wonderful she was, and a few or our engaged friends grabbed her business cards.
    Would highly recommend to anyone.
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    Hoang P. Married on 03/12/2019
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    Great service

    It was a great experience overall that we had Carol to help us at our special day. We were from Montreal at the time and had to get married on the territory of Ontario as we could get the paperworks done much faster there rather than Quebec. Carol was very flexible and willing to meet us in Hawkesbury, a place between Montreal and Ottawa, and we really appreciated that. Everything was then done quickly, neatly but still very special for our (hopefully) one-in-a-lifetime moment. Thank you again for your service and sorry for making this review late.
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    Christina S. Married on 07/09/2019
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    Thanks Again

    Carol was an absolute joy to work with. She officiated the ceremony with many personal touches and had everyone smiling. Carol put together readings and words that truly captured us as a couple and made our special day that much more special.
    Thanks again Carol
    Will and Christina MacLeod
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    Helga W. Married on 09/04/2022
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    Carol is truly amazing.

    Carol of Royal Weddings made our special day even more so. Her recommendations in personalising our wedding story really reflected who we are as a couple, bringing to life our journey to this date. We received so many compliments on her calm and kind demeanour. She really cared about us and our guests, and Carol's warmth struck the right tone for the entire ceremony. She was without a doubt absolutely perfect. My husband and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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