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Fees

All fees are payable to Patrick Smiley by e-transfer, or by cheque or cash. Credit card payments are accepted when paying in full at the time of booking.

A $100 deposit is required to confirm your booking.

The final payment is due two days before the ceremony.

GST is included in all fees.

My fee for personalized ceremonies in Banff and Canmore is $400.​ Additional charges may apply for Banff Gondola, Spray Lakes area and Quarry Lake during the summer.

Elopement ceremony at my location for you and two of your own witnesses only - $300

Lake Louise - $475 ($430 from October 15 to May 31)

Moraine Lake - $550

Bow Lake - $550 ($500 from October 15 to May 31)

Kananaskis Village - $420

Please enquire about fees for other mountain locations. 

As my appointment is for the area from Kananaskis to the Lake Louise area, I do not offer services outside of the mountain parks.

What is included in the fees?

  • A free pre-booking consultation by phone, Skype or FaceTime.
  • Unlimited planning and support consultations by email, phone, Skype or FaceTime.
  • Face to Face meeting to finalize details within one month of the wedding subject to availability.
  • Personalizing the ceremony with an introduction about how you met, fell in Love and got engaged.
  • Officiating the ceremony, providing a Civil Marriage Statement and submitting the completed marriage licence to Alberta Vital Statistics to be registered.

What is not included?

  • Marriage Licence - You are required to obtain a marriage licence from any Alberta registry up to three months before the ceremony date and right up to the day of the ceremony if need be.

  • Official government issued Marriage Certificate - If you need this document, it can be ordered from any Alberta registry or online if you live outside of Alberta. You should allow a few weeks for the marriage to be registered before the certificate can be ordered.
  • Two witnesses are required. If you do not have your own or need an additional one, I can often provide one for most locations. Fees will vary depending on location.
  • Travel fees will apply depending on the location and time needed to get to the ceremony site if it is a hike in location or other special circumstances. The fees above for the locations listed are for ceremonies within the town sites or for specific areas. Some locations may have an additional charge such as Quarry Lake in Canmore and Banff Gondola.
  • Rehearsals are subject to availability after 6:00 pm in most cases on the day before the ceremony in Banff and Canmore only. My fee is $175 in Canmore and $200 in Banff.
  • Rush registrations - If it is imperative that the marriage be registered immediately, check with me before you get you get the marriage licence for the best options.
  • Sound System - One of the most common complaints of ceremony guests is that they could not hear what was happening. A bit of a breeze can make the ceremony inaudible to guests at the back. My professional battery powered Bose sound system and high quality wireless microphone will ensure that the guests will hear everything at all times. You may also use the sound system for music you provide on your own device. The sound system is $50 with the microphone.

 

 

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