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Romantic Elopements

What could be more romantic than a loving couple stealing away for an intimate wedding? Exchange your vows in the cozy comfort of the Chapel or in our beautiful and private "Promises Garden."

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

The Ceremony

The 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 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 $30 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.)  This will not be offered until 2022

Cost for the basic Elopement Ceremony and Chapel: $250

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. This is a non-refundable payment.

We can accept an e-transfer, VISA or Mastercard payment over the phone through Square, if you do not wish to use Paypal. Simply call 905-468-9502 and speak with Bishop Deb. It will appear on your credit card statement as "The Angel Ladies."

Upon the receipt of your credit card payment, email money transfer 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.

For those paying by cheque, please call to express your preference for date and time and provide an email address. Send payments payable to "Reverend Deborah Vaughan" to Box 1856, Niagara-on-the-Lake, On L0S1J0

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. 


  • 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.

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Deposit of
Full Payment of Elopement Ceremony (You are bringing witnesses)
Elopement with one Extra Witness provided
Elopement with two witnesses provided