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Sweetheart Chapel, Niagara-on-the-Lake

It's All About Love

Romantic Elopements and Vow Renewals in Niagara-on-the-Lake

With COVID numbers on the rise, we have made the difficult decision to close the chapel for the season. 

We are offering outdoor onsite elopements for 4 people until October 31st.

 Online renewals and commitment ceremonies are available at

Just the two of you? We have you covered!

Elopements in Niagara at

Sweetheart Chapel

What could be more romantic than a loving couple stealing away for an intimate wedding? Exchange your vows in the beautiful and private Sweetheart Gazebo.

Weekends, weekdays, short notice... Bishop Deb can usually accommodate your desire for an Elopement ceremony, working within your timeframe.

The Ceremony

Sweetheart Chapel is available to you for 30 minutes. This allows time for your arrival, the wedding and photographs. The Elopement ceremony is intentionally small - just for you and two witnesses

It is meaningful, non-religious (unless you prefer it) and just fifteen-minutes in length, perfect for the couple who wants something simple.  

You have a choice of contemporary or traditional vows or you are welcome to offer your own vows. Deborah, or one of the witnesses, can take pictures with your camera to capture the happy event.

What about witnesses?

You may bring along two witnesses. If it is only the two of you, we can arrange witnesses for an additional fee of $25 per witness.

(Note: Those who wish a more personalized ceremony that includes special readings, additional elements and up to 8 guests in attendance, will prefer the Small Wedding option.)

Cost for the basic Elopement Ceremony and Chapel: $250

- Add a witness: $30 per witness

What We Need When You Book

1. Your full names

2. Email /phone number/ address

3. Preferred time and date

4. Your options


When we receive your booking and payment, we send along the ceremony via email. There you'll find several vow options. Simply let us know which ones you prefer when we finalize the ceremony details.

What to Bring?

You'll need an Ontario wedding license. For information on where to obtain one, please refer to the FAQ page. 


Please arrive five or ten minutes before your appointed time. There is a space in the driveway for your vehicle, so you do not have to worry about parking, which can be challenging in the summertime. Please note that this is our home, and while there is a washroom available for your use, we do not have a change room. We expect that couples will arrive wedding-ready.


Your wedding must be prepaid (a $100 deposit is fine) and prebooked.

Upon the receipt of your electronic transfer or paypal payment your requested date and time will be confirmed via email. Payments are non-refundable. The balance may be paid by phone or Paypal before the ceremony or in cash the day of the wedding.


  • If couples are more than 20 minutes late there is a late fee of $35.
  • Please note that if couples do not have the balance paid by the wedding or do not have cash at the ceremony, there is a $35 non-payment fee added to the balance owed.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have been divorced outside of Canada, there is an important step before you are eligible for a wedding license. Please visit the FAQ page for more information on this.

We can recommend B&Bs, hotels, flower shops, photographers and area restaurants to make your occasion even more perfect. You may choose to have a romantic horse and carriage ride at the conclusion of your wedding -- they'll pick you up at the door!

$ Pay Securely Through Paypal

Deposit of $100

Deposit for onsite elopement

Full Payment of $250

Elopement Ceremony

(You are bringing witnesses)

Small wedding elopement - with witnesses

Elopement with one Extra Witness provided


Elopement with one witness

Elopement with two witnesses provided

($250 + $60 for witnesses


Elopement plus two witnesses

Balance of $150

Elopement balance

Balance of $215

balance of ceremony with witnesses

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